Regional Paper Talk: Toon go for Gomis

Newcastle have tabled an offer for Bafetimbi Gomis and will talk to QPR star Loic Remy this week, while Reading are eyeing Rickie Lambert.

Last Updated: 24/07/13 at 09:07 Post Comment

Bafetimbi Gomis: Newcastle have tabled an offer for him

Bafetimbi Gomis: Newcastle have tabled an offer for him

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham are in danger of missing out on a striker for the second time in less than a week with Liverpool closing in on Roberto Soldado. Spurs are now being asked to pay £25m for Soldado after having a £17m offer rejected. While Spurs are hesitating to meet the asking price, Liverpool are prepared to meet the buy-out clause in his contract.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Karl Henry's move to QPR appears in doubt after returning to Wolverhampton Wanderers following talks in west London.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Although Cesc Fabrgeas is David Moyes' top summer transfer target, the new boss has contingency plans in case the move collapses. They include interest in Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye and Real Madrid's Luka Modric.

The signings of Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic should close the gap on United, according to Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Luis Suarez is set to pull on a Liverpool shirt for the first time in three months when Brendan Rodgers' side face Melbourne Victory on Wednesday.

Everton assistant boss Graeme Jones is predicting great things from Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman this season.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United have tabled an offer for Bafetimbi Gomis. The Magpies could get the French international for a knockdown fee but they are yet to enter discussions over personal terms. Newcastle have also planned to talk to Queens Park Rangers and Loic Remy's representatives this week.

THE JOURNAL

Moussa Sissoko is on the verge of the most important year of his life as performing well with Newcastle could lead to a place in France's 2014 World Cup squad.

Paolo Di Canio is keen to speed up Sunderland's clearout of players in order to raise funds to bring in more new faces.

NORTHERN ECHO

Sunderland have tabled an offer for Lorenzo Insigne, but the 22-year-old striker is expected to remain with his current employers Napoli.

Colin Cooper had a clear message after seeing his Hartlepool United goalkeeper prove unbeatable against Middlesbrough: Scott Flinders is not for sale.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City could be handed a fitness boost ahead of their Europa League campaign, with Chico Flores set to return to training this week.

The defender has been suffering with a thigh injury and also missed part of pre-season following the death of his father.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

West Brom defender Jonas Olsson has admitted he "needed a break towards the end of last season." He says representing Sweden in Euro 2012 left him low on energy in final part of last campaign.

Andi Weimann faces up to a fortnight on the sidelines with a painful hip problem after Aston Villa's pre-season injury toll rose to EIGHT players.

EXPRESS & STAR

Midfielder Karl Henry's future was today unclear after he came back to Wolves following talks with Queens Park Rangers.

Zoltan Gera returns to Hungary with West Brom hoping to secure a new Baggies contract within the next two weeks.

THE PINK UN

Norwich trio Robert Snodgrass, Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker have all made Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad to face England in next month's friendly at Wembley.

THE DAILY ECHO

Southampton talisman Rickie Lambert is being linked with a shock reunion with former Saints boss Nigel Adkins, with Reading reportedly preparing a bid for the striker. But Saints will only consider selling last term's 15-goal top scorer if they land £18m Brazilian international Leandro.

READING POST

Reading are in talks with Juventus about a deal which could lead to some of the top young talent from the Italian giants turning out at Madejski Stadium.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Wigan left-back Stephen Crainey thinks the club's pre-season trip to the USA has been a resounding success. Owen Coyle's men finished their tour with a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, making it three out of three.

THE SENTINEL

Cameron Jerome says Stoke City's forwards are relishing a more attacking style under Mark Hughes after playing safety first for Tony Pulis.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Wanderers have confirmed that former Arsenal youth product Morgan Ferrier is training with the club with a view to earning a contract.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Gary Bowyer admits that Saturday's second half rescue act at Rochdale has given him real food for thought as he formulates his Blackburn team for the opening game of the season on August 4.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his summer transfer business is far from over as he looks for strength in numbers for the new season.

THE STAR

Sheffield United manager David Weir described Conor Coady as "our final piece in our jigsaw" after admitting he is unlikely to re-enter the transfer market before next month's League One opener against Notts County.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon will today reaffirm to Gary Hooper that he is still very much part of his plans for the Champions League qualifiers.

Ally McCoist is preparing Rangers to face a stronger challenge this week after arriving back from a pre-season tour of Germany where they didn't lose a goal.

THE SCOTSMAN

Gary Hooper is back in the Celtic squad for the second-leg of their Champions League qualifying tie against Cliftonville at Parkhead.

The Scottish champions and QPR have been in negotiations about the sale of the English striker but he will feature against the Irish part-timers after recovering from a groin strain.

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