Regional Paper Talk: Downing denials

Newcastle have cooled talk they want Stewart Downing, Scott Sinclair is close to a loan move to West Brom, and Darren Bent is set for Fulham.

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Stewart Downing: Newcastle links played down, but Reds could still sell winger

Stewart Downing: Newcastle links played down, but Reds could still sell winger

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham director Sir Keith Mills accepts that the club cannot stop Gareth Bale from making his dream move to Real Madrid.

Luis Suarez has not given up hope on moving to Real Madrid, raising the prospect of Arsenal missing out on their prime transfer target.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says Andy Carroll may have to wait until mid-September before making his comeback from injury.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

David Stockdale has warned Maarten Stekelenburg he faces a fight for Fulham's number one spot.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City new boy Alvaro Negredo has told supporters to get ready for a "white-knuckle ride" of a season, which will see the club playing high-risk, attack-minded football.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool are prepared to sell Stewart Downing to Newcastle in a cut-price £5million deal to free up much-needed wages at Anfield.

Steven Naismith believes Everton's current squad could mix it with some of Europe's top teams.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez believes Nikica Jelavic can get back to scoring goals again if he starts to feel wanted and enjoy his football.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United are understood to have distanced themselves from talk linking them with out of favour Liverpool winger Stewart Downing

Alan Pardew is more than satisfied with Papiss Cisse's fitness as Newcastle United count the days down to the Premier League's big kick off.

Sammy Ameobi has spoken of his gratitude to Alan Pardew after being handed his chance to shine with Newcastle United's first team.

Sunderland new boy Vito Mannone throws down gauntlet to Keiren Westwood in battle for No 1 jersey.

Adam Johnson is champing at the bit to finally play some competitive football - but first he has the last game of a tough pre-season to get through

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle have the option to buy Loic Remy next summer as part of the loan agreement that took him to Tyneside from QPR.

Jozy Altidore says Sunderland fans will get a team to be proud of this season - but has warned it might take time to gel.

EVENING GAZETTE

Bristol City winger Albert Adomah could be introduced to Boro fans before Tuesday's game at the Riverside against Accrington Stanley.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Angel Rangel insists Swansea City will not sit back on Thursday as they chase the away goal that would give Malmo even more of a mountain to climb.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

West Brom defender Jonas Olsson is seeing a specialist to try to ensure he does not suffer any further Achilles tendon problems this season.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Nicklas Helenius has pleased him so far and shown Premier League potential.

West Bromwich Albion hope to complete the loan signing of Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair this week.

EXPRESS & STAR

Exiled Wolves striker Kevin Doyle has returned to training with the first team - as head coach Kenny Jackett left the door open for a return.

West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie has ruled out a move abroad and is ready to stay at The Hawthorns if he cannot seal a Premier League move.

Fulham chief Martin Jol has insisted he is hopeful of sealing a move for Aston Villa's Darren Bent by the end of the week.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds boss Brian McDermott insists success in the Championship is not dependent on having a brimming financial war chest.

THE PINK UN

Russell Martin is the clear favourite to replace his former room mate Grant Holt and become Norwich captain.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle insists the next month will be far more about further strengthening his Wigan Athletic squad than losing his prize assets.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Jermaine Beckford has warned Bolton that taming the Shrews in the Capital One Cup will not be as straightforward as it looks.

Dougie Freedman claims he will not be making unnecessary changes as Wanderers seek to avoid a giant-killing at Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers forward Ruben Rochina has confirmed that he will be out for three to four months after suffering a shoulder injury at Derby County on Sunday.

THE STAR

Sheffield United manager David Weir has vowed to crush any signs of complacency when his team entertain Burton Albion in the Capital One Cup.

Stephen Dawson has challenged Barnsley to bounce back with a much-improved performance at home to Scunthorpe United in the Capital One Cup first round tonight.

Doncaster have yet to give up on the possibility of a sensational return for goalscoring favourite Billy Sharp.

EVENING TIMES

Fraser Forster admits he has been preparing to face penalties should Celtic's Champions League qualifier against Elfsborg go all the way to spot-kicks.

Jon Daly has urged his Rangers team-mates to show character in the face of adversity when they take on Premier League Newcastle on Tuesday night.

THE SCOTSMAN

John Brown last night launched a blistering verbal attack on Charles Green - and fears old club Rangers are heading for oblivion.

Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson has told Neil Lennon that he wants to leave the club and return to Nottingham Forest, according to reports.

Michael Nelson is convinced that Hibernian are on the road to recovery, despite losing his first game as a Hibs player.

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