Regional Paper Talk: Cabaye to cost £20m

Newcastle are said to want £20million for Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye, while Sunderland, Swansea, West Brom and Stoke are all eyeing signings.

Last Updated: 28/08/13 at 14:20 Post Comment

Yohan Cabaye: Newcastle want £20million for midfielder

Yohan Cabaye: Newcastle want £20million for midfielder

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR must make every effort to keep Joey Barton if they want to get back into the Premier League at the first attempt, according to Rs new boy Danny Simpson, who played alongside Barton in Newcastle's Championship winning squad three years ago.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Ravel Morrison is set to make his full debut start of the season for West Ham in the Capital One Cup clash with League Two Cheltenham at Upton Park.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Rio Ferdinand has admitted the Jose Mourinho factor offers a fresh twist to Manchester United's Premier League clash with Chelsea - but it does not necessarily mean the Londoners will get any closer.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers says Daniel Sturridge will feel right at home in next summer's World Cup - because he has all the attributes of a Brazilian striker.

Roberto Martinez believes his Everton side has started his reign with "two positive draws" rather than points dropped.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Yohan Cabaye's representatives are expected to hasten the midfielder's exit from Newcastle United this week.

Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear says the ball is in Arsenal's court if they want to sign Yohan Cabaye. The former Wimbledon boss is understood to have told the Gunners they want a fee of around £20million for the French international. But Arsenal are preparing a bid of £13million for the ex-Lille star.

Joe Kinnear has responded to criticism from the Toon Army after the boo boys turned on him against West Ham. The director of football has branded some sections of fans as "doom and gloom merchants".

Craig Gardner says his inclusion at Southampton should not be seen as a surprise - insisting Paolo Di Canio is right to adopt a 'horses for courses' approach to team selection.

THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew has reinforced the urgent need for Newcastle United to resolve Yohan Cabaye's future and replace him adequately should he leave St James' Park, after it emerged the Frenchman is refusing to play for the club.

Emanuele Giaccherini has revealed that Italy boss Cesare Prandelli advised him to join Sunderland in the summer.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland target Ki Sung-Yeung looks destined to quit Swansea before next Monday's transfer deadline after Michael Laudrup admitted he is prepared to let the South Korean leave the Welsh club.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup has admitted Peter Odemwingie fits the bill as Swansea City's search for a striker heads into the final week of the transfer window.

Angel Rangel insisted Swansea City deserved at least a draw from Sunday's trip to White Hart Lane.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Lee Clark has reiterated that the Birmingham City purse strings remain firmly shut ahead of transfer deadline day.

Christian Benteke's claret and blue colleagues must help Villa's goalscoring talisman contend with being a marked man this season. That is the view of Brad Guzan, who admits last season's top scorer will be subjected to extra attention by defenders in the current campaign.

EXPRESS & STAR

West Brom were gearing up for a frantic transfer countdown after goalkeeper Ben Foster handed them another potential headache. Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner and Valencia winger Pablo Piatti were the latest names added to the list of possible targets.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup confirmed his interest in Peter Odemwingie after a trio of Premier League clubs lodged bids for the want-away West Bromwich Albion striker.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Luke Varney made an impassioned plea for Leeds United and Ross McCormack to stay together beyond the end of the transfer window after a timely McCormack goal earned a 2-1 win at Ipswich Town.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton admitted Norwich's no-show at Hull should rank with any of the lowlights since his arrival at the club.

THE DAILY ECHO

José Fonte revealed how a stirring half-time team talk from Mauricio Pochettino helped inspire Saints' fight back against Sunderland.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes is hoping to sign at least two new faces by next Monday's transfer deadline after being linked with a £2m bid for West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie and a £5m move for young Manchester City forward John Guidetti.

Ryan Shawcross says Stoke must keep their crown as set-piece kings regardless of any change in tactics.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman says he will not be afraid to use a diamond formation in midfield again despite defeat to QPR on Saturday.

THE STAR

Sheffield United will redouble their efforts in the transfer market this week after David Weir, the club's manager, acknowledged that a lack of ruthlessness contributed to his team's defeat at Bradford City.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones is refusing to press the panic button despite their sluggish start to the season.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon has stepped aside from the race to sign two more players this week.

Ally McCoist is happy with the way Rangers' younger players are making strong challenges for regular places in his side once his new signings are registered.

THE SCOTSMAN

Teemu Pukki's agent expects Celtic to seal a £3million deal for the striker soon.

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