Regional Paper Talk: Reds eye Lescott

Liverpool could make a move for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott while Stoke are reportedly interested in a Bundesliga star Aaron Hunt.

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Joleon Lescott: Linked with a move to Liverpool

Joleon Lescott: Linked with a move to Liverpool

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham skipper Michael Dawson has hailed the club's summer spending spree and says it can finally give them the edge over their north London rivals Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Wojciech Szczesny and Lukas Fabianski that they will battle it out to be the clubs first-choice goalkeeper this season.

John Obi Mikel hopes to stay at Chelsea for the rest of his career even though his future at the club has been in doubt this summer.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City are closing in on Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis.

Luis Suarez could make his return from a 10-match ban at Manchester United in the Capital One Cup after an eye-catching draw.

Former Manchester United player Arthur Albison says the reds are right to move for Everton left-back Leighton Baines.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could look to strengthen his defensive options by making a bid for Man City centre-back Joleon Lescott.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Sammy Ameobi has spoken of his pride after he and brother Shola became the first siblings to score in a competitive match for Newcastle United.

Demba Ba could be heading back to Tyneside on loan from Chelsea, if Newcastle United up their offer to bring the Senegal striker to St James' Park.

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio believes front pair Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore can form a deadly double act.

THE JOURNAL

Adam Johnson believes Connor Wickham will finally come good for Sunderland - amid doubts over the future of Stephane Sessegnon.

EVENING GAZETTE

Revitalised Rhys Williams has been "fantastic" for Boro so far this season, says Tony Mowbray.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City will be joined by a host of big guns if they finish the job against Petrolul Ploiesti on Thursday and make it into the Europa League group stages.

Michael Laudrup is confident Swansea City will land a forward before Monday's transfer deadline and has admitted he is interested in Alvaro Vazquez.

EXPRESS & STAR

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed that he is dreaming of Wembley glory after their Capital One Cup stroll against Rotherham on Wednesday.

Nicolas Anelka was expected to resume training at West Bromwich Albion on Thursday.

READING POST

Nigel Adkins branded Reading's 6-0 humiliation at League One side Peterborough United in the Capital One Cup as unacceptable.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City target Aaron Hunt was at the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday to watch the Potters' Capital One Cup win over Walsall.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Wigan Athletic boss Owen Coyle has hailed the character and attitude of James McCarthy in the face of frenzied transfer speculation.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Ben Marshall believes joining Blackburn Rovers is the right move for his career after admitting he had to leave Leicester City to secure regular football.

EVENING TIMES

Celtic will await Thursday's Champions League group stage draw riding on the crest of a wave - and with transfer targets in tow.

Jamie Forrest described Celtic's win over Shakhter Karagandy as "the best feeling ever" as his goal saw the Hoops overturn an aggregate deficit and reach the Champions League group stage.

Bilel Mohsni has set his sights on Champions League football with Rangers as he gears up for his competitive Light Blues bow next week.

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