Regional Paper Talk: Liverpool near deals

Liverpool are closing in on two deals worth nearly £30m, while Everton have named their asking price for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.

Last Updated: 02/09/13 at 10:24 Post Comment

Andriy Yarmolenko: Could sign for Liverpool or AC Milan

Andriy Yarmolenko: Could sign for Liverpool or AC Milan

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Ajax have failed in a bid to sign Chelsea's £9m summer signing Marco van Ginkel on loan.

Martin Jol has dismissed Alan Pardew's claims that Darren Bent turned down Newcastle for Fulham because it was the "safer option".

Real Madrid admit there have been problems in their bid to sign Gareth Bale, but they insist the deal will get done.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Adel Taarabt could be playing for the likes of Real Madrid if he gets his head sorted - that's the view of QPR captain Clint Hill.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out an exit for Jermain Defoe, but he admits players will leave Spurs.

Tottenham are thought to be waiting to complete the signings of the two replacements they have lined up for Gareth Bale - Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela - before they allow Gareth Bale to leave.

Hopes of Arsenal splashing out big money on a marquee signing were dented today after Arsene Wenger insisted that there are not many players in the world that he values at £50million or more.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United are poised to bid £40m for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines which they believe will force Everton to concede defeat in the transfer battle for the duo.

Gareth Barry looks to have played his last game for Manchester City, with the out-of-favour 32-year-old set for a move to Everton.

Shinji Kagawa is not expected to leave Manchester United in the transfer window after rejecting the chance to leave the club.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Everton will demand £50m from Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.

Should Fellaini depart, boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed an inquiry for James McCarthy at Wigan Athletic.

Liverpool face competition from AC Milan for the signing of Ukrainian star Andriy Yarmalenko after reportedly lodging a bid of almost £20m for the player.

Liverpool are closing in on a surprise deal to make Shay Given their No 2 goalkeeper.

Liverpool have also reportedly resumed discussions with Sporting Lisbon over a £7million move for Tiago Ilori, who has been on Liverpool's wanted list all summer.

Atletico Madrid are hopeful of completing the signing of Toby Alderweireld before the transfer window closes after the defender indicated he would prefer a move to the Spanish capital over a switch to Liverpool.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew wants Yohan Cabaye to honour his responsibilities in tomorrow's Premier League clash with Fulham at St James' Park.

THE JOURNAL

Sunderland are eyeing a move for Dundee United's teenage wonderkid Ryan Gauld - a 17-year-old forward nicknamed the 'Baby Messi' in Scotland.

EVENING GAZETTE

Tony Mowbray has reassured fans that Boro won't be selling their prize assets, including Grant Leadbitter, who has been linked with Nottingham Forest.

Curtis Main is set to join Shrewsbury Town on loan.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Lee Clark has got his side playing with pride and passion and the Blues boss reckons it's only a matter of time before they start to climb the Championship table.

Paul Lambert is refusing to rule out another new signing before Monday's transfer deadline but admits there won't be "any major movement" at Villa.

Steve Clarke claims Albion have no chance of bringing Romelu Lukaku back to the Hawthorns - but they have joined the growing race for his Chelsea team-mate Victor Moses.

EXPRESS & STAR

Albion were today locked in a battle for Chelsea's Victor Moses as Steve Clarke revealed he fears they have left their transfer business too late.

Nottingham Forest's bid for Wolves winger Bakary Sako has been rejected, with boss Kenny Jackett describing the offer as "nowhere near our valuation."

Clarke has also said that defender Gabriel Tamas could leave the club before the transfer window closes, with the Romanian not having been involved in recent matches.

Aston Villa and Liverpool are the front-runners for FC Porto's Senegalese defender Abdoulaye Ba and are both said to be preparing bids for the 22-year-old.

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Villa midfielder Barry Bannan on a loan deal. Ian Holloway is also interested in Tottenham's Tom Carroll.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is ready to take the plunge again in the transfer market if the right target appears in the closing few days of the window

THE DAILY ECHO

Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out adding to his squad before the end of the transfer window - but has issued a hands off warning to any clubs interested in his top stars.

READING POST

Nigel Adkins is planning a late dash into the transfer market in a bid to secure three signings before the window shuts on Monday night.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes is ready to release goalkeeper Jack Butland on loan - but not Spanish left-back Marc Muniesa.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Owen Coyle is closing in on a loan player he believes will make a massive difference to Wigan Athletic.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Burnley boss Sean Dyche intends to preserve his key players on transfer deadline day.

Gary Bowyer says Blackburn Rovers may have to join a 'mad scramble' if they are to add to their squad before Monday's transfer deadline.

THE STAR

Manager Dave Jones wants to send some of Sheffield Wednesday's brightest young players out on loan this season.

EVENING TIMES

Nir Biton is set to be handed his Celtic debut at Tannadice tomorrow after the Israeli midfielder was granted a work permit. Teemu Pukki could also be in line to pull on the Hoops very soon as the Parkhead club move closer to agreeing personal terms with the Finnish striker.

THE SCOTSMAN

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has urged his side to prove themselves in their tough Champions League group, after drawing three former European champions in this year's pool stage.

Rangers' CEO Craig Mather believes that some of the top earners at Ibrox, including manager Ally McCoist, will take cuts to their pay and benefits as the club continues to cut costs.

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has admitted that he has "no idea" what will happen to him this transfer window after Benfica made a bid for his services.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster has described Celtic's qualification for the Champions League group stage as "massive" for Scottish football.

Ross County boss Derek Adams will not be bringing any more new faces to Dingwall before the transfer window closes - and has admitted that the club's Highland location is causing problems in recruitment.

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