Regional Paper Talk: City target Barkley

Man City are mulling over a move for Everton star Ross Barkley and could also target Paul Pogba, while Newcastle are eyeing Joel Campbell.

Last Updated: 16/07/14 at 12:35

Ross Barkley: City are mulling over a move for the Everton star

Ross Barkley: City are mulling over a move for the Everton star

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Diego Costa is confident he will put his World Cup disappointment behind him and make a huge impact for Chelsea next season.

Queens Park Rangers are hoping to end their frustration in the transfer market by completing a deal for Rio Ferdinand.

Paul Elliott was today appointed to the Football Association's Inclusion Advisory Board, a year after being at the centre of a race row.

Roma's new signing Ashley Cole today claimed English players are scared of playing abroad and experiencing a different lifestyle and football culture.


Former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville is excited by the arrival of Luke Shaw and says when he settles in fans will see "an incredible and hugely talented" player.

Manchester City are mulling over a move for Everton star Ross Barkley as they plan for life without Yaya Toure and the Blues could also target French star Paul Pogba.


Liverpool FC are facing an impossible task in replacing Luis Suarez, according to former Anfield favourite Jamie Carragher.

Rickie Lambert has signalled his intention to make a flying start to his Liverpool FC career by returning to pre-season training a week ahead of schedule.


Holland right-back Daryl Janmaat has touched down on Tyneside to complete his move from Feyenoord to Newcastle United and will sign a six-year deal.

Ki Sung-Yueng's future remains up in the air, with Swansea keen to keep him, Aston Villa looking to sign him and Sunderland also interested.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is pushing hard to bolster his forward line in time for the Premier League's big kick-off. Joel Campbell has been mooted as an option on loan as part of the deal that will take Mathieu Debuchy to the Emirates Stadium.


Newcastle United are set to seal a deal for Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere this week - before they go hunting for a more senior striker to shoulder the goalscoring burden.

Connor Wickham has rejected a new contract at Sunderland - while the club are believed to have made a bid for left-back Marcos Alonso.


Connor Wickham has rejected Sunderland's offer of a new and improved contract.

Nacho Scocco's brief and unimpressive stay at Sunderland is all but at an end with the attacker's former club Newell's Old Boys confident they have landed their man.

Swansea have not given up hope of keeping unsettled Ki Sung-Yueng, despite the former Sunderland loanee looking increasingly likely to leave the Liberty Stadium this summer.


Swansea are planning talks with Aston Villa target Ki Sung-Yueng as Paul Lambert pursues his fourth signing of the summer.

Bimringham boss Lee Clark is keen for his new Blues side to develop a high-tempo style of football both on and off the ball.


Wolves' hopes of signing Harry Maguire are fast receding after the Sheffield United defender claimed playing in the Premier League would be a "dream."

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert today backed summer signing Philippe Senderos to plug the gaping gaps in his defence.

Alan Irvine takes a public bow as West Brom's head coach at Shrewbury tonight and has praised his players' attitude in training.


Striker Mame Diouf admits he would love a crack at playing alongside Bojan if Stoke can sign the Barcelona star on loan.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Eden Hazard's disappointing performances at the World Cup were down to a lack of experience.


Harry Redknapp has played down speculation linking QPR with a move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson.

Chelsea youngster Lucas Piazon admits he doesn't know where he will be playing his football next season.


Romanian striker George Tucudean has become Charlton's seventh signing of the summer. The Standard Liege frontman, 23, has signed a three-year contract with the Addicks.


Swansea City remain hopeful that Ki Sung-Yueng will stay around for the long term despite interest in the midfielder from Aston Villa.


Swansea City are keen to tie South Korea World Cup star Ki Sung Yeung down on a long-term contract - as Aston Villa get set to make a bid.

Cardiff City wideman Craig Noone has opened up of the devastation of the recurrence of his groin injury this summer.


Ronald Koeman plans to implement a 4-3-3 system at Saints, and has promised fans his side will play an attractive brand of football.


Steve Bruce believes he has assembled the strongest squad in the 110-year history of Hull City, but he still wants another three signings before the new season.


Head coach David Hockaday says Leeds United won't panic and be drawn into rushed transfer activity following the sale of Ross McCormack.


Derby County have turned down a bid from Sheffield United for defender Kieron Freeman.


Nigel Pearson has total belief his Leicester City players will be good enough to compete in the Premier League.

Jamie Vardy has been offered a new four-year contract by Leicester City and talks over personal terms are said to be positive, the Mercury understands.


Leon Best was not part of the 27-man Blackburn Rovers party that headed to Portugal yesterday for a week-long warm-weather training camp.

Burnley are expected to unveil Lukas Jutkiewicz as their sixth summer signing today.


Blackpool boss Jose Riga and chairman Karl Oyston have been embroiled in a bizarre Bloomfield Road transfer stand-off. Blackpool have signed only two players since Riga was appointed manager and have just eight under contract.


Kike has trained with his new team-mates for the first time after joining up with Middlesbrough at their training camp in Marbella.


Sheffield United have completed the signing of former Peterborough defender Craig Alcock.

Sheffield United will refuse to budge on their valuation of Harry Maguire - despite the young centre-half admitting that a move to Hull City would be a "dream".


Mark Robins says it's business as usual for Huddersfield Town midfielder Adam Clayton amid speculation of rising interest from Championship rivals Middlesbrough.


Doncaster boss Paul Dickov says he won't wait all summer to land Ishmael Miller.


Samrit Bunditkitsada's takeover of Reading is being slowed by the current political unrest in Thailand.


Aaron Hughes hopes his move to Brighton can help him join the Premier League's elite 500 club.


Kris Commons has challenged Celtic to come out swinging when the opening bell sounds for the club's Champions League campaign tonight in Iceland.


Gordon Strachan has welcomed confirmation of Scotland's rematch against England later this year.

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ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

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