Regional Paper Talk: Spurs' winger blow

Monaco are set to pip Tottenham to Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann and West Ham striker Andy Carroll doesn't want a return to Newcastle.

Last Updated: 23/07/14 at 10:38

Antoine Griezmann (left): A target for Monaco

Antoine Griezmann (left): A target for Monaco

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Tottenham fear Monaco will ruin their bid to sign France star Antoine Griezmann. The Real Sociedad winger has a £25m release clause and Monaco see the winger as the perfect replacement for Real Madrid-bound James Rodriguez.

Liverpool are close to securing the signature of Belgian striker Divock Origi.

Tottenham are preparing a double raid on Southampton to sign midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and striker Jay Rodriguez.

Portuguese midfielder Tiago Mendes has re-signed with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid for another two years, ending speculation he could return to Chelsea and the Premier League.

Tottenham forward Erik Lamela has admitted to feeling 'lonely' at times last season, and wants to show the club exactly what he can do.

QPR plan to make up to five more signings this summer with Cardiff defender Steven Caulker due to have a medical today before an £8million move.


Manchester United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward has left the club's pre-season tour with transfer business believed to be behind his departure. Moves for Feyenoord central defender Stefan de Vrij and Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels are believed to be on United's agenda.

Louis van Gaal is set to ring the changes at Manchester United's Carrington training ground. United are ready to plant trees to shelter the first-team training pitches from wind and the club will install Desso pitches - natural grass reinforced with hybrid turf - to match the playing surface at Old Trafford.


Loic Remy has flown to Boston to complete his £8.5million move from Queens Park Rangers to Liverpool.

Darron Gibson is expected to end his nine month spell on the sidelines when Everton face Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night.


Newcastle United thrashed Sydney FC 4-0 in their opening tour match with Emmanuel Riviere opening his Magpies account with a debut strike. Before the game there was a minute's silence for Liam Sweeney and John Alder, who lost their lives flying out to the trip last week.

Greece international winger Charis Mavrias is determined to prove to Sunderland boss Gus Poyet he is ready for the Premier League.


Andy Carroll has told West Ham United chiefs he has no interest in a move back to Newcastle United this summer.

Fabio Borini's proposed £14m move to Sunderland is anything but clear-cut, the Italian's agent claiming the striker wants to stay at Liverpool.


Gus Poyet accepts that January transfer window flop Nacho Scocco looks to be heading out of the exit door at Sunderland.

Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has gone out on a season-long loan to Bradford City.


Liverpool's versatile right-back Andre Wisdom has completed a season-long loan move to West Bromwich Albion.

Alan Irvine has confirmed Albion have held talks with Rosenborg over right-back or midfielder Cristian Gamboa.

Jores Okore is keen to learn from experienced new boy Philippe Senderos as they get to know each other's defending styles during Villa's Texas tour.


West Brom head coach Alan Irvine today revealed he hopes to welcome Liverpool loanee Andre Wisdom to training in California on Wednesday.

Wide players Aleksandar Tonev and Antonio Luna are on the verge of leaving Aston Villa after being left out of the squad for the tour of the United States.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett looks set to choose between Chelsea prospect Patrick Bamford and Leicester's Chris Wood as his striker signing.


Stoke City are busily trying to work another deal to sell Wilson Palacios after his move to Qatar hit the rocks at the last minute.


Southampton are reported to have made a £7.5m bid for Celtic's England goalkeeper Fraser Forster. Celtic are believed to want around £9m for Forster, who they signed from Newcastle for just £2m two years ago.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has told Liverpool they will have to increase their bid for defender Dejan Lovren if they want to sign him this summer.


Jake Livermore is confident Europa League football can be a help and not a hindrance when Hull City take a step into the unknown next week.


Wade Elliott has backed Burnley to be the surprise package of the Premier League - and survive in it.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer believes winger Ben Marshall is the perfect example of the flexibility his squad now boasts.


Leonardo Ulloa has finalised the details of his record-breaking £8m move to Leicester City from Brighton.

Leicester City have had a second bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney rejected. City had increased their initial offer of £6.5m to £7.5m.


Gylfi Sigurdsson is poised to tie up a return to Swansea City in a straight swap with Tottenham for Ben Davies. Goalkeeper Michel Vorm is also set to join Davies at Spurs in a separate deal while Jefferson Montero's £4m switch to Swansea should be finalised.


QPR appear to have beaten Crystal Palace to the signature of Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker.

Tiago has ended speculation linking him with a return to Chelsea by signing a new contract at Atletico Madrid.


Leeds United have opened talks with Federico Viviani after negotiating a deal to sign the midfielder from Roma.


Lens defender Alassane Toure is in Austria with Derby County and could figure in tonight's friendly against Russian side Zenit St Petersburg.


Trialist Sandicino Silva made a big impression as Nottingham Forest's under-21 side claimed a 4-1 win at Boston last night.


Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has confirmed that Nigeria international defender Kenneth Omeruo will return to Rockliffe Park on July 30 on a season-long loan from Chelsea.


Steven Caulker will undergo a medical at Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday ahead of his proposed move from Cardiff City.


Dougie Freedman has revealed Bolton Wanderers' youngsters are attracting the attention of other clubs.


Blackpool have moved to bolster their threadbare squad with the offer of a contract to striker Ishmael Miller.


Brighton and Hove Albion chairman Tony Bloom has told fans he did not want to let Leo Ulloa go.

Leo Ulloa has completed his £8million move from Brighton to Premier League new boys Leicester City. Albion winger Jeffrey Monakana has joined Aberdeen on loan until January 5.


Nigel Clough, the Sheffield United manager, has revealed he could sign two centre-forwards in an attempt to turbo-charge his team's promotion challenge next season

Four Sheffield United hooligans have been jailed for a terrifying attack on drinkers at a pub in Leeds.


Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe believes new signing Callum Wilson has "real potential" but feels comparisons with his other striking proteges would be unfair.


Celtic boss Ronny Deila insists he is in no hurry to splash the cash because he wants to ensure he is signing quality.

Ally McCoist will discover later today the extent of an injury blow suffered by Sebastien Faure in Tuesday morning's 2-1 friendly win over Victoria Highlanders during the club's pre-season American tour.

Brian Laudrup has appealed to Rangers chiefs to patch up their differences with supporters - and work together to restore the Ibrox club to its former glory.

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think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

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ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

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ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

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