Regional Paper Talk: Saint favours Spurs

Morgan Schneiderlin may snub Arsenal to join Spurs, who are chasing Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Douglas Costa, and Chelsea want Raphael Varane.

Last Updated: 25/07/14 at 13:33

Morgan Schneiderlin: May link up again with Mauricio Pochettino

Morgan Schneiderlin: May link up again with Mauricio Pochettino

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Dutch goalkeeper Michel Vorm has confirmed his move to Tottenham from Swansea.

Swansea left back Ben Davies has been seen training with Tottenham, ahead of his transfer from the Liberty Stadium.

Chelsea have dropped their biggest hint yet that Kurt Zouma will be part of the squad this season rather than leaving on loan by giving him the No. 5 shirt - but Jose Mourinho still wants Raphael Varane.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has insisted that "it's in our capabilities" to match the spending power that Barcelona and Real Madrid have showcased this season - including paying £80m for one player.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Everton FC are close to signing Belgium teenager David Henen.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Dutch star Vurnon Anita salutes Newcastle United's new signings after goal-laden start to life on Tyneside.

Gus Poyet remains quietly confident Fabio Borini will join Sunderland - despite the Italian's agent claiming he wants to stay at Liverpool.

Gus Poyet says Sunderland are 'close' to a deal for Fiorentina full-back Marcos Alonso, despite the suggestion he was no longer for sale.

THE JOURNAL

Sunderland are not ready to give up on a move for Fabio Borini despite claims from his agent he wants to stay at Anfield and fight for his Liverpool future. The Black Cats have drawn up a list of alternative striker targets understood to include Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, who Sunderland are ready to make a loan move for later in the summer.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Real Betis will persist in their attempts to sign Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye, the Spanish club's president has pledged.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Christian Benteke and Bouncing Czech Libor Kozak gave Aston Villa fans reasons to be cheerful as they stepped up their recovery in an open training session in Dallas.

West Bromwich Albion have added Costa Rica midfielder Yeltsin Tejeda to their list of potential summer targets - as they close in on his international team-mate Cristian Gamboa.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves are locked in a transfer tussle for Chelsea starlet Patrick Bamford, it emerged today. Championship play-off finalists Derby, and promoted duo Burnley and QPR also want the striker.

THE SENTINEL

Would-be Stoke signing Juan Agudelo has quit Europe - at least for now - and is back home in America.

THE DAILY ECHO

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has stressed his desire to keep Saints target Fraser Forster at Celtic Park.

Jose Fonte is the leading contender to replace Adam Lallana as Saints' team captain this season - while a new deal is set to be offered to the defender.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City's search for defensive cover has taken a new twist with a move for Rennes centre-back Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Matt Taylor hopes Burnley's performances will add extra spice to the Turf Moor atmosphere this season - believing home form could be the key to their Premier League survival.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer insists Rudy Gestede will be fit and firing for the opening game of the campaign against his former club Cardiff City - despite the fact the striker is set to miss another week of pre-season.

LEICESTER MERCURY

Leicester City confirmed the club record signing of striker Leonardo Ulloa yesterday but they will have to increase their offer to Watford if they hope to add Troy Deeney to their ranks too.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City have enquired about forward Modou Barrow, according to his club Ostersunds.

Michel Vorm has confirmed he is leaving Swansea City for Tottenham - and insists he will get game-time at White Hart Lane.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Tottenham are monitoring the situation at Shaktar Donetsk after target Douglas Costa and five others are refusing to return to Ukraine.

Serge Aurier has revealed that he held talks with Arsenal but a deal never materialised.

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has paid tribute to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, giving Spurs belief that they can beat Arsenal to his signature.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Jose Mourinho has revealed he wants up to FOUR of Chelsea's U21s to make the step up to the mark next season as he builds a team capable of dominating for a decade.

A four-way battle is developing in the race to sign Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on loan, involving Brentford and QPR.

Brentford boss Mark Warburton wants more time to assess Tommy Smith - even though he could lose the former QPR striker to another club.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

David Hockaday blamed individual errors and insisted Leeds United were showing definite signs of improvement, despite a 2-0 defeat to Mansfield Town last night.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Derby County defender Josh Lelan has joined League One side Swindon Town on a month's loan.

Derby have eased fears over George Thorne's fitness after the Rams' new signing limped out of last night's friendly against Zenit St Petersburg.

THE PINK UN

Kyle Lafferty knows he is in a dogfight to spearhead Norwich City's attack for the Canaries' Championship promotion push.

EVENING GAZETTE

Boro's hopes of pushing through a deal to sign Adam Clayton in the near future look like being thwarted by Huddersfield Town.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton are casting admiring glances towards Huddersfield Town winger Adam Hammill.

Keith Andrews is expected to complete a season-long loan move to Watford later today.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Latics boss Uwe Rosler remains on the look-out for attacking reinforcements after landing Manchester City midfielder Emyr Huws.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Blackpool could finally be heading for progress in the transfer market after Jose Riga and Karl Oyston made steps to end the recruitment stand-off.

Blackpool are hoping to conclude a deal to sign goalkeeper Ben Alnwick.

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

READING POST

Danny Williams has undergone knee surgery as Reading's injury crisis threatens to spiral out of control.

THE ARGUS

Former Brighton back-up keeper Peter Brezovan is training with Oxford United with a view to a short-term deal as the Seagulls' hunt for a new No. 1 continues.

THE STAR

Oxford United are monitoring George Long after Nigel Clough confirmed he can leave Bramall Lane on loan.

Sheffield Wednesday have yet to open discussions with Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers regarding the possibility of re-signing striker Leon Best.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Eddie Howe has said he will again rotate his squad next season and insists he has "no set team" ahead of Bournemouth's new Championship campaign.

EVENING TIMES

Transformed Teemu Pukki has promised Celtic fans there is even better to come after his two-goal show against KR Reykjavik.

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