Regional Paper Talk: Toon eye Lyon duo

Newcastle United are set to swoop for Lyon duo Clement Grenier and Alexandre Lacazette, while Cristian Gamboa's West Brom move is in doubt.

Last Updated: 31/07/14 at 15:39

Clement Grenier (L) and Alexandre Lacazette (R): Newcastle eye duo

Clement Grenier (L) and Alexandre Lacazette (R): Newcastle eye duo

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Morgan Schneiderlin has declared his Southampton career 'destroyed' as chairman Ralph Krueger blocks Tottenham move.

The new Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has warned supporters not to expect an immediate turnaround in the wake of David Moyes' departure, because it will take his players three months to adapt to his new philosophy.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is confident of completing a deal for Arsenal full back Carl Jenkinson, within the next 24 hours.

Didier Drogba says his 'emotional' return has been motivated by the desire to win more silverware, principally the Premier League title.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Louis van Gaal has revealed he's actively trying to sign a defender.

Luke Shaw insists he has no problem putting the hard yards in to make sure he is fully fit for his first season as a Manchester United player.

Yaya Toure claims he wants to stay at Manchester City "for as long as possible" and is out for every trophy going.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Steven Gerrard is ready to put his summer of heartache behind him as he vowed: "I'll go again" after the Liverpool skipper described the last three months as "probably the worst of my life".

Ross Barkley says the painful memory of watching Wayne Rooney leave Everton meant he had no doubt about new signing a new deal.

Roberto Martinez says Ross Barkley will only fulfil his potential if he focuses on keeping a place in the Everton team.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United are monitoring the situation surrounding Clement Grenier as his future becomes more uncertain.

Gael Bigirimana insists his Newcastle United career might not be over.

Liam Bridcutt believes his former Chelsea teammate Patrick van Aanholt has made the right decision to further his career at Sunderland.

Gus Poyet insists Sunderland need four new players in the next seven days.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle United are ready to formally test the resolve of Lyon over striker Alexandre Lacazette again in the next few days.

Sunderland are in talks over a deal for former Crewe striker Max Clayton.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Liam Bridcutt is confident former Chelsea team-mate Patrick van Aanholt will prove to be a hit at Sunderland.

Sunderland have held talks with Fabio Borini, although the Liverpool frontman's future is being held up by his shoulder injury.

Sunderland are thought to have ended their interest in Max Clayton, with the out-of-contract Crewe striker joining Wolves on trial.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is relishing the moment he can finally get back to doing what he does best.

West Bromwich Albion's bid to sign Cristian Gamboa has hit a stumbling block after it emerged that he is struggling to obtain a work permit.

EXPRESS & STAR

Walsall were today dealt a blow as new-boy Jordan Cook was ruled out for around six weeks with a fractured ankle.

West Brom face an anxious wait over the £2m signing of Cristian Gamboa after being told the Costa Rica defender must go to a work permit hearing.

THE SENTINEL

Sunderland's interest in signing Max Clayton looks unlikely as the striker has joined Wolves on trial, according to reports in the North East.

NEWHAM RECORDER

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has refused to admit that he wants midfielder Ravel Morrison to leave the club and is keen to help him become a top player.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Brentford boss Mark Warburton is unhappy over Wigan Athletic's pursuit of star midfielder Adam Forshaw.

QPR's pursuit of Watford striker Troy Deeney could depend on whether Liverpool reject Loic Remy stays or goes.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Ben Davies believes his old club are in safe hands under Garry Monk and admits it was wrench to say goodbye to the Swansea City boss.

WALES ONLINE

In-demand striker Wilfried Bony is '100 per cent staying' with Swansea City, according to manager Garry Monk.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City boss Neil Adams warns the time has come to batten down the hatches with interest in his players set to reach fever pitch over the final month of the summer transfer window.

THE DAILY ECHO

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says the club is "categorically" not for sale.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City are understood to be looking at former Fulham defender Brede Hangeland as a possible solution to their shortage of experienced centre-backs.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Talks between Leeds United and AC Milan over a loan deal for Zan Benedicic will intensify in the coming days after the midfielder flew home early from Milan's pre-season tour of the USA.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Steve McClaren believes Derby County will need to be smart in the loan market again this season.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Notts County remain in the hunt to sign Roy Carroll after boss Shaun Derry confirmed the former Manchester United goalkeeper is keen to move to the club.

LEICESTER MERCURY

Jamie Vardy insists Leicester City will have "no one to fear" in the Premier League this season.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes his side will take real benefits from last night's friendly at Preston North End - even though they slipped to a late loss.

THE BOLTON NEWS

David Wheater is making a late dash to be involved in season opener against Watford.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Uwe Rosler admits he'd have no qualms about throwing new signing Emyr Huws in at the deep end when the Welshman eventually joins Wigan Athletic.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

New signing Peter Clarke insists he's a better player than when he left Blackpool eight years ago.

EVENING GAZETTE

Former Middlesbrough midfielder Jonathan Greening will be in the Hartlepool squad for the club's friendly against Middlesbrough this evening.

THE STAR

Harry Maguire has revealed the debt of gratitude he owes Sheffield United.

HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

Radoslaw Majewski aims to prove he is a Premier League-class player during his season-long loan at Town.

READING POST

Hal Robson-Kanu will miss the start of the Championship season after suffering a knee injury during Tuesday night's 0-0 draw at Stevenage

THE ARGUS

Brighton have been linked with renewed moves for former transfer targets Adam Clayton and Joe Mason.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Eddie Howe admitted to having had mixed feelings with Bournemouth's display during last night's pre-season friendly victory over Portsmouth.

EVENING TIMES

Crocked St Mirren striker Steven Thompson is hoping he will be given the all-clear to start the Premiership season.

THE SCOTSMAN

The Scottish FA confirm that both Peter Lawwell, the Celtic Chief Executive, and Ralph Topping, the Scottish Professional Football League Chairman, have been appointed to the main Board of the Scottish FA after nomination by the Professional Game Board.

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