Regional Paper Talk: Blind, De Jong no-go

Ajax defender Daley Blind and Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong are not on Man United's radar, while Lucas Leiva looks set to leave Liverpool.

Last Updated: 27/08/14 at 14:40

Daley Blind: No bid received from Manchester United

Daley Blind: No bid received from Manchester United

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is weighing up a move for either Danny Welbeck or Samuel Eto'o as he looks to bolster his frontline before the window closes.

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed he has only met two managers as he looks to fill the vacant position at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident he can get the best out of Mario Balotelli despite the player's colourful past.

Sevilla defender Federico Fazio was today on the brink of joining Tottenham, with the move expected to be completed in the next 24 hours.


Ajax defender Daley Blind's agent says Manchester United are yet to launch a bid to sign his client, while it is understood AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong is not a target for the Reds.

Manchester United have agreed a British record fee for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria and are set to announce their latest signing on Tuesday.


Liverpool full-backs Glen Johnson and Alberto Moreno are both major doubts for Sunday's Premier League trip to Tottenham.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson believes the arrival of Mario Balotelli will help the Reds bounce back from the disappointment of losing 3-1 at Manchester City.

Lucas Leiva's Anfield future has been plunged into further uncertainty after he was left out of the squad to face Manchester City.


Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says Modibo Diakite has plenty of options on the table, as the French defender looks to leave Wearside.


Boss Alan Pardew believes Newcastle United are only guilty of being honest when the board state winning a cup is not a priority.

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole is finally getting the recognition he deserves, according to new signing Will Buckley.


Gus Poyet gave Steven Fletcher a glowing reference before the striker was recalled to the international fold, Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has revealed.


Birmingham City boss Lee Clark has mounted a spirited defence of the tactics he adopted in Saturday's disappointing 1-1 draw with Brentford.

Chelsea starlet George Saville is set to sign for Wolves after Kenny Jackett beat off competition from Middlesbrough for his services.


Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald has been handed his first full international call-up for Scotland.


Geoff Cameron is reportedly tickling the fancy of Italian Serie A outfit Lazio.

Mark Hughes is ready to audition his fringe first-teamers for the Premier League when he rings the changes for Wednesday night's Capital One Cup second-round tie at home to Portsmouth.


Belgian police have blamed banned Lokeren supporters for causing trouble as violence erupted after Hull City's Europa League match.

Ahmed Elmohamady has called on his Hull City team-mates to make the most of home advantage and ensure their European dream goes on.


Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson admits he feels as sharp as he has been in years as he gets sets to make his 200th appearance for the club.

Stephen Ward could be set for his Burnley debut on Tuesday night, with manager Sean Dyche hinting at changes for their Capital One Cup second tie with Sheffield Wednesday.


Leicester City have had a £5million bid rejected for Wigan midfielder James McArthur, the Mercury understands.


Swansea City are close to clinching the signing of Ostersunds FK striker Modou Barrow, according to the Swedish club's chairman.

Swansea City midfielder Britton must wait another three weeks before discovering when his season will start.


Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford looks set to complete his season-long loan move to Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

Adam Forshaw is set to complete his move to Wigan Athletic this week after Brentford accepted a third offer from the Latics.


Leeds United captain Jason Pearce has been linked with a move to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United - whose manager Nigel Clough has confirmed his interest in the defender.

Liam Palmer has hailed the leadership qualities of fellow Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees - and has labelled his impact since arriving at Hillsborough as 'tremendous.'


Derby County head coach Steve McClaren is set to utilise his squad on Tuesday night following a demanding five games in 15 days.


Nottingham Forest have the firepower to challenge in the Championship - and will very much need it, according to Stuart Pearce.


Norwich City boss Neil Adams insists Crawley Town can forget any complacency from the Canaries in Tuesday's Capital One Cup, second round tie at Carrow Road.


Midfielder Adam Clayton is looking forward to being reunited with Preston North End boss Simon Grayson - but insists any pleasantries will wait until after the final whistle.


Wigan Athletic have rejected a bid, believed to be around £5m, for James McArthur from Leicester City.


Reading are still in talks with QPR over the possible sale of goalkeeper Alex McCarthy .


Brighton have confirmed the capture of Aston Villa midfield prospect Gary Gardner on loan until January 1.

Sami Hyypia believes Albion can make up for the loss of Leo Ulloa by sharing the goals around the rest of the squad.


Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has dropped a heavy hint that he will make sweeping changes to his starting XI following Saturday's limp 1-0 defeat to rivals Norwich City in the East Anglian derby at Portman Road.


Nigel Clough, the Sheffield United manager, has confirmed he could be tempted to try and recapture Harry Maguire on loan less than a month after the former England under-21 centre-half completed a £2.5m transfer to Hull City.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray is relishing the prospect of facing Burnley in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, claiming his old club are the blueprint for Championship clubs to follow.


Huddersfield Town defender Joel Lynch aims to prove his fitness to face former club Nottingham Forest insisting: "They're a different club to when I was there."


Luckless Bournemouth defender Elliott Ward looks set for another extended spell on the sidelines after aggravating a knee injury.


Partick forward Kallum Higginbotham is determined to put Thistle's latest collapse behind him to kick-start the Jags' bid for League Cup glory on Tuesday night.

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