Paper Talk - 07 June 2013

Aiden McGeady: A target for new Everton boss Roberto Martinez

Regional Paper Talk: Martinez eyes duo

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is chasing Antolin Alcaraz and Aiden McGeady, while Man City are set to sign Swedish starlet Zacharias Faour.

London Evening Standard
  • Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed he has held talks with Chelsea over a deal for Edinson Cavani.
  • Brazil striker Hulk says that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is interested in signing him.
  • Wayne Bridge has joined Reading on a one-year deal despite interest from Queens Park Rangers.
  • West Ham's new goalkeeper Adrian hopes to make his mark in the Premier League - just like his friend Pepe Reina.
  • Liverpool are due to submit a planning application before the start of the season to redvelop Anfield at a cost of £150million.
  • Steve Lomas apparently swept the rest of the candidates for the Millwall manager's job aside with his performance during the interview process.
Newham Recorder
  • Toulouse president Olivier Sadran claims he rejected £10million for Arsenal and Tottenham target Etienne Capoue in January but admits the midfielder is likely to depart this summer.
  • Hugo Lloris says the experience he has gained from his first Premier League season will make him an even more valuable asset for Tottenham in 2013/14.
  • Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey says he is enjoying life with the United States national team after he was named their new captain just over two months ago.
  • Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has urged Arsenal and Tottenham target Gonzalo Higuain to snub the pair for a move to Italy.
Fulham Chronicle
  • Fulham will warm up for the 2013-14 Premier League season by taking on Italian aces Parma at Craven Cottage on August 10.
Manchester Evening News
  • Manchester United boss David Moyes has been given the green light to swoop for Marouane Fellaini - but Everton have warned the Reds that Leighton Baines is going nowhere.
  • Manchester City have beaten off strong competition to sign Swedish strike starlet Zacharias Faour.
Liverpool Echo
  • New Blues boss Roberto Martinez has no problem with people who have questioned his appointment at Everton and insists the sceptics will only fire him on to work even harder in his new role.
  • New Everton boss Roberto Martinez is already preparing to go to work with his first assault on the transfer market, with Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz and Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady his main targets.
  • Liverpool are set to submit a planning application for the proposed £150million redevelopment of Anfield before the start of next season.
  • Peter Gulacsi has left Liverpool to join Red Bull Salzburg on a free transfer.
The Chronicle
  • Kevin Keegan has lifted the lid on his second spell as Newcastle United manager, describing it as a 'living nightmare'.
  • Newcastle are refusing to let anybody leave on the cheap - including sought-after utility man James Perch.
  • Connor Wickham could be set for a second spell at Sheffield Wednesday, with the Owls monitoring his situation at Sunderland.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Mathieu Valbuena has alerted Newcastle United by casting doubt on his Marseille future.
Sunderland Echo
  • Defender Steven Taylor is happy to stay and fight for his place at Newcastle - despite reports suggesting Arsenal are keen on him.
  • Sheffield Wednesday are monitoring Connor Wickham's situation at Sunderland to see if there is a possibility of re-signing the striker on loan.
Birmingham Mail
  • Paul Lambert has reminded Christian Benteke that he is better off staying at Aston Villa to allow him to mature as a player.
  • Keith Fahey, Steven Caldwell, Pablo Ibanez and Morgaro Gomis all head for Birmingham exit.
Express & Star
  • West Brom boss Steve Clarke has called for patience in the club's summer transfer hunt as he admitted no new faces are imminent at The Hawthorns.
  • Aston Villa playing cool on claims Aleksandar Tonev was in Birmingham for a medical ahead of a switch from Lech Poznan.
  • Kenny Jackett has insisted Wolves' young guns will be given every chance to prove they can score the goals to fire them out of League One.
The Sentinel
  • Thomas Sorensen is planning talks with Mark Hughes to see if he is wanted by the new Stoke manager.
The Daily Echo
  • Southampton have been warned not to blow their huge new TV windfall on players' wages.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Former Latics boss Ray Mathias reckons Wigan should opt for someone with experience if they want to make an immediate return to the Premier League.
The Pink un
  • Craig Bellamy has revealed he offered Robbie Savage and his Derby team-mates £30,000 to scupper Norwich City's Championship promotion two years ago.
Reading Post
  • Noel Hunt is set to link up again with former Reading boss Brian McDermott at Leeds United.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Michael Laudrup has insisted his transfer targets are within Swansea City's reach - and says it is up to the club's owners to explain why no big-money recruits have arrived this summer.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Leeds manager Brian McDermott expects Davide Somma to continue his career with another club next season, despite Leeds offering to see through the striker's latest bout of rehabilitation.
  • Neil Warnock has painted a grim picture of his 13 months as Leeds United manager, bemoaning a "cancer in the club" and describing his spell in charge as a "lonely job".
The Bolton News
  • Gregg Wylde has fired a parting shot at Bolton as he considers the next move in his career.
  • Fabrice Muamba will cut his teeth in the management game when he takes charge of a World Refugee Internally Displaced Persons XI for a charity match against The Arsenal Legends later this month.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Henning Berg says he takes no satisfaction from his £2.25m pay-out for only 57 days' work as Blackburn Rovers manager - insisting he would prefer to still be in the top job at Ewood Park.
  • Blackburn have announced that operations director Paul Agnew has left the club.
  • Martin Paterson is set to decide whether his future lies at Burnley or elsewhere.
The Star
  • Sheffield United's decision to delay naming their next manager came after they received a flurry of late applications for the role.
  • Paolo Di Canio's bid to boost his Sunderland side's firepower could open an avenue for Connor Wickham to return to Hillsborough.
  • Chris O'Grady's future remains uncertain, with Barnsley yet to make an offer that would convince Sheffield Wednesday to sell.
Evening Times
  • Motherwell striker Henrik Ojamaa is at the centre of a signing struggle by fierce Polish rivals.
The Scotsman
  • Dundee manager John Brown says he would warn other club bosses over signing Rab Douglas after it emerged the goalkeeper taped an explosive bust-up between the two.

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