Paper Talk - 21 June 2013

Marouane Fellaini: Arsenal could break transfer record for Everton star

Regional Paper Talk: Arsenal eye Fellaini

Arsenal could break their transfer record to sign Marouane Fellaini, while Isco looks Manchester City bound, and Sunderland want Jozy Altidore.

London Evening Standard
  • Arsene Wenger is prepared to break Arsenal's club record transfer fee for the second time in a matter of days to sign Marouane Fellaini.
Manchester Evening News
  • Isco is poised to sign for Manchester City if the Blues can agree a fee with his club Malaga.
Liverpool Echo
  • New Everton manager Roberto Martinez is determined to end Everton's silverware drought after arriving at Goodison Park fresh from his FA Cup triumph with Wigan Athletic.
The Chronicle
  • Newcastle United financial director John Irving is set to step up his role in the Magpies' boardroom in the aftermath of Derek Llambias' resignation.
Sunderland Echo
  • Sunderland want AZ Alkmaar striker Jozy Altidore.
  • Sunderland are prepared to play the waiting game for Argentine defender Lucas Orban as they seek to land one of their main summer targets.
  • New signing David Moberg Karlsson says he knows the extent of the challenge he faces at Sunderland in trying to break into the first team.
Evening Gazette
  • Hungarian international Jozsef Varga could be Middlesbrough's first signing of the summer, with Burton midfielder Jacques Maghoma due for talks next week.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Huw Jenkins has revealed bids are on the table for a number of players after Swansea City saw an offer for Michy Batshuayi rejected.
  • Swansea City face competition from mega-rich Monaco in their bid to sign Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Birmingham Mail
  • Curtis Davies has been given permission to speak to Hull City over a move to the Premier League newcomers. A fee in the region of £2.3million has been agreed for the centre-half but there is still some way to go before the switch is complete.
  • Charles N'Zogbia could miss the start of the season after getting injured on holiday - as Brett Holman looks to leave Villa for a club in Dubai.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett says club have not had any formal offers for Roger Johnson or Jamie O'Hara.
Express & Star
  • Romelu Lukaku continues to slip further from West Brom's grasp to ramp up the pressure for two new strikers at The Hawthorns this summer.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Brian McDermott has laid down some permanent roots in West Yorkshire - and has revealed he will expects all of future signings to do the same during his tenure at Leeds United.
The Pink un
  • Former Norwich defender Marc Tierney bears no grudge towards Chris Hughton after clinching a move back to the north-west and Championship promotion hopefuls Bolton.
The Daily Echo
  • Saints have been linked with a £17m move for Roma forward Pablo Osvaldo.
Reading Post
  • Andy Crosby expects a 'few more' faces through the door before Reading begin their Championship campaign against Ipswich on August 3.
The Sentinel
  • Stoke City are planning an attractive pre-season friendly against Italian outfit Genoa at the Britannia Stadium.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Owen Coyle has promised Wigan Athletic supporters a feast of football next term.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Venky's have made significant progress in their attempts to bring in a new senior football executive at Blackburn Rovers - in a move that leaves Shebby Singh's role at the club unclear.
  • Burnley are holding out for more money for Charlie Austin after rejecting Hull's initial bid - while Sean Dyche remains eager to keep Danny Ings and Martin Paterson.
The Star
  • David Weir says 'responsibility' will be the watchword of his Sheffield United regime.

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