Paper Talk - 26 June 2013

Paulinho: Move Tottenham may be delayed

Regional Paper Talk: Paulinho on hold

Paulinho's move to Tottenham could be delayed, but Manchester United are closing on Thiago Alcantra, while Arsenal are eyeing Pepe Reina.

London Evening Standard
  • Corinthians want Paulinho to delay his transfer to Tottenham for three weeks so he can help them win the Recopa Sudamericana for the first time.
  • Chelsea's bid to make Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Marco van Ginkel their second signing of the summer is in doubt.
  • Arsenal are monitoring Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina's situation after the Anfield club completed a £9million deal for Simon Mignolet.
  • Dimitar Berbatov's agent revealed today the striker will see out the remaining year of his contract with Fulham.
  • Crystal Palace are expected to complete their first signing of the summer today by bringing former Arsenal winger Jerome Thomas to Selhurst Park.
Newham Recorder
  • Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell says he is not worried about his future despite not yet knowing where he will play next season. The Costa Rica striker has been linked with Crystal Palace and West Ham in recent weeks.
Manchester Evening News
  • Carlos Tevez's stormy stay at Manchester City is almost over. The Argentine striker is set to join Juventus today in a deal worth up to £12.8million.
  • Barcelona fear Thiago Alcantara's determination to play in next year's World Cup will drive him into the arms of United. David Moyes wants to make the Spanish under-21 star his first major signing at Old Trafford in a £17million deal.
Liverpool Echo
  • Everton are unlikely to pursue their interest in Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady.
The Chronicle
  • Alan Pardew is understood to have emerged as the key figure in convincing Fabricio Coloccini to continue leading the charge at Newcastle United next season.
  • Mike Williamson must wait to see if he is allowed to join Cardiff City - as Newcastle United decide whether they are still in the hunt for a centre-back.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Newcastle United's summer recruitment drive is set to finally kick into gear after a "very productive" meeting between the Magpies' chief scout Graham Carr and new director of football Joe Kinnear.
Sunderland Echo
  • Sunderland have pledged to re-invest the windfall from the sale of Simon Mignolet after the goalkeeper finalised his move to Liverpool.
  • Sunderland are willing to take a chance on boosting Matej Vydra's value on loan, with Sunderland among a quartet of Premier League clubs interested in the Czech striker.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Swansea City are lining up a double swoop for Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond and Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony as they look to accelerate their summer spending.
Express & Star
  • West Brom are considering a move for Colombia international striker Macnelly Torres - with former Watford loan star Matej Vydra also believed to be on their radar.
Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry says the League One outfit are stilll waiting to hear from Leeds United regarding a firm offer for their wantaway skipper Tommy Rowe.
Reading Post
  • Shaun Cummings is determined to stay and fight for his place in the side despite a lack of first team opportunities last season.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Owen Coyle will challenge his young players to impress him when they return for pre-season training next week.
The Bolton News
  • Wanderers remain confident Alex Baptiste will be rolled out as a Bolton player at the end of the month.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Gary Bowyer thinks Todd Kane can go on to secure further England honours after bringing the defender back to Ewood Park on a season-long loan deal.
  • David Dunn believes lessons are finally starting to be learned at Blackburn Rovers - insisting there must be no return to the 'tit for tat' power struggles of last season.
The Star
  • Sheffield Wednesday will turn their attentions to re-signing Giles Coke and Miguel Llera before pre-season training begins at Middlewood Road tomorrow.
  • Febian Brandy, Sheffield United's new signing, turned down approaches from Championship clubs to pen a two-year deal at Bramall Lane.
Evening Times
  • Hull are believed to be lining up a fresh swoop for Celtic striker Gary Hooper.
  • Richard Foster insists the pressure of competing in the Second Division will match that of starring in the SPL after clinching his return to Rangers.
The Scotsman
  • John Sutton looks set to leave Hearts after rejecting a 50 per cent pay cut to help reduce the club's wage bill.

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