Paper Talk - 30 July 2013

Marouane Fellaini: Manchester United may turn to Everton man

Regional Paper Talk: Fellaini targeted

Manchester United may turn to Marouane Fellaini if they miss out on Cesc Fabregas, while Newcastle are trying to sign Loic Remy on loan.

London Evening Standard
  • Former Tottenham manager David Pleat has publicly told wantaway winger Gareth Bale that he is "too young" to move to Real Madrid.
Newham Recorder
  • Kevin Nolan believes West Ham can improve on last season's 10th-placed finish - as long as their attacking players can find their scoring boots.
  • QPR chief executive Philip Beard gave a guarded assessment of the club's stadium ambitions, but insisted that Rangers continue to make "progress" in their hunt for a new home.
  • Real Madrid's sporting director Zinedine Zidane insists the Spanish giants won't give up on signing Gareth Bale and claims their "very good relationship" with Tottenham can help push the deal through.
Manchester Evening News
  • David Moyes is considering stepping up his interest in Marouane Fellaini if Barcelona cannot be convinced to sell Cesc Fabregas.
  • England defenders Joleon Lescott and Micah Richards could get a chance to impress new Blues boss with defensive rival Matija Nastasic sidelined after ankle knock.
Liverpool Echo
  • Tottenham have made a habit of gazumping Liverpool's transfer targets of late and Tiago Ilori could be about to be added to that list.
  • Martin Skrtel has been linked with renewed interest from Napoli and ex-Reds boss Rafa Benitez.
  • Everton boss Roberto Martinez is preparing to raid his former club Wigan for a fourth time with a £15million move for Republic of Ireland star James McCarthy.
  • Reports also suggest Martinez is to step up his pursuit of Mohamed Diame and Manchester City outcast Scott Sinclair, as well as £15million-rated Juventus striker Alessandro Matri.
The Chronicle
  • Newcastle United are still trying to secure Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy on a season-long deal - but the Magpies are still monitoring want-away French striker Bafetimbi Gomis' situation with Lyon.
  • Reports have linked Celtic with a move for Sunderland winger James McClean, whose future on Wearside is no longer assured.
  • Lee Cattlermole could be set to leave Sunderland on loan this summer - if the Black Cats fail to find a buyer.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear is to meet with advisers for Darren Bent in the hope of securing a deal for the striker.
Birmingham Mail
  • Real Mallorca won't be pursuing Alan Hutton after a deal for the Aston Villa defender hit a snag.
  • Barry Bannan is still poised to move to Blackburn after the Championship club confirmed their interest in the Aston Villa midfielder.
  • Wolves have rejected a £500,000 bid for Kevin Doyle from Celtic.
  • Millwall manager Steve Lomas is considering a bid for former West Bromwich Albion defender Gianni Zuiverloon.
  • West Bromwich Albion are still actively hunting for new recruits but their pursuit of Argentina international centre-back Federico Fernandez has stalled.
Express & Star
  • Wolves have dismissed reports outcast Jamie O'Hara has been on trial at Queens Park Rangers - but there is believed to be Hoops interest in the £5million midfielder.
  • West Brom are still keeping tabs on Manchester City's out-of-favour winger Scott Sinclair, but Premier League rivals Everton and Southampton are also tracking the player.
  • Marlon King is in talks with three Championship clubs as he looks to secure his release from Birmingham City, after being made available by Blues on a free transfer this summer.
  • Walsall manager Dean Smith has signalled the club are no longer in the market for a striker, choosing instead to focus on midfield and goalkeeping cover.
The Pink un
  • Norwich City manager Chris Hughton hopes yet more reinforcements are on the way as his latest recruit, striker Gary Hooper, was presented to the media.
The Daily Echo
  • Fulham want to sign Napoli midfielder Walter Gargano.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Blackburn Rovers are understood to be interested in Peterborough's Tommy Rowe.
  • Sean Dyche is preparing to start the season with Charlie Austin, but Burnley will need to reject QPR's advances to grant the Clarets boss his wish.
Evening Times
  • Celtic's record signing Chris Sutton believes the club can still attract big names to Parkhead despite losing two of their best players to England.
  • Celtic are closing the net on the man they want to add to their squad ahead of tomorrow night's deadline for the Champions League qualifiers against Elfsborg, Dutch winger Derk Boerrigter.
The Scotsman
  • Dundee United have lost interest in signing English defender Neal Trotman.
  • Rangers have taken on trialists Mamady Sidibe and Hameur Bouazza from the English Premier League.

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