Paper Talk - 29 August 2013

Joleon Lescott: Linked with a move to Liverpool

Regional Paper Talk: Reds eye Lescott

Liverpool could make a move for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott while Stoke are reportedly interested in a Bundesliga star Aaron Hunt.

London Evening Standard
  • Tottenham skipper Michael Dawson has hailed the club's summer spending spree and says it can finally give them the edge over their north London rivals Arsenal.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Wojciech Szczesny and Lukas Fabianski that they will battle it out to be the clubs first-choice goalkeeper this season.
  • John Obi Mikel hopes to stay at Chelsea for the rest of his career even though his future at the club has been in doubt this summer.
Manchester Evening News
  • Manchester City are closing in on Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis.
  • Luis Suarez could make his return from a 10-match ban at Manchester United in the Capital One Cup after an eye-catching draw.
  • Former Manchester United player Arthur Albison says the reds are right to move for Everton left-back Leighton Baines.
Liverpool Echo
  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could look to strengthen his defensive options by making a bid for Man City centre-back Joleon Lescott.
The Chronicle
  • Sammy Ameobi has spoken of his pride after he and brother Shola became the first siblings to score in a competitive match for Newcastle United.
  • Demba Ba could be heading back to Tyneside on loan from Chelsea, if Newcastle United up their offer to bring the Senegal striker to St James' Park.
  • Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio believes front pair Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore can form a deadly double act.
Newcastle and Sunderland
  • Adam Johnson believes Connor Wickham will finally come good for Sunderland - amid doubts over the future of Stephane Sessegnon.
Evening Gazette
  • Revitalised Rhys Williams has been "fantastic" for Boro so far this season, says Tony Mowbray.
South Wales Evening Post
  • Swansea City will be joined by a host of big guns if they finish the job against Petrolul Ploiesti on Thursday and make it into the Europa League group stages.
  • Michael Laudrup is confident Swansea City will land a forward before Monday's transfer deadline and has admitted he is interested in Alvaro Vazquez.
Express & Star
  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed that he is dreaming of Wembley glory after their Capital One Cup stroll against Rotherham on Wednesday.
  • Nicolas Anelka was expected to resume training at West Bromwich Albion on Thursday.
Reading Post
  • Nigel Adkins branded Reading's 6-0 humiliation at League One side Peterborough United in the Capital One Cup as unacceptable.
The Sentinel
  • Stoke City target Aaron Hunt was at the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday to watch the Potters' Capital One Cup win over Walsall.
Wigan Evening Post
  • Wigan Athletic boss Owen Coyle has hailed the character and attitude of James McCarthy in the face of frenzied transfer speculation.
Lancashire Telegraph
  • Ben Marshall believes joining Blackburn Rovers is the right move for his career after admitting he had to leave Leicester City to secure regular football.
Evening Times
  • Celtic will await Thursday's Champions League group stage draw riding on the crest of a wave - and with transfer targets in tow.
  • Jamie Forrest described Celtic's win over Shakhter Karagandy as "the best feeling ever" as his goal saw the Hoops overturn an aggregate deficit and reach the Champions League group stage.
  • Bilel Mohsni has set his sights on Champions League football with Rangers as he gears up for his competitive Light Blues bow next week.

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