Football: Regional paper talk

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All the latest headlines and Deadline Day reaction from today’s regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Radamel Falcao last night declared that playing for “one of the truly great teams” like Manchester United was a lifetime’s ambition.
Arsenal announced the signing of England international forward Danny Welbeck from Premier League rivals Manchester United for an undisclosed fee – almost two hours after the initial transfer deadline had passed.
Terry Venables says Radamel Falcao will raise Manchester United to another level.
Watford have appointed former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia as their new head coach.
Crystal Palace have completed their third deadline day swoop by completing the loan signing of Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Louis van Gaal reacted to Manchester United ‘s disappointing start to the season with the audacious signing of Radamel Falcao and declared: “He is one of the most prolific goalscorers in the game.”
Departed Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has penned a heartfelt open letter to Blues fans after his departure to Valencia.
LIVERPOOL ECHO
Liverpool were frustrated in their attempts to sell Fabio Borini on deadline day as the Italian striker rejected a £13million transfer to Queens Park Rangers.
Everton still hope to land Belgian starlet David Henen on loan – despite the teenager having just completed a move to Olympiakos.
NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Newcastle United have taken a “big gamble” by offloading Hatem Ben Arfa to Hull City – according to Olivier Bernard.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s relationship breakdown with Alan Pardew resulted in the French international defender’s exit to AS Roma.
THE JOURNAL
Hull City manager Steve Bruce hailed the capture of a player with “real flair” after signing Hatem Ben Arfa from Newcastle United on a season-long loan.
SUNDERLAND ECHO
Fabio Borini is thought to have priced himself out of a move to Sunderland after seeing a deadine day switch to QPR fall through for similar reasons.
Cabral hopes to leave Sunderland when the emergency loan window opens next week – after the midfielder was not among the departures from the Stadium of Light on transfer deadline day.
BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Reports this morning are suggesting that Tom Cleverley could still move to Villa on loan.
Birmingham City decided not to pursue their interest in Seb Hines despite agreeing an undisclosed fee for the Middlesbrough defender.
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph is reaping the benefits of an intense summer of training as he prepares for his England debut.
EXPRESS & STAR
Midfielder James Morrison today insisted West Brom have the squad to steer clear of relegation despite a quiet transfer deadline day at the Hawthorns.
Kenny Jackett today revealed a deal for FC Tours’ French striker Andy Delort collapsed over the striker’s wage demands – as Kevin Doyle sealed a loan move to Crystal Palace.
Villa missed out on a deal for Spanish midfielder Sergio Canales as Radamel Falcao’s big-money loan move to Manchester United dominated deadline day.
THE SENTINEL
Oussama Assaidi joined Stoke City on a season-long loan late last night to make it seven summer signings in the transfer window.
THE DAILY ECHO
Southampton beat the transfer deadline by a whisker last night to complete a major double swoop, signing defender Toby Alderweireld and winger Sadio Mane.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City manager Steve Bruce was today celebrating a job well done after the biggest 24 hours in the club’s transfer history.
LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH
After completing the permanent capture of Everton centre-back Shane Duffy on a three-year contract Blackburn Rovers swooped for Fulham midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe and Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele on season-long loans in the final 90 minutes of the window late last night.
Burnley took their summer spending to almost £8million, and their recruitment drive to ten players with the transfer deadline day arrivals of George Boyd, Nathaniel Chalobah and Michael Keane.
LEICESTER MERCURY
Leicester City failed in an audacious bid to sign Jermain Defoe before the transfer window closed last night.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Garry Monk was left disappointed last night as Swansea City failed to make any last-minute signings – but there was some good news as they held on to Wilfried Bony
FULHAM CHRONICLE
Petr Cech is staying at Chelsea to fight for the number one shirt with Thibaut Courtois after a quiet transfer deadline day at Stamford Bridge.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
Zeki Fryers has admitted that Neil Warnock was a big reason why he plumped for Crystal Palace.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Matt Smith has revealed his surprise at being allowed to leave Leeds United for Championship rivals Fulham ahead of the closure of last night’s summer transfer window.
Leeds United have made the loan signing of Souleymane Doukara into a permanent one.
DERBY TELEGRAPH
Steve McClaren has warned his Derby County players they need to be on their toes to stay in the team.
THE PINK UN
Norwich City completed a hectic transfer evening with a double defensive signing to bolster their Championship promotion push. Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel completed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, with the option of an additional year, and experienced Southampton centre back Jos Hooiveld joined on a season-long loan.
EVENING GAZETTE
Boro have signed young Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on a three-month loan deal with Jason Steele completing a one-year loan move to Blackburn Rovers.
Former Boro striker Kei Kamara is still on the search for a new club after his hopes of a reunion with Sporting Kansas City were dashed.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Wigan Athletic signed four players but said goodbye to FA Cup winner James McArthur on a busy transfer deadline day.
BLACKPOOL GAZETTE
Jose Riga was left hugely frustrated after the transfer window closed last night with no new players through the door at Bloomfield Road.
READING POST
Reading have signed Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray on loan until January, with a view to a permanent switch.
THE ARGUS
Brighton and Hove Albion have loaned out Vitalijs Maksimenko again – to give him first team football and help his international career.
IPSWICH STAR
Ipswich Town striker Frank Nouble has joined League One side Coventry City on loan until January 4 in a deal that beat the transfer deadline by minutes.
THE STAR
Manager Nigel Clough has revealed that Sheffield United had several “substantial” bids rejected by other clubs, ahead of last night’s transfer deadline.
HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER
Huddersfield Town have beaten the transfer deadline to land experienced Cardiff City centre-back and captain Mark Hudson.
Former Leeds United favourite Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the latest name to be linked to the Huddersfield Town managerial vacancy by bookies.
BOURNEMOUTH ECHO
Boss Eddie Howe finally ended his lengthy pursuit of Andrew Surman and then said he hoped to see the best of the player in a Cherries shirt.
EVENING TIMES
Rangers fan George Letham has reluctantly agreed to give the Ibrox board a short extension to repay the £1million loan that was due last week.
Celtic’s dogged refusal to allow the transfer window to close without the addition of a striker paid off late last night when they landed Stefan Scepovic.

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