Football: Regional Paper Talk

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All the news and transfer rumours from the back pages of the regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea have dropped their biggest hint yet that Kurt Zouma will be part of the squad this season rather than leaving on loan by giving him the No 5 shirt.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Louis van Gaal has revealed his determination to start with two strikers is behind his decision to adopt a new system at Manchester United.
Manuel Pellegrini hailed his City new boys after they defeated Sporting Kansas 4-1 in their first US tour match.
NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Alan Pardew is concerned about injuries before a ball has been kicked in the Premier League.
THE JOURNAL
Alan Pardew has confirmed he will field another strong team in Newcastle United’s next tour match against Wellington Phoenix, but defender Mike Williamson is playing catch-up as he battles for pre-season fitness.
Ignacio Scocco will end his spell at Sunderland and rejoin Newell’s Old Boys within days after the Argentinian side came to an agreement with the Black Cats.
SUNDERLAND ECHO
Gus Poyet hopes Sunderland will have at least one fresh face among their ranks by the time they fly out to Portugal tomorrow.
Morgan Amalfitano is NOT among the possibilities to replace the departed Nacho Scocco at Sunderland.
EXPRESS & STAR
West Brom boss Alan Irvine today backed club-record signing Brown Ideye to shine, despite admitting he has not seen the £10million man play.
Wide players Aleksandar Tonev and Antonio Luna are on the verge of leaving Aston Villa after being left out of the squad for the tour of the United States.
Wolves today confirmed a deal to sign highly-rated former Chelsea youngster Conor Hunte.
THE SENTINEL
Stoke City clinched the signing of Bojan Krkic from Barcelona for no more than a modest six-figure fee.
THE DAILY ECHO
Ronald Koeman looks unlikely to be reunited with his former centre-half Ron Vlaar this summer.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Steve Bruce says his Hull City side must quickly shake off their pre-season lethargy if they are to begin a debut Europa League campaign with a bang next week.
LEICESTER MERCURY
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has not ruled out making more signings ahead of the start of the Premier League season.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Gylfi Sigurdsson is convinced the Swansea City success story is set to continue under Garry Monk after returning to the Liberty Stadium on a four-year deal.
FULHAM CHRONICLE
Gary O’Neil has been told he won’t be offered a new deal at QPR as Harry Redknapp explores other midfield options instead.
Liverpool have agreed a £10.5million deal for QPR striker Loic Remy.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
Ian Holloway says he wants former Everton attacker Magaye Gueye.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Leeds United head coach David Hockaday will give a clear indication of his plans for the first game of the new season by fielding his strongest line-up away at Chesterfield on Saturday.
DERBY TELEGRAPH
Lee Grant will not return to action during Derby County’s tour of Austria.
THE PINK UN
Norwich City midfielder Elliott Bennett is confident there will be no mental scars from relegation as the Canaries bid to bounce back from the Championship at the first attempt.
EVENING GAZETTE
Kenneth Omeruo has confirmed that Jose Mourinho told him Middlesbrough was the best place for him to play next season.
Boro are hoping to bring in several Chelsea players on loan this summer, with Patrick Bamford among those linked with the club.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Wigan boss Uwe Rosler remains on the look-out for attacking reinforcements after landing Manchester City midfielder Emyr Huws.
BLACKPOOL GAZETTE
It’s business as usual for Blackpool boss Jose Riga today, but there’s no sign of Ishmael Miller. Despite all but agreeing terms on Tuesday night and being due to put pen-to-paper yesterday, the deal hasn’t yet been completed.
THE ARGUS
Brighton boss Sami Hyypia says time is running out to get his squad in place for the start of the season.
THE STAR
Trialist Dejan Kelhar will get another chance to earn a permanent Sheffield Wednesday contract after impressing in their pre-season friendly against FC Arsenal Tula.
BOURNEMOUTH ECHO
Skipper Tommy Elphick has vowed to seize the early-season initiative and go all-out to secure a long term future with Bournemouth.
EVENING TIMES
Leigh Griffiths is desperate to help the Hoops get through the next qualifying round of the Champions League – because he can’t wait to experience a big European night at Celtic Park.

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