Football: Regional paper talk

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A round-up of the best football stories making the back pages of Tuesday evening’s regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Everton’s James McCarthy has revealed he almost joined Tottenham and is pleased with Manchester United interest.
Sandro could be heading for the exit if Tottenham are successful in their pursuit of Southampton duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Louis van Gaal has told Wilfried Zaha he must adapt to his new system if he wants to stay at Old Trafford – starting with developing into a striker role.
Manchester United are ready to listen to offers for Marouane Fellaini and Shinji Kagawa.
Scott Sinclair believes he is finally back to being the player that Manchester City bought from Swansea.
LIVERPOOL ECHO
Daniel Sturridge is convinced the loss of prolific strike partner Luis Suarez won’t wreck Liverpool’s pursuit of glory this season as he vowed: “We’ll all step up.”
Everton need to prepare a plan B if they are unable to do a deal for Romelu Lukaku before the start of the season, insists Roberto Martinez. 
NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Alan Pardew has revealed the dressing-room spirit which took a pummelling last season has been partially repaired after Newcastle United’s solid start to pre-season.
Scotland striker Steven Fletcher says Sunderland’s future looks bright with a several talented youngsters impressing in pre-season. 
Newcastle United could have to make Loic Remy top earner if they want him back at St James’ Park.
THE JOURNAL
Sunderland are closing in on a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Cristian Rodriguez.
Rob Elliot hopes that two clean sheets in New Zealand have done enough to keep him in Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew’s thoughts ahead of the Premier League kick-off.
SUNDERLAND ECHO
Costel Pantilimon insists Sunderland’s narrow escape from the drop last season should not influence the thinking of any transfer targets.
BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Victor Moses has emerged as a target for Aston Villa as boss Paul Lambert continues his summer rebuild.
Alan Irvine has yet to decide on a set formation for his West Bromwich Albion team this season as he mulls over playing five at the back.
EXPRESS & STAR
Record £10million West Brom signing Brown Ideye hopes to finalise his work visa this week.
THE SENTINEL
Stoke City newcomer Steve Sidwell admits there could be a few scars left by relegation with Fulham last season.
NEWHAM RECORDER
Leyton Orient have signed former Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff on a two year deal.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
Fred Onyedinma could be allowed out on loan by Millwall boss Ian Holloway.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
The future of Jonathan de Guzman remains in doubt after Garry Monk reported no progress in talks to bring him back to Swansea City.
WALES ONLINE
Nigel Clough is set to make a fresh bid for Cardiff City right-back John Brayford this week, but Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks certain to reject any offer.
THE DAILY ECHO
Southampton executive director Les Reed has insisted Saints are “determined” to hold onto their talented youngsters, despite the sale of Calum Chambers.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City will aim to unveil Andy Robertson and Harry Maguire as new signings today.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Leeds United board member Edoardo Cellino is urging fans to get behind head coach David Hockaday.
NOTTINGHAM POST
Goalkeeper Karl Darlow insists he is happy at Nottingham Forest.
LEICESTER MERCURY
Leicester City look set to miss out on Watford striker Troy Deeney, with QPR now favourites to sign the striker. 
LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH
Tommy Spurr has backed former Doncaster Rovers team-mate Chris Brown to provide real competition up front at Blackburn Rovers this season.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton boss Dougie Freedman believes he has discovered a way to get the best out of midfield maestro Mark Davies. 
BLACKPOOL GAZETTE
Karl Oyston has responded to Blackpool president Valeri Belokon’s blast at his family’s running of the club with an explosive letter of his own.
EVENING GAZETTE
Middlesbrough will turn their attention to other names on their list of summer transfer targets as left-back James Husband prepares to finalise his £500,000 move.
THE STAR
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has confirmed he will make a fresh approach for John Brayford after Harry Maguire’s move to Hull City was rubber-stamped.
HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER
Paul Dickov insists there is no panic that most of his transfer business has yet to be done with less than two weeks remaining until the start of the season.
DONCASTER FREE PRESS
Doncaster manager Paul Dickov insists there is no panic that most of his transfer business has yet to be done with less than two weeks remaining until the start of the season.
READING POST
Reading boss Nigel Adkins admits he has a decision to make over who will start the season as his first choice goalkeeper.
THE ARGUS
David Stockdale believes he can make a quick return to the Premier League with Brighton.
BOURNEMOUTH ECHO
Bournemouth star Matt Ritchie insists he is closer to realising his Premier League aspirations with the Cherries than he ever was at former club Portsmouth.
EVENING TIMES
Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald could make a move to bring midfielder Isaac Osbourne back to Firhill this summer.

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