Football: Regional paper talk

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A look at the football news and gossip in today’s regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Glenn Hoddle is the surprise third candidate on Steve Parish’s shortlist to replace Tony Pulis, with the Crystal Palace co-owner eager to speak to the Queen’s Park Rangers coach before he makes a decision.
Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba believes that Jose Mourinho selects his teams based on star names rather than player performance.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Marcos Rojo has reportedly confirmed his move to Manchester United.
Real Madrid are bracing themselves for a Manchester United swoop for Angel Di Maria.
Juventus are preparing a bid of £12million for Matija Nastasic after Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini made it plain the defender can go.
LIVERPOOL ECHO
Roberto Martinez says injury to Ross Barkley forced him to hand a starting place to club record signing Romelu Lukaku sooner than planned.
Daniel Sturridge says Liverpool are ready to put the “heartbreak” of last season behind them and challenge for honours in the coming campaign.
NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Alan Pardew says Remy Cabella will have every chance to prove he can be a true entertainer at St James’ Park this season – but has warned patience is still very much the watchword for the 24-year-old as he finds his feet in the Premier League.
Emanuele Giaccherini could make his Sunderland comeback against Tottenham Hotspur next month.
THE JOURNAL
Facundo Ferreyra scored for Newcastle United Reserves last night, his first for the club, to give Alan Pardew a welcome boost as his search for another striker continues.
Gus Poyet says Sunderland’s transfer strategy this summer marks an important break with the past.
SUNDERLAND ECHO
Former Sunderland defender Carlos Cuellar is set to join Championship side Norwich City on a free transfer.
Lee Cattermole is confident Sunderland will grow as the campaign wears on after an opening day point at West Brom.
BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Chris Brunt has delivered a damning assessment of Pepe Mel’s West Bromwich Albion reign by revealing the dressing room was ‘dead’ and at ‘rock bottom’ under the Spaniard.
EXPRESS & STAR
Kevin Foley’s Wolves career is over after boss Kenny Jackett reveals the defender is surplus to requirements..
THE SENTINEL
Chairman Peter Coates has stressed that Stoke City were ready to spend far more than they have in the transfer market this summer.
FULHAM CHRONICLE
Chelsea World Cup winner Andre Schurrle has set the record straight on stories linking him with a move to Atletico Madrid later this month.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen reckons one of the club’s most pressing areas to strengthen their squad is in the winger department.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Swansea City say they have put more work than ever into avoiding transfer market mistakes this summer as they prepare to unveil Federico Fernandez.
WALES ONLINE
Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay is back in the frame to take the vacant manager’s position at Crystal Palace.
Ashley Williams believes the return of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Swansea City will bring back some much-needed quality the side has been lacking.
THE PINK UN
Nothing is decided during the opening weeks of the football season but Norwich City manager Neil Adams knows the huge opportunity his side have to launch their promotion campaign this week.
THE DAILY ECHO
Rickie Lambert admitted that Southampton’s performance at Anfield has erased any doubts he had about how his former club would do this season.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
David Hockaday has praised Paddy Kenny’s professionalism after his departure from Leeds United by mutual consent.
NOTTINGHAM POST
Notts County’s crippling injury problems have forced boss Shaun Derry to register as a player and recruit former defender Mike Edwards on a short-term deal.
LEICESTER MERCURY
Leicester City’s club record signing Leonardo Ulloa is confident he can be a success in the Premier League.
LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH
Tommy Spurr will not play again before the international break after Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer revealed the left back’s latest groin injury will rule him out for at least two more weeks.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Adam Bogdan is back between the sticks for Bolton Wanderers and hoping his injury worries are now behind him.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Wigan boss Uwe Rosler was waiting to hear whether a bid for an unnamed fresh transfer target has been successful.
BLACKPOOL GAZETTE
Nile Ranger has described his move to Blackpool as his “last chance” in football.
EVENING GAZETTE
Aitor Karanka hopes Patrick Bamford can form a deadly strike force with Kike and Albert Adomah.
THE STAR
Sheffield United’s Craig Alcock has vowed to show Peterborough no mercy at London Road tonight.
HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER
Ollie Norwood is on his way to Reading, according to sources in the South.
DONCASTER FREE PRESS
Paul Dickov is confident he will get a reaction from his players against Preston tonight.
READING POST
Reading are close to completing the signing of Huddersfield Town midfielder Oliver Norwood.
IPSWICH STAR
New signing Conor Sammon is determined he can hit the goal trail at Ipswich Town, despite having a less than impressive scoring record.
BOURNEMOUTH ECHO
Simon Francis insists the pain of his Nottingham Forest rejection is a distant memory – but admits it stopped him supporting his boyhood heroes.
THE SCOTSMAN
Hearts’ Jamie Walker and Hibernian’s Lewis Stevenson will find out on Tuesday afternoon if they are to face retrospective punishment for a late flare-up in Sunday’s Edinburgh derby.

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