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All the stories from the back pages of the national newspapers.
THE SUNWest Ham want Sunderland striker Connor Wickham to solve their firepower problem after Andy Carroll’s ankle surgery.
Nabil Bentaleb is desperate to prove he is not Tim Sherwood’s pet and prove he can hold his own in Tottenham’s midfield under Mauricio Pochettino.
West Ham new-boy Carl Jenkinson could miss the start of the season after picking up a hamstring injury in the 2-0 defeat to Malaga on Sunday.
Leandro Bacuna insists Christian Benteke will be back at Aston Villa sooner rather than later as he recovers from injury. 
Leicester are lining up a third bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney. Everton, Swansea and QPR are also interested, but the Hornets value him at £10m.
Vitoria Setubal’s Portugal Under-21 defender Frederico Venancio is a Sunderland target.
Preston midfielder Josh Brownhill, 18, is being pursued by a host of Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Manchester United.
Wolves could bid £1.2million for Chesterfield centre-back Liam Cooper.
DAILY MIRRORBrendan Rodgers has revealed how he stopped Louis van Gaal from joining Liverpool as technical director two years ago.
Paul Lambert is confident Aston Villa can keep Ron Vlaar and hopes to tempt him to stay on a new deal.
West Brom’s £10m record signing Brown Ideye could be forced to miss the start of the season because of a hold up with his work permit.
Tottenham have had a £17m bid accepted for Villarreal defender Mateo Masucchio and are in advanced talks to complete the 23-year-old’s switch to north London.
Southampton want to take Manchester United wonderkid left-winger Demetri Mitchell on loan.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is ready to snap up Nottingham Forest Jamaal Lascelles in a £3m deal.
Blackburn have sent striker Leon Best on loan to promotion rivals Derby – just to cut their wage bills.
Norwich have beaten Reading to the signature of Gary O’Neil.
DAILY MAILTottenham are continuing talks with Villarreal over £20m-rated central defender Mateo Musacchio, 
AC Milan are interested in signing Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, although his wages could prove a stumbling block to any potential move.
Sunderland hope the arrival of Frank Lampard at Manchester City will help push Jack Rodwell their way.
Alan Pardew expects more signings at Newcastle this summer and is backing Facundo Ferreyra to win a permanent stay after signing on a season-long loan from Shakhtar Donetsk.
DAILY EXPRESSArsene Wenger has slammed Frank Lampard’s loan from New York City to Manchester City as a way of circumventing the Financial Fair Play rules.
Garry Monk, who is fighting off interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham for Wilfried Bony, has told the striker he will make him an even better player if he stays at Swansea.
Javier Manquillo will have a medical at Liverpool today to finalise a two-year loan deal from Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal are lining up a £30m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.
Louis van Gaal faces an uphill battle to bring Mats Hummels and Thomas Vermaelen to Old Trafford.
West Ham are lining up a £10m move for Peter Crouch. 
DAILY STARJamie Carragher has backed Dejan Lovren to be a future Liverpool captain.
Jose Mourinho fears many of his Chelsea players won’t be fit for the start of the season after watching his side slump to a 3-0 defeat to Werder Bremen.
Tony Pulis is eying Stoke ace Marc Wilson to bolster his Crystal Palace defence.
Mauricio Pochettino is ready to use Nacer Chadli as bait to convince Southampton to sell Morgan Schneiderlin.
DAILY RECORDSwansea are weighing up a shock move for Celtic full-back Adam Matthews.
Georgios Samaras is weighing up a move to Southampton after knocking back a massive £100,000 a week to play in China.
Rangers knocked back two bids this summer from the UAE for Bilel Mohsni – but Ally McCoist would surely now welcome a third for the defender.

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