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A round-up of the main football stories and transfer rumours in Tuesday’s regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Jose Mourinho has backed Louis van Gaal to turn things around at Manchester United and make them a major force again.
QPR chief Tony Fernandes is proud of the bond he has built up with Harry Redknapp but will not stand in his manager’s way if England come calling.
Morgan Schneiderlin admits he is still disappointed Southampton didn’t allow him to join Arsenal or Tottenham but won’t sulk over his summer disappointment.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Man City have the oldest average age of any Premier League squad, according to a detailed report from the Soccerex conference taking place in Manchester.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl has revealed it was comments made by Louis van Gaal that prompted Shinji Kagawa to move back to Germany.
Manchester United youngster Nick Powell says he pushed through a loan move to Leicester on deadline day because he’s desperate to play in the Premier League.
LIVERPOOL ECHO
Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has dismissed suggestions that Mario Balotelli clashed with his players during a behind closed doors friendly with his team last week.
Everton’s Steven Naismith is the hardest working player in the Premier League, insists Gareth Barry.
NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Rob Elliot has admitted he may have to leave Newcastle United if he continues to be second choice goalkeeper.
Sunderland’s forgotten men could soon be handed their chance to prove their worth – but with other clubs with the loan window opening this week.
SUNDERLAND ECHO
Gus Poyet believes clarifying his own long-term future made Sunderland a more attractive option to their transfer targets this summer.
BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Matt Lowton, Chris Herd and Ciaran Clark are among those who could leave Aston Villa in the loan window following new arrivals over the summer.
Birmingham City tried to lure Florent Malouda to St Andrew’s – but the move for the former Chelsea star broke down due to wages.
EXPRESS & STAR
Wolves today announced the signing of former Manchester City defender George Swan.
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett today completely played down the alleged ‘clash’ between Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli and George Saville.
THE SENTINEL
Stoke’s Olly Shenton says he is on a daily mission to work his way into Mark Hughes’ first team plans – just a month after picking up his GCSE results.
THE DAILY ECHO
Toby Alderweireld believes he won’t have to wait long for his chance to shine at Southampton – but admits he has to perform to stay in the team.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Assem Allam could be about to relinquish his hands-on role as Hull City chairman.
LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH
Burnley goalkeeper Alex Cisak has today signed a new two-year deal with Burnley.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Garry Monk has saluted Gylfi Sigurdsson after his spectacular start to life back at Swansea City – but insists he can get even better.
NEWHAM RECORDER
Morgan Schneiderlin admits he was a “little disappointed” by Southampton’s refusal to sell him to Tottenham during the summer.
Barcelona teenager Sergi Samper has rebuffed an approach from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, according to reports in Spain.
NOTTINGHAM POST
Kelvin Wilson feared his Nottingham Forest career was ‘finished’ – and admits he is delighted to be pushing for a first team return after coming through his injury nightmare.
THE PINK UN
Former Canaries boss Chris Hughton could find himself back in work this week with Leeds United.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton’s hopes of adding Irish midfielder Owen Garvan to their ranks have received a boost with news he will be heading out on loan from Crystal Palace.
BLACKPOOL GAZETTE
Karl Oyston has refused to quash rumours that Blackpool manager Jose Riga is set to be sacked.
READING POST
Royston Drenthe has refused to criticise Reading following his loan switch to Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
IPSWICH STAR
Former Ipswich Town loanee Jonny Williams will not be allowed to leave Crystal Palace for a similar temporary spell, until after the Eagles’ home League Cup clash against Newcastle on September 24.
EVENING TIMES
Kris Boyd is confident Ally McCoist will continue to handle the latest Ibrox crisis to guide Rangers back to the big time.

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