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A look at the major football stories making the back pages of this afternoon’s regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Tottenham supporters would favour a short-term move to Wembley after it was announced a temporary home would be required due to a delay in the construction of their new stadium.
Chelsea starlet Lucas Piazon fears his dream of becoming a regular at Stamford Bridge may never happen.
Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale believes Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will be crowned Premier League champions this season.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Patrick Kluivert insists that he has “no doubt” that Louis van Gaal will get things right at Old Trafford and that it is merely a matter of time before Manchester United fulfill the potential that their pre-season form promised.
Michael Owen claims it is impossible for young English footballers to progress into the first teams at Manchester United, Manchester City and other top clubs.
LIVERPOOL ECHO
Daniel Sturridge faces a race against time to be fit for the Merseyside derby later this month after being ruled out for up to three weeks.
Kevin Mirallas admits he has had to overcome his care-free attitude to football in order to start fulfiling his world-class potential.
NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Jonas Gutierrez is intending to head back to Tyneside for showdown talks with Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew.
Newcastle United are interested in Nice’s France under-21 captain Nampalys Mendy as a possible replacement for Cheick Tiote, if the midfielder continues to attract interest between now and the end of the season.
THE JOURNAL
Jozy Altidore says Sunderland are determined to put last season’s “great” escape behind them and are “desperate” to build on the achievement this term.
SUNDERLAND ECHO
Santiago Vergini insists the wait to rejoin Sunderland was worth it after a protracted move to the Stadium of Light this summer.
Lee Cattermole hopes he can return to the international stage in a new-look England set-up.
BIRMINGHAM MAIL
Gabby Agbonlahor penned a new four-year deal at Aston Villa yesterday – and then urged the club to sign up his close mate Fabian Delph.
THE SENTINEL
Stoke City’s management team are worried about Mame Diouf’s physical and mental condition ahead of his return from international duty with Senegal.
FULHAM CHRONICLE
Rio Ferdinand insists the time was right to leave Manchester United in the summer as he prepares to take on his former side on Sunday.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Garry Monk admits he cannot be sure when Leon Britton will return to action for Swansea City.
WALES ONLINE
Gareth Bale has insisted not even starring for Real Madrid beats playing for Wales – and is ready to shine in nine more ‘cup finals’ to be able to pull on the red shirt at Euro 2016.
THE PINK UN
Norwich City old boy Anthony Pilkington has no regrets his Norwich career turned sour before sealing a move to Championship rivals Cardiff City.
THE DAILY ECHO
Southampton’s newest signing, Sadio Mane, set Senegal on their way to an African Cup of Nations qualifying victory over Botswana last night.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City owner Assem Allam is expected to revive his ambitions to rename the club Hull Tigers when he breaks his wall of silence today.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Leeds United caretaker head coach Neil Redfearn has hailed the ‘massive potential’ of Brazilian play-maker Adryan, who made his first appearance in Monday’s development squad clash with Ipswich.
DERBY TELEGRAPH
Derby County midfielder Paul Coutts is struggling to shake off the injury that has sidelined him for much of the past two months.
LEICESTER MERCURY
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has a taste for the Premier League after fulfilling his lifetime dream against Arsenal.
LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH
Gary Bowyer insists Blackburn Rovers will go into this weekend’s big Lancashire derby at home to Wigan Athletic with their confidence intact.
WIGAN EVENING POST
Jonathan Jackson insists Wigan Athletic will return from their international break with a far stronger squad than they entered it.
BLACKPOOL GAZETTE
Jose Riga has been hit with a Bloomfield Road wall of silence this week as Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston avoided all contact with his embattled manager.
EVENING GAZETTE
Damia Abella is backing Boro to push for promotion but insists the team must defend better if they’re to fulfil their potential.
THE STAR
Nigel Clough hopes Harry Maguire lets his heart rule his head if, as expected, the former Sheffield United centre-half is allowed to leave Hull City on loan.
HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER
Chris Powell wants Huddersfield Town to keep it clean when he takes charge for the first time at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday.
DONCASTER FREE PRESS
James Coppinger says the prospect of becoming Doncaster Rovers’ leading all-time appearance maker only enhanced his desire to stay at the club.
READING POST
Danny Williams says he hopes to be back training with Reading in November.
THE ARGUS
Andrew Crofts has been awarded a one-year contract extension by Brighton following his recovery from a serious knee injury.
IPSWICH STAR
Darren Ambrose is an Ipswich Town player once again after signing a short-term deal at the club.
BOURNEMOUTH ECHO
Bournemouth captian Tommy Elphick insists his side must strike with precision timing to make the most of their solid start to the new season
THE SCOTSMAN
Rangers supporters’ group The Union of Fans have called for Sandy Easdale to be removed from the board following his meeting with Interpol suspect Rafat Rizvi, who is wanted for fraud in Indonesia.

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