Wednesday August 29

  • Last Updated: August 29 2012, 14:11 BST

EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham have begun negotiations with Hamburg over the sale of Rafael van der Vaart as they close on signing Barcelona star Ibrahim Afellay on loan.

Liverpool are the favourites to sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott if Arsene Wenger decides he won't back down over the star's demands.

Chelsea are considering increasing their bid for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle.

West Ham are looking to strengthen their attacking options still further before the transfer window closes.

Djibril Cisse admits the signing of goalkeeper Julio Cesar from Inter Milan has got every QPR player fearing for their place.

England have been handed a boost with the news that John Terry has returned to training at Chelsea and should be fit for the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

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LIVERPOOL ECHO

Everton have distanced themselves from a move for free agent striker Michael Owen.

Jay Spearing is edging closer to a permanent move away from Liverpool, with Bolton and Wolves keen on securing a £3million move for the midfielder.

Steven Gerrard says he has been impressed by the manner in which new signing Joe Allen has settled in at Liverpool following his big-money move from Swansea.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Lee Clark has vowed to give Birmingham City supporters a 'team to be proud of' after admitting that he is now battling the biggest test of his managerial career.

West Brom are confident of having Romelu Lukaku and Peter Odemwingie fit for Saturday's visit of Everton.

DAILY MIRROR

Wayne Rooney fears Manchester United are preparing to offload him for £40million.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas wants to sign 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho from Porto and Russia striker Alan Dzagoev, 22, from CSKA Moscow, but could lose Jermain Defoe and Rafael van der Vaart.

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been warned to sign a new deal in the next 48 hours or be sold.

Manchester City have been told it will cost them £25m to sign Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia.

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is in negotiations about a shock mov to AC Milan.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is considering a move for 30-year-old Southampton striker Rickie Lambert.

Nuri Sahin has revealed how Xabi Alonso sold Anfield to him because "he is still in love with Liverpool".

Meanwhile, the Reds want to sign Wolves keeper Dorus de Vries to give Pepe Reina more competition.

Kieran Richardson is heading to Fulham after Sunderland accepted a £2.5m bid for the versatile midfielder.

THE SUN

Manchester City hope to sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott for £12m after he rejected a new deal with the Gunners.

Spurs are on the verge of signing Fulham star Moussa Dembele for £15m.

Dimitar Berbatov's agent is due in Florence to secure the 31-year-old Bulgarian's switch from Manchester United to Fiorentina.

QPR hope to complete the signing of Brazil keeper Julio Cesar, 32, from Inter Milan today.

Wayne Rooney has turned to Latin to tell the world he will overcome his horror injury.

Midfielder Jay Spearing is set to quit Liverpool and join Championship side Bolton.

Burnley are tracking Bristol City striker Brett Pitman who is valued at £800,000.

Frank Lampard has admitted for the first time that he wants to become Chelsea boss.

DAILY STAR

Tottenham have made a bid of £20million for Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho.

Manchester City are favourites to sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, with Liverpool also in the running.

Chelsea will make a final bid for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle before Friday's transfer deadline.

Aston Villa are ready to increase their bid for Genk striker Christian Benteke after having an offer of £5m rejected by the Belgian side.

DAILY MAIL

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given Theo Walcott the next 48 hours to decide whether he wants to sign a new five-year contract worth £75,000 per week - or be sold.

Fenerbache are preparing an £8million bid for Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien.

German club Hamburg hope an offer of around £9m will be enough to tempt Tottenham to sell midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart.

Fulham have made a £6.5m bid for Lyon's 27-year-old striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Aston Villa are ready to pay £2.75m to sign Middlesbrough's 22-year-old left-back Joe Bennett.

Swansea are to make a £2m bid for Crewe midfielder Ashley Westwood, 22.

West Ham and Bolton have enquired about Charlton right back Chris Solly, 21, who is rated at £2.5m.

THE TIMES

Arsenal were last night preparing the possible sale of Theo Walcott to Manchester City or Liverpool after he rejected the club's offer of a new contract.

Spurs are on the brink of signing playmaker Moussa Dembele from Fulham and keeper Hugo Lloris from Lyon.

Arsenal are tracking Manchester striker Edin Dzeko and Swansea right back Angel Rangel.

John Terry returned to training with Chelsea yesterday and has been given the go-ahead by the club's medical staff to report for duty with England next week.

THE INDEPENDENT

Tottenham are hopeful that they will announce the signing of Fulham midfielder Mousa Dembele within the next 24 hours.

Newcastle will only accept offers for Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini, 30, Ivorian midfielder Cheick Tiote, 26, or French playmaker Yohan Cabaye, 26, if they are too good to turn down.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Theo Walcott is increasingly likely to be sold by Arsenal this week after talks over a new proposed contract broke down yesterday.

Tottenham have been warned they may miss out on 22-year-old France international midfielder Yann M'Vila after having a £12m bid rejected earlier this summer.

Raheem Sterling's rapid Liverpool progress has major consequences for Stewart Downing's Anfield future as the England winger has been asked to reinvent himself as a left-back.

DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal have told Theo Walcott to sign a new deal in the next 48 hours or be sold.

Everton have distanced themselves from a move for striker Michael Owen.

THE GUARDIAN

Former Chelsea strikers Didier Drogba, 34, and Nicolas Anelka, 33, could be sold by Shanghai Shenhua because of an escalating row among the Chinese club's shareholders.

DAILY RECORD

Celtic are eyeing a move for Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey who they hope to get for £200,000.