Regional Paper Talk: Chelsea not giving up on Alex Sandro pursuit
Last Updated: 15/08/17 3:12pm
A round-up of the top football stories and transfer gossip making the back pages of Tuesday's regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea have not given up on signing Alex Sandro from Juventus this month but are still relying on the Brazil international handing in a transfer request.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined the chorus of Manchester United names expressing their surprise at Chelsea's decision to sell Nemanja Matic to their Premier League rivals.
Ajax hope they will collect an eventual fee of close to £40m for Davinson Sanchez, who has expressed a wish to join Tottenham.
Fulham are determined to keep hold of Ryan Sessegnon amid speculation linking Tottenham with renewed interest.
West Ham have sold Sofiane Feghouli to Galatasaray and Robert Snodgrass could be the next player to leave as Slaven Bilic's clear-out continues.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Nemanja Matic says he wants to be at Manchester United for "a long time" after making an impressive Premier League debut.
Benjamin Mendy is closing in on his first Manchester City appearance against Girona after training with his new team-mates for the first time.
Manchester United would have pulled off a 'dirty' move if they beat PSG to the signing of Neymar, according to former skipper Rio Ferdinand.
Gareth Barry is undergoing a medical at West Brom.
Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is set to join Fulham on a season-long loan.
In the wake of his interview with Sky Sports on Sunday, Joey Barton has called for Mike Ashley to "sell up" - warning that Rafa Benitez will not be at United by the end of the year the way things are going.
Shay Given has reckons his former Stoke team-mate Joselu is a "good signing" for Newcastle United - but says the Magpies need much more in the transfer window to avoid problems further down the line.
Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher is a doubt for Wednesday's clash with Sunderland, manager Carlos Carvahal has revealed.
Tony Pulis is open to offers for Nacer Chadli as West Brom brace themselves for a sizeable bid from Swansea.
West Brom rate Sam Field so highly they will only loan the talented young midfielder to a Championship club.
Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer has moved to ward off reported interest from West Brom in defender Joel Ward.
EXPRESS & STAR
Tony Pulis will welcome the proposed decision to shut the transfer window before the season starts, labelling the current system "ridiculous".
Jonjo Shelvey has denied being racist towards Romain Saiss - and had a dig at Wolves in the process.
Clint Hill has accused Mark Hughes on snubbing him during last year's testimonial match for his for Stoke team-mate Andy Wilkinson.
THE DAILY ECHO
Chinese business mogul Gao Jisheng has completed a multi-million takeover of Southampton.
Sean Dyche is still looking to add to his Burnley squad despite the stunning opening day win at champions Chelsea, with the Clarets still interested in Leeds striker Chris Wood.
Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Watford midfielder Ben Watson.
And Forest have been linked with yet another goalkeeper - Birmingham stopper Tomasz Kuszczak - as they look to strengthen their squad before the transfer window closes.
THE PINK UN
Norwich striker Nelson Oliveira has brushed off speculation linking him with a move to Wolves.
Chris Hughton wants to speed up his Premier League attacking options at Brighton.
Sheffield United will consider making a second approach for Wolves defender Conor Coady later this week.
Eddie Howe plans to monitor Jermain Defoe in training after naming the striker on the bench for Bournemouth's 1-0 defeat at West Brom.
Asmir Begovic admitted he had "missed the buzz" of playing regularly in the Premier League having been left on the fringes at Chelsea.
Celtic are running the rule over Feyenoord left-back Miquel Nelom.