Regional Paper Talk
Last Updated: 16/08/19 12:55pm
A round-up of the top stories and gossip making the back pages of Friday's regional newspapers.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Liverpool have called off talks with Roma over a proposed move for Dejan Lovren.
Crystal Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman has explained why the club did not splash the majority of the money brought in by selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the summer.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Bernardo Silva has backed Phil Foden to become one of the best midfielders in the world.
Everton loanee Djibril Sidibe will prove himself in the Premier League according to Lucas Digne.
Steve Bruce has refused to wade into a war of words with Rafa Benitez following his hard-hitting comments directed towards Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley this week.
George Honeyman admits his Sunderland exit happened so quickly that it's taken time for it to really sink in. But the former Black Cats captain says his £400,000 switch to Hull City came at the right time - both for himself and the club.
EXPRESS & STAR
Filip Krovinovic already feels right at home with Albion as he declared: "It feels like I've been here for 15 years."
Giovani Lo Celso could be in line to make his Tottenham debut on Saturday evening after watching on from the sidelines against Aston Villa last weekend.
THE DAILY ECHO
Ralph Hasenhuttl conceded that it's looking likely players are going to leave Southampton on loan as opposed to permanently.
Philip Billing says he is not worried about his £15million transfer fee as he looks to settle at AFC Bournemouth.
A chat with former Leicester City team-mate Martyn Waghorn and a glimpse of Rangers' training sessions convinced Andy King to move on loan to Ibrox, despite the midfielder receiving other offers.
Summer signing Neal Maupay is "desperate" for more Brighton action.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Stuart Dallas has hailed the talents of young club and country compatriot Alfie McCalmont with more development to come from the 19-year-old Leeds midfielder.
Tony Mowbray believes a change in approach was needed to try and significantly improve on last season's 15th-placed finish.
Paul Lambert believes Kane Vincent-Young is the perfect fit for Ipswich Town as the club works to complete a deal for the Colchester full-back.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Bolton go into this weekend's game at Tranmere Rovers with just TWO senior outfield players in the squad. WIGAN
Paul Cook admits he has a Wigan squad with 'a great deal more depth than last season' - and has challenged his players to improve on their 18th-placed finish in the league.
Simon Grayson has suggested one or two of his Blackpool players who haven't featured yet this season may face the exit door.