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Football League media talk 18/07/14

18 July 2014

Here are a selection of Friday 18th July's big stories in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Steven Caulker: QPR agree fee for Cardiff defender (BBC Sport): QPR have agreed a fee for Cardiff centre-back Steven Caulker, according to Rangers' manager Harry Redknapp.

Leicester City set to sign Leonardo Ulloa from Brighton for club record fee (Leicester Mercury): Leicester City are set to sign Brighton and Hove Albion striker Leonardo Ulloa for a club record fee of just over £7 million.

Riga still in charge but problems remain (The Gazette): Jose Riga remains Blackpool manager after crunch talks with Karl Oyston yesterday, but the crisis is far from resolved.

Cardiff City winger Craig Noone to miss Championship opener against Blackburn Rovers (Wales Online): Winger Craig Noone will miss Cardiff City's opening Championship match of the season at Blackburn Rovers on Friday, August 8.

Chris O'Grady: Brighton set for talks with Barnsley striker (BBC Sussex): Brighton & Hove Albion have had a bid accepted for Barnsley striker Chris O'Grady, reports BBC Sussex.

Cambridge United: Robbie Simpson at 'more professional' U's (BBC Radio Cambridgeshire): Robbie Simpson has said the standards at Cambridge United are unrecognisable from his first spell at the club.

Brentford boss does not rule out Hogan swoop (Get West London): Mark Warburton refused to be drawn on rumours linking his Brentford side with a move for Scott Hogan - but did not rule out a move for the Rochdale striker.

Gareth Ainsworth hints at loan signings (Bucks Free Press): Loan signings could be on their way in to Wanderers before the start of the new season, manager Gareth Ainsworth said.

Millwall boss has tried to sign Briggs three times before (News at Den): Ian Holloway has been a long-term admirer of free agent Matthew Briggs, who has been training with Millwall since Tuesday.

Oxford United get fitness boost but new signing "unlikely" before weekend (Oxford Mail): A trio of Oxford United players are set to make their first appearances of pre-season tomorrow, but head coach Michael Appleton rates the prospects of a new signing arriving before the game as slim.

These stories have been reproduced from a variety of today's media sources and they do not represent the views of The Football League.

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