Here are a selection of Wednesday 25th June's big stories in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Scott Parker: Fulham midfielder upbeat on Championship hopes (BBC London 94.9): Fulham midfielder Scott Parker is hopeful manager Felix Magath can guide the side to an immediate return to the Premier League.

Norwich City close in on Palermo striker Kyle Lafferty (Metro): Reports from Italy that Norwich are on the verge of signing Palermo striker Kyle Lafferty have typically received a mixed response from the Yellow Army.

Derby County star Craig Bryson 'in talks with Burnley' (Derby Telegraph): Derby County's goal-scoring midfielder Craig Bryson has had talks with newly-promoted Burnley over a possible move, according to reports.

Posh in bid to re-sign defender (Peterborough Telegraph): Peterborough United have offered a new contract to utility defender Craig Alcock.

Port Vale close in on two new signings (Stoke Sentinel): Port Vale are in talks with two potential signings as they attempt to complete deals before the squad return for pre-season training next Tuesday.

Sheffield United: Blades star not for sale (Sheffield Star): Sheffield United have issued a 'hands-off' warning to Celtic amid claims the Scottish Premier League champions want to lure Stefan Scougall away from Bramall Lane.

Pompey close in on Storey deal (Swindon Advertiser): Portsmouth are believed to be close to sealing a deal to bring Swindon Town striker Miles Storey to Fratton Park on a season-long loan.

Dean Wells: Stevenage move 'emotional' for defender (BBC Essex): Defender Dean Wells says a return to The Football League with Stevenage at the age of 29 has changed his life.

Murphy: I turned down League 1 move to join Blues (Bucks Free Press): New signing Peter Murphy said he turned down a move into League 1 to sign for Wanderers after being made to feel wanted by the club.

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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