Here are a selection of Friday 1st August's stories from the media that cover The Football League:

Derby County may try to land Blackburn Rovers striker Leon Best (Derby Telegraph): Derby County's search for a striker could see them turn to Blackburn Rovers' Leon Best.

Hands off Danny Batth, Wolves warn rivals (Express & Star): Wolves today declared Danny Batth is not for sale after the towering defender was linked with Villa.

Boro hope to agree deals for 'at least three' of Chelsea's most promising young players this weekend (Gazette Live): Boro are still working hard to land their other summer transfer targets. The club are in the market for a senior right-back, two strikers, and a winger.

Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel in talks with Saint Etienne over a loan deal (Eastern Daily Press): Norwich City's club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel is attracting interest from French Ligue One club Saint Etienne.

Orlandi lined up as Cubero signs in (Blackpool Gazette): Blackpool are closing in on Andrea Orlandi after completing the signing of Jose Miguel Cubero.

Peterborough United: Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 'mistakes' in past (BBC Radio Cambridgeshire): Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson hopes winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing has learned from his pre-season fitness issues of last year.

David Hockaday: 'Leeds United will not sign Liam Cooper' (Sports Mole): Leeds United manager David Hockaday has confirmed that a proposed move for Chesterfield's Liam Cooper will not go ahead.

U's boss Dunne is cool on Ambrose rumours (Daily Gazette): Joe Dunne has denied that Colchester United are close to signing Darren Ambrose on a permanent basis.

Hartlepool Utd to feature Jonathan Greening & Tommy Miller at Bradford City (Hartlepool Mail): Colin Cooper is hoping trialists Tommy Miller and Jonathan Greening will both be able to feature in tomorrow's pre-season friendly at Bradford City.

Argyle boss John Sheridan close to completing loan deal for 'defensive' player (Plymouth Herald): John Sheridan hopes to add an on-loan 'defensive' player to the ranks at Plymouth Argyle at the start of next week.

Tom Platt poised for York City starting role (York Press): Tom Platt is in line to kick off the new season in York City's midfield unless Luke Summerfield shakes off a knee injury.

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