Tuesday media watch [02.07.13 AM]: Lambert on top work ethic
Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert has already set his sights on Villa's big Premier League kick off next month after ensuring the standard was "very high" on the first day of pre-season. Lambert and his restructured coaching team welcomed the claret and blues' signings to Bodymoor Heath yesterday after a hectic summer so far in the transfer window.
Birmingham Mail: Proud history, bright future, proclaimed scarves handed out to supporters the day European Cup-winning hero Peter Withe first jetted back to Villa Park to experience the Randy Lerner era. Now, Withe is convinced Villa have a manager capable of delivering on Lerner's mission statement after enjoying a personal audience with Paul Lambert.
Birmingham Mail: Aston Villa are targeting Belgium player Nacer Chadli as a way of trying to keep Christian Benteke. Villa have joined other clubs chasing FC Twente weinger Chadli, who only has a year left to run on his contract.
Daily Star: Blackburn want to hand Richard Dunne, 33, a one-year deal in a free transfer from Aston Villa.
Best Of The Rest
The Sun: Jack Wilshere has urged Arsenal to sign Wayne Rooney - claiming he would win them the title and put "fear" into their rivals.
Daily Star: Manchester United are set to make an improved £16m bid for Leighton Baines in the hope of luring him to Old Trafford.
BBC Sport: Brazil midfielder Paulinho's expected £17m move to Tottenham has moved closer after the player revealed he would be leaving Corinthians.
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