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The top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday’s newspapers…

THE SUN

Arsenal have made contact with Bruno Guimaraes’ camp over a stunning transfer for the Newcastle star, according to reports.

Gareth Southgate has already handed over his first Euro 2024 squad to UEFA, but the names will remain a closely guarded secret.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to become the next Manchester United player to announce his departure from the club.

Harry Kane was warned to tell his England players to avoid surrounding referees at Euro 2024 during a UEFA workshop earlier this week.

UEFA have cleared Girona to join sister club Manchester City in the Champions League as long as City Football Group reduces its stake to below 30 per cent from the current 47.

Aaron Cresswell is set to sign a new one-year deal with West Ham with potential new Hammers boss Julen Lopetegui having previously tried to sign him for Wolves.

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England manager Gareth Southgate believes Euro 2024 will be a tight tournament because every team has players that can win football matches

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Thomas Frank is a strong contender for the Manchester United job should they change manager following the club’s struggles under Erik ten Hag.

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has unexpectedly agreed to extend his sale and purchase agreement with crisis-engulfed 777 Partners.

Enzo Maresca is planning for the Premier League with Leicester City after assuring senior officials of his commitment to the club.

Winter dates in the middle of the European season have been proposed for the new Women’s Club World Cup competition which FIFA aims to launch from 2026.

THE GUARDIAN

Human rights campaigners have suggested Newcastle City Council could be complicit in sportswashing after its executives lobbied officials at the Saudi Arabian-controlled Newcastle United, attempting to secure investments and funding.

Emma Raducanu will likely have to drop down to play in the French Open qualifying draw next week if she wants to compete in the tournament after she was declined a main draw wildcard to the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, which begins on May 26.

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Colin Fleming and Anne Keothavong debate whether Emma Raducanu should play French Open qualifying after her disappointing opening-round loss at the Madrid Open

DAILY MAIL

Sir Dave Brailsford is at the heart of executing Manchester United’s summer transfer plans amid the delayed arrival of two key executives.

Manchester United are prepared to offer £55m for Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite.

Chelsea are among the top clubs watching teenager Sol Sidibe after an eye-catching breakthrough year at Stoke City.

Police are on alert over the prospect of Manchester United and Leeds United fans descending on Wembley inside 24 hours of one another should the Whites reach the Championship playoff final.

Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders, who is scheduled to follow Jurgen Klopp out of Anfield next week, is being lined up to take over as Red Bull Salzburg manager.

DAILY EXPRESS

Bruno Fernandes has reportedly held a ‘long meeting’ with Manchester United chiefs to discuss his future after being linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

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Erik Ten Hag stubbornly dismissed further questions linking Bruno Fernandes with a summer exit and stressed what a big player he is for Manchester United

Taiwo Awoniyi has left a question mark over his Nottingham Forest future, only saying he was at the club “for now” during an interview.

DAILY MIRROR

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke will be offered an end-of-season meeting with referees’ union PGMOL to discuss his grievances over 12 alleged letters of apology for officiating mistakes.

DAILY RECORD

Brendan Rodgers insists planning is well under way to make Celtic a more formidable force after admitting the squad is not as strong as he wanted this season – but revealed he is not losing sleep over the prospect of losing Matt O’Riley.

Jimmy Thelin can lead Aberdeen to third place next season – but he will have Peter Leven to thank in part after steadying the Pittodrie ship, according to Willie Miller.

Norwich boss David Wagner says he does not regret sending Adam Idah out on loan to Celtic for the second half of the season despite now finding himself with striker concerns during the Championship play-offs.

SCOTTISH SUN

A Hibs fan group has called the club’s appointment of Malky Mackay to the role of sporting director a disgrace.

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