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Top transfer stories and rumors from Wednesday’s papers…

SUN

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

Gareth Southgate has already handed in his first team for UEFA Euro 2024, 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 has cleared Girona to join sister club Manchester City in the Champions League as long as City Football Group reduces its stake to below 30% 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 as every team has players who can win football matches

THE 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 buyout deal with crisis-hit 777 Partners.

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

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

THE GUARDIAN

Human rights campaigners have suggested Newcastle City Council could be complicit in laundering the sport after its directors lobbied officials at Saudi-controlled Newcastle United in a bid to secure investment and funding.

Emma Răducanu will likely have to pull out of next week’s French Open qualifying draw if she is to compete in the tournament after being denied a wildcard into the year’s second Grand Slam, which starts on May 26.

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Colin Fleming and Anne Keothavong debate whether Emma Răducanu should play the French Open qualifiers after her disappointing first-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 ready to make a £55m bid for Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite.

Chelsea are among the top clubs chasing 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 within 24 hours of each other if the Whites reach the Championship play-off final.

Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders, who is set to succeed Jurgen Klopp at Anfield next week, is set to take over as manager of Red Bull Salzburg.

THE DAILY EXPRESS

Bruno Fernandes has reportedly had a “long meeting” with Manchester United bosses 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 underlined what a great player he is for Manchester United

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

THE DAILY MIRROR

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

DAILY RECORD

Brendan Rodgers insists planning is underway to make Celtic a more formidable force after admitting the squad are 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 third-placed Aberdeen next season – but he will have Peter Leven to thank in part after he steadied the Pittodrie ship, according to Willie Miller.

Norwich boss David Wagner says he has no regrets about sending Adam Idah to Celtic on loan for the second half of the season, despite now finding himself worried about strikers during the Championship play-offs.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

A group of Hibs fans have branded the club’s appointment of Malky Mackay as sporting director a disgrace.

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