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Jarrad Branthwaite: Man Utd confident of wrapping up quick deal for Everton defender - Paper Talk

Plus: Man Utd are stepping up their search for squad reinforcements, with Lille's Jonathan David high on their striker list; Tottenham are being forced to prepare for a bidding war for Bologna's Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori; Willian has been offered another one-year deal by Fulham

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The top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday's newspapers...

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United are confident they can wrap up a deal quickly for Jarrad Branthwaite - but only if Everton get "realistic" about their asking price.

Newcastle winger Anthony Gordon has revealed he would love England team-mate Marc Guehi to join the Magpies this summer.

Tottenham are being forced to prepare for a bidding war for Bologna's Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori.

Burnley have told Ajax to forget about trying to sign Holland striker Wout Weghorst on the cheap.

Liverpool have slapped a £25m price tag on second-choice goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher.

Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli has expressed his trust in Mikel Arteta and Edu if they sign a new forward this summer.

Ian Maatsen's arrival at Aston Villa may be delayed, with the Midlands side finalising a £35m swoop for the Chelsea star.

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THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

England fans have been told not to "chuck the beers in the air" when they get to drink alcohol in their seats for the first time in years at a major tournament.

England and Kevin Sinfield are exploring extending the former defence coach's duties beyond the summer tour to Japan and New Zealand.

Adrian Newey has visited the Aston Martin factory as he weighs up his next move, with the chances of a sensational switch to Ferrari having seemingly receded in recent weeks.

Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is "used to death" after he vowed to fight his prostate cancer with the tenacity he showed in his stellar management career.

UEFA will make a decision on closing the roof of Frankfurt's Waldstadion on the day of England's match against Denmark after fears rain could impact the Group C game.

THE SUN

Willian has been offered another one-year deal by Fulham after impressing last season.

A UEFA rule has allegedly stopped Manchester United from moving for top target Jean-Clair Todibo - now a Premier League rival is set to take advantage.

THE TIMES

Aston Martin have emerged as the frontrunners to sign up Adrian Newey, one of the most respected and successful designers in Formula 1 history.

DAILY MAIL

Lazio have opened talks with Manchester United over a £30m swoop for Mason Greenwood.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has admitted that he has had to 'do some unpopular things' since acquiring partial ownership at Manchester United in February this year.

THE GUARDIAN

The number of women experiencing discrimination in the football industry is continuing to rise, according to new data.

Former world No 1 Ash Barty will return to the scene of one of her greatest triumphs next month after Wimbledon organisers announced the three-time grand slam winner would play an invitational doubles match at this year's Championships.

THE I

Manchester United are stepping up their search for squad reinforcements, with Lille's Jonathan David high on their striker shortlist.

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DAILY RECORD

Rangers have informed Aberdeen they plan to sign Connor Barron.

Steven Gerrard has reportedly added a third Rangers favourite to his Al Ettifaq transfer shortlist with Fashion Sakala joining James Tavernier and Conor Goldson as a target for the former Ibrox manager.

Duk has told Aberdeen he wants to leave the club this summer.

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