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Manchester United draw up striker shortlist including Ivan Toney, Jonathan David and Joshua Zirkzee - Paper Talk

Plus: Juventus retain an interest in Man Utd winger Jadon Sancho; Aston Villa are considering legal action against the Premier League; England boss Gareth Southgate has the backing of players to stay in the job; Genk want a summer move for Celtic striker Hyeon-Gyu Oh

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


Manchester United have drawn up a list of striker targets ahead of the summer transfer window which includes Ivan Toney, Jonathan David and Joshua Zirkzee.

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Sky Sports' Dharmesh Sheth reports on the news that Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is set to stay at Old Trafford ahead of the new Premier League season


Juventus retain an interest in Jadon Sancho as Manchester United look to cut their losses this summer.

Aston Villa rocked English top-flight football on Tuesday by revealing they are considering legal action against the Premier League - just a week after Manchester City announced they were suing the competition.

England captain Harry Kane has been joined by Kyle Walker, Declan Rice and Kieran Trippier in Gareth Southgate's new-look unofficial leadership group.

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Watch the hilarious moment when Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier celebrate beating John Stones and Kyle Walker at a game of football tennis at England training - with Gareth Southgate in attendance as referee!

A loophole in UEFA rules means that Jack Grealish could still be heading to Euro 2024 despite missing out on England's initial 26-man squad.

England's opening Euro 2024 match with Serbia will be the only game in the entirety of the tournament at which only low-alcohol beer will be served - in a drastic attempt to prevent trouble.

England players will turn a blind eye to their social media accounts during Euro 2024 to avoid distractions during the tournament amid the ongoing issue of online abuse directed at footballers.

Pep Guardiola has ruled out ever making a return to Barcelona as manager in the future, as speculation remains over his Manchester City plans.

Rob Page's future as Wales boss is looking increasingly bleak with FA chiefs already turning their mind to possible replacements with ex-Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper their No 1 choice if Page is dismissed.

Barcelona starlet Yamine Lamal has revealed he has taken his school homework with him to the Euros in Germany and hopes his teachers "don't get mad with him".


Gareth Southgate has the backing of players to stay in the job after admitting the European Championship would likely be his last tournament unless England win in Germany.

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A real boost for England manager Gareth Southgate as all 26 players of his squad train in Germany with injury doubts hanging over a number of players

Nottingham Forest will have to raise around £20m in transfer sales before June 30 to ensure they continue to comply with financial controls.

Newcastle United are expected to complete the free transfer signing of former Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly in their first breakthrough in a pivotal window.

Wayne Rooney has raided former club Birmingham City to ensure he can retain his coaching partnership with No 2 Pete Shuttleworth.

Middlesex are set to be charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board over allegations of inappropriate behaviour by chief financial officer Illa Sharma.


England's rugby union players are still negotiating the terms of their new hybrid contracts for next season as they prepare to fly out for their three-Test summer tour.

French domestic football faces a state of crisis with television rights remaining unsold with only two months remaining before the start of the 2024-25 season.


Brighton & Hove Albion are in talks with midfielder Pascal Gross over a contract extension.

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Image: Could Brighton's Pascal Gross be set to extend his stay with the club?

West Ham United have offered Ben Johnson a new and improved five-year deal.


Gareth Southgate can boast the most expensive squad at the Euros this summer, with the Three Lions worth a staggering £1.05bn, and has four players valued at over €100m (£84m).

New Bayern Munich boss Vincent Kompany is ready to raid the Premier League to try and sign Liverpool's versatile defender Joe Gomez but he will face resistance from the Reds.

Euro 2024 fans will be blocked from taking fruit into games with hosts Germany determined to boost sales of sausages inside stadiums.

Newcastle United are ready to cash in on Miguel Almiron this summer with the aim of getting £20m for the Paraguay winger.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe is not willing to pay Everton's asking price for Jarrad Branthwaite, according to reports.

Denmark's Euro 2024 preparations could be affected by pitch issues at their training base in Freudenstadt, with UEFA having ordered the uneven surface to be partially replaced as recently as Monday.

Luton midfielder Luke Berry is closing on a free transfer move to Charlton.


Trent Alexander-Arnold is in line to accompany Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham in midfield when England face Serbia in their opening game at Euro 2024 on Sunday.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold's stunning free kicks, tackles and assists for Liverpool ahead of England's Euro 2024 campaign


Genk want a summer move for Celtic striker Hyeon-Gyu Oh.

Rangers and Celtic will both make offers for Scotland Euro 2024 star Tommy Conway - if he runs down the final 12 months of his Bristol City contract.


Scotland defender Scott McKenna admits he would consider a summer move to Celtic or Rangers.

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