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Plus: Manchester City have told Bernardo Silva they have no intention of selling him this summer despite talks with Paris Saint-Germain; Arsenal are set to sign Brazilian midfielder Bitello for £6.9m

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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday's newspapers...

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Sofyan Amrabat's agent claims there are "quite a few teams" his player would be open to joining amid links with a move to Manchester United.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to move on to Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus should they fail in their efforts to sign Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta this summer.

Pep Guardiola admits Kyle Walker is 'irreplaceable' and says he hopes to keep him at the club amid ongoing interest from Bayern Munich in his signature.

Kevin De Bruyne stepped up his injury recovery as he trained with his Manchester City teammates in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Manchester City have told Bernardo Silva they have no intention of selling him this summer despite talks with Paris Saint-Germain.

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THE GUARDIAN

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David Brooks scored a late winner in a thrilling 3-2 win for Bournemouth over Southampton, who had Romeo Lavia starting after a £40m bid from Liverpool was rejected.

Southampton have rejected Liverpool's opening £35m bid for Romeo Lavia with the Saints demanding £50m for the teenage Belgium midfielder.

DAILY MAIL

Premier League clubs are bracing themselves for a raft of pay-rise demands from top players should Kylian Mbappe seal his £259m move to Saudi Arabia.

Bayern Munich are going all out to secure the signings of Kyle Walker and Harry Kane before the start of the season.

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The Sun's Charlie Wyett believes Manchester United would be 'silly' to pay £80m for Atalanta's Rasmus Hojlund, insisting they should instead move for Harry Kane if they can get him for a similar price.

Fabinho's £40m move to Al-Ittihad 'is in jeopardy' and the Liverpool midfielder could return to pre-season training with the Reds on Wednesday.

Jordan Henderson was spotted filming what appeared to be a farewell message to the Liverpool fans on the Anfield pitch before heading to Saudi Arabia to link-up Steven Gerrard's Al-Ettifaq.

West Ham have opened talks with Manchester United over Scott McTominay as they look to replace Declan Rice but it will require a 'very big offer' to prise midfielder away from Old Trafford.

West Ham's move for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has not progressed after talks over a potential fee.

America would open its arms to English clubs playing Premier League or European games there, a senior figure involved in the 2026 World Cup has claimed.

EVENING STANDARD

Arsenal are set to sign Brazilian midfielder Bitello for £6.9m. Arsenal have even secured a slight discount on Bitello's initial valuation of £8.2m, it is claimed.

Chelsea are closing in on a personal terms agreement with Mohammed Kudus. Arsenal, meanwhile, must sell before they can buy the £40m-rated Kudus.

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Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol provides further details on the future of Harry Kane at Tottenham, with Bayern Munich now increasingly confident of signing the striker this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain are anticipating further player-plus-cash offers for Kylian Mbappe from European clubs in the days ahead following a world-record £259m bid for the player from Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal.

Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech could still end up in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ahli. Al-Nassr pulled out of a deal for the Moroccan due to issues in his medical, something which Ziyech's camp deny. Sadio Mane is now Al-Nassr's top target and reports suggest their Saudi rivals could now swoop for Ziyech.

Eden Hazard will not be joining Lionel Messi at Inter Miami. After leaving Real Madrid, the Chelsea legend is looking for a new club and a move to Anderlecht has also been denied. Voetbalkrant say Hazard, 32, would prefer to stay in European football.

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Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol explains why multiple parties could all benefit from the traction caused by the Kylian Mbappe transfer saga.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is on the verge of joining Saudi club Al Ettifaq.

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has been spotted training away from his teammates as speculation over his future ramps up.

Juventus are desperate to complete a deal for Romelu Lukaku.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

World Cup organisers in the USA have claimed they would "die" for the opportunity to host a competitive Premier League match in a move that could resurrect talk of the so-called 39th game.

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are fighting tooth and nail to persuade "irreplaceable" defender Kyle Walker to stay at the club and reject Bayern Munich's advances.

Liverpool are interested in Southampton's Romeo Lavia but consider £50m asking price too high.

West Ham are considering a move for Scott McTominay but would need to cough up around £45m for Manchester United to consider cashing in on the Scotland midfielder.

Harry Brook still feels England can be moral winners of the Ashes with a win in this week's final Test at The Oval.

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Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol explains a scenario that would enable Kylian Mbappe to play in the Premier League next season.

James Anderson still has the hunger to play for England, as long as Test captain Ben Stokes still wants him in the team.

England's Test team will face India in their cricketing backwaters in early 2024 with games scheduled for Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot, Ranchi and Dharamsala, which have hosted 15 Tests combined.

THE SUN

Bayern Munich have ramped up their mission to land Harry Kane.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is facing the prospect of being without a new striker at the start of the season.

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Sport will provide £17bn for Saudi Pro League transfers between now and 2030, according to reports.

Reports claim Neymar could earn £172m a year if he made the switch, with Al-Hilal rumoured to be plotting a £38m bid for the Brazilian.

Al-Hilal targeted Luka Modric too in a £170m deal and they could make an ambitious move for Robert Lewandowski next year. Lewandowski revealed he is not thinking of moving to Saudi Arabia this summer - joining the likes of Heung-min Son, Romelu Lukaku and Jamie Vardy in that stance.

Nicolas Pepe has been training alone as he has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United are also looking at Eintracht Frankfurt's Randal Kolo Muani and Ajax's versatile forward Mohammed Kudus if Atalanta will not compromise on their asking price for Rasmus Hojlund.

Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood need to leave the club according to Wayne Rooney.

DAILY RECORD

Rangers are on the brink of transfer double deal with Danilo and Jose Cifuentes now only need to clear minor hurdles.

Declan Gallagher is in Dundee United's sights with the St Mirren defender close to a Jim Goodwin reunion.

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