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Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka emerges as England fitness worry ahead of Euro 2024 – Paper Talk

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

DAILY MIRROR

Bukayo Saka is a fitness worry for England ahead of the Euros.

Wales are holding discussions regarding the future of manager Rob Page, who presided over the recent thumping in Slovakia, with the manager realistic about the fan feeling around him.

Patrick Vieira admits Crystal Palace were right to sack him in March last year – even though they were 12th in the Premier League.

Celtic are eyeing a move for Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Trent Alexander-Arnold is in pole position to start the European Championship as Declan Rice’s central-midfield partner for England.

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David Ornstein of The Athletic and ESPN’s Mark Ogden discuss whether Trent Alexander-Arnold should start in midfield for England at Euro 2024.

John Textor is out of the running to buy Everton despite dealmakers believing he had met Farhad Moshiri’s sale terms for a takeover.

England striker Ollie Watkins has revealed his stunning form at Aston Villa came after employing a therapist he speaks with before and after every match, having struggled with belief in himself earlier in his career.

Ollie Watkins pulled one back for Villa just before half-time

Tottenham Hotspur have been accused of taking advantage of the war in Ukraine and acting “like a robber on the road” by Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Serhiy Palkin.

THE TIMES

Manchester United have cooled their interest in Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine was included on a shortlist last month when United started reviewing Erik ten Hag’s position as manager.

Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea

The Premier League spent almost £30m on legal counsel in actions against its own clubs last season.

Real Madrid have been forced to confirm that they will take part in the new Club World Cup next year – hours after their head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, had said they would not and told FIFA to “forget it”.

THE SUN

Manchester United want to sign Lille star Leny Yoro but he prefers a move to Real Madrid, reports suggest.

Gareth Southgate admits he is in last chance saloon with England at the Euros.

Pep Guardiola hopes Bernardo Silva will stay at Manchester City.

THE GUARDIAN

German police believe a squad of up to 500 Serbian hooligans will try to cause violence at England’s first game at Euro 2024 on Sunday.

Leicester have identified Graham Potter as their first-choice target to replace Enzo Maresca as manager but are also considering other candidates including Steve Cooper.

A non-league club in North Yorkshire has been condemned – with Arsenal and England forward Beth Mead among the critics – for withdrawing its support for its six women’s teams, leaving more than 100 girls and women without a club.

Brighton expect to announce the appointment of Fabian Hurzeler as their head coach this week.

DAILY MAIL

Arsenal and Manchester United are among the clubs interested in signing Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna this summer.

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Atletico Madrid have rekindled their interest in signing Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

It is feared that Nicolas Jackson may not be fully fit for the start of Chelsea’s pre-season campaign after suffering an ankle injury while playing for Senegal last week.

Nicolas Jackson celebrates after scoring Chelsea's opening goal against Brentford

The FA are yet to draw up a shortlist of candidates to replace Gareth Southgate despite uncertainty over the manager’s position beyond Euro 2024.

DAILY EXPRESS

Harry Kane says England have already beaten the Germans this summer – by pipping them to the best training base.

An influential Everton fans group have called on bidders for Farhad Moshiri’s controlling stake to be open with supporters.

Three hundred of Europe’s top police offices are heading to a purpose-built centre in the nondescript German city of Neuss to control the biggest security operation in the history of football.

THE ATHLETIC

Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Tanguy Ndombele over an early termination of his contract.

Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele walks on the pitch during the French League One soccer match between Lyon and Rennes, in Lyon, central France, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Al Nassr are in talks with Juventus over the signing of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

West Ham goalkeeper Nathan Trott is in talks over a permanent move to FC Copenhagen, a move which would pave the way for Wes Foderingham to move to the London Stadium on a free transfer after leaving Sheffield United.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

Rangers defender Ridvan Yilmaz could be on his way out of Ibrox this summer, according to reports.

Ridvan Yilmas could leave Rangers in January

DAILY RECORD

Tom Lawrence is the second Rangers star linked with a summer move to Besiktas.

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