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The top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday’s newspapers.
THE SUN
West Ham have seen off Arsenal and Tottenham with a £19.5m contract to keep Winston Reid.
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis tweeted to worried Swansea fans after collapsing at White Hart Lane.
Jonny Evans and Papis Cisse could face lengthy bans after appearing to spit at each other.
Dave King is set to take over Rangers despite shares in the Scottish giants being suspended.
Arsene Wenger is preparing to call a halt to Abou Diaby’s injury-plagued career.
Dani Alves is close to walking out on Barcelona – with Manchester United hot on his trail.
Diego Simone is stalling over a new deal at Atletico Madrid – alerting Europe’s big clubs.
Police are insisting England’s Dublin friendly with the Republic of Ireland is a 1pm kick-off.
Gus Poyet is sweating over a touchline ban after his bust-up with Steve Bruce.
Ronald Koeman has told his dugout rivals to stop blaming referees when they lose.
DAILY STAR
Southampton winger Eljero Ella has vowed to lead Ronald Koeman’s side into the Champions League and earn himself a permanent move.
Scott Dann has defended Julian Speroni after his blunder cost Crystal Palace precious point in Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at Southampton.
Bradford want to contract talks with boss Phil Parkinson in the summer.
Hull centre-half Alex Bruce has shrugged off dad Steve’s bust-up with rival boss Gus Poyet as entertainment for the KC crowd.
Southampton are tracking Rayo Vallecano striker Alberto Bueno.
DAILY MAIL
Chelsea are scouting Anderlecht midfielders Youri Tielemans, 17, and Leander Dendoncker, 19.
Tottenham are monitoring Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Lille are keen to keep Manchester City’s 19-year-old midfielder Marcos Lopes for another season on loan.
Real Madrid are confident of signing Porto right back Danilo this summer for £27m.
DAILY MIRROR
Liverpool are weighing up a move for William Carvalho – after a setback in their attempts to land Miralem Pjanic.
THE GUARDIAN
Radamel Falcao will have to wait until May to discover if Manchester United are to make his move from Monaco permanent as Louis van Gaal will not make any decision before then.
UEFA has ordered Dynamo Kiev to close part of their stadium for the Europa League match against Everton.
THE INDEPENDENT
Scotland have followed Wales in voicing opposition to a combined Great Britain side for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
DAILY RECORD
Dave King’s takeover of Rangers remains on course – even after the club’s shares were suspended following the resignation of Nomad WH Ireland.
Hibs captain Liam Craig says he desperate to earn a new deal at Easter Road.
Clubs in the Scottish Championship, League One and League two have contacted Queen of the South to see if they can take Chris Mitchell on loan.
Brechin boss Ray McKinnon is hoping to bring back Aberdeen midfielder Jamie Masson on loan to help his side’s promotion push.
Morton manager Jim Duffy is keeping any eye on Irvine Meadow winger Gary McCann.
Dutch legend John Cruyff has blasted Real Madrid for putting Zinedine Zidane in charge of the club’s second team.
Juventus coach Massimilano Allegri is hopeful Andrea Pirlo will be match-fit in time for their Champions League last-16 tie with Borussia Dortmund.

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