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WE take a look around the papers for latest from Arsenal, Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City, Manchester United, Birmingham City, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and Everton.

DAILY MIRROR: Tottenham want £20m-rated Athletic Bilbao and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, but Harry Redknapp has been told he must sell two of Robbie Keane, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe first.

The Gunners remain keen on Bolton defender Gary Cahill. Wanderers want £17m for the player but Arsenal may offer Henri Lansbury or Ignasi Miguel in part exchange.

Roberto Mancini will offer £15million to prise Samir Nasri away from Arsenal. Also: Rafa Nadal’s uncle Toni, who is also his coach, has angrily denied the world No.1 is a cheat...Lennox Lewis last night warned David Haye he must knock out Wladimir Klitschko in their world heavyweight title showdown tomorrow night or risk being cheated of victory.

THE SUN: Manchester City are ready to go to war with neighbours United over Arsenal ace Samir Nasri. Also: Andy Murray will get a £2.6million jackpot if he wins Wimbledon...Carson Yeung could stay in control of Birmingham City even if he is behind bars...Arsene Wenger began his Arsenal rebuilding job by beating Spurs to Gervinho.

DAILY STAR: Andy Murray has been urged to force slow-coach Rafael Nadal to put his foot on the gas in their semi-final showdown today. Also: Lennox Lewis has told David Haye he must knock out Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday - to avoid a controversial defeat...Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered Manchester United to land Samir Nasri in a £22m deal before the club’s summer tour of America.

DAILY MAIL: Sunderland boss Steve Bruce wants to continue his summer spending by signing defender Wes Brown from Manchester United. The Black Cats have already recruited five players in the close season.

Andy Murray is fit and ready to become the first Briton to reach a Wimbledon men’s final since 1938. Also: Rafa Nadal’s camp have assured Andy Murray their man will not resort to gamesmanship in today’s Wimbledon semi-final. Midfielder Phil Neville is on the verge of a signing a contract that is set to keep him at Everton for the rest of his career. The former England international, 34, has 12 months left on his current deal.

DAILY EXPRESS: Andy Murray has had the Wimbledon dream of holding high a Grand Slam trophy - but today knows he has to play the best match of his life to make it reality on Sunday. Also: Maria Sharapova swept into the Wimbledon women’s final for the first time in seven years yesterday - then revealed how close she came to quitting tennis...David Gill claims the Football Association singled out Manchester United for “harsh” punishments last season that would not have been imposed on their Premier League rivals...David Haye has received a warning that he will face a judging conspiracy against Wladimir Klitschko tomorrow.

THE GUARDIAN: As the locker room at Wimbledon empties to the attritional rhythm of a riveting tournament, Andy Murray looks around him and sees not friends now but adversaries - or, rather, one in particular, Rafa Nadal, the man he must beat today if he is to take a stab at history in Sunday’s final. Also: The Football League will not consider taking any action against Carson Yeung or Birmingham City until the criminal proceedings involving the club’s president and controlling shareholder have come to an end.

THE TIMES: It’s not a match he hopes he can win: it’s a match he thinks he can win. And that can make all the difference as Andy Murray prepares to take on Rafael Nadal today in the semi-finals of Wimbledon. Also: Asked what her weapon will be in tomorrow’s final, Petra Kvitova was quick to retort it would be that she is left-handed.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: John McEnroe has urged Andy Murray to unsettle Rafael Nadal on Centre Court on Friday by ensuring that the defending champion does not play at a slow pace and take his time between points, and also by “getting under Nadal’s skin in some way”. Also: When the last of Sabine Lisicki’s errant forehands flew long, Maria Sharapova merely clenched her fist in quiet satisfaction. It was the most muted the ‘queen of scream’ had been all afternoon.

THE INDEPENDENT: Rafael Nadal is not the sort to let personal friendships get in the way of professional ambitions but the world No 1 said here yesterday there is no other player he would like to win Wimbledon more than Andy Murray, his opponent in this afternoon’s semi-finals. Also: Andy Murray will not be the only player going into today’s semi-finals knowing that he has already fallen twice at the penultimate hurdle of the world’s most famous tournament.