A round up of the transfer news, rumours and gossip from Thursdays papers!

Here is a roundup of todays transfer rumours, Gossip and speculation from all today’s newspapers

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has identified Germany international Lars Bender as his number one transfer target this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United’s pursuit has seen Louis van Gaal postpone naming his Holland World Cup squad. (Daily Mirror)

Hatem Ben Arfa says he wants to stay at Newcastle and reach the Champions League, but that it’s not his decision. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is a target for Italian club Roma, who enter the race for his signature alongside Tottenham and Everton. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are plotting the transfer of West Ham’s Mohamed Diame and a reunion with Roberto Martinez. (Daily Mirror)

Marc Overmars has stated Tottenham have made an approach for Ajax boss Frank de Boer. (Daily Mirror)

Hull’s Steve Bruce is set for new and improved contract after the best season they have ever had. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa are considering moves for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez and Manchester City’s defender Joleon Lescott. (The Sun)

Arsenal and AC Milan lead hunt to land Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (The Sun)

Manchester City are ready to gatecrash Manchester United’s move for Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia. (The Sun)

John Terry choked back the tears after Chelsea missed out on the Champions League final with a 3-1 defeat by Atletico Madrid. (Daily Express)

Arsenal’s Joel Campbell is being targeted by West Brom boss Pepe Mel, who worked with the Costa Rican when he was on loan at Real Betis. (Daily Express)

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy gave Ajax coach Frank de Boer a sharp rap across the knuckles in a move that points even more strongly towards trying to lure Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino to White Hart Lane as manager. (Daily Express)

Hatem Ben Arfa has strongly refuted talk of a rift with Alan Pardew, insisting he is desperate to resurrect his Newcastle career. (Daily Express)

AC Milan are lining up a sensational swap deal that would see Mario Balotelli go to Manchester United with Robin van Persie going the other way. (Daily Express)

Chelsea are also looking to tie up a deal for Tottenham’s Paulinho before the World Cup. (Daily Express)

Louis van Gaal is expected to be appointed as the new manager of Manchester United before next Wednesday, according to a Dutch football expert. (Daily Mail)

Roy Hodgson has assured Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere he will be in England’s World Cup squad even if he does not play again in the Premier League this season. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have stunned bitter London rivals Tottenham by launching a shock move for their Brazilian midfielder Paulinho. (Daily Mail)

Lars Bender is emerging as Arsenal’s first-choice midfield target this summer; Arsene Wenger has made a new defensive midfielder a priority. (Daily Mail)

Wigan have opened talks with Manchester United over the extended loan of Nick Powell and the possibility of taking him again for next season. (Daily Mail)

Axel Frix has turned down a move to Tottenham – the 15-year-old Belgian left-back had trials at Spurs last week but is now looking more likely to join Standard Liege. (Daily Mail)

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United shopping list includes Dortmund duo Mats Hummels and Marco Reus, along with Southampton left-back Luke Shaw. (Daily Star)

Jose Mourinho claims one crucial minute in Chelsea’s clash with Atletico Madrid led to them crashing out of the Champions League. (Daily Star)

Tottenham have denied they have approached Ajax boss Frank de Boer over becoming the club’s next manager. (Daily Star)

Tim Sherwood says speculation over his future at White Hart Lane is “disappointing”.(Daily Star)

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