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Summary

  1. News conferences ahead of Premier League return
  2. Swansea and Southampton among those coming up
  3. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger misses news conference after he loses his voice
  4. Chelsea and Manchester City reach Women's Champions League last four
  5. Have your say: #bbcfootball or text 81111

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  1. Wenger left speechless

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  2. Thursday's football gossip

    The Daily Star says that Everton are ahead in the battle to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere if he leaves the club this summer.

    The 26-year-old England international's contract expires in the summer.

    Jack Wilshere
  3. Thursday's football gossip

    So what's in Thursday's football gossip column?

    According to ESPN, Manchester City are to open talks about a new contract with winger Raheem Sterling before the end of the season. The 23-year-old England international has two years remaining on his deal.

    Raheem Sterling
  4. Arsene Wenger news conference

    Arsenal v Stoke (Sunday, 13:30 BST)

    While Jack Wilshere is sure to be a topic of discussion at Arsene Wenger's news conference ahead of Sunday's game against Stoke City, there are other subjects which the Frenchman is set to be quizzed about.

    Among them will be the latest on French striker Alexandre Lacazette who is back in training after a knee injury which he sustained last month.

    Will he be fit enough to feature against Stoke? We will find out more shortly.

    Alexandre Lacazette
  5. City into semi-finals again

    In Sweden, Manchester City beat Linkoping 5-3 to go through 7-3 on aggregate ad reach the last four for the second successive season.

    City led 4-0 at half time thanks to an early Jane Ross goal, two from Georgia Stanway and a Jen Beattie header.

    Marija Banusic scored two early in the second half, but Izzy Christiansen's goal eased any City nerves before Tove Almqvist's late third for Linkoping.

    Manchester City women
  6. Chelsea reach Champions League last four

    There are two English teams in the Women's Champions League semi-finals after both Chelsea and Manchester City made it through to the last four on Wednesday night.

    Chelsea are into the semi-finals for the first time after beating Montpellier 5-1 on aggregate with a 3-1 win at home.

    Fran Kirby gave Chelsea the lead before Sofia Jakobsson levelled it.

    But Ramona Bachmann and a Kirby penalty set up a meeting with German side Wolfsburg.

    Fran Kirby
  7. Thursday's papers

    The Daily Star

    The Daily Star reports that Gareth Southgate wants to end the uncertainty over his England squad early by naming it two days before the official deadline.

    Daily Star
  8. Thursday's papers

    The Daily Express

    The Express also leads on the issues facing Dele Alli ahead of the World Cup and claims he has five league games to reignite his partnership with Harry Kane, who is currently sidelined through injury.

    Daily Express
  9. Thursday's papers

    Daily Mirror

    The Alli story is also in the Mirror, which also reports on Raheem Sterling's future at Manchester City with the club keen to keep him amid growing interest from elsewhere.

    Thursday's Mirror
  10. Thursday's papers

    The Sun

    The Sun leads with a warning for England and Spurs midfielder Dele Alli with Gareth Southgate reportedly not impressed with the 21-year-old's performances.

    The Sun
  11. It's back...

    The Premier League returns this weekend after the international break and the managers are out in force today to answer the usual questions about fitness, form and anything else football-related.

    First up is Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - a perennial early starter - who may have something to say about Jack Wilshere who picked up a knee injury ahead of England's friendly against Holland.

    But before we hear from the Frenchman, a look at what is making Thursday's papers.

    Jack Wilshere
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