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A roundup of the national back pages, including Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus.

THE SUN: Fuming Arsenal feel Robin van Persie is plotting a move to Manchester City after he rejected a new deal. Also: Andy Murray last night roared into the Wimbledon semi-finals and warned: I’m not finished yet.

DAILY MAIL: Manchester United are preparing to gazump neighbours City and sign want-away Arsenal striker Robin van Persie. Also: Andy Murray’s dream of winning Wimbledon is a step closer after he roared into the semi-finals on Centre Court last night.

DAILY MIRROR: Robin van Persie put Manchester City on alert last night after finally telling Arsenal he wants to leave. Also: Andy Murray battled into the Wimbledon semi-finals then said this time he can go all the way.

DAILY EXPRESS: Andy Murray last night reached the Wimbledon semi-finals - and was told that his time has come to be crowned champion. Also: Robin van Persie has kicked open the door to a move to Manchester City by declaring he will not sign a new contract at Arsenal.

DAILY STAR: Manchester City will go head to head with Real Madrid and Barcelona in the battle to sign Robin van Persie. Also: Andy Murray is closing in on Wimbledon glory after a thrilling quarter-final win over David Ferrer.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Can anyone deny Andy Murray a first crack at a Wimbledon final? David Ferrer did all he could to block the path yesterday. Also: Manchester City are ready to bid £20million for Robin van Persie after the Arsenal captain issued an extraordinary statement in which he outlined his desire to leave and openly questioned the club’s direction under Arsene Wenger.

THE TIMES: Arsenal are facing a battle to prevent a player exodus this summer after Robin van Persie’s announcement yesterday that he will not extend his contract at the club. Also: The stages on the Tour de France that seem most ripe for glory for Mark Cavendish are, almost by definition, also ripe for danger.

THE GUARDIAN: Andy Murray is in the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the fourth year in a row, this time against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and, if Friday’s game remotely matches the quality of Wednesday’s four-set win over David Ferrer, the Scot will be superbly placed to finally put this patient nation out of its misery. Also: Robin van Persie has dealt Arsenal a devastating blow - and opened the way for a move to Manchester City - by announcing he will not extend his contract before it expires next summer.

THE INDEPENDENT: Manchester City and Juventus lead the chase for Robin van Persie after the Arsenal striker admitted he would not be signing a contract extension to stay at the Emirates Stadium as the club didn’t match his ambition. Also: Five down, two to go. For the fourth year in succession Andy Murray is just two victories away from becoming Britain’s first men’s Wimbledon singles champion since Fred Perry in 1936.