From the back pages, July 24: Bale agrees move to Real Madrid - reports

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Reports in Spain are suggesting that Gareth Bale is about to complete a move to Real Madrid after telling club officials that he wants to leave Tottenham. (The Independent)

VALENCIA have issued Tottenham with an ultimatum regarding striker Roberto Soldado - he can leave, but only if his €30 release clause is met. (The Express)

Chelsea and Real Madrid may have dodged a bullet as reports in Colombia suggest Monaco’s £53million man Radamel Falcao may be two years older than his official FIFA age. (Daily Mail)

José Mourinho today warned Chelsea’s Premier League rivals that their squads could be destabilised by late dealing in the transfer market. (The Times)

ASHLEY COLE has told Wayne Rooney: You MUST come to Chelsea and play for Jose Mourinho. The Special One is preparing a fresh bid for Rooney after seeing an initial £24million approach knocked back. (The Sun)

The former Australia batsman and current commentator Damien Martyn has called on his country’s young cricketers to reassess their priorities. (The Guardian)

Carl Froch has confirmed he will defend his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles against George Groves in a Battle of Britain. The world title fight will take place in late November or early December, with November 23 the most probable date. (The Mirror)