From the back pages, July 3: PSG edge ahead of Chelsea and City in race to land Cavani

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Chelsea and Manchester City will have to smash the British transfer record if they want to sign Napoli striker Edinson Cavani after French giants Paris Saint-Germain made a £43million bid for the Uruguayan. (Daily Mail)

New Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks set to make his first signings at the club with reports of a deal being agreed to bring Arouna Kone and Antolin Alcaraz from his former club Wigan. (The Independent)

Gareth Bale insists he does want to play abroad one day - with Spain among those the Welsh winger is keen on trying. In an interview with Esquire magazine, the Tottenham star, who has been linked with Real Madrid, heaped praise on Spanish football and suggested he would be willing to move to La Liga in the future. (The Mirror)

KIRSTEN FLIPKENS produced an impressive all-round display to reach the Wimbledon semi-final at the expense of Petra Kvitova. (The Express)

Eventually, 14 long and draining hours after he had begun to give evidence in his disciplinary appeal hearing the previous evening, James Horwill received the news he had been longing for. Cleared for a second time of stamping on the face of Alun Wyn Jones, the Australia captain was free to play in the deciding third international against the Lions on Saturday. (The Times)

Orica-GreenEdge pipped Mark Cavendish’s Omega Pharma-Quick Step squad by a single second to win today’s team time trial in the Tour de France and make it two stage victories in as many days. (The Telegraph)

Steve McClaren is back in English football after agreeing a short-term deal, understood to stretch initially to three months, to join Harry Redknapp’s coaching staff at Queens Park Rangers in the Championship. (Guardian)

STRIKER Emmanuel Adebayor could be on his way out of Spurs. The North London club last night clinched the £17million capture of Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians. (The Sun)