From the back pages, July 8: Liverpool reject £30m Arsenal bid for Luis Suarez

From the back pages
From the back pages

ARSENAL have had a club record £30millon bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez rejected. The offer was made at the end of last week and was immediately rebuffed by the Anfield hierarchy, who remain intent on keeping the controversial striker. (The Express)

Monaco are the latest team with Andre Villas-Boas in their sights although the Tottenham manager has made it known he wants at least one more year at White Hart Lane. Villas-Boas has been in charge of four different teams in as many years since his first managerial job at Academica in Portugal in 2009. (Daily Mail)

Durham's Graham Onions bowls

Durham's Graham Onions bowls

DAVID MOYES has vowed to “try to win everything” in his first campaign as Manchester United boss. Moyes, 50, has only ever lifted one trophy as a manager. (The Sun)

Chris Rogers has only played one Test match but his experience at opening the batting in English conditions for three counties could see him cast as mentor to Shane Watson, an otherwise more experienced international campaigner. (The Telegraph)

Geoff Miller seldom prompts gasps of astonishment when he announces England squads but there was mild surprise that they opted to include an extra seamer in Graham Onions along with the usual quartet. This means they must omit two pace bowlers on the morning of the match. (The Guardian)

After the rubber bullets of Silverstone came the bouncing bomb of the Nürburgring. The war zone of the Formula One pitlane is as dangerous as it comes and the sport was breathing a sigh of relief last night that it was not grieving for a lost life for the second time in a month. (The Times)

Team Sky teetered on the verge of disaster on Sunday as Chris Froome held onto the lead but his team-mates suffered a collective loss of strength that saw Richie Porte plummet out of overall contention and climbing specialist Vasil Kiryienka eliminated from the race completely after he finished outside the time limit. Afterwards Froome admitted: “It was one of the hardest days of my life on the bike.” (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho is weighing up a move for Liverpool target Tiago Ilori. The Reds have been negotiating with the the central defender’s club, Sporting Lisbon, for several weeks. Liverpool have had two bids rejected for Ilori who is valued by Sporting at around £8.5million. (The Mirror)