From the back pages, June 8: David Moyes signs first Manchester United player, a Uruguayan full-back

From the back pages
From the back pages

David Moyes has completed his first signing as Manchester United’s manager after the Premier League champions announced the arrival of the right-back Guillermo Varela. (Guardian)

STUART PEARCE reckons Theo Walcott’s England career has gone to waste. The Under-21s boss used the Arsenal star as a warning to kids who snub his call-ups. (The Sun)

Arsene Wenger is closing in on a £20million deal for Gonzalo Higuain after holding further talks with the Real Madrid striker. (The Mirror)

Millions of pounds worth of footballing talent has been casually tossed aside after the Premier League published their annual list of released players. William Gallas, David Bentley, Florent Malouda and Andrey Arshavin were among the high-profile casualties on a list of 154 players ruthlessly culled from their top-flight clubs.(Daily Mail)

NEWCASTLE UNITED midfielder Yohan Cabaye has admitted he would entertain a move to Manchester United. (The Express)

There is enough hanging on the Champions Trophy match between England and Australia today not to worry about potential impact on the back-to-back Ashes series. But that would be to forget the hold that the longest-running international contest in team sport has on the public in both countries. (The Times)

In an era of epic matches, you wonder how much longer this can carry on. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic produced yet another extraordinary marathon here yesterday in the semi-finals of the French Open as Spain’s king of clay outlasted Serbia’s world No 1 to extend arguably the greatest record in the history of this sport. (The Independent)