From the back pages, March 5:

José Mourinho believes the “world will stop” when Real Madrid face Manchester United at Old Trafford in their hugely anticipated Champions League encounter in which he expects each side to be bold as they seek to progress. (The Guardian)

Carlos Tevez scored the decisive goal as Manchester City kept their title hopes hanging by a thread with a win at Aston Villa. After a solid start from Villa, the visitors took control of the game. Edin Dzeko pounced on a Ciaran Clark error to slide the ball into Tevez, who rounded the goalkeeper and slotted home on the stroke of half-time. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes could have the book thrown him after berating the referee during Saturday’s El Classico defeat against Real Madrid. (Express)

Jess Ennis may be forced to train at three different venues in Yorkshire due to the closure of Sheffield’s Don Valley stadium. The Olympic champion’s coach says he is considering venues in Leeds, Rotherham and Chesterfield for her sessions after Don Valley shuts in September. (Mirror)

The Middle-East group plotting a £1.5billion bid for Arsenal want talks with majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. SunSport revealed yesterday how the consortium aim to offer Kroenke £830million for his near 67 per cent holding and want a face-to-face meeting. (The Sun)

Juventus legend Marco Tardelli has urged his former club to break the bank and sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. The Italian side currently lead Serie A by six points, but are eager to sign a proven goal scorer in the summer. (The Independent)

Tom Croft has been added to England’s training squad for Sunday’s RBS Six Nations clash with Italy, but Owen Farrell is set to miss the penultimate match of the championship at Twickenham. (The Times)