From the back pages, May 1: Benzema and Ramos late show is not enough as Bundesliga side make Wembley

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The Real Madrid late show was not enough to mount an unlikely comeback as Borussia Dortmund held on to make the Champions League final. Madrid were the better team in the first half but could not break the deadlock. But in the second half Karim Benzem and Sergio Ramos scored late goals to set up an grand stand finish. But it was not to be as Dortmund held on to progress to the final at Wembley next month. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are preparing an audacious bid for Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus in the summer. (The Express)

Manchester City are close to signing Argentine defender Diego Novaretti, according to reports in Italy. Sky Italia have reported that Novaretti, who plays for Toluca in Mexico, will move to the Etihad on a free transfer with his current contract expiring next month. (The Mirror)

Jonny Wilkinson turned down the chance to be part of the Lions squad to tour Australia because he could not guarantee being available for the start of the tour, Warren Gatland has revealed. (The Times)

Eufemiano Fuentes was on Tuesday sentenced to one year in prison by a Spanish court which declared he had breached public health laws while helping some of the world’s top cyclists carry out blood transfusions to improve performance. (Guardian)

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Manchester United lack the spending power of Chelsea and Manchester City. Yet the newly crowned champions will be “competitive” in this summer’s transfer market in what Ferguson expects to be a busy summer of activity. (The Independent)

Arsenal want Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to replace the injury-prone Abou Diaby. (The Sun)