From the back pages, May 3: Man Lew Utd dream ends - Bayern winning Rob race

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Robert Lewandowski is ready to snub Manchester United and join Bayern Munich instead. (The Sun)

It is only nine years since Bayern Munich bailed out Dortmund with €2m. Borussia won the European Cup in 1997 but seven years later they were on skid row and could not pay their players. (The Guardian)

Manchester United have turned their attentions to Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan ahead of the transfer window. (The Express)

Andre Villas-Boas says he has been assured that Gareth Bale will stay with Tottenham this summer - even if the club do not qualify for the Champions League. (The Independent)

It may not have had the cachet of victory with 10 men in the Nou Camp but Chelsea stormed into another European final. Again they beat a team with the initials FCB, who play in red and blue. But the Swiss champions of Basle do not quite instill the same fear as Lionel Messi and Barcelona. Chelsea, however, did what they needed to do after going behind to a goal by Mohamed Salah at the end of a nervous first half. They came out with renewed intensity and scored three goals in nine minutes to secure a place in the Europa League final in Amsterdam on May 15. (Daily Mail)

Gareth Bale has won the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year award for a second year running. The Tottenham winger was rewarded for his sensational form, and the prize represents the ninth time that a Spurs player has won the prestigious trophy - drawing them level with Manchester United. (The Mirror)

The organisers of the Rugby World Cup are expected to come under pressure to raise average ticket prices for the 2015 tournament in England after losing capacity of about 300,000 through last-minute planning complications. (The Times)