From the back pages, June 12: Lew’s all yours, United

From the back pages
From the back pages

MANCHESTER UNITED can have Robert Lewandowski — as long as they stump up £25.5million. His club Borussia Dortmund have put the blocks on an expected move to European champs Bayern Munich. (The Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain want Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas to replace Carlo Ancelotti as their new boss. Villas-Boas has emerged as the prime candidate after a series of discussions between PSG president Nasser El-Khelaifi and his advisers. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City’s staggering rise over the last five years was shown when they were announced as the highest paying club in any sport in the world. City’s stars now average £100,764 per week (or £5.2 million per year) according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey for 2013. (The Independent)

Luis Suarez has again expressed his desire to leave Liverpool, this time blaming the press and public for mistreating him during his time in the Premier League. (The Mirror)

The England Under-21 team’s humiliation is complete. After chastening back-to-back defeats against Italy and Norway England plumbed new depths as they suffered the ignominy of losing to Israel, leaving them without a point and anchored to the bottom of the group. With Roy Hodgson, the senior coach, looking on from the stands, England delivered another insipid and thoroughly depressing performance in what will surely prove to be Stuart Pearce’s last game in charge. (The Guardian)

Combined Country XV 0 Lions 64: For much of the first half of this match, the Combined Country XV acted “like rabbits in a headlight”, according to their coach, as the speed and intricacy of the Lions opened up the home side at will. (The Times)

FRANKIE DETTORI, who returned to race-riding two weeks ago after a six-month ban for using cocaine, is struggling for rides at Royal Ascot. (The Express)