From the back pages, May 4: Chelsea fans left furious over £2,400 tickets for Europa League final

Tickets for the Europa League final in Amsterdam are already being sold for more than $3,700 (£2,400) on the online ticket marketplace Viagogo, leaving Chelsea supporters further incensed as they struggle to come to terms with Uefa’s official allocation for the game against Benfica. (The Guardian)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to miss the beginning of the club’s Barclays Premier League title defence as he is due to undergo hip surgery in the summer. The 71-year-old Scot has been troubled by the problem for some time and is set for the operation when the club return from a pre-season tour. (Daily Mail)

STEVEN GERRARD has opened talks about a new Anfield deal. The Liverpool skipper, 32, has just a year left on his current contract and the new offer will see a likely rise in his £130,000-a-week wages. (The Sun)

Napoli are ready to take Edin Dzeko from Manchester City as part of a deal to sell them Edinson Cavani. (The Mirror)

ROBERTO MANCINI has shrugged aside the latest rumours that his future as Manchester City manager is far from secure. (The Express)

Neil Warnock: I’m not the one to blame for demise of QPR – and chairman Tony Fernandes agrees with me. (The Independent)

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he has loved the Giro d’Italia ever since as a child in Kilburn he watched video tapes of exotic legends such as Miguel Indurain climbing up snowy mountain passes, heroes battling for a bright pink jersey, the “maglia rosa”. (The Times)