From the back pages, August 7: Tottenham eye Alvaro Vadillo to replace Gareth Bale

ALVARO VADILLO is the latest name on Spurs’ list of possible replacements for Gareth Bale. (The Express)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Gareth Bale has been removed from Tottenham’s official Twitter account page in a move will only intensify speculation over his future. (The Independent)

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he and his team-mates constantly gossip about transfer speculation ‘like fellas sitting in a pub’. (Daily Mail)

Luis Suarez pulls out of Liverpool’s Valerenga friendly with foot injury and faces scan. (The Mirror)

The Football Association has appointed Dave Reddin, an expert in strengthening sportsmen’s mind-sets, as its new head of performance services with the hope that he will improve England’s disastrous record in penalty shoot-outs. (The Telegraph)

Beth Tweddle has confirmed her retirement from gymnastics with immediate effect. A year to the day after winning Olympic bronze in the uneven bars, the 28-year-old from Cheshire became the latest London 2012 medallist to call time on a career. (The Guardian)

One of the leading figures within cricket’s governing body will head from Dubai to Durham in an attempt to restore player confidence in the Decision Review System (DRS) before the Ashes series resumes on Friday. (The Guardian)