From the Back Pages, March 8: Inter Milan offer Chelsea misfit Torres £20m escape route to join Vidic at the San Siro

Inter Milan are plotting a summer move for Fernando Torres and have the funds to pay the £20million fee Chelsea will demand for the striker who holds the British transfer record. (Daily Mail)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsène Wenger was given the news in Paris on Wednesday night, after he had watched France’s 2-0 win over Holland in his capacity as a TV pundit. Jack Wilshere, the Arsenal manager was told, had taken a heavy tackle during England’s 1-0 victory over Denmark but there was no reason to worry. It was nothing serious. Wenger should have known better. (The Guardian)

Arsene Wenger has accepted the time has come for him to put some silverware into the Emirates trophy cabinet. As he prepared his Arsenal players for today’s FA Cup quarter-final against Everton, it was a telling admission from a manager who has ranked finishing in the top four above winning one of the domestic cups. (The Mirror)

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There is only player left in the FA Cup this season who can say that he has paraded the famous trophy around the old Wembley Stadium but then Diego Poyet, of Charlton Athletic, was five years old at the time. (The Independent)

Chelsea can crank up the pressure on their Barclays Premier League title rivals by beating Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge today. (The Times)

The giant girders of the new indoor complex that loom over England’s training base are not the only thing rising from firm foundations, with Stuart Lancaster insisting that his callow team are ready to show their growing maturity in Sunday’s Six Nations match against Wales at Twickenham. (The Telegraph)

ON one side will be England captain Chris Robshaw, on the other will be Wales skipper Sam Warburton. Over 80 minutes at Twickenham tomorrow, they will lead their team into the biggest match of this year’s Six Nations. (The Express)