From the Back Pages, May 21: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho CONFIRMS Real Madrid talks after reports of a SHOCK return

JOSE MOURINHO admits he’s been in touch with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez just days after it was reported he was being considered as Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement. (The Express)

From the back pages

Robert Lewandowski and Jerome Boateng had to be separated by team-mates after clashing during Bayern Munich training on Wednesday. (Daily Mail) SEE VIDEO BELOW

Chris Ashton and David Strettle, the Saracens wings, have been brought back in from the international wilderness after being named in England’s 50-man World Cup training squad. (The Times)

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England are about to play their 100th Test match against New Zealand. Unlike many of its predecessors, this anniversary will fittingly be a contest between equals and it has been lent an additional allure by the turmoil accompanying it. (The Independent)

Manchester City stars are no longer the best paid in world sport, according to new figures released on Wednesday. The Global Sports Salaries Survey for 2015 compiled by the Sporting Intelligence website reveals Paris St Germain have taken over top spot with an average first team salary of £101,898 per week. (The Telegraph)

Full-time: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland: Sunderland’s manager, players and fans go doolally as they celebrate the point that preserves their Premier League status! It was a defensive masterclass by the visitors, and one that will be copied by many more visitors to the Emirates as, for the third time in a row, Arsenal have failed to infiltrate diligent defenders at home. (The Guardian)

Lewis Hamilton has signed a £100million deal to stay at Mercedes - the biggest in British sporting history. (The Mirror)

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