From the Back Pages, May 9: Man City join Liverpool, Man Utd and Real Madrid in transfer chase for Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole is a shock target for Manchester City. The Premier League’s champions-elect are the latest club to make an enquiry for the England veteran, who is set to quit Chelsea this summer as a free agent. (The Mirror)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Greg Dyke called today for Barclays Premier League clubs to be allowed to field “B” teams in an expanded league system. (The Times)

Sam Allardyce’s final act as West Ham manager will be to try to wrestle the title away from Manchester City’s grasp this weekend. Sportsmail understands the decision has been made privately to sack Allardyce following Sunday’s visit to the Etihad Stadium. (Daily Mail)

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FA chairman Greg Dyke unveils ‘League Three’ proposal and plans to deal with ‘mediocre’ foreign players. (The Independent)

CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho has been fined £10,000 for his sarcastic rant following Sunderland’s victory at Stamford Bridge on April 19. (The Express)

The injury crisis that is threatening to undermine England’s tour of New Zealand next month looks set to deepen with Billy Twelvetrees, the Gloucester centre, now almost certain to miss the three-Test series. (The Express)

Add the name Santiago Giraldo to the growing list of contenders capable of not only embarrassing the game’s elite but beating them. Andy Murray, blown away in just 70 minutes here on Court Manola Santana, will not forget the Colombian qualifier in a little while. (The Guardian)