From the Back Pages, May 27: Manchester United considering bid for Dani Alves

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United are continuing to weigh up a move for Dani Alves. The Barcelona defender is expected to leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season and is one of the right-back options being considered by Louis van Gaal, the United manager. (The Times)

Are Spurs really worth eight Aston Villas?. Daniel Levy values club at £1.2bn – six times more than Everton and eight times more than Villa, despite again missing out on the top four. (The Telegraph)

Juventus are hopeful of closing on a deal for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira. The Italian club’s sporting director Fabio Paratici flew to Germany on Tuesday for talks with Khedira’s agent ahead of proposing terms of around £3.2million a year after tax. (Daily Mail)

Brendan Rodgers’ job is not under immediate threat from Liverpool’s American owners in the aftermath of Sunday’s 6-1 Premier League final day defeat at Stoke City and the club expect to pursue their transfer targets as agreed this summer. (The Independent)

KOLO TOURE has signed a new one year contract at Liverpool and youngster Andre Wisdom has agreed a four year deal with the Anfield club. (The Express)

England will go into the opening Ashes Test in Cardiff on 8 July with, for the first time in the country’s history, an Australian head coach after Trevor Bayliss was confirmed in the role on Tuesday on Tuesday. (The Guardian)

Arsenal playmaker Alexis Sanchez has won the Player of the Season gong at the inaugural Facebook Football Awards. (The Mirror)

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