From the Back Pages, November 27: REVEALED: How Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea passed up City ace Sergio Aguero

From the back pages
From the back pages

Aguero reportedly attracted the interest of Premier League giants Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool before joining City. In fact SEVEN top clubs in Europe wanted Aguero before he joined Atletico Madrid in 2006. (The Express)

Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund. Champions League: Arsenal are through to the last 16 and can still win Group D after an impressive victory. (The Guardian)

Arsene Wenger hits back at criticism but Jurgen Klopp can see funny side. (The Independent)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first half tap-in proved the difference for Real Madrid in a far from convincing three points for the Champions League Group B leaders at Basle. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are eyeing Ajax defender Ricardo van Rhijn. Spurs watched the 23-year-old Dutch defender in the Champions League this week but may face competition from Napoli and Villarreal. (The Mirror)

Fifa was facing the threat of a UK criminal inquiry on Wednesday after it emerged the Serious Fraud Office was actively seeking evidence relating to its World Cup corruption probe. (The Telegraph)

It is strange that the three fastest one-day hundreds by England batsmen have been thrashed in losing causes. Perhaps the proximity of triumph and despair appeals to the national psyche. More likely, England teams have simply struggled to bat and bowl well enough in the same game.

This was the case yesterday, when Moeen Ali cemented an opening slot by completing his maiden limited-overs century from 72 balls. (The Times)