From the Back Pages, April 29: Arsenal braced for £30m transfer raid by Manchester City despite insisting Jack Wilshere is going nowhere

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester City are set to ignore Arsene Wenger’s warning and launch a £30million bid for Jack Wilshere. (The Mirror)

SOUTHAMPTON are confident Nathaniel Clyne will extend his contract at the club rather than sign for Manchester United or Chelsea. (The Express)

Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez both scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Getafe 6-0 to stay on course to reclaim the Spanish league title. (The Guardian)

Champions League dream looks over as Dawson scores his first goal in two years to condemn Liverpool in vital win for Bruce’s Hull. (Daily Mail)

Joe Root has been earmarked to lead the rebuilding of England’s one-day fortunes and is likely to be appointed captain this summer with a view to spearheading the 2019 World Cup campaign. (The Telegraph)

James Taylor will lead an inexperienced England one-day side against Ireland in Dublin a week on Friday, with five uncapped players named in the squad as the team look to move on from a calamitous World Cup. (The Times)

It is a complicated business comparing the pampered careers of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao with the fighters from the last 60 years who have won and lost world titles at welterweight. The fight on Saturday will generate more money than any other in boxing history and will set a cash record that lasts a long time; the only chance of it being broken any time soon will happen if Pacquiao’s tiny fists knock out Mayweather and the rematch is in November. (The Independent)