From the Back Pages, August 6: England away kit leaked: Nike shirt is navy blue with light blue trim rather than traditional red

From the back pages
From the back pages

The new England away shirt has seemingly been leaked online - and the kit is blue rather than the traditional red. (The Independent)

Arsenal are refusing to give up on Karim Benzema despite Rafa Benitez’s insistence that he wants to keep the striker at Real Madrid. (The Telegraph)

New Manchester United signing Memphis Depay has asked to wear the club’s fabled No 7 shirt this season. The young forward has volunteered to take the iconic jersey made famous by George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo and about to be vacated by the outgoing forward Angel di Maria. It is understood that United manager Louis van Gaal is yet to tell his squad their numbers. (Daily Mail)

ASHLEY WILLIAMS has dashed Crystal Palace and Everton’s hopes by committing himself to Swansea. (The Express)

Ronny Deila praised Celtic’s battling qualities after they won through to the Champions League play-off with a 1-0 aggregate win in Azerbaijan. (The Guardian)

Manchester City have been given a massive fitness scare on the eve of the new season, with THREE of their biggest stars all now doubtful for the big kick off. (The Mirror)

Alastair Cook delivered a rousing message yesterday as England aim to regain the Ashes at Trent Bridge, challenging players to “etch their name in history for ever”. (The Times)

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