From the Back Pages, August 29: Leighton Baines has asked Everton to agree deal with Manchester United

From the back pages
From the back pages

The Everton defender Leighton Baines has asked his manager Roberto Martinez and the club’s chairman Bill Kenwright to agree a deal to sell him to Manchester United, The Independent understands. (The Independent)

Willian has completed his £32million move to Chelsea after being granted a work permit. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho gave evidence on the Brazilian’s behalf for his hearing today. The 25-year-old had a medical at Stamford Bridge at the weekend. The Blues hijacked Tottenham’s bid to sign Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala last week. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur have signed Erik Lamela in a £25.8million deal. As reported by MirrorFootball today , the Italian club were waiting to sign a replacement - Adem Ljajic - before confirming the departure of the Argentina winger. (The Mirror)

Andre Villas-Boas has criticised Gareth Bale’s behaviour and put the ball in Tottenham Hotspur’s court over how to deal with the midfielder after he failed to turn up to training for a second successive day. (The Times)

CHELSEA and Liverpool have joined Arsenal and Newcastle in the chase for Lille’s wantaway winger Florian Thauvin. (The Express)

Mesut Ozil has become the latest Real Madrid player to say that he intends to stay at the Spanish club, in the face of interest from Arsenal. Karim Benzema and Angel di María, who have been tracked by Arsène Wenger, have already gone on record to state that their loyalties remain at the Bernabéu. And now Ozil, who has also been linked with Manchester United, has ruled out leaving the club. (The Guardiamnm)

Broad blasts ‘disrespectful’ Vaughan for refund jibe. England T20 captain criticises former skipper Michael Vaughan for hitting out at the one-day squad selection. (The Telegraph)