From the Back Pages, July 3: Arsenal try to hijack Liverpool’s signing of Chile and Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsenal are attempting to derail Liverpool’s potential signing of Alexis Sánchez after Arsène Wenger made the Chile and Barcelona striker his priority transfer target of the summer. (The Telegraph)

The Liverpool chief executive, Ian Ayre, will meet a Barcelona delegation in London on Wednesday for the first talks over the sale of Luis Suarez, with the acquisition of Alexis Sanchez a key part of the Premier League club’s demands. (The Independent)

Robin van Persie left Holland’s training camp with his left thigh taped up after their hour long session in Rio today. The Manchester United forward, who is crucial to Louis van Gaal’s hopes of winning the country’s first World Cup, was heavily taped up around his left thigh as he left their Flamengo training base. (Daily Mail)

Rio Ferdinand is at the centre of a row between manager Harry Redknapp and club chiefs at Queens Park Rangers who want to veto his signing. (The Mirror)

FORMER West Ham United loanee Antonio Nocerino has dismissed any chance of a return to Upton Park after signing for Serie A club Torino. (The Express)

Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes have been included in a 13-man squad for the first Test against India which starts at Trent Bridge next Wednesday, leaving England with six seam bowlers of whom two would seem certain to be omitted. (The Guardian)

Andy Murray walked on to the greatest stage in tennis and forgot all his lines. A dethroned Wimbledon champion will take the next few days to consider if Amélie Mauresmo remains the person who can help to turn him back into a grand-slam champion. (The Times)