From the Back Pages, March 26: Bale will defy Madrid boo boys and STAY at Real this summer

Gareth Bale is prepared to resist all offers of a return to the Barclays Premier League and stay at Real Madrid. Bale has a £75million buyout clause in his six-year contract but that has not deterred Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea from checking on his availability. (Daily Mail)

Thursday, 26th March 2015, 6:17 am
From the back pages

Greg Dyke revealed last night that the FA will wait until the final months of Roy Hodgson’s contract before deciding whether to offer him the chance to stay on as England manager. (The Times)

Pietersen: I am happy to play for Cook. (The Telegraph)

If Kevin Pietersen gets to pull on an England shirt once more it will be one of the biggest comebacks sport has ever seen. (The Mirror)

Martin Skrtel, the Liverpool defender, has failed in his attempt to overturn a three-match suspension for standing on the Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, but will escape further punishment for appearing to mock the Football Association independent panel. (The Independent)

ENGLAND are facing a potential goalkeeper crisis as it emerged Fraser Forster may not play again in 2015 after fracturing his kneecap. (The Express)

‘Harry Kane is an inspiration to all the young England players coming through’. Tottenham’s main man had to start in a roving midfield role for England Under-19s but he is highly likely to win his first full cap as a major component of Roy Hodgson’s strikeforce. (The Guardian)