From the Back Pages, September 5: Conference South side Basingstoke Town make ambitious bid for Brazil legend Ronaldinho

Conference South side Basingstoke Town have made an ambitious bid to sign Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho. (The Mirror)

Thursday, 4th September 2014, 10:04 pm
From the back pages

Manchester United’s deadline day signing Radamel Falcao has injected a rejuvenated optimism among the club’s supporters as they look to kick-start their already faltering season, but the striker has revealed that his ‘surprise’ loan move to the Premier League wasn’t actually that surprising at all. (The Independent)

Liverpool will look to wrap up a deal to sign Victor Valdes next month when the Spain goalkeeper is fit to undergo a medical. (Daily Mail)

Marcos Rojo could be one of three Manchester United debutants against Queens Park Rangers next week after finally securing a working visa following last month’s £16m transfer from Sporting Lisbon. (The Telegraph)

ANDY MURRAY was left to pick up the pieces after he slumped to a four-set defeat against his great foe Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the US Open. (The Express)

Moeen Ali insists there is no suggestion that the England one-day team are not behind Alastair Cook. (The Guardian)

Mark Cavendish has been omitted from a strong-looking Great Britain squad for the Road World Championships in Spain this month. (The Times)