From the back pages, August 8: Man United open talks with Everton over £23.5m Fellaini

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Manchester United have opened negotiations with Everton over a deal for Marouane Fellaini, as David Moyes fears that his top midfield target, Cesc Fábregas of Barcelona, could prove out of reach. (The Guardian)

DANIEL AGGER’S Liverpool future is now in doubt after Barcelona stepped up their pursuit of the defender to add to Brendan Rodgers’ mounting problems. (The Express)

Tottenham are looking to solve their defensive crisis with a move for versatile Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue. Talks will continue on Thursday with an £8.6million deal agreed for the France international who has been the subject of offers from Cardiff City and Atletico Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger puts Luis Suarez bid on ‘standby’ until the striker resolves his dispute with Liverpool. (The Independent)

An “infuriated” Kevin Pietersen has hit out at reports that batsmen on both sides in the Ashes series are under investigation by the ICC over claims they used tape on the edges of their bats to deceive Hot Spot. (The Times)

Sussex cricket chiefs have launched an investigation into the drunken antics of their star player Monty Panesar - who was caught peeing on nightclub bouncers. (The Mirror)

Andy Murray wins first match as Wimbledon champion at Rogers Cup in Montreal against Marcel Granollers. (The Telegraph)