From the back pages, June 1: PSG offering £300,000-a-week...and higher for Wayne Rooney

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WAYNE ROONEY has been told by Paris Saint-Germain that he can name his terms for a £30million move to France this summer – with the club ready to pay him £300,000 a week after tax. (The Express)

Luis Suarez delivered a savage snub to the Liverpool management and their fans who have stood by him on Friday night when he admitted: ‘I want to leave.’ (Daily Mail)

Theo Walcott was being brutally honest when he described his first stroll down Copacabana beach. Watching children playing a version of volleyball with feet this week, he said that some of the skills, like returning the ball with a shoulder, were ones that even he had not yet mastered. (The Independent)

NEYMAR has slammed England’s World Cup chances — saying they are not worth thinking about. Barcelona’s star signing was part of the Brazil team that lost 2-1 in February’s friendly at Wembley — but that defeat has done nothing to change his opinion of the Three Lions. (The Sun)

While some people like it hot, there are limits. When the British & Irish Lions first announced they would be stopping off in the Far East en route to Australia they knew Hong Kong might be steamy, but Saturday’s opening fixture against the Barbarians is threatening to give a whole new literal meaning to the term “warm-up game”. (Guardian)

Five balls into their pursuit of an inadequate England score of 227 at Lord’s, New Zealand were deep in the mire. James Anderson had taken two early wickets and it seemed like déjà vu. Combined with their collapse in the Test match two weeks earlier, the touring team had lost 12 wickets at the ground for 69 runs. Martin Guptill had other ideas. (The Times)

Knight rider Sir Bradley Wiggins lost his battle of wounded knee and pulled out of the Tour de France. Reigning champion Wiggins was desperate to defend the Yellow Jersey he won in 2012, when the peloton sets off on the Grand Depart in Corsica on June 29. (Mirror)