From the back pages, March 24: Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone hints at summer move for Fernando Torres

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Atletico Madrid could make a move for former striker Fernando Torres this summer after manager - and former team-mate of the Chelsea man - Diego Simeone suggested the striker is on his transfer radar.

Roy Hodgson is refusing to bill Tuesday’s clash with Montenegro as a group decider. England head into the game in good heart after thrashing San Marino, but still two points adrift of the eastern Europeans following their narrow win in Moldova last night. (The Independent)

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has taken the blame for scrapping last season’s successful car in favour of a radical new design which has seen the team suffer a disastrous start to the 2013 campaign. (Daily Mail)

Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Fabio Capello’s Russia side was postponed for the second time within 24 hours as freezing weather conditions wreaked havoc with the sporting calendar. Several League One and Two matches were called off and horse racing in Britain was reduced to a single meeting, a low-value all-weather card at Southwell, as snow and falling temperatures again did their worst. (The Guardian)

Sebastian Vettel clinched the 38th pole of his career to start at the front of tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The Red Bull star pulled off a stunning final lap after a rain shower had threatened to dampen his day. (The Sun)

Rio Ferdinand does not believe the England fans who mocked him from the stands in San Marino will prevent his return to Roy Hodgson’s squad. (The Telegraph)

Four penalties from Toby Flood steered Leicester to second place in the Aviva Premiership as they moved to within a point of leaders Saracens, who play Sunday, after victory in a tryless contest. (The Times)

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan last night vowed to bring Champions League football to the Olympic Stadium after securing a 99-year lease from 2016. (The Express)