From the Back Pages, September 2: Bale is the Real deal! Madrid move finally confirmed

From the back pages
From the back pages

Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player after the Spanish giants agreed a deal with Tottenham. The 24-year-old will undergo a medical before being showcased at the Bernabeu at 12.30pm UK time. A six-year deal was agreed between Bale and Real long ago. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has admitted that he had no option but to let the Welshman join Real Madrid after the player’s head was turned by the Spanish giants. (The Mirror)

David Moyes faces a frantic last day of the transfer window after an unconvincing display from Manchester United’s midfield reinforced the need for a major signing before the 11pm deadline. (The Guardian)

England manager Roy Hodgson received a contrite apology from Liverpool on Sunday night after he was denied initial access to his former club’s boardroom lounge on the day that he suffered the desperate blow of losing Wayne Rooney for the national side’s two make-or-break World Cup qualifiers. (The Independent)

DANIEL STURRIDGE was Liverpool’s match winner for the third successive game as his early header was enough to inflict David Moyes’ first defeat as Manchester United manager at Anfield. (The Express)

Joe Root has seen the last of David Warner for the summer after the Australian batsman was dropped from the NatWest Series against England that begins on Friday at Headingley. (The Telegraph)

A cold front is due to cross Flushing Meadows today, heralding storms, hail and howling winds. Before that occurs, the humidity is rising, the air thick and playing tennis is a demanding business so Andy Murray’s progress to the fourth round of the US Open was more akin to Survivor than grand-slam tournament play. (The Times)