From the Back Pages, August 31: Christian Eriksen joins Tottenham from Ajax

From the back pages
From the back pages

TOTTENHAM have announced the signing of Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen. (The Express)

Tottenham have announced that a deal for Roma winger Erik Lamela has been agreed in a move that breaks the club’s transfer record for third time this summer. (The Independent)

Swansea City face a tough trip to Valencia in their first Europa League group stage campaign as long-haul journeys to Russia, Moldova and northern Norway beckon for Tottenham Hotspur. (The Times)

Manchester United look to have missed out on yet more summer transfer targets with Athletic Bilbao turning down a £25million offer for midfielder Ander Herrera and Roma knocking back an enquiry for Daniele De Rossi. (Daily Mail)

BAYERN MUNICH WIN ON PENALTIES! Tremendous stuff from both teams, who take it to 5-4 with inch-perfect kicks. But Lukaku sends one down the middle, weakly, and that’s that. Pep puts one over Jose Mourinho. (The Mirror)

The former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher is in a critical condition in hospital. Gallacher is being treated in Aberdeen royal infirmary, NHS Grampian said. It could not confirm any other details about the 64-year-old’s condition. (The Guardian)

Former England World Cup-winning full-back Josh Lewsey has been appointed as Wales’ head of rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced. He will start work with the WRU at the end of September. (The Telegraph)