From the back pages, June 14: Barca in for £17m Torres

From the back pages
From the back pages

BARCELONA are ready to end Fernando Torres’ Chelsea nightmare. The Spanish champs are preparing an audacious £17million bid for the misfit striker — £33m LESS than the British record transfer fee Chelsea paid Liverpool for him two years ago. (The Sun)

José Mourinho has completed the first signing of his second spell at Chelsea with the €22m (£18.7m) capture of André Schürrle from Bayer Leverkusen in a move that will further strengthen his options in the attacking line behind the striker. (Guardian)

Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Twitter to deny claims that he has signed a new Real Madrid deal. (The Independent)

ROBERTO MARTINEZ is hoping a new contract will be enough to convince Leighton Baines to stay at Everton. (The Express)

England’s Champions Trophy hopes hang in the balance after a regal century from Kumar Sangakkara and some mighty blows by Nuwan Kulasekara powered Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory at The Kia Oval. (Daily Mail)

David Warner has been suspended for all of Australia’s games between now and the Ashes for his attack on Joe Root in a Birmingham nightspot last Sunday, but has escaped a ban for the Test series. (The Times)

Andy Murray has marched into the quarter-finals of the AEGON Championships by racing to two straight-set victories in a matter of hours at Queen’s Club in London. (The Mirror)