From the Back Pages, April 2: Raheem Sterling: I’m not a greedy money-grabber

From the back pages
From the back pages

Raheem Sterling says that his career decisions will be motivated by a desire for success rather than the pursuit of riches as his contract stand-off with Liverpool continues, although the England forward has admitted being “quite flattered” by reported interest from Arsenal. (The Times)

England’s Turin hero Andros Townsend will seek reassurances over his Tottenham Hotspur future at the end of the season. (The Telegraph)

Emmanuel Adebayor set for Tottenham exit as club agree to fund his £100,000-a-week wages in order to offload striker. (Daily Mail)

DARREN GOUGH makes no secret that he’ll always be the first man into bat for Kevin Pietersen no matter how sticky the wicket. (The Express)

Jason Gillespie: Joe Root is ready to lead England … he would embrace it: Yorkshire’s head coach has helped six of his County Championship-winning side into the England squad and will begin the title defence seriously down on numbers but Gillespie chooses to look at the positives. (The Guardian)

Inter Milan are preparing to break the break the bank in order to sign Yaya Toure, according to reports in Italy. (The Mirror)