From the back pages, August 17: Chelsea’s Mourinho prepared to make final Rooney bid

Jose Mourinho has suggested that Chelsea are ready to make at least one more bid for Wayne Rooney but has also now stressed that “different decisions” could be made and is refusing to rule out the possibility of turning to Samuel Eto’o. (The Telegraph)

Friday, 16th August 2013, 10:01 pm
From the back pages

Manuel Pellegrini is convinced Joe Hart will prove his worth this season after the England goalkeeper was warned his place in the national team could come under threat if he continues to make mistakes. (The Times)

David Moyes is weighing up a move for Real Madrid midfield Mesut Ozil. New Manchester United boss Moyes has been trying without success to strengthen in the centre of the park, and Germany international Ozil - linked with the champions on Spanish TV earlier this week - fits the bill. (The Mirror)

Liverpool have agreed in principle a season-long loan deal for Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho. (Daily Mail)

LIVERPOOL forward Luis Suarez has returned to training with the first-team squad yesterday. (The Express)

This was Mo Farah’s immortal race: the victory he called “the sweetest by far”, the triumph that thrust him deeper into the realm of athletics’ gods. Under cooling Moscow skies, Farah fended off a sustained counterattack from Hagos Gebrhiwet and Isiah Kiplangat Koech to win his fifth global title, two more than any British athlete in history. He also became only the second man, after Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, to achieve the double-double of 5,000m and 10,000m golds at the Olympics and the following world championships. This is the company Farah now keeps. (The Guardian)

Adam Gemili ran the fastest 200 metres by a Briton for 19 years as he broke the 20-second barrier to roar into the final at the World

Championships. (The Independent)