From the back pages, August 21: Willian arrives in London to complete £30m Tottenham move

Tottenham appear to be closing in on the signing of Liverpool target Willian after the Brazilian international arrived in London ahead of a medical with the club. (The Independent)

Tuesday, 20th August 2013, 9:48 pm
From the back pages

TOTTENHAM star Gareth Bale could be finally about to seal his world record move to Real Madrid, as the North-London outfit prepare to smash the £100million barrier with moves for Erik Lamela and Willian. (The Express)

Arsenal are considering a dramatic move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas as they step up their pursuit of a replacement for error-prone Wojciech Szczesny. (Daily Mail)

It’s not the big-name signing that Arsenal fans have been calling for, but it is a rare bit of good news for the Gunners. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be back from injury sooner than expected, in six weeks time. (The Mirror)

Jose Mourinho has a plan B “and C” in the transfer market if Chelsea fail to land Wayne Rooney before the window closes. (The Telegraph)

Hope Powell has been sacked as the England women’s head coach and will not be considered for the Football Association’s new director of elite women’s football role following the team’s dismal performance at Euro 2013. (The Guardian)

Alastair Cook has pointed to England’s unassailable 3-0 lead in the Ashes series as vindication for his style of captaincy after it was criticised by Shane Warne for being “negative and defensive”. (The Times)