From the back pages, July 23: Jose vows to help England qualify for Rio

JOSE MOURINHO has pledged to help England’s World Cup campaign. The Chelsea boss says he is keen to support Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson as he seeks to qualify for Brazil 2014. (The Sun)

Tuesday, 23rd July 2013, 7:34 am
From the back pages

Manchester United are considering shattering their record transfer fee to sign Cesc Fábregas after Barcelona rejected their second bid of £30m for the Spain midfielder. (The Guardian)

David Moyes has vowed to carve his own place in Manchester United’s history — and he will have a transfer fund of close to £100 million to spend to make his mark. (The Times)

Arsene Wenger will go back with a make-or-break £40million bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, writes John Cross in Nagoya. (The Mirror)

Australia’s traumatic tour suffered another huge blow when fast bowler James Pattinson was ruled out of the rest of the Ashes with a stress fracture in his lower back. (Daily Mail)

GRAHAM GOOCH insists there has been no mention of a 5-0 Ashes whitewash in England’s dressing room. (Express)

Allan Border believes that Australia’s batsmen are an embarrassment to their country and that the selectors need to take decisive action to avoid an Ashes whitewash. The former captain offered a blunt assessment of his fellow countrymen’s failings in the wake of the heavy defeat to England in the second Test at Lord’s, picking out the opening batsman Shane Watson for specific criticism. (The Independent)