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From the Back Pages, May 21: Man Utd agree deal with Bayern Munich for Toni Kroos

From the back pages

From the back pages

MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich for Toni Kroos. (The Express)

Yaya Toure has eased fears that he is looking to leave Manchester City, but has admitted that everything his agent has said about his future is true after it emerged he is unhappy with his treatment as the club failed to acknowledge his birthday. (The Independent)

Ashley Cole will determine where he is to play next season on his return from a holiday in California with up to eight clubs understood to be keen to secure the former England left-back upon the expiry of his contract at Chelsea. (The Guardian)

Luke Shaw, the Southampton and England left-back, expressed dismay yesterday at his club’s unexpected decision to sack Under-18 coaches Jason Dodd and Paul Williams. (The Telegraph)

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos claims his side are underdogs for this weekend’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid following the Rojiblancos’ Primera Division success. (Daily Mail)

West Ham have confirmed that Sam Allardyce will remain in charge at Upton Park, despite growing unrest among fans of the the club. (The Mirror)

KIA OVAL (England won toss): Sri Lanka beat England by nine runs. It came down, as it had in Chittagong seven weeks earlier, to a contest between Alex Hales and the Sri Lanka bowlers. England needed 45 to win from 21 balls with five wickets in hand when the nerveless Lasith Malinga delivered a fourth slower ball in a row, Hales swung a split-second early, and with his demise went the game. (The Times)

 

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