What the papers say
A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers.
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THE TIMES: Chelsea launched an eleventh-hour attempt to try to hijack the deal for Willian last night, just as the Brazil attacking midfielder was poised to sign for Tottenham Hotspur. ALSO: Until now, Steven Smith has been a poster boy for the new generation of Australian cricketer: overpaid and underachieving; multitalented, without ever being quite sure which of those talents should be the making of him. At 4.15pm yesterday, he answered that question emphatically, becoming the youngest Australian to make a hundred in an Ashes Test since Ricky Ponting at Headingley 16 years ago.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Sven-Goran Eriksson has spoken emotionally of his financial problems after allegedly losing £10million through the actions of his former financial adviser, Samir Khan. ALSO: If this Test was England's plan to scar Australia in readiness for the return Ashes series in three months' time it has backfired spectacularly.
THE INDEPENDENT: The former Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has been appointed by the Football Association as Stuart Pearce's successor as England Under-21s coach. ALSO: Australia broke free from the shackles of defeat yesterday. With every sinew of their aggressive fibre they seemed to be saying to England that you might beat us 3-0 but never, ever will we let it be four.
THE GUARDIAN: Brendan Rodgers has said Liverpool are preparing for a Real Madrid bid for Luis Suarez but has reiterated John W Henry's claim that the striker will not be sold. ALSO: Arsene Wenger is poised to bring back the former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini as a free agent and the player could be in contention for the Premier League fixture at Fulham tomorrow.
DAILY EXPRESS: Gareth Bale's world record move to Real Madrid could well be announced today - but Tottenham showed they have enough firepower without him in a five-star spectacular last night. ALSO: Liverpool are braced for a late bid from Real Madrid for Luis Suarez but insist the striker will not leave in this transfer window.
DAILY MAIL: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho last night hijacked Tottenham's proposed £30million deal for Brazilian winger Willian. ALSO: England made a prickly defence of their grindingly slow over-rate at The Oval, accusing the fans who booed their go-slow tactics of not understanding cricket.
DAILY MIRROR: Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward has sent a terse letter to Chelsea warning them not to make further bids for Wayne Rooney. ALSO: Liverpool are bracing themselves for Real Madrid to make a raid for Luis Suarez.
THE SUN: Chelsea last night made a shock move to hijack Willian's £30million transfer to Spurs. ALSO: Andre Villas-Boas hailed Spurs' 'killer instinct' - even without Gareth Bale.
DAILY STAR: Tottenham suffered double trouble in the transfer market last night after thrashing Dinamo Tbilisi 5-0. ALSO: Nicolas Anelka looks to have kicked his last ball for West Brom after walking out on the club - after just 45 days.