What the papers say
A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers.
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THE SUN: Gary Lineker was painted in vegetables yesterday as Roy Hodgson warned him - You're sprout of order. Also: Mesut Ozil is in line for a shock start for Arsenal at Sunderland on Saturday.
DAILY MAIL: Gareth Bale turned up for his first day at the office and was warmly welcomed by the man he has replaced as the world's most expensive footballer. Also: Gary Lineker is willing to sit on FA chairman Greg Dyke's crisis commission into the state of English football after smoothing over relations with England manager Roy Hodgson.
DAILY MIRROR: Gary Lineker last night backtracked over his England criticism and insisted Roy Hodgson was doing "a good job". Also: Gareth Bale got to grips with the superstar he calls The Boss when he turned up for his first day with Real Madrid yesterday.
DAILY EXPRESS: Roy Hodgson's fractious relationship with Gary Lineker threatens to become further strained after he accused the former England striker of having a selective memory. Also: It was almost manbags at 20 paces yesterday as new signing Gareth Bale was greeted at Real Madrid by the man he replaced as the world's most expensive player.
DAILY STAR: Daniel Sturridge is on course to play for Liverpool on Monday - despite pulling out of the England squad. Also: Shake on it! Galactico Cristiano Ronaldo welcomes £85million star Gareth Bale to Real Madrid yesterday.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Roy Hodgson has returned from Kiev with a point and a grievance. Also: Manchester United defender Phil Jones is demanding a written apology from Stuart Pearce after being left furious following claims that he lacked the commitment to play in the European Under-21 Championship this summer.
THE TIMES: Bradley Wiggins offered to walk out on Team Sky in the middle of his Tour de France victory last year. Also: Even now, Roy Hodgson seems surprised that his delight at a solid, if uninspiring England performance away from home might not be shared universally.
THE GUARDIAN: Roy Hodgson has admitted he deliberately set out his England team to play long-ball football in the World Cup qualifier against Ukraine that has led to prolonged criticism of the team's methods under his management.
THE INDEPENDENT: Roy Hodgson has hit back at Gary Lineker's criticism of the England team's "awful" 0-0 draw with Ukraine, claiming that the England sides the former striker played in were not always a "total success" either.