From the Back Pages, August 28: Daley Blind can move to Manchester United for an ‘absolute top price’

From the back pages
From the back pages

Louis van Gaal is weighing up a move for Daley Blind, though Ajax are insistent the 24-year-old will be sold only for an “absolute top price” as the Manchester United manager seeks to strengthen his squad following the 4-0 hiding by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup. (The Guardian)

TOTTENHAM have completed the signing of Argentinian defender Federico Fazio from Sevilla. (The Express)

Angel Di Maria: Manchester United’s £60m signing says that he never wanted to leave Real Madrid. (The Independent)

Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas (agg 1-0): Alexis Sanchez scores the winner as 10-man Gunners qualify for the Champions League group stages. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa 0-1 Leyton Orient: Romain Vincelot inflicts League Cup shock on five-time winners. (The Mirror)

Neil Warnock has returned to Crystal Palace for a second spell as manager after the club decided against appointing Steve Clarke. (The Times)

Dismal England made to pay by revitalised India. Ind (304-6) bt Eng (161) by 133 runs Alastair Cook’s team pay for patchy performance with the ball as Suresh Raina hits a brutal century in second match of five in current one-day series. (The Telegraph)