From the Back Pages, August 31: Chelsea agree Loic Remy transfer fee with QPR

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Chelsea have agreed an £8.5million deal to sign Loic Remy from QPR – as ­a replacement for Fernando Torres. (The Mirror)

ARSENAL have made a last-ditch attempt to lure Loic Remy away from Chelsea after joining the Blues in triggering his £10.5million release clause. (The Express)

Yes, it certainly was an alien environment for Angel Di Maria. Not because of the slate roofs, the stone-built Lancashire back-to-backs around Turf Moor and the Pennine hills beyond them but because he was playing in a team with limitations beyond any recognition to him. (The Express)

Everton 3 Chelsea 6: Remember the days when critics used to chastise José Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, with chants of “boring, boring Chelsea”? (The Times)

Manchester United still chasing £30m Arturo Vidal as Tottenham and Everton lead race for £15m Old Trafford forward Welbeck. (Daily Mail)

Mame Diouf’s spectacular individual goal gave hard-working Stoke City the unlikeliest of victories over the out-of-sorts reigning champions. Manchester City, looking well below their recent best, could have few complaints at defeat. (The Telegraph)

Another inept performance by England in the first half of this contest meant that India could stroll to a 2-0 lead in what has become a four-match series. England were defeated by six wickets with seven overs remaining, outplayed in all departments just as they were in Cardiff. (The Guardian)