From the Back Pages, June 4: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho chasing Koke and Paul Pogba

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Cesc Fabregas transfer latest: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho chasing Koke and Paul Pogba ahead of Barcelona midfielder. (The Independent)

Luis Suarez is now the third most valuable footballer in the world according to an authoritative new report, published today, that rates the Liverpool striker as worth £79 million - at least. (Daily Mail)

It is a wrench to leave Chelsea, admits England’s Frank Lampard. (The Express)

Chelsea are just waiting to put Diego Costa through a medical before completing the striker’s £32million switch from Atletico Madrid. (The Telegraph)

Wayne Rooney is set to start for England in an unfamiliar role on the left wing against Ecuador today, with Roy Hodgson admitting that the Manchester United forward needs matches to regain full fitness. (The Times)

Southampton are reportedly eyeing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez in part-exchange for Luke Shaw. (The Mirror)

The first series of England’s new era ended in acrimonious defeat, as Alastair Cook exchanged words with his opposing captain, Angelo Mathews, in the middle and then accused Sri Lanka of “crossing the line” for refusing to withdraw an appeal against Jos Buttler after he had been run out for stealing a yard at the non-striker’s end. (The Guardian)