From the Back Pages, September 6: Real Madrid post record revenue of £480m... the world’s biggest football club turnover for 10th year in a row

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Real Madrid’s results for the 2013/14 financial year have shown record revenues of £480million. (Daily Mail)

Daniel Sturridge will play no part in England’s European Championship qualifier against Switzerland on Monday after suffering a thigh injury in training. (The Times)

Manchester United are ready to break through the £200m spending mark in a single year – comfortably surpassing Manchester City’s heaviest season of Abu Dhabi cash outlay – by going back into the January transfer market, if manager Louis Van Gaal says this summer’s reinforcements are still not enough to return them to the top of English football. (The Independent)

CHELSEA star Diego Costa has been withdrawn from the Spanish squad with a hamstring injury. (The Express)

Kevin Strootman is manoeuvring himself into a position for a January move to Manchester United. (The Mirror)

This was better late than never – much better, actually, as another landmark century by Joe Root on his home ground not only entertained the Yorkshire public but provided England with a much-needed reason for optimism in their last home match in this format before next year’s World Cup. (The Guardian)

Joe Marler once ran out at Twickenham sporting a Mohican haircut branded with the name of the Jolly Hogg sausage company run by Harlequins team-mate Olly Kohn. On Saturday afternoon he will run down the tunnel to face London Irish as Quins captain, heir to a tradition that stretches back through generations of City types and buttoned-up former RFU presidents. (The Telegraph)