From the Back Pages, August 2: Frank Lampard’s Premier League swansong at Man City?

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manuel Pellegrini is trying to persuade Frank Lampard to play for Manchester City before he moves to New York City FC next year.

The Premier League champions are confident that they will be able to register the Chelsea legend, 36, as their player ahead of the big kick off in two weeks. The move would represent a sensational u-turn by Lampard, who has always insisted he does not want to play for another Premier League club. Daily Mirror

NAPOLI president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed his interest in signing Manchester United’s £27m flop Marouane Fellaini, but did give a rather unorthodox reason for doing so. When asked why he’d like to bolster his midfield ranks with the 26-year-old he replied: “His hairstyle could be perfect for the Neapolitan style.” Daily Express

ARSENE WENGER will not stand in the way if Thomas Vermaelen wants to join Manchester United. United are keen to sign the Belgian defender, who has one year left on his Arsenal contract. The Sun