From the Back Pages, May 8: Manchester United win battle for £25 million Memphis Depay

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United have offered an early signal of their intent in the transfer market this summer by beating off competition from Liverpool to sign Memphis Depay, the highly regarded Holland winger, from PSV Eindhoven. (The Times)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has resumed full training with the Arsenal first-team and is now hopeful of playing himself back into contention for the FA Cup final and England’s summer fixtures. (The Telegraph)

Arsenal legend Tony Adams is a lead member of a consortium looking to secure finance for a £150million takeover of Aston Villa. (Daily Mail)

Six-year-old cancer patient Aaron Woodall named St Mirren’s Player of the Year in touching gesture from club’s supporters. (The Independent)

BRAZILIAN football legend Pele has been hospitalised for the second time in six months, a Sao Paulo hospital has confirmed. (The Express)

The Football Association has charged a referee with improper conduct for an allegedly derogatory and offensive tweet he posted last month about the Hillsborough disaster and Liverpudlians. Craig Langton, a firefighter in Nottingham and qualified referee, posted the tweet to Charlotte Hennessy whose father, Jimmy, was one of the 96 supporters killed at the Hillsborough FA Cup semi-final in 1989. (The Guardian)

Gareth Bale will not be returning to England this summer, the Real Madrid attacker’s agent has revealed. The 25-year-old has come in for criticism at the Bernabeu in recent weeks and has been linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea. (The Mirror)