From the Back Pages, July 16: Lazar Markovic transfer: Liverpool confirm Serbian’s signing after finally reaching third party agreement

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Lazar Markovic has finally become a Liverpool player - and brought with him a stunning title pedigree. (The Mirror)

As Arsenal consider splashing out £20million on Sami Khedira, Lukas Podolski certainly seems keen on his Germany team-mate joining him in the Premier League. (Daily Mail)

Thomas Vermaelen’s proposed move to Manchester United is in doubt amid Arsenal’s preference for a deal that would also involve a player or players coming in the opposite direction. (The Telegraph)

MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to splash out £63million on Monaco and Colombia star James Rodriguez despite seeing their move for Arturo Vidal look in doubt, Chelsea are hopeful of landing Paul Pogba for £60million this summer, Tottenham are looking to sign Romelu Lukaku, Liverpool have wrapped up a move for Lazar Markovic and Arsenal and Everton are battling it out for Salomon Kalou. (The Express)

Diego Costa joins Chelsea: Blues announce the signing of former Atletico Madrid striker on a five-year deal. (The Independent)

More than six years have passed since Tiger Woods won a major championship but asked what would constitute an acceptable finish at this week’s Open, the reply was instant: “First.” So anything less than that would be unacceptable? “That is always the case, yes.” (The Guardian)

England followed through with their threat to cite Ravindra Jadeja in a tit-for-tat measure after India accused James Anderson of physically and verbally abusing their left-arm spin bowler at Trent Bridge. Anderson, the kingpin of the England bowling attack, faces the prospect of a minimum two-Test ban if he is found guilty of the level three charge by an ICC judicial commissioner. (The Times)