From the Back Pages, June 24: Manchester United increase Luke Shaw offer to record-breaking £34million

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United have raised their offer for Southampton’s Luke Shaw to a record-breaking £34million. The increased bid will make Shaw the most expensive teenager in world football. (The Mirror)

Brazil 4-1 Cameroon - Neymar out on his own with deadly double to lead race for Golden Boot before Fred finally opens his account. (Daily Mail)

He has been harrumphing through press conferences for the past two weeks, complaining about the Dutch nation’s lack of belief in the football system he has attached the country’s name. But there was a sweet sense of justification for Louis van Gaal tonight as his team smothered Chile’s threat and defeated them in a classic manifestation of counter-attacking football. They have now done all they could have done to avoid Brazil in the second round. (The Independent)

Tears for Villa as Spain bow out in style. Australia 0 Spain 3: Spain at least ensure the end of their golden era finishes with a win as they see off Australia in dead rubber. (The Telegraph)

So, only six matches to go and Andy Murray will be able to put himself through the torment of creating more tennis history at Wimbledon. Whatever his downbeat demeanour and whatever the pressure heaped on him by an expectant nation, he would not have it any other way. (The Guardian)

DAN EVANS was yet another British dominoe to fall on the first day of Wimbledon. (The Express)

The brave new world of English cricket lay in tatters last night as Sri Lanka pushed the home side to the brink of a series defeat at Headingley, increasing the pressure on Alastair Cook, the captain. (The Times)