From the Back Pages, June 7: Marco Reus’ World Cup in doubt after sustaining ankle injury

From the back pages
From the back pages

Germany could be set to lose Marco Reus for the World Cup after he pulled up with an ankle injury on Friday. (The Mirror)

Chelsea have begun the process of attempting to sign Cesc Fabregas by making a £26.8 million bid to Barcelona. The Catalan club have told Fabregas to find new employers this summer and are seeking to recoup £30 million for a player who cost them £35 million when he signed from Arsenal three years ago. (The Times)

Wayne Rooney has hit back at Paul Scholes for his suggestion that the England striker is past his best and should no longer be considered an automatic first choice for his country. (The Independent)

Italian Paolo Di Canio has criticised the inability of English footballers to adjust the pace of their game to suit the hot conditions expected at the World Cup. (Daily Mail)

World Cup 2014: Magical Lionel Messi can gatecrash Brazil’s party for Argentina. (The Telegraph)

ROY HODGSON insists that Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be given as much time as possible to prove his fitness ahead of England’s World Cup opener against Italy on June 14, with Manchester United’s Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley waiting in the wings to replace him. (The Express)

Rafael Nadal walked all over Andy Murray in the blazing sun on Friday on his way to Sunday’s final of the French Open, where he must beat Novak Djokovic to win his ninth title and remain No1 in the world. It is no less than he deserves. (The Guardian)