World Cup Paper Review: Manchester United Turned Down £5m James Rodriguez

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJune 29, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 28:  James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Move over Luis Suarez, there's a new cheat in town.

Monday's British newspapers focus heavily on Arjen Robben, after the Dutch winger went down easily to win the decisive penalty for his side against Mexico on Sunday. Many papers chose to focus on that controversial moment, rather than the Netherlands' continued progress in the competition.

Elsewhere, The Guardian gives prominence to a story involving another player of the tournament, James Rodriguez. It seems Manchester United were offered the chance to sign the Colombia playmaker for around £5 million back in 2010, but opted to sign Bebe instead. Quite.

Cast your eyes over Monday's sports pages below. Fans of Mr. Suarez do not worry, he still features fairly prominently, as talk of a move to Barcelona rumbles on: