UK Back Pages: Sergio Aguero Contract, Manchester United Blow in the Headlines

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJuly 22, 2014

SINGAPORE - MAY 15:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City attends a press conference on May 15, 2014 in Singapore.  (Photo by Nicky Loh/Getty Images)
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The back pages in Britain on Wednesday morning have a spread of stories, ranging from transfer rumours to Alastair Cook and the England cricket team, via the Commonwealth Games, which begin in Glasgow later today.

Let's take a look:

The Sun focus on Sergio Aguero, saying that Manchester City are working on an extraordinary contract proposal to keep him at the club on a long-term basis. Mind you, the paper also claims that Lewis Hamilton is closing in on an even bigger deal by staying with Mercedes.

SUN SPORT: £52m to keep Aguero #tomorrowspaperstoday #mcfc pic.twitter.com/QjuhWHaAYO

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 22, 2014

The Daily Star focus on Manchester United's transfer dealings, reporting that Louis van Gaal will be denied in his move for Borussia Dortmund's Mat Hummels and Marco Reus.

STAR SPORT: United's DOUBLE snub #tomorrowspaperstoday #MUFC pic.twitter.com/LU9ILRFRQc

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 22, 2014

Express carry a very similar report:

EXPRESS SPORT: Van Gaal snubbed #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/j1A7Sn1C6d

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 22, 2014

The Daily Telegraph, meanwhile, give the news that one of the Queen's racehorses failed a drugs test pride of place:

TELEGRAPH SPORT: Queen's horse fails drugs test #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/WoaJrQAVM6

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 22, 2014

The Daily Mail have a picture of James Rodriguez at his Real Madrid unveiling, but their copy focuses on the cricket, with England's reluctance to make changes after the defeat to India at Lord's attacked.

MAIL SPORT: Crisis, what crisis? #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/Wo2jpxMFku

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 22, 2014

The Times also deal with the cricket but reserve some space for the Commonwealth Games.

TIMES SPORT: Moores lays it on line to old guard #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/nThtZX9ZYh

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 22, 2014

[@Hendopolis, Twitter]