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UK Back Pages: Jose Mourinho Talking About Luke Shaw's Wages in the Headlines

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - JULY 16:  Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looks on ahead of the pre season friendly match between Wycombe Wanderers and Chelsea at Adams Park on July 16, 2014 in High Wycombe, England.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
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BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIJuly 25, 2014

Saturday's back pages are split between the Commonwealth Games and the latest football news, but one story that stands out for the tabloids is Jose Mourinho poking at Manchester United's Luke Shaw deal.

Let's take a look:  

The Daily Express lead with Mourinho's quotes, implying that paying 19-year-old Shaw £100,000 a week could damage morale at Manchester United:

EXPRESS SPORT: Are you shaw? #tomorrowspaperstoday

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 25, 2014

The Daily Star have a similar take, although they also have the picture of Didier Drogba signing for the Blues, as well as the news that Adam Lallana has suffered an injury that will see him miss the start of the season for Liverpool:

STAR SPORT: Lall AARGH na #tomorrowspaperstoday

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 25, 2014

In the Daily Mirror, the focus is on West Ham, with reports that manager Sam Allardyce and the owners of the club are at loggerheads over the status of Mauro Zarate and Ravel Morrison:

MIRROR SPORT: Zarate Chop #tomorrowspaperstoday

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 25, 2014

Elsewhere, the focus is squarely on Joanne Rowsell and her gold medal for England at the Commonwealth Games. Here are a selection of those back pages:

TELEGRAPH SPORT: Wheels on fire #tomorrowspaperstoday

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 25, 2014

TIMES SPORT: Queen of the the track #tomorrowspaperstoday #BBCPapers

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 25, 2014

INDEPENDENT SPORT: Pursuit of perfection #tomorrowspaperstoday #BBCPapers

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 25, 2014

GUARDIAN SPORT: Smokin Joe #tomorrowspaperstoday

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 25, 2014

[Twitter, @Hendopolis]

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