UK Back Pages: Raheem Sterling Linked to Major Arsenal Summer Bid

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterMarch 29, 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27:  Raheem Sterling of England celebrates the third goal
during the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between England and Lithuania at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Raheem Sterling features prominently on the back pages of Monday's newspapers, with reports that he will snub an improved contract offer from Liverpool, with Arsenal interested in pulling off a stunning transfer in the summer.

Sterling's contract rumour appears in the Daily Mail:

Monday's Daily Mail back page: Sterling Shock #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/9XAx2lIutV

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) March 29, 2015

While the Daily Mirror play host to the Arsenal rumour:

Monday's Daily Mirror back page: Wenger's Ster crazy #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/r1JMN7X5p4

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) March 29, 2015

Whatever Sterling's future, it seems clear enough at present that there is some brinkmanship between the player, his representatives and the club. Whether that translates into a move or a bumper contract is still to be seen.

Elsewhere, Harry Kane and England are the focus of the sports news.

The Daily Star report that Kane will be in the England U21 team this summer—regardless of how he fares at senior level in the coming weeks:

Monday's Daily Star back page: Kane's back with the kids #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/KHy35cNq8E

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) March 29, 2015

While the Guardian's focus is more on Wayne Rooney, who stresses that England are a changed team from the one that bombed out of the World Cup:

Monday's Guardian Sport: Wizards of Oz + Rooney: We want teams to fear aggressive England #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/DshpXItu7g

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) March 29, 2015

A similar line appears in The Independent:

Independent Sport: Rooney: aggressive England are a different proposition to last year... #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/MhHd4jU4bp

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) March 29, 2015

The Sun, never one to miss a pun, combine that idea with man of the moment Harry Kane, and this is the result:

Monday's Sun back page: Harry 'em! #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/a7GE2aCPoV

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) March 29, 2015

[Back pages via @SuttonNick]


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