From the Back Pages, June 4: Raheem Sterling ‘known very well’ to Rafa Benitez, but new Real Madrid manager refuses to be drawn on potential bid for Liverpool striker

From the back pages
From the back pages

Real Madrid’s new manager Rafael Benitez admitted today that he is very familiar with Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling but refused to contribute to Anfield’s struggle to keep him out of the Spaniards’ clutches by insisting the 20-year-old was his old club’s player. (The Independent)

Wilshere charged over Spurs abuse: Arsenal midfielder has been charged with misconduct by the FA in relation to Sunday’s FA Cup celebrations on open-top bus. (The Telegraph)

Mo Farah’s coach and training partner have been accused of involvement in doping in another major blow to the credibility of athletics. (The Times)

Former England captain David Beckham has blasted FIFA over the ‘despicable’ corruption allegations which led to the resignation of Sepp Blatter as president of football’s governing body. (Daily Mail)

ALASTAIR COOK insists England can still win the Ashes this summer but admits his side need to make rapid progress in the next five weeks. (The Express)

Novak Djokovic is rushing towards history here in Paris, and, unbelievably for many, Rafael Nadal is going home four days before the end of the French Open. (The Guardian)

Chuck Blazer admits bribes over 1998 World Cup hosting. (The Mirror)

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