From the Back Pages, April 25: Ezequiel Lavezzi chased by Chelsea

From the back pages
From the back pages

Chelsea are keen to speak to Paris St Germain about Ezequiel Lavezzi. The 28-year-old Argentine’s representatives were in London early this month as they gauged interest for their client and Chelsea want two forwards for their summer rebuilding. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are expected to hold talks with Louis van Gaal, the Holland coach, in Portugal this week as the club step up their search for a new manager. (The Times)

The Chosen One has gone, and now too, has his supportive banner. Following Manchester United’s decision to sack manager David Moyes on Tuesday, the famed ‘Chosen One’ banner that has caused much controversy since Moyes was appointed to the job has been removed from Old Trafford. (The Independent)

Luis Suárez has admitted Liverpool are punching above their weight to be competing for the title against big-spending clubs such as Chelsea and Manchester City and acknowledged that this season has surpassed all of his expectations. (The Guardian)

RAMIRES will miss Chelsea’s crunch clash with Liverpool as well as their remaining two games of the Premier League season after the FA sanctioned him with a four-game ban. (The Express)

John Terry is set to give Chelsea a massive Champions League boost by being fit for next week’s semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid. (The Mirror)

Despite being without a manager, Manchester United are determined to press ahead with negotiations over a series of high-profile signings which, if successfully completed this summer, will constitute the biggest spending splurge in the club’s history. (The Telegraph)