From the Back Pages, June 1: Frank Lampard signs for New York City on a free transfer - with David Villa set to join him

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Frank Lampard has agreed a free transfer to New York City - and Atletico Madrid marksman David Villa is set to join him. (The Mirror)

Liverpool have attempted to break the impasse over Adam Lallana’s proposed move to Anfield by tabling a ‘take it or leave it’ £25m offer for the Southampton captain. (The Guardian)

SPAIN manager Vincente Del Bosque has ruthlessly cut Manchester City duo Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo from his 23-man World Cup squad. (The Express)

Roy Hodgson has a decision to make. Does Daniel Sturridge’s brilliant goal, and all of the final-third threat that he embodies, necessarily warrant him a place in the starting XI? (The Independent)

Sri Lanka (300/9) beat England (293/8) by seven runs: Tourists level one-day international series after Jos Buttler hits outstanding innings at Lord’s. (The Telegraph)

Northampton Saints were crowned Aviva Premiership champions for the first time after Alex Waller, the replacement prop, drove through a forest of legs to score the winning try with the final play of extra time. It was a heart-stopping finish and the full house at Twickenham had to wait for Graham Hughes, the television match official, to award the try after numerous replays. (The Times)

James DeGale staked his claim for a future world super-middleweight title fight with the winner of Froch-Groves II with the most impressive performance of his life. (Daily Mail)