From the Back Pages, April 30: Tottenham make fresh approach for Ajax coach Frank de Boer

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Tottenham have made a fresh approach to land Ajax coach Frank de Boer this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea received a boost this morning when John Terry, Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o all trained in preparation for tomorrow’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Atlético Madrid. (The Times)

A clap of thunder had rumbled over Cobham as Chelsea’s players emerged into the drizzle for training. Petr Cech was the surprise presence in the first group of squad members, drawing the focus even if the shoulder dislocated last week will deny him any involvement against Atlético Madrid in the return leg of the Champions league semi-final. José Mourinho sidled by virtually unnoticed, his notes protected in an A4 plastic sleeve, while the ominous fanfare echoed overhead. It was as if the manager was using his goalkeeper as a decoy. (The Guardian)

Real Madrid moved a step closer to a 10th European Cup as they blew away defending champions Bayern Munich to reach the final of the Champions League on a record-breaking night at the Allianz Arena. (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho has revealed that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers called to congratulate him on Chelsea’s 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday. (Daily Mail)

Everton identify a site, believed to be in Walton Hall Park, as the possible home for a new stadium, after 122 years at Goodison. (The Express)

CALLUM MCMANAMAN’S quick-fire strike booked Wigan their place in the Championship play-offs by securing a 1-0 win that has left Birmingham City on the brink of relegation to League One. (The Express)