From the Back Pages, August 30: Chelsea target Loïc Rémy as Fernando Torres seals move to Milan

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Chelsea were close to signing Loïc Rémy last night after Fernando Torres left the club to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal. (The Times)

Fernando Torres is to have a medical at Milan on Saturday after agreement was reached between the Italian club, Chelsea and the player’s representatives to smooth what is, in effect, a free transfer. (The Guardian)

Tottenham have agreed a £6million fee for Montpellier midfielder Benjamin Stambouli. (The Mirror)

Louis van Gaal: I don’t have final say on who Manchester United will sign before transfer window closes. (Daily Mail)

Mario Balotelli has a lot of work to do, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of trip to Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool manager says the Italian is not the star of the show as he prepares to make his debut at White Hart Lane on Sunday. (The Telegraph)

ARSENAL have reportedly struck a £12million deal for Chelsea target and Paris St-Germain star Adrien Rabiot. (The Express)

Andy Murray put the painful memory of his first-round travails behind him to ease past his next opponent here at the US Open. Murray, who had suffered severe cramps during his opening victory over Robin Haase, never looked in any discomfort as he brushed aside the challenge of Germany’s Matthias Bachinger. The 27-year-old Scot won 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to earn a third-round meeting with Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov. (The Independent)