From the Back Pages, September 1: Arsenal and Manchester City battle it out for £55m Radamel Falcao

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Manchester City and Arsenal have been offered Monaco’s Radamel Falcao for around £55m (€70m) and are battling to sign the Colombia international before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday night. A deal at that price would smash the clubs’ transfer record. (The Guardian)

Tottenham 0-3 Liverpool: Raheem Sterling steals the spotlight from much-hyped Mario Balotelli debut. (The Mirror)

Arsene Wenger is ready to raid the bank one more time after promising he will be ‘very active’ before the transfer window slams shut on Monday night. Arsenal had a late bid for Loic Remy beaten by rivals Chelsea as the QPR striker penned a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge, while the Gunners highlighted their need for a new frontman after being held 1-1 at newly-promoted Leicester. With Olivier Giroud out until the start of 2015, Wenger knows he needs a proven hitman to keep his season hopes afloat. (Daily Mail)

Arsène Wenger’s analysis was that Arsenal could still have won this match without extra, better strikers but not everyone thought that way after watching them labour their way through a tight draw with Leicester City. (The Independent)

SHINJI KAGAWA has left Manchester United and re-joined Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal, the club have confirmed. (The Express)

Four months after demanding his head, Aston Villa supporters demanded a wave from Paul Lambert. It was that sort of day in which a suspension of disbelief was required at times, as Villa produced a commanding performance in front of their own fans to maintain their unbeaten start. (The Telegraph)

Andy Murray is determined to end his dispiriting run against his biggest rivals by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga today to secure a place in the US Open quarter-finals. (The Times)