From the Back Pages, July 23: Queen’s horse fails drug test

From the back pages
From the back pages

Royal Ascot favourite Estimate tests positive for morphine, with early indications suggesting it consumed contaminated feed product. (The Telegraph)

European champions Real Madrid bolstered their incredible attacking line after World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez completed his £63m move from Monaco. The Colombia international has signed a six-year-deal to link up with the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos and was paraded at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night. (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho has vowed he wants to dominate the new season - and lay the platform for a Blue decade. (The Mirror)

Jürgen Klopp has ruled out Manchester United signing the central defender Mats Hummels and has said that Marco Reus will not be leaving Borussia Dortmund either. The attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich. (The Guardian)

The new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has continued his demands for improvements to the training complex he inherited, by ordering the creation of two superior training pitches which will today be laid using the same turf as his players will perform on at Old Trafford. (The Independent)

The possibility of James Anderson missing the end of the Test series against India remains alive after the ICC confirmed this afternoon that his hearing on the level 3 Code of Conduct charge brought by the opposition will be held on August 1. (The Times)

UNDER-FIRE Alastair Cook will continue as captain after England selectors announced their 13-man squad for the third Test against India on Sunday. (The Express)