From the Back Pages, April 3: Berahino threatens legal action against Morrison over punch-up

Saido Berahino is furious with West Bromwich Albion’s handling of Saturday’s dressing room brawl, with the club now set to sell the talented forward. (Daily Mail)

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014, 10:23 pm
From the back pages

Possibly the most encouraging news for Chelsea at the end of a largely disappointing night is that when they set about trying to overturn this deficit at Stamford Bridge there may be no involvement for the man who likes to think of himself as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, superstar. There is, however, plenty to concern José Mourinho’s team after a game that leaves the champions of Ligue 1 in a position of command. (The Guardian)

Real Madrid planted one foot firmly in the Champions League semi-finals with an emphatic 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo equalled the record for most goals in the tournament in one season. (The Independent)

Barcelona have confirmed that they will appeal against the year-long transfer ban issued by Fifa for breaching rules governing the international transfer of players under the age of 18. The Spanish champions released a statement last night confirming that they will challenge the ruling, and will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) if necessary. (The Times)

Stuart Pearce will take over as Nottingham Forest manager at the end of the season, reports suggest. The club sacked Billy Davies last month after a disappointing run of form left them struggling to cling onto a play-off place in the Championship. (The Mirror)

THIBAUT COURTOIS will announce whether his future lies at Chelsea or Atletico Madrid next week. (The Express)

Trevor Bayliss wants to talk to England and Wales Cricket Board officials about the England head coach’s role as the search for Andy Flower’s replacement intensifies. (The Telegraph)