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RUMOUR MILL: England great offered two huge £50m deals to leave Man Utd, Chelsea star can go for £60m, Arsenal to reward rebel with bumper contract, Liverpool told to cough up £60m for Bundesliga midfielder

Here are the stories making today’s back pages.

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Mark Cosgrove makes Derbyshire pay

Mark Cosgrove made Derbyshire pay a high price for dropping him by scoring yet another hundred at Derby as Leicestershire powered to maximum batting points on the opening day of the Division Two County Championship match against Derbyshire.

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Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans with his assistant Paul Raynor - Photo by Chris Holloway

Steve Evans plays down Mansfield Town’s promotion hopes

Steve Evans disagrees with the bookies’ odds that see Mansfield Town among the favourites for promotion from League Two.

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Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans praises Carolyn Radford for her business skills

Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans praises Carolyn Radford for her business skills

Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans said it is time chief executive Carolyn Radford is given the credit she deserves for her business skills in getting this summer’s transfer deals over the line.

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David Vaughan

Vaughan signs new Forest deal

Popular Welshman David Vaughan has signed a new one-year deal with Nottingham Forest.

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Leicestershire start well against Derbyshire

Leicestershire’s batsmen have made a solid start to the Division Two County Championship match against Derbyshire at Derby.

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Mansfield Town to bring in an experienced goalkeeper

Mansfield Town to bring in an experienced goalkeeper

Mansfield Town will bring in an experienced goalkeeper as direct competition for new signing Conrad Logan.

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Mansfield Town's Jamie McGuire heads the ball on - Photo by Chris Holloway

Evans delighted to have Jamie McGuire on coaching staff

Steve Evans is delighted to have former midfielder Jamie McGuire on the club’s coaching staff next season.

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Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans  - Photo by Chris Holloway

Steve Evans promises more signings for Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town fans can expect another three or four summer signings to add to the 10 already in the building as manager Steve Evans continues to build a squad he feels can compete at the top end.

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Jockey William Buick salutes the Newbury crowd after winning the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes on Ribchester.

Ribchester romp steals the show on Newbury’s Lockinge Day

Any meeting that yields a handful of clues and contenders for the upcoming Epsom Classics and the seasonal highlight that is Royal Ascot warrants the utmost respect.

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John Barkley of Everton

RUMOUR MILL: Everton willing to accept £50m for Barkley | Aberdeen boss McInnes favourite for Sunderland job | Manchester United ready to activate Griezmann’s £85m release clause | West Brom interested in Man City striker Iheanacho | Incoming Barcelona boss makes Herrera top priority | Madrid cool interest in Hazard | PSG want Clichy

The football season might be winding down but the rumour mill is in full swing.

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Hucknall v Cuckney.
Scott Harris in batting action for Hucknall.

NPL teams look to make Bank Holiday double header count

After a rain-affected Saturday last week all but one of the Notts Premier League sides will be looking to regain - or even find some - momentum over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Six youth players sign professional development contracts at Mansfield Town

Six Mansfield Town youth team players have signed professional development contracts at the club.Goalkeeper Sam Wilson, defenders Teddy Bloor, Kieran Harrison and Kane Baldwin along with midfielders Cameron Healey and Alastair Smith signed on the dotted line at One Call Stadium this afternoon in the presence of chairman John Radford and youth directors Mark Hawkins and Steve Hymas.

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Mansfield Town v Portsmouth.
Alex MacDonald takes a first half shot at goal.

Mansfield Town turn down £250,000 bid for Alex MacDonald

Mansfield Town have turned down an offer of almost £250,000 for midfielder Alex MacDonald.

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The One Call Stadium, home of Mansfield Town FC.

Search goes on for 20 goal a season striker

Mansfield Town have failed in an audacious attempt to sign one of League Two’s leading goalscorers.

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Wembley penalty shoot-out matchwinner Tony Kenworthy, right, celebrates Mansfield Town's Freight Rover Trophy triumph with Keith Cassells on the open-top bus parade the following day.

Stags at Wembley: 1987 shoot-out hero Tony Kenworthy recalls winning penalty for Mansfield Town

It is one of the iconic moments from Mansfield Town’s 1987 Wembley triumph.

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1987 Stags Freight Rover Final at Wembley Stadium against Bristol City. Stags won after penalties

Stags at Wembley: Tony Kenworthy penalty seals iconic win for Mansfield Town

MOST Mansfield Town fans may have been fearing the worst as full-back Mark Kearney stepped up in front of more than 58,000 fans to try and level the scores from the spot as Stags’ iconic Freight Rover Trophy final against Bristol City reached a nail-bitting finale.

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Stags at Wembley: Freight Rover Trophy win in pictures

It was such an unforgettable day, we thought we would bring you even more pictures of Mansfield Town’s Wembley win.

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Kevin Kent, the only Mansfield Town player to score at Wembley, recalls Freight Rover Trophy triumph

Kevin Kent, the only Mansfield Town player to score at Wembley, recalls Freight Rover Trophy triumph

Winger Kevin Kent still holds a special place in Mansfield Town history as the only player at the club to score in open play at Wembley.

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Alfreton chairman Wayne Bradley with newly appointed academy manager Jamie Brough

Hat-trick of trophies for Alfreton’s fledgling academy

Alfreton Town’s academy have made it a hat-trick of trophies in five days to cap a successful first season under boss Jamie Brough and his staff.

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