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Today’s back pages: Gareth Bale’s £1m-a-week offer and Shane Lowry’s Open glory

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 22 July

Two stories dominate the newspaper sport headlines today in the UK: Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid and Shane Lowry’s victory at The Open. 

Bale to Beijing?

The Daily Mirror and the Daily Star both report that Welsh forward Bale has been offered a £1m-a-week package to go to China.

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has “ruthlessly frozen out” Bale and is desperate to offload the 30-year-old. 

Chinese side Beijing Guoan are the team linked with a move for Bale, but according to reports Tottenham Hotspur could also be in the running to sign their former star. 

However, Metro says that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is “in the dark” over rumours that Bale could return to the north London club.

Lowry storms to victory

The Daily Telegraph reports that Shane Lowry was in tears yesterday after winning The Open, his first major title. 

The Irishman won by six shots from England’s Tommy Fleetwood to lift the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. 

Metro says that a raucous crowd hailed the “people’s champion” in the first Open to be held at Portrush since 1951 and i Sport reports that after the final round Lowry dedicated his win to “all of Ireland”.

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