Round-up of national football news from clubs including Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal
Daily Express: John Terry wants to make an astonishing England comeback and help Roy Hodgson’s faltering World Cup campaign. Also: Luis Suarez has been accused of damaging the image of English football across the world by the Independent Regulatory Commission that handed him a 10-match ban for biting.
Daily Star: John Terry wants to make a sensational return for England. Also: Arsene Wenger last night delivered an amazing snub to Robin van Persie by picking his team-mate Michael Carrick as his Player of the Year.
Daily Mirror: Luis Suarez was branded ‘’truly disgraceful’’ by the panel that hammered him with a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic. Also: John Terry is ready to make a U-turn and come out of international retirement. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has dismissed internet rumours suggesting 31-year-old defender Fabricio Coloccini, who is currently out injured, will never play for the Magpies again.
The Sun: John Terry wants to make a sensational England comeback. Also: Arsene Wenger snubbed Arsenal old boy Robin van Persie by insisting: Michael Carrick should be Player of the Year.
Daily Mail: John Terry has performed an amazing U-turn by declaring himself ready to come out of international retirement with England. Also: Luis Suarez has expressed remorse after deciding not to contest his 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been given the go-ahead by the Glazer family, who own the club, to strengthen his side this summer.
The Independent: John Terry has decided to end his self-imposed international retirement and will make himself available to Roy Hodgson for selection for England, starting with the end-of-season showcase friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil. Also: Luis Suarez was given a 10-game ban to send out a clear message and because the Liverpool striker had not appreciated how repellent his biting of Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic had been.
The Guardian: John Terry is ready to end his self-imposed retirement from the England set-up and he is targeting a swansong at the World Cup finals in Brazil. Also: Luis Suarez failed to grasp the “gravity and seriousness” of his bite on Branislav Ivanovic, according to the independent panel that imposed a 10-match ban on the Liverpool striker. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas believes winger Gareth Bale, 23, will remain at the club if they qualify for the Champions League.
Daily Telegraph: John Terry wants to make a dramatic return to international football and is still hoping that he can make the World Cup in Brazil his swansong for England. Also: The fact that Luis Suarez’s attack on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic was seen by “millions of viewers” and became “the top trend on Twitter worldwide” during Sunday’s Premier League match at Anfield was cited as justification for the controversial 10-game ban imposed on the Liverpool striker, it emerged on Friday night. Former Aston Villa and England manager Graham Taylor has insisted the Midlands club should not sack boss Paul Lambert even if they suffer relegation but fears they may lose 22-year-old striker Christian Benteke.
The Times: John Terry is ready to come out of international retirement and hopes to be handed a sensational England recall by Roy Hodgson. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson offered his unlikely support to Liverpool last night as the Manchester United manager waded into the storm surrounding Luis Suarez with a fierce attack on the Football Association.