From the Back Pages, August 12: José Mourinho bans Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro from pitch

From the back pages
From the back pages

Relations between José Mourinho and Chelsea’s medical staff soured further yesterday after it emerged that the club’s manager has decreed that Eva Carneiro, the team doctor, will not be allowed to attend training sessions, enter the team hotel or take her place on the bench for games. (The Times)

Stoke have announced the completion of a club-record £12 million deal for midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. (The Telegraph)

Pedro has informed Barcelona he wants to leave this summer as he bids to force through a move to Manchester United. The Catalan side’s sporting director Robert Fernandez was speaking ahead of the UEFA Super Cup final when he revealed Pedro’s request. ‘Pedro has told me that he wants to leave,’ he said on Spanish television. ‘Right now there is nothing [no offers].’ (Daily Mail)

Twenty-eight track and field athletes were suspended on Tuesday by the IAAF after samples from the 2005 and 2007 world championships were retested, though they did not include any British competitors. (The Guardian)

Peter Schmeichel claims Jasper Cillessen would be the wrong choice to replace David de Gea if he quits Manchester United. (The Mirror)

Manchester United were on Monday night facing an uphill struggle in their battle to secure Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid, with the 29-year-old defender thought to be tempted by a new deal at the Bernabeu in which bonuses would take him to the annual €10m (£7.1m) he has been demanding. (The Independent)

FOUR-TIME former PGA Championship winner Tiger Woods is not only fighting gremlins in his game but he is up against a losing battle with biting mosquitos all about this week’s Whistling Straits host venue for this last major of the year. (The Express)

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