From the back pages, April 27: Wenger: Carrick is player of the year – not RVP

ARSENE WENGER snubbed Arsenal old-boy Robin van Persie by insisting: Michael Carrick should be Player of the Year. The Gunners boss said: “I would give it to Carrick. He could play in Barcelona as he would be perfectly suited to their game.” (The Sun)

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. (The Independent)

Andre Villas-Boas has been told that Tottenham must finish in the top four of the Premier League if they are to keep Gareth Bale. (The Express)

Andre Schurrle’s proposed move to Chelsea was under threat on Friday night as Kevin de Bruyne rejected a move to Bayer Leverkusen in favour of a transfer to Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Mail)

Luis Suarez was branded “truly disgraceful” for his biting shame by the commission which hammered him with a 10-match ban. They described his assault on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic as “an unprovoked attack alien to football”. (The Mirror)

Sir Alex Ferguson offered his unlikely support to Liverpool last night as the Manchester United manager waded into the storm surrounding Luis Suárez with a fierce attack on the Football Association. (The Times)

Danish Kaneria’s appeal against the lifetime ban imposed by the England & Wales Cricket Board was rejected on Friday but the Pakistani leg-spinner did not rule out taking further action, potentially in court. (The Guardian)