From the Back Pages, June 15: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil reveals Jurgen Klopp is a hot topic at the Emirates

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Jurgen Klopp may be more popular to take over the manager’s job at Arsenal than we think, according to German newspaper Bild. (Daily Mail)

Slovenia 2 England 3: At times on an enjoyable afternoon in Ljubljana, illuminated by a flurry of back-heels and one-twos and a couple of thunderbolts from the left foot of Jack Wilshere, it was possible to experience a rare feeling of warmth while watching England. Only at times, mind, given that they made such hard work of beating such modest opposition, but still it feels like progress. (The Times)

ROY HODGSON has lauded Jack Wilshere for taking over England’s midfield against Slovenia. (The Express)

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The Fifa scandal has witnessed another dramatic twist after Sepp Blatter was warned not to renege on his promise to quit as president amid claims he was considering doing so. (The Telegraph)

The magic wand of Edgbaston, where England conjured their largest ever ODI victory, has lost some of its potency. After that narrow, exasperating defeat at the Oval England were soundly beaten on the south coast by New Zealand by three wickets on another batsman’s paradise. (The Guardian)

Manchester City are set to make a take-it-or-leave-it bid for Raheem Sterling within the next 48 hours. (The Mirror)

Surrey players Moises Henriques and Rory Burns were taken to hospital by ambulance yesterday after colliding in the field during their side’s match against Sussex at Arundel. The NatWest Blast Twenty20 game was subsequently abandoned. (The Independent)

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