From the Back Pages, May 28: FIFA arrests: Sepp Blatter releases statement after day of ‘unfortunate events’

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has released a statement after what he calls ‘unfortunate events’ today. Blatter says it is a ‘difficult’ time for his organisation and for football in general, after the Swiss authorities and the FBI arrested 14 FIFA members this morning. (The Mirror)

European football’s governing body has called for the Fifa presidential elections to be postponed after the arrests in Switzerland today of seven senior officials accused by the FBI of taking millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. (The Times)

Tottenham have had a £12million bid accepted by Burnley for striker Danny Ings. The 22-year-old is considering his options as he has offers from Liverpool and Real Sociedad. (Daily Mail)

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Joe Root: ‘Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all’. (The Independent)

DICK ADVOCAAT has stunned Sunderland by snubbing their offer to stay on at the Stadium of Light. (The Express)

In the end, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s sense of their own destiny was not enough. Sevilla, playing their familiar attractive high-octane football, became the first side in history to win the Europa League for the fourth time – astonishingly just nine years after they won it for the first time. (The Guardian)

Wenger snaps back at Mourinho’s mockery. Arsene Wenger tells reporters to “forget about” Jose Mourinho’s claim that Arsenal only play between January and April. (The Telegraph)

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