From the Back Pages, May 12: Ashley Cole left out of England’s World Cup squad by Roy Hodgson

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Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been left out of England’s World Cup squad. Cole has 107 caps for his country but has paid the price for failing to hold down a regular first-team place at Stamford Bridge this year. (The Guardian)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has expressed his pleasure a “very special season” after seeing his side claim the Premier League title with a final day win over West Ham United. (The Mirror)

Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1: Their objectives for the season had been met and surpassed, status as the Premier League’s second-best team achieved and a slew of records broken, but even in victory Liverpool could not escape the burning sense of emptiness that they had feared this day would bring. (The Times)

There was not much drama or trauma at Carrow Road on Sunday, as Norwich City slipped quietly out of the Premier League. They did not make up a 17-goal swing over West Bromwich Albion – in fact they lost 2-0 to Arsenal – and there was never any doubt how the story would end. (The Independent)

Luke Shaw is on the brink of becoming one of the most expensive teenagers and full-backs in football history after Manchester United last night tabled a £27 million bid to Southampton on Sunday night. (The Telegraph)

Brighton manager Oscar Garcia has offered his resignation following his side’s play-off defeat to Derby. The Seagulls promotion hopes were dashed following their crushing loss against Steve McLaren’s side. (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER UNITED failed to qualify for next season’s Europa League after drawing with Southampton 2-2 Sunday on the final day of the Premier League. (The Express)