From the Back Pages, May 22: Eto’o in new blast at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, labelling him a ‘puppet’

Samuel Eto’o has again hit out at his detractors - notably Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho - over his age. In an interview with the Confederation of African Football website, the 33-year-old Cameroon striker made reference to Mourinho as a “puppet” after previously describing his boss as a “fool” in comments which are almost certain to signal his departure from Stamford Bridge. (The Independent)

Wednesday, 21st May 2014, 10:14 pm
From the back pages

England Under-17s take penalty prize and reduce Holland to tears: The penalty shootout was handled expertly by one team, nervously by the other, and, when it was all over, England had won the final and it was Holland in tears. An omen for Brazil? That might be pushing it too far but, for all the talk of B Leagues and a crisis for homegrown talent, England proved worthy champions of Europe for the second time in four years. (The Guardian)

Liverpool are lining up an audacious move for Spanish World Cup star Pedro. The Reds have already made a discreet approach to his club Barcelona over the striker’s availability... and been told the 26-year-old IS available at the right price. (The Mirror)

Yaya Toure risks further enraging Manchester City after admitting he wants to end his career at Barcelona and could leave the club this summer. (Daily Mail)

ROY HODGSON has been given a triple fitness boost with Arsenal pair Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere and Manchester United defender Phil Jones returning to training. (The Express)

Serge Aurier, the Toulouse right-back, has revealed his interest in becoming the long-term replacement to Bacary Sagna at Arsenal. (The Telegraph)

England’s injury crisis has struck again at the heart of the team with George Ford now unlikely to make the trip to New Zealand. (The Times)