From the back pages, April 26: Arsenal’s Wenger admits he’s “afraid” Jose Mourinho will return and make Chelsea even stronger

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Arsene Wenger has confessed he is “afraid” Jose Mourinho will help Chelsea blow the rest of the Premier League away.Ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho has been lined up to quit Real Madrid to return to Stamford Bridge, where he famously overhauled Arsenal’s Invincibles and led the Blues to consecutive titles. (Mirror)

Brendan Rodgers has admitted he would understand if Luis Suarez considered quitting the Premier League and accused the men who banned him for 10 games of “throwing him into the garbage”. (Independent)

Mahmood Al Zarooni, the trainer who brought shame to Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin racing operation, has been banned for eight years after being found guilty of using steroids on 15 of his Newmarket-based horses. (Express)

Arsenal have taken a big step towards signing top summer transfer target Stevan Jovetic after opening talks with Fiorentina. The news emerges as manager Arsene Wenger admitted he is ‘afraid’ of Chelsea’s planned summer splurge. (Daily Mail)

The British Olympic Association has abandoned its push to impose a lifetime ban for drugs cheats as legally unworkable. (The Times)

Manchester United must put together a £38million package to land Polish ace Robert Lewandowski this summer.(The Sun)

They have been staging the annual clock and watch convention in Basel this week, the city’s hotels crammed as visitors flood in to admire Swiss precision engineering in practice, so it was apt that Chelsea’s timing was in on the banks of the Rhine. This contest was poised for the final whistle when David Luiz’s free-kick scuttled through Yann Sommer’s weak attempt to block and the visitors had the first-leg lead their display merited. Rafael Benítez could depart with some satisfaction, the prospect of a slog of a season yielding a trophy still alive. (The Guardian)