From the back pages, July 26: Usain Bolt insists he is ‘clean’ following failed drugs tests for Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay

From the back pages
From the back pages

Usain Bolt is the first to admit that Jamaica is still reeling and the sport of athletics damaged by the latest drug scandals but the world’s fastest man insists his results are down to talent and hard graft alone. (The Independent)

Godolphin have been issued with a stern rebuke by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) for failings at its Moulton Paddocks stables in a report into the anabolic steroid doping scandal perpetrated by Mahmood Al Zarooni, their former trainer. (The Times)

MANUEL PELLEGRINI claims Manchester City have the best strike force in the country after a £40million splurge on new forwards last week. Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic joined Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko at the Etihad. (The Sun)

Liverpool admitted for the first time they will sell Luis Suarez, after the player told them he wants to talk to Arsenal. However, Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers has put a £50million price on the head of his Uruguay striker. (The Mirror)

URUGUAYAN expats in London are planning a huge welcome celebration for the possible transfer of Luis Suarez from Liverpool to Arsenal. (The Express)

After a prolonged stand-off, Papiss Cissé has agreed to wear Newcastle United shirts bearing the Wonga logo next season and will resume training with Alan Pardew’s squad on Friday morning. (The Express)

Chelsea’s Barclays Premier League match at home to Aston Villa has been brought forward due to the Londoners’ involvement in the UEFA Super Cup, the Premier League has confirmed. Europa League champions Chelsea were scheduled to take on Villa on Saturday, August 31, but now the match will be played 10 days earlier on August 21 as the Blues tackle Bayern Munich in Prague on Friday, August 30. (Daily Mail)