From the Back Pages, March 5: Liverpool striker Luis Suárez vows to stay at Anfield

From the back pages
From the back pages

Luis Suárez has calmed fears he will quit Liverpool this summer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, insisting his future “isn’t dependent” on that. (The Telegraph)

Carles Puyol stunned Barcelona on Tuesday when he announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season. The 35-year-old Barcelona captain is understood not to be retiring from football and expected to be on the lookout for another club in the summer - with a move to the Major League Soccer, where he would join former Barça team-mate Thierry Henry, one possible next step. (Daily Mail)

TOTTENHAM’S Kyle Walker has handed England a blow by pulling out of the squad just 24 hours before they face Denmark in an international friendly with a groin injury. (The Express)

Aaron Ramsey will give Arsenal a major boost this week by signing a vastly improved five-year contract with the club. The Wales international has agreed a deal worth in excess of £100,000 a week, more than doubling his current salary and making him the second-highest paid player at Arsenal, behind only Mesut Özil. (The Guardian)

Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre says the club are making “good progress” after revealing their latest set of financial figures. The Reds accounts for the 12 months leading up to May 31 2013, reveals that the club’s total debts have risen to £114million. (The Mirror)

Roy Hodgson is to turn to the sports psychiatrist who helped Britain’s cyclists strike gold at London 2012 as he bids to guide England to World Cup glory in Brazil this summer. (The Times)

Arsenal have announced that defender Per Mertesacker and midfielder Tomas Rosicky have both signed new contracts to keep them at the north London club, although the future of Bacary Sagna has been thrown into even further doubt as a new deal was not announced for the right-back. (The Independent)