From the Back Pages, September 12: Watch out Jose! Carlos warns Eto’o was a ‘damaging’ presence at Anzhi

From the back pages
From the back pages

Roberto Carlos has warned Chelsea that new striker Samuel Eto’o can have a ‘damaging’ influence on the dressing room. (Daily Mail)

CRISTIANO RONALDO has welcomed Gareth Bale to his first day of Real Madrid training with a friendly handshake. (The Express)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping he is not left counting the cost of the international break ahead of Saturday’s trip to Sunderland. (The Independent)

Giovanni Trapattoni’s successor as the Republic of Ireland’s manager will be expected to lead the nation to the expanded 24-team Euro 2016 finals, and will be charged with the implementation of a more attractive style of football. (The Guardian)

Kimi Raikkonen joins Ferrari: Lotus post ‘rabbit sex’ tweet in response to Finn’s departure. (The Mirror)

When Tom Croft left the field after Leicester’s victory over Worcester Warriors on Sunday, he thought he had come through the opening game of the season unscathed. Three days later, the England and Lions flanker was having reconstructive surgery on his left knee and had been ruled out for the rest of the season. (The Times)

Former Ashes winner Matthew Hoggard has announced he is to retire from first-class cricket at the end of this season. (The Telegraph)