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Former England full-back Gary Neville says top players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should boycott the World Cup following Sepp Blatter's re-election as Fifa president. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter's re-election dominates the back pages of the papers, including the Sun

And England should also pull out of the tournament, according to 1966 World Cup-winning defender George Cohen. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

FA of Wales president Trefor Lloyd Hughes is set to take up the British vice-presidency position with Fifa vacated by David Gill, who has stepped aside following Sepp Blatter's re-election.(Daily Mail)external-link

Inter Milan are ready to offer Chelsea's 27-year-old winger Juan Cuadrado a return to Serie A.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Juventus have made a move for Chelsea's 23-year-old attacking midfielder Oscar. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to scrap their transfer committee if he is to become their new manager. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool representatives have met with Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio to negotiate a deal for Croatian 21-year-old midfielder Mateo Kovacic. (Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

West Ham have made a second approach for Ajax's Frank de Boer to become their new manager. (Daily Express)external-link

The Scotsman
The Scotsman leads its front page with Blatter's victory

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has no intention of selling midfielder Jack Wilshere, 23. (Guardian)external-link

Wenger says he doesn't understand how Wilshere can be frustrated at a lack of starting opportunities since returning from an ankle injury.(Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal attacking midfielder Theo Walcott says ahead of the FA Cup final that this is the best squad he has been involved with.(Talksport)external-link

David Henen is likely to stay at Everton beyond this summer, says the striker's agent. The Belgian, 19, has spent this season on loan at Goodison Park, playing for the Blues' Under-21s but is now due to return to parent club Olympiacos. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Atletico Madrid have made a £7.1m bid for 28-year-old Celta Vigo striker and Everton target Nolito. (AS - in Spanish)external-link

Santos are to seek possible legal action against Barcelona over the transfer of forward Neymar in 2013. (Marca)external-link

Manchester City's elite development squad coach and former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira's odds have tumbled for the vacant Newcastle head coach position.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Best of social media

Poet Pam Ayres has written a verseexternal-link to mark the re-election of Fifa president Sepp Blatter: "Reflecting on the state of things/The fat cats getting fatter/The purity of Fifa/The saintliness of Blatter."

Comedian John Bishop has had his say on Blatter's re-election, tweeting:external-link "A World Cup without Uefa teams would fail so why does Uefa not leave Fifa - does Sepp Blatter have all the balls and won't let them play?"

Writer and comedian David Baddiel asked:external-link "I wonder what would've had to have happened under his governance for Blatter NOT to have been re-elected."

Richard Osman, co-host of BBC game show Pointless, chipped in:external-link "I think Sepp Blatter was absolutely the right choice to lead Fifa, and anyone who disagrees, hasn't seen my new Rolex yet."

Journalist and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan simply tweeted:external-link "Utterly ludicrous, contemptible, shameful farce."

Comedian Richard Herring, offering a tongue-in-cheek contrarian view, tweeted:external-link "Blatter shows the power of digging your heels though doesn't he? I almost admire him."

Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny has criticised his father Maciej on Facebook after he had accused Gunners boss Arsene Wenger of being disloyal towards his son in an interview with Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy.

Wojciech Szczesny

Everton keeper Joel Robles external-linkis already on holiday, tweeting: "Love & life."

Joel Robles

Meanwhile, British pop star Robbie Williams appears to be supporting Wolfsburgexternal-link ahead of Saturday's DFB Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund.

Robbie Williams

And finally

Aston Villa's fans will deliver manager Tim Sherwood's final team talk ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal, thanks to inspirational messages posted on the wall of the dressing room. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Villa midfielder Jack Grealish's dad Kevin risked upsetting British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson by screaming with joy after they watched the semi-final win over her beloved Liverpool in a box at Wembley. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli cost his club over £20m for a solitary Premier League goal this season - the worst value per goal of any striker purchased by an English top-flight side this year.(Daily Mail)external-link

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