From the Back Pages, April 18: Chelsea icon John Terry must HALVE his wages to get a new contract

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John Terry has been offered a new one-year contract by Chelsea – but must accept a massive pay-cut to stay. (The Mirror)

Arsene Wenger has tipped Mesut Ozil to be next year’s player of the season after revealing the £42.5million signing could return from injury to face Hull on Sunday. (Daily Mail)

Brendan Rodgers has warned his players not to believe Manchester City’s midweek slip-up has opened the door for Liverpool’s coronation as Premier League champions. (Telegraph)

WAYNE ROONEY will be back for David Moyes’ highly-charged return to Everton on Sunday. (The Express)

For all that they embrace the worst excesses of modern football, every now and then Real Madrid do something completely old school – the 4am open-top bus ride through the city centre to deliver a recently won trophy to the Cibeles fountain is one of those times. (The Independent)

Jonathan Trott appears to have drawn a line under his international career by taking an indefinite break from cricket after just one competitive match for Warwickshire since he returned home early from last winter’s Ashes tour with a stress-related condition. (The Guardian)