Gossip column: Lambert, Jarvis, Adebayor, Coutinho, Zaha

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy personally intervened to prevent West Ham's deadline-day move for striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 30, going through. (Daily Telegraph)

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Tuesday's Daily Express back page

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, 32, rejected a £5m deadline-day move to Aston Villa, preferring to stay at Anfield and fight for his place. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 21, in the summer in a move which could put 29-year-old centre-back Gary Cahill's future at Stamford Bridge in doubt. (Daily Mail)

QPR's attempt to sign West Ham winger Matt Jarvis, 28, on loan was blocked by the Premier League because Rangers already have Hammers forward Mauro Zarate on loan. (Guardian Series)

Winger Wilfried Zaha's permanent return to Crystal Palace means that the 22-year-old cost Manchester United £400,000 for every 60 seconds he played in a Red Devils shirt. (Daily Express)

Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, has rejected a move to Real Sociedad because he wants to sign for Liverpool in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are set to agree a £5m deal in the next few weeks to sign Ings in the summer, as long as the Premier League agrees to the move. (Independent)

Rangers rebuffed Hamilton's deadline-day interest in midfielder Dean Shiels, 30, and rejected a bid from Bolton for playmaker Nicky Law, 26. (Daily Record)

Sunderland could be forced to turn winger Ricky Alvarez's loan move from Inter Milan into a permanent deal in the summer, despite the 26-year-old struggling to make an impact at the Stadium of Light. (Daily Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 22, has agreed a new long-term contract that will reportedly keep the Brazilian at Anfield until 2020. (Daily Star)

Cambridge's Ryan Donaldson, 23, has been promised Angel Di Maria's shirt when they meet Manchester United in an FA Cup replay on Tuesday, but the midfielder says he must pay £40 if he is to reciprocate given that his own club are short of shirts. (Daily Mail)

A former QPR scout says he was paid just £50 for alerting the club to Raheem Sterling. The winger, now 20, was sold to Liverpool in 2010 for a fee that could rise to £5m and is now an England international. (Brent & Kilburn Times)

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, 30, says the club's players held meetings following the 2-0 loss to Southampton on New Year's Day to sort out their defensive problems. (Daily Star)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane's new deal with the White Hart Lane club has earned the 21-year-old a £15,000-a-week pay rise to £35,000 a week. (Sun - subscription required)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

West Ham co-chairman David Gold got Hammers fans salivating in anticipation of some late deadline-day action by tweeting the following message at 10pm: "Don't go to bed."

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Burnley defender Kevin Long's 'Dream Team'

But their dreams were shattered when Gold posted another message after the window had shut saying: "Sorry for keeping you up late but at the last moment the main deal collapsed and the rest folded like a pack of cards. Stay strong."

With reports that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy prevented striker Emmanuel Adebayor moving to West Ham, Gold's final tweet on deadline day read: "However, no matter how hard you tried there are people out there that you just can't do business with."

Burnley defender Kevin Long indulged in some fantasy football by posting a mocked-up photo of himself in Harchester United gear. Sadly for Long, his appeal to Dream Team's Lynda Block - aka actress Alison King, who now plays Carla Connor in Coronation Street - went unheard.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar welcomed new signing Juan Cuadrado to Stamford Bridge. But the Brazilian also sent out this warning: "Welcome to the biggest club in the world, @Cuadrado. When you're @ChelseaFC, #therewillbehaters"

Rangers have signed five Newcastle players on loan and Squawka Football poked fun at the moves, referring to Magpies owner Mike Ashley's chain of sports stores. They tweeted: "Well, Sports Direct do promise 24-hour delivery after all..."

AND FINALLY...

Jamie Redknapp indulged in some deadline-day dealing on behalf of father Harry by convincing Arsenal legend Thierry Henry to 'sign' for QPR live on Sky Sports. (Metro)

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