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Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini says he is interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31.(Sky Sports)external-link

Valencia striker Pablo Alcacer, 21, says he was happy to sign a contract extension to stay in Spain despite interest from Liverpool. (Talksport)external-link

Tottenham are still hoping to land Everton winger Kevin Mirallas, 27, before the transfer window shuts on Monday and are offering fellow winger Aaron Lennon, 27, in exchange.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Daily Mirror
Mario Balotelli and Brendan Rodgers compare hats on the Daily Mirror's back page

Manchester United and Chelsea have been alerted to the fact that Paul Pogba's agent claims the 21-year-old midfielder's long-term future does not lie at Juventus.(Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is close to signing Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, 26, and will sell attacking midfielder Andre Schurrle, 24, to Wolfsburg to finance it.(Daily Mail)external-link

Mourinho is also ready to make a £21m bid to sign Ecuador striker Enner Valencia, 25, from West Ham.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

Turkish club Trabzonspor are favourites to sign Real Madrid's Germany international midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, who has interested a number of Premier League clubs.(Daily Star)external-link

Tottenham are ready to offer captain and centre-back Younes Kaboul, 29, to Stuttgart in part exchange for 18-year-old forward Timo Werner. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Out-of-favour midfielder Anderson, 26, could be on his way out of Manchester United with a move to Brazilian side Internacional under discussion. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Stoke City will allow defender Robert Huth, 30, to join Leicester on loan for the rest of the season. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

West Brom have been offered the chance to sign former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan, 35, on loan from Japanese club Cerezo Osaka.(Express and Star, Wolverhampton)external-link


The Daily Star's back page
The Daily Star's back page focuses on the cancellation of Jose Mourinho's press conference

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho pulled out of Friday's weekly press conference on the advice of club officials. (Independent)external-link

Mourinho should stop "mithering" match officials, according to former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes. (Independent)external-link

Former Chelsea chairman Ken Bates says that midfielder Frank Lampard - who will return to Stamford Bridge with Manchester City on Saturday - is the best value signing the Londoners have ever made. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Lampard's father, also called Frank, says the former Chelsea midfielder, 36, will not celebrate a goal at Stamford Bridge if he scores for Manchester City on Saturday. (Daily Mail)external-link

West Ham and Newcastle have shared the cost of a private plane to fly Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, 25, and striker Papiss Cisse, 29, back from the Africa Cup of Nations in time for this weekend's Premier League fixtures. (Guardian)external-link

Newcastle manager John Carver says that the Senegal Football Association "have not been very helpful" in tracking down Cisse following the country's Cup of Nations exit on Wednesday. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Daily Mail
The BBC's retention of Premier League TV rights makes the Daily Mail back page

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan will have a one-to-one education session tailored to his specific offences as part of his rehabilitation after being found guilty of making racist and anti-semitic comments. (Guardian)external-link

Having beaten Barcelona earlier this month, Real Sociedad manager David Moyes now has his sights set on Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manager Brendan Rodgers is confident Liverpool will get over their League Cup semi-final disappointment with the help of fit-again striker Daniel Sturridge, 25. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Mario Balotelli's agent says the Italy striker, 24, is a changed man at Liverpool but is not looking for a move. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria, 26, has backed Argentina international defensive colleague Marcos Rojo, 24, to lead the club into the Champions League. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Left-back Leighton Baines, 30, will be restored to Everton penalty duties this weekend after forward Kevin Mirallas' controversial miss against West Brom. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

But Baines will be allowed to pass on those duties to a team-mate if he wants to. (Times - subscription required)external-link


Stoke's Bojan Krkic, Manchester United's David De Gea and and Stoke's Marc Muniesa
Stoke's former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery

Stoke City defender Marc Muniesa tweeted a pictureexternal-link of himself and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea raising the spirits of injured Stoke forward Bojan Krkic.

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray, 31, tweeted his joyexternal-link at signing a new 12-month contract at Selhurst Park: "Delighted to extend my deal at this fantastic club!"


The players from Guinea and Mali may have found a better way than drawing lots to decide which country would advance into the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations - playing cardsexternal-link while they were waiting for the matter to be decided. Guinea won the actual lottery.

Mali and Guinea players playing cards
Mali and Guinea players await their fate in the Africa Cup of Nations

Manchester City midfielder Fernando, 27, admits that one of the biggest surprises to him about the English game is that "players here are always running". (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Chelsea midfielder Willian is hoping for a 'Thriller' against Manchester City on Saturday - after revealing that he has seen Michael Jackson's musical live more than 10 times. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

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