Chelsea sign £26m deadline day primary target, while Liverpool hold on to ‘world class’ Brazilian

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A round up of sporting headlines including news from Chelsea, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspurs and Burnley.

DAILY MAIL: Chelsea have signed Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina for a fee of £26.8million. The Stamford Bridge club made the 26-year-old their primary target for the January transfer window. Meanwhile, Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has agreed a long-term Liverpool deal, with Brendan Rodgers predicting he will become world-class.

DAILY EXPRESS: Rickie Lambert has vowed to fight for his place at Liverpool after rejecting a £5million move to Aston Villa. Also: Everton beat-off interest from the likes of Stoke and Hull to land Aaron Lennon on loan. Finally, Winger Wilfried Zaha’s permanent return to Crystal Palace means the 22-year-old cost Manchester United £400,000 for every 60 seconds he played in a Red Devils shirt.

DAILY STAR: Thierry Henry believes Francis Coquelin’s form since returning from loan stopped Arsene Wenger from making more signings in the transfer market. Also: Sheffield United are desperate to beat Preston tonight - as they reckon they can stun Manchester United in the next round.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy personally intervened to scupper West Ham’s deadline-day move for striker Emmanuel Adebayor. Also: Darren Fletcher has ended his 20-year association with Manchester United after signing for West Bromwich Albion.

DAILY MIRROR: Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, has rejected a move to Real Sociedad because he wants to sign for Liverpool in the summer.