NATIONAL HEADLINES: Nigel Pearson looks set to keep job after bizarre ‘throttling’ incident

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A round up of sporting headlines including news from Leicester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Southampton, Everton and West Brom.

DAILY MAIL: Nigel Pearson’s tenure at Leicester City descended into farce on Sunday after the club seemingly changed their mind over whether to sack him. Also: Blind faith rescues Van Gaal as Dutchman’s injury-time strike salvages point for awful United after Falcao fluffs his lines again.

DAILY EXPRESS: Jose Mourinho may have been reluctant to attach any greater significance to a victory which took Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the table. Also: Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 27, says Manuel Pellegrini’s team fear for their place in the top four of the Premier League.

THE GUARDIAN: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Branislav Ivanovic should be regarded as one of the club’s best signings. The 30-year-old defender scored Chelsea’s winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.

DAILY STAR: Nigel Pearson’s Leicester future hung by a thread last night - just 24 hours after he was involved in a bizarre ‘throttling’ incident. Also: Manchester United are holding talks with David De Gea over a new contract, according to super agent Jorge Mendes.

DAILY MIRROR: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is keen on signing Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac. The 29-year-old Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and attracting interest from West Ham United and Everton.

LIVERPOOL ECHO: Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he has no issues with Kevin Mirallas, a reported Tottenham target, after the 27-year-old midfielder said he was ready for a “new challenge”.

THE SUN: West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis says he brought in 31-year-old midfielder Darren Fletcher to offer guidance to striker Saido Berahino, 21.