A round up of sporting headlines including news from Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion, Queens Park Rangers, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Chelsea, Paris St Germain, Sunderland, Liverpool and Sunderland.
THE TIMES: David Beckham stole the limelight on the final day of the January transfer window yesterday when he moved to Paris St Germain. Also: Peter Odemwingie wrote his name on one of the most peculiar and embarrassing stories on transfer deadline day when he arrived at Loftus Road but was told that he could not speak to Queen Park Rangers.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: David Beckham will not earn a penny from Paris St Germain during his five-month contract, a source close to the former England captain insisted last night. Also: Arsenal were last night on the brink of completing the £8.5million signing of Nacho Monreal, a Spain international left-back whose arrival signals the end of Andre Santos’ first-team career.
THE GUARDIAN: Harry Redknapp broke Queens Park Rangers’ transfer record for the second time this month with the £12.5m signing of the central defender Christopher Samba, as he sought to reshape his squad for the relegation battle ahead on a deadline day of frantic activity at the club. Also: Danny Graham declined a late offer from his former club Middlesbrough in order to swap Swansea City for Sunderland and confront the critics waiting for him on Wearside.
DAILY EXPRESS: Peter Odemwingie was at the centre of an amazing legal row last night between West Bromwich Albion and QPR, with the midlands club calling in their lawyers as the striker drove to Loftus Road for deadline-day talks - only to be bizarrely denied access to Loftus Road. Also: Chelsea’s players are becoming baffled by the incredibly detailed tactics of Rafa Benitez and his methods in matches and on the training ground.
DAILY MAIL: David Beckham has stunned world football by donating his entire £3.4million salary at Paris St Germain to a children’s charity. Also: Stuart Lancaster yesterday delivered a defiant rejection of of the arrogant barb launched at England by Jim Telfer, insisting that the trait has been eradicated.
DAILY STAR: Manchester United are seething at England boss Roy Hodgson for demoting Phil Jones to the Under-21s. Also: It was the huge £60m gamble in a bid to land a slice of the Premier League’s £3billion bonanza. If ever there was a season to make sure you stay in the top flight, then this was it.
THE INDEPENDENT: Stuart Lancaster is not easily provoked, but when his England players are accused of being all the things he most despises in the character of professional sportsmen - arrogant, patronising, condescending - he is perfectly prepared to fight his corner. Also: The Queens Park Rangers manager, Harry Redknapp, thanked the club’s chairman, Tony Fernandes, last night for putting up the money to sign Christopher Samba from Anzhi Makhachkala.
DAILY MIRROR: David Beckham opted to play for Paris in the spring - because he did not want to play against Manchester United. Also: Danny Graham has vowed to win over the Sunderland fans who booed him after signing a £5million deadline day deal.
THE SUN: Luis Suarez says he will not quit Liverpool if they fail to make the Champions League - because he is already living the dream. Also: Arsene Wenger has signed Malaga left-back Nacho Monreal for £8.7million.