A round up of sporting headlines including news from Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, West Ham, Manchester City, West Ham and Newcastle.
THE TIMES: Winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, is desperate to be granted a loan move away from Manchester United this month to keep his World Cup dream alive.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 31, is set for a £6m move to Toronto FC - a Major League Soccer record - and is likely to be loaned back to Spurs until March. Also: Thomas Hitzlsperger, the former Aston
Villa, Everton, West Ham and Germany midfielder, yesterday became the first Premier League player and highest-profile footballer to announce he is gay.
THE INDEPENDENT: The England cricket hierarchy could find out as soon as tomorrow whether Kevin Pietersen intends to play in the Indian Premier League this year and, in doing so, risk his Test future, with the batsman likely to be retained by Delhi Daredevils. Also: Matt Prior has explained how he helped to talk down a fellow Englishman who was preparing to jump off a bridge in Sydney.
THE GUARDIAN: David Moyes faces a fight to convince several senior Manchester United players of his credentials following the dismal form that has resulted in three consecutive defeats for the first time in 13 years. Also: Jerome Valcke, the Fifa secretary general, has given the strongest hint yet that the World Cup in Qatar will be moved to November 2022, amid a day of farcical mixed messages from world football’s governing body.
DAILY EXPRESS: West Ham fans turned on manager Sam Allardyce last night as they crumbled to a humiliating defeat in the Capital One Cup. Also: Manchester United are ready to bid £20m for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, 27, despite the Italian wanting to remain in Turin.
DAILY MAIL: Furious West Ham fans demanded Sam Allardyce’s head last night as their side were crushed 6-0 in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at Manchester City. Also: Juventus will look to sign Tottenham winger Erik Lamela, 21, in the summer, although Spurs’ expectation of recouping most of the £30m paid for the Argentine has deterred Inter Milan.
DAILY MIRROR: Juventus are ready to offer £30million misfit Erik Lamela a way out of his Tottenham torment. Also: Manchester City inflicted a second cup humiliation in four days on West Ham to pile the pressure on Sam Allardyce.
THE SUN: Manchester United’s flops are facing wage cuts of up to 25 per cent. Also: Premier League chiefs are resigned to the 2022 World Cup being played in the winter - despite opposing the switch.
DAILY STAR: Alvaro Negredo fired Manchester City to Wembley last night after an embarrassingly one-sided Capital One Cup semi-final. Also: Arsenal and Liverpool are targeting Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate, 24, with his agent saying he has been in talks with both Premier League sides.
SKY SPORTS: Montpellier forward Remy Cabella, 23, admits he would be happy to move to the Premier League this month, with Newcastle thought to be favourites to sign the Frenchman.