From the Back Pages, October 10: Chelsea ready to offer Demba Ba to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to Burak Yilmaz

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CHELSEA are lining up a January bid for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz and plan to offer Demba Ba in part exchange. (The Express)

England batsman Kevin Pietersen today challenged Jack Wilshere to define what constitutes a foreigner in an extraordinary intervention in the debate over whether Adnan Januzaj should be eligible to play for England. (The Independent)

Greg Dyke has admitted that the FA’s rule on retrospective disciplinary action is “baffling” and needs to be overhauled in the wake of its failure to punish Fernando Torres for scratching the face of an opponent. (The Times)

Malky Mackay has no plans to resign as Cardiff City manager following the club’s decision to place his key adviser, Iain Moody, on gardening leave. However, after the decision of the Malaysian owner, Vincent Tan, caused puzzlement at the Welsh club there is a recognition that the Scot’s position is now precarious. (The Guardian)

The controversial Hot Spot referral system which dogged this summer’s Ashes is to be dropped for the upcoming series in Australia, according to the technology’s inventor. (The Mirror)

Wayne Rooney believes that Steven Gerrard should have been appointed England captain “earlier”. Gerrard has captained England 31 times in his 105 internationals but only under Roy Hodgson has the midfielder been fully established as first-choice captain. (The Telegraph)

Michael Laudrup has revealed that Chelsea enquired about his availability during the summer. The Dane endured a fractious summer at Swansea City and was known to be considering his future at the club. (Daily Mail)