From the Back Pages, January 16: Danny Ings wanted by David Moyes at Real Sociedad – and could pay just £206k

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David Moyes has made the in-demand Burnley striker Danny Ings one of his main targets this summer at Real Sociedad, with the Englishman available on a free transfer and pursued by a number of Premier League clubs. (The Independent)

Arsène Wenger has been dealt a double injury blow after Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal captain, and Mathieu Debuchy were both ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery. (The Times)

Adam Lallana could make a shock return from injury for Liverpool against Aston Villa on Saturday. (The Mirror)

If Fernando Torres does nothing else of note during his Atletico Madrid swansong – this will be more than enough. He scored his first-ever goal at the Bernabeu with practically his first touch in the first half on Thursday night and then scored a second at the restart to knock Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey. (Daily Mail)

Jermain Defoe is swapping Canada for Wearside but faces a race against time to be registered in time to face Tottenham Hotspur. Striker’s debut for Sunderland against former club on Saturday depends on Jozy Altidore’s move to MLS side Toronto FC being completed in time. (The Telegraph)

EOIN MORGAN has quashed any hopes of an England return for Kevin Pietersen. (The Express)

The convictions of three Pakistan players jailed in 2011 over spot-fixing allegations that rocked the world of cricket are among those being examined by the Crown Prosecution Service in light of concerns over evidence provided by the investigative journalist Mazher Mahmood. (The Guardian)