From the Back Pages, February 14: Arsenal flop Gervinho ‘helped Chelsea sign Eden Hazard’

From the back pages
From the back pages

Revelations in a new book have lifted the lid on how Chelsea secured the signing of this season’s star player Eden Hazard. And it turns out that hapless former Arsenal forward Gervinho had a key role in the Belgium winger’s move to the Blues! (The Mirror)

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal’s players were nervous and goal-shy after their draw with Manchester United failed to return them to the top of the Barclays Premier League. (The Times)

David Moyes said tonight that he believed Manchester United could still propel themselves into fourth place despite an 11-point deficit to Liverpool who beat Fulham at Craven Cottage. (The Independent)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has described his team as the “chihuahua that runs in between the horses’ legs” after being asked if the Anfield club can win the Premier League title following their 3-2 win over Fulham on Wednesday night. (The Telegraph)

Inter Milan watched Patrice Evra on Wednesday night as they consider an offer for the Manchester United left-back. (Daily Mail)

CARDIFF CITY have admitted that “imprudent and careless management” by former boss Malky Mackay has cost them in excess of £8.5million over flop Andreas Cornelius. (The Express)

Britain’s Elise Christie was left without a medal in the 500m short-track skating on Thursday, despite crossing the line in second place. She was penalised for causing two other skaters to fall over in a chaotic final and ended up being given an automatic placing of eighth. (The Guardian)