From the Back Pages, January 21: Sepp Blatter’s potential replacement as FIFA President Jerome Champagne opens the door for 2022 World Cup re-vote

From the back pages
From the back pages

Sepp Blatter’s potential replacement as FIFA President today opened the door to a re-vote on the destination of the 2022 World Cup. Jerome Champagne, a one-time Blatter loyalist who was forced out of FIFA by an internal coup led by Michel Platini, confirmed his intention to stand for the top job in the game when the post is up for grabs next year. (The Mirror)

West Brom comback to earn Mel first point. Everton fail to leapfrog rivals Liverpool after Diego Lugano cancels out Kevin Mirallas’s first-half goal at the Hawthorns. (The Telegraph)

Manchester United will not be panicked into last-minute buys during the transfer window even if they lose to Cardiff City next week and fall further behind in the race for Champions League qualification. (The Guardian)

Nicolas Anelka spearheaded the West Bromwich Albion attack against Everton at The Hawthorns last night — a selection decision that cost the club a £3  million sponsorship deal. (The Times)

How Barcelona are in deep water with the taxman and was Neymar (not £86m Bale) the biggest transfer of all time? (Daily Mail)

A FUN player but not much fun to play against was Andy Murray’s summing up after he was made to work a lot harder for a win which seemed to be on a plate until he blew four match points. (The Express)

Maria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Australian Open after losing in the fourth round to Dominika Cibulkova. (The Independent)