From the Back Pages, January 13: Lionel Messi: ‘I don’t know where I’ll be next year’

Just hours after dismissing transfer speculation linking him with Manchester City and Chelsea, Lionel Messi has said he is not sure where he will be playing next season. (The Independent)
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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Fifa Ballon d’Or award for 2014, earning the title of world’s best football player for a third time in a row. (The Times)

Irish striker Stephanie Roche came agonisingly close to making history on Monday as her hopes of becoming the first female winner of Fifa’s annual Puskas Award for the best goal of the year were foiled by the public voting for James Rodriguez’s brilliant volley for Colombia in the World Cup. (The Telegraph)

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CHELSEA star Oscar produced his best display of the season to help defeat Newcastle on Saturday, but the Brazilian midfielder has not rested on his laurels and has demanded even more from his team-mates. (The Express)

Lazio have opened talks over a bid to sign Ravel Morrison from West Ham. (Daily Mail)

England began their World Cup preparations with a crushing 216-run victory against an Australian Capital Territory XI at the Manuka Oval. (The Guardian)

Anthony Joshua has withdrawn from his January 31 fight against Kevin Johnson at London’s O2 with a back injury. (The Mirror)