From the Back Pages, February 3: Reds set to win summer race for Burnley striker as Rickie Lambert stays put despite Aston Villa bid

From the back pages
From the back pages

Liverpool are on the brink of striking a deal with Burnley to secure the services of 21-year-old striker Danny Ings this summer, though Aston Villa’s attempts to take Rickie Lambert from Anfield ended in failure tonight. (The Independentx)

Chelsea finally wrapped up a complicated week of negotiations as manager Jose Mourinho replaced squad players Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah with a man tipped to make a significant impact on the Premier League title race – Juan Cuadrado. (The Telegraph)

WILFRIED ZAHA has drawn the bottom line under his Old Trafford career, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s last dabble in the transfer market costing Manchester United an amazing £400,000 a minute. (The Express)

Southampton have signed Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea on a four-and-half-year deal. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United’s only arrival of transfer deadline day was Andy Kellett from Bolton … with the 20-time English champions pipping Plymouth Argyle to the signing of the 21-year-old defender. (The Guardian)

Nottingham Forest’s meltdown in the wake of Stuart Pearce’s sacking continued last night as five backroom staff left the club. (The Mirror)

Novak Djokovic offered Andy Murray an olive branch yesterday after questions were raised about the Serb’s powers of recovery during the final of the Australian Open on Sunday. Twice, when Murray was on top in the match, Djokovic appeared to be in extreme physical distress, only to rediscover his strength each time, and the Scot suggested that it had been a tactic on Djokovic’s part to make him lose his own focus. (The Times)