From the Back Pages, January 15: Only a ‘huge’ offer would tempt Kevin Strootman to Old Trafford

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United will have to make a “stupid” offer to sign long-time target Kevin Strootman from Roma, the Italian club have stated. (The Telegraph)

Wilfried Bony to Manchester City: Striker joins for reported £28m from Swansea. (The Independent)

In the long and illustrious history of Tottenham, there is no such thing as a straightforward victory. Everything is done the hard way. They let nobody down at White Hart Lane, two down to Burnley after just seven minutes and facing a rather embarrassing exit from this FA Cup third round replay. To their credit they rallied, responding with four goals to set up a fourth round tie at home to Leicester City, another struggling Barclays Premier League team, at the end of the month. (Daily Mail)

Robert Huth has become the latest Barclays Premier League player to fall foul of the FA’s hawk-eyed social media mavens, after the governing body confirmed yesterday that it had charged the Stoke City defender with aggravated misconduct. (The Times)

PAUL JEWELL quit West Brom after an alleged row over a pay cut and could now sue the club. (The Express)

FA Cup third round replay: Southampton will face Crystal Palace in the fourth round after beating Ipswich via a Shane Long strike. (The Guardian)

Manny Pacquiao has agreed terms to fight Floyd Mayweather Junior in May and is now anxiously waiting for his rival to put pen to paper. (The Mirror)