From the Back Pages, January 20: Manchester United deny making £27million bid for Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United have dismissed claims they have bid £27million for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi. (Daily Mail)

Everton 0-0 West Brom: Toffees extend winless run to six games after Kevin Mirallas misses penalty following argument with Leighton Baines to take the spot-kick at Goodison Park. (Daily Mail)

Tony Fernandes, the Queens Park Rangers chairman, has said that Harry Redknapp will be remaining as the club’s manager. (The Times)

Sampdoria are hoping to complete the signing of Everton’s Samuel Eto’o on Tuesday. The Genoa club has been in talks with Everton and Eto’o’s representatives in recent weeks with a view to completing the move for the 33-year-old. (The Guardian)

MASSIMO CELLINO says he is “shocked” to be banned from running Leeds United and refused to confirm he will return. (The Express)

Tottenham Hotspur’s misfiring striker Roberto Soldado has been lined up as a potential replacement for Josip Drmic by Bayer Leverkusen. (The Telegraph)

It was not his most convincing performance but Andy Murray got his Australian Open campaign off to a winning start here today with a straight-sets victory over India’s Yuki Bhambri. The 27-year-old Scot needed two and a quarter hours to see off the lowest ranked player in the 128-strong field before completing a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 victory. (The Independent)