From the Back Pages, January 29: Jose Mourinho backs Real Madrid legend Luis Figo’s bid to oust FIFA president Sepp Blatter

From the back pages
From the back pages

JOSE MOURINHO has backed Luis Figo’s shock bid for FIFA President, claiming it is “a step forward for football.” (The Express)

Eriksen double sends Spurs to Wembley. Sheffield United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 (2-3 on agg): The League One side so nearly cause an upset, but Christian Eriksen scores late to settle the tie. (The Telegraph)

Diego Costa looks set to miss Chelsea’s huge game against Manchester City on Saturday after being charged for a stamp in the Capital One Cup semi-final win against Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista. The Gunners bagged a work permit for the 24-year-old earlier this week, with a fee agreed, believed to be around £15million. (The Mirror)

Chelsea’s deteriorating relationship with Frank Lampard descended farther into acrimony today as it emerged that they are not intending to mark his glittering 13 years at the club when he returns to Stamford Bridge with Manchester City. (The Times)

Stuart Broad is inching closer to top form and believes another hot streak could be just around the corner, in time for Friday’s winner-takes-all match against India. (The Independent)

Brett Lee was denied a last-ball hat-trick and a fairytale end to his professional career in Canberra as the Perth Scorchers scrambled a single off the fast bowler to win back-to-back Big Bash League titles. (The Guradian)