From the Back Pages, January 6: Barcelona sack sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, while club legend Carles Puyol also heads for the exit

From the back pages
From the back pages

Barcelona have sacked sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, while club legend Carles Puyol has also left his position at the Spanish giants. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United will again travel to lower-league opposition in the FA Cup after being paired with League Two Cambridge United in the fourth round. (Mirror)

TWO goals from Steven Gerrard helped Liverpool overcome a resilient Wimbledon side in their FA Cup Third Round clash, with Adebayo Akinfenwa grabbing a goal for the home team. (The Express)

Liverpool will be without Adam Lallana for the next month due to a thigh injury, Press Association Sport understands. (The Independent)

It was a contest only Sam Vokes will care to remember with any fondness. The Burnley striker, sidelined since March with a cruciate ligament injury, came off the bench to deny Tottenham Hotspur a home tie against Leicester City in round four with a fine equaliser at Turf Moor. There was nothing to separate or savour between the Premier League teams. (The Guardian)

Leicester City hope to complete a significant transfer coup by beating Chelsea to the signing of Andrej Kramaric. (The Telegraph)

Arsenal’s improving injury situation is likely to limit the club’s transfer activity this month, with Arsène Wenger preferring to delay a wholesale restructuring of his squad until the summer. (The Times)