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Stories making the back pages of today’s national newspapers.
Danny Ings could sign a pre-contract with Liverpool under a little know Premier League rule – Rule U8 – and be loaned back to Burnley for the rest of the season, despite the transfer window closing. The deal would guarantee a move to Anfield in the summer.
West Ham striker Carlton Cole’s upset at missing out on a move to West Brom wasn’t just directed at Sam Allardyce, but a number of agents for trying to muscle in on the aborted transfer.
Edin Dzeko faces the chop from Manchester City’s Champions League squad. Stevan Jovetic, Bacary Sagna and Willy Caballero are the other candidates.
Darren Fletcher has revealed Louis van Gaal did not want him to leave Manchester United for West Brom.
Neil Lennon is ready to unleash ‘street kid’ Zach Clough on Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round replay tonight.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has told Wilfried Zaha to prove his is not a ‘£15m dud.’
Arsene Wenger has won his battle to keep Chuba Akpom, with the youngster signing a four-and-a-half- year contract.
West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans will be allowed to join Norwich despite his Deadline Day move falling through.
Gillingham are set to appoint Newport County boss Justin Edinburgh as their new manager.
Danny Welbeck is fit to play for Arsenal in this weekend’s North London derby.
West Ham co-owner David Gold has hit out at Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy over the Hammers’ failed Deadline Day bid for Emmanuel Adebayor.
Queens Park Rangers will invite Tim Sherwood to replace Harry Redknapp as manager.
Brendan Rodgers says his squad is strong enough to challenge on three fronts despite not making any signings in the January transfer window.
Harry Redknapp made a final attempt to sign Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon on a Deadline Day loan
David Ginola says he was nearly devoured by the “sharks” who run world football in his fruitless attempt to become FIFA president. “Some very powerful people are there, dictating the game,” he said.
Glenn Hoddle admits he was “shocked and surprised” to learn Harry Redknapp had quit QPR.
Steven Gerrard joins the KOP 700 club in tonight’s FA Cup replay with Liverpool. Only Ian Callaghan (857) and Jamie Carragher (737) have played more games for Liverpool.
Harry Redknapp is already plotting his return to football after leaving QPR.
Celtic new boys Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven have hit back at claims they forced their way out of Dundee United.
Davie King will outline his vision for the future today as the Battle of the Blue Room gathers pace at Rangers.

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