From the Back Pages, February 1: Arsenal confirm the signing of ‘hugely-experienced’ midfielder on loan from Spartak Moscow

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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan for the remainder of the season from Russian side Spartak Moscow. (The Independent)

Dimitar Berbatov has joined French side Monaco on loan from Fulham until the end of the season. The 33-year-old striker opted to join the Ligue 1 side rather than rejoin Tottenham, as revealed by Sportsmail on Friday morning. (Daily Mail)

PHILIPPE SENDEROS has become the latest player to leave Fulham after Valencia clinched a deal with Everton’s Johnny Heitinga replacing him. (The Express)

David Moyes has failed in an audacious bid to swap Nani for Tottenham’s Andros Townsend. (The Mirror)

Leeds United have sacked manager Brian McDermott after he complained about interference in his running of the side from a prospective new owner of the club. (The Telegraph)

David Moyes may start Robin van Persie, Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney for the first time against Stoke City on Saturday, with the Manchester United manager believing that they could become the Premier League’s most formidable front three. Moyes admitted that he takes direction from Van Persie regarding when the forward feels in condition to play and for how long. (The Guardian)

Andy Flower yesterday stepped down from his position as team director of the England team after the most harrowing winter in recent cricketing memory. (The Times)