From the Back Pages, January 17: Pochettino insists no Southampton player is for sale as he confirms he WON’T quit

From the back pages
From the back pages

Mauricio Pochettino insists he will be staying as Southampton manager despite news of Nicola Cortese’s resignation. And the Saints boss insists that none of his players are for sale amid talk that Premier League rivals will ramp up their interest in the club’s young talent over the next few weeks. (The Mirror)

Liverpool have announced a global partnership with American company Dunkin’ Donuts. (The Telegraph)

Monaco look like they have won the race for England Under 21 winger Tom Ince after setting up talks with him in London on Thursday. (Daily Mail)

Bernie Ecclestone has been stripped of ultimate power over Formula One for the first time in his long career after it was announced that he will face a criminal trial in April. (The Times)

You have to win 24 points in a row to achieve tennis perfection – a “golden set” is won 6-0 without dropping a point – and Andy Murray went close to doing his version of the achievement at the Australian Open on Thursday. The 26-year-old Scot won the last 23 points of his second-round match against France’s Vincent Millot, though he did so only after digging himself out of trouble in a remarkable third set. (The Independent)

The England bowler Steven Finn is looking forward to getting home as he prepares to leave England’s troubled tour of Australia, admitting work on his bowling action has felt like “banging his head against a brick wall”. (The Guardian)

IRELAND flanker Sean O’Brien has signed a new contract with Leinster, saying he spurned offers to join some of the world’s biggest clubs because he wants to win more trophies with the triple European champions. (The Express)