From the Back Pages, January 24: Arsenal handed boost as Gabriel Paulista is left out of Villarreal squad to face Levante

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsenal appear to have received a boost in the race to sign Gabriel Paulista in January as Villarreal have left the £15million-rated defender out of their squad to face Levante at the weekend. (Daily Mail)

Shakhtar Donetsk are demanding a staggering £30 million for Chelsea target Douglas Costa. (The Telegraph)

Cambridge take Manchester United to FA Cup reply. (The Times)

Jose Mourinho said that it would take a “phenomenal” offer for one of their players to push Chelsea into the transfer market this month. (The Independent)

TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has proposed that there should be just one transfer window a year, so as not to distract players from ongoing speculation over their futures. (The Express)

A brilliant century from Ian Bell was not enough to prevent England from another Tri-Series defeat against Australia. Bell’s majestic 141 in 125 balls in Hobart, his highest score in one-day internationals and an innings in which he overtook Paul Collingwood as England’s leading runscorer in the format, helped set Australia a target of 304 to win. (The Guardian)

Eoin Morgan says that the foiled £35,000 blackmail plot did not distract him from captaining England. (Mirror)