From the Back Pages, January 24: Mohamed Salah in play as Chelsea gazump Liverpool with rapid move for Basel’s £15m winger

From the back pages
From the back pages

Chelsea outbid Liverpool for the Basel winger Mohamed Salah with a bigger down payment for the player on Thursday after their Premier League rivals offered a deal worth well over £15m including add-ons. (The Independent)

Arsène Wenger fears that cynical short-term motives, together with fresh financial imperatives, have underpinned Chelsea’s decision to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United. (The Guardian)

John Terry is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season. As they watch their club selling Player of the Year Juan Mata to Manchester United, Blues fans will be further stunned to discover the man who has been the team’s leader for the last 10 years is also being eased towards the exit door. (The Mirror)

Glen Johnson’s place in England’s World Cup squad has been plunged into doubt after the Liverpool defender was ruled out for an ‘indefinite’ period. (Daily Mail)

Carrick injury adds to Moyes woes. Michael Carrick’s injury leaves David Moyes weighing up a possible swap deal involving Javier Hernandez and Inter Milan’s Fredy Guarín. (The Telegraph)

David Moyes could be forced to make another emergency signing to follow Juan Mata’s impending arrival at Manchester United, with Michael Carrick likely to be out for up to a month. (The Times)

SOUTHAMPTON faced a fresh crisis last night after record signing Dani Osvaldo was suspended by the club following a training-ground fight. (The Independent)