From the Back Pages, January 4: No offers for Juan Mata and Chelsea do NOT want to sell insists Jose Mourinho

JOSE MOURINHO today insisted that he does not want to sell Juan Mata – and that Chelsea have had no offers for the Spanish international midfielder. (The Express)

Friday, 3rd January 2014, 9:09 pm
From the back pages

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been charged by the Football Association for allegedly questioning the integrity of referee Lee Mason. (The Mirror)

Southampton have refused to accept the decision of Mike Riley, the referees’ chief, to exonerate Mark Clattenburg after they accused the official of insulting Adam Lallana, the club’s captain. (The Times)

West Ham have agreed a deal to sign 6ft 8in striker Lacina Traore on loan. (Daily Mail)

The Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that football is tainted by players cheating. The Fifa president Sepp Blatter has blasted players for diving and feigning injury and now Pellegrini has backed referees. (The Guardian)

Arsene Wenger has dismissed speculation that Arsenal are currently in negotiations with Fulham regarding a £2m move for striker Dimitar Berbatov, despite widespread reports that the Gunners will move to sign the Bulgarian international. (The Independent)

Tottenham Hotspur’s patched-up “warrior” Emmanuel Adebayor is fighting fit and raring to terrorise Arsenal, according to Tim Sherwood. (The Telegraph)