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The Daily Star's back page leads on Chelsea moving nine points clear - despite their penalty miss at Anfield

Chelsea had a £35m bid for 20-year-old Celtic striker Moussa Dembele turned down and failed to land Inter Milan midfielder Jonathan Biabiany, 28. (Times)

The Blues also had a £26m deadline day bid for Italy international midfielder Antonio Candreva, 29 rejected by Inter Milan. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Metro)

Jose Mourinho hopes Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young decide to stay at Manchester United until the summer, with the Chinese Super League transfer window open until 28 February. (Daily Mirror)

Hull attempted to bring former United winger Nani, 30, now with Valencia, back to the Premier League.(Daily Mail)

Tottenham have rejected a late move from Turkish club Galatasaray to sign out-of-favour striker Vincent Janssen, 22, on a six-month loan deal. (ESPN)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte missed out on signing Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon, 34, forcing him to block Asmir Begovic's £10m switch to Bournemouth. (Daily Mirror)

Begovic was also the subject of a £10m bid from Watford - plus former Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, 35 - but it was also rejected by the Blues. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham were keen to sign Ludogorets winger Jonathan Cafu, 25, with Leicester, Brighton and Stoke also thought to be interested, but no formal bid was made for the £10m-rated Brazilian. (Sport Witness, via Daily Star)

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The Daily Telegraph also leads on the 1-1 draw at Anfield, and the penalty save that denied the Blues three points

Everton boss Ronald Koeman refused to permit the £15m sale of Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 26, because he sees the player as a key part of his long-term plans. Newcastle were among those interested. (Daily Mirror)

The Toffees discussed the possibility of signing West Ham goalkeeper Adrian, 30, in the January window but will now wait until the summer before deciding on a number one. (Liverpool Echo)

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, says he has to leave the German side in the summer to "reach the next level" and Real Madrid "is still a dream". (Fox Sports)

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says he was pleasantly surprised there were no late offers for winger Barrie McKay and hopes to keep the 22-year-old beyond the 18 months remaining on his contract. (Daily Express)

Former Stoke and Blackburn midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 28, has signed a contract extension with Sevilla. Arsenal and Barcelona were among the club's interested as his previous deal approached its summer expiry date. (AS)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has identified Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling as the club's exciting young forward line of the future - but warned all of them to start delivering immediately. (Guardian)

Dimitri Payet will receive a £1m signing-on fee from Marseille after finally completing his transfer from West Ham. The total potential value of Payet's four-and-a-half-year contract is £32m, depending on performances, but he insists the move is not motivated by money. (Times)

Meanwhile West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has said that the club's fans will remember Payet as "one of the greatest" once their anger over his move back to France subsides. (Daily Star)

Scunthorpe turned down a £4m bid for 25-year-old striker Kevin van Veen from Chinese Super League side Henan Jianye FC. (Sky Sports)

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Journalist and TV presenter Piers Morgan has joked about planning a protest march against Arsene Wenger because the Arsenal manager is "abusing my human rights" after the Gunners conceded two goals in the opening 13 minutes in their home defeat by Watford. (London Evening Standard)

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