From the Back Pages, January 27: FA Cup fifth-round draw throws big guns together

From the back pages
From the back pages

José Mourinho says Chelsea have nothing to lose in their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Manchester City and that all of the pressure will be on Manuel Pellegrini’s team, given the scale of their outlay in the transfer market. If Chelsea’s visit to the Etihad Stadium is the outstanding tie of the round, the draw threw up a second mouthwatering contest, with Arsenal welcoming Liverpool. (The Guardian)

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Basel’s Mohamed Salah on a five-and-a-half year contract. (The Mirror)

Newcastle reject £14m bid from PSG for Cabaye and face fight to keep star man. (Daily Mail)

CHELSEA have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ over the purchase of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa that will see them beat Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United to the player in the summer. (The Express)

There was no disguising how desperately Fulham wanted this game abandoned, giving them unexpected preparation for Tuesday’s match at Swansea, who are two points above them in the Premier League. (The Independent)

Wawrinka: I never expected to win a slam. Stanislas Wawrinka savours his “dream” Australian Open victory after defeating world No 1 Rafael Nadal (The Telegraph)

England squandered a strong position with some dreadful batting to lose the final one-day international by five runs at the Adelaide Oval, giving Australia a 4-1 win to go with their 5-0 Ashes whitewash. (The Times)