BBC Sport – Gossip column: Berahino, Januzaj, Moyes, Handanovic, Gerrard

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 21, wants to leave the club at the end of the season to “move on to better things”.


(Times – subscription required) 

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Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj, who turns 20 on Thursday, could be offered in exchange for Paris St Germain defender Marquinhos, 20, or Everton full-back Seamus Coleman, 26, this summer.

(Manchester Evening News) 

David Moyes’ Real Sociedad are preparing a bid to re-sign Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, 24, who is also a target for Arsenal and Liverpool.


(Daily Star) 

Wolfsburg’s new £24m signing Andre Schurrle, 24, has said he has no regrets about his Chelsea career after completing his move back to the Bundesliga.

(Guardian) 

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 30, turned down a £1m-a-month offer to quit Tottenham for an unidentified club in Qatar during the January window.


(Mirror) 

Manchester United and Liverpool have been alerted to the availability of Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, 30, whose agent claims he will leave the club.



(Express) 

OTHER GOSSIP

David Moyes claims Manchester United had too many overweight players during his ill-fated spell as manager.


(Telegraph) 

New director of football Les Ferdinand is set to appoint Tim Sherwood as QPR manager with a brief to get underachieving players performing – as he did at Spurs last season with Emmanuel Adebayor.

(Mirror) 

Sun

Thursday’s Sun back page

Real Madrid assistant boss Paul Clement has emerged as a rival to Sherwood for the QPR manager’s job.


(The Sun – subscription required) 

Hull City are lining up Bolton manager Neil Lennon to replace Steve Bruce, who has led the Tigers over just four wins in 23 Premier League games this season.

(Daily Mirror) 

Jack Wilshere has risked a fresh row over smoking after the 23-year-old Arsenal midfielder was pictured apparently holding a shisha pipe during night out with friends in London.


(Daily Mail) 

Former Manchester United forward Dion Dublin insists FA Cup glory will not satisfy the club’s supporters.

(Talksport) 

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has invited Bradford City to switch their FA Cup fifth-round tie to the Stadium of Light after criticising the state of the Valley Parade pitch.


(Daily Mail) 

After joining Derby County on loan from Hull City, Tom Ince, 23, has revealed how his temporary spell at their Championship neighbours Nottingham Forest earlier this season turned sour.

(Nottingham Post) 

QPR legend Rodney Marsh claims Harry Redknapp, who left the club earlier this week, jumped before he was pushed.


(Talksport) 

Dundee manager Paul Hartley, 38, says he turned down the chance to manage Cardiff City.

(Courier) 

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Steven Gerrard/Instagram

Steven Gerrard showed off a special pair of boots on


Instagram 

as he prepared for his landmark 700th Liverpool appearance in the 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round victory at Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday. The 34-year-old said: “I will be wearing these in the next match I play in. Appearance number 700 for the Reds!”

Renowned sports psychologist Steve Black enjoys a caffeine overload as he

shares a coffee 

or three with QPR midfielder Joey Barton.

Having been given the all-clear following testicular cancer, Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has been


raising awareness of the disease on social media. 

Dietmar Hamann thinks his former Liverpool team-mate Danny Murphy was

channelling his inner Bruce Forsyth 

with his choice of jacket for the BBC’s coverage of Bolton against the Reds.

AND FINALLY…

Plans have been revived to build a statue in honour of Newcastle legend Alan Shearer outside St James’ Park.


(Chronicle) 

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