Man United shelve transfer plans under Van Gaal, Chelsea and Liverpool battle for Pato – Paper review

Man United shelve transfer plans under Van Gaal, Chelsea and Liverpool battle for Pato – Paper review

first_img1 Transfer rumours and paper review Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester United have put all their major transfers on hold because of the increasing uncertainty over Louis van Gaal’s future. It has been reported the Dutchman may quit the club at the end of the season, a year early, over the high pressure of the job at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)The agent of in-demand striker Alexandre Pato has confirmed four clubs – including Chelsea and Liverpool – have a chance of signing the 26-year-old Brazilian, but insisted that no bids have yet been made. (UOL Esporte) Branislav Ivanovic appears to have agreed a new one-year deal at Chelsea. (Daily Express)However, the Blues are facing a battle to convince midfielder Nemanja Matic he has a future at Stamford Bridge, with the 27-year-old currently debating his future at Stamford Bridge and considering an exit. (Daily Mail) Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres could soon be the highest-paid player in the world, with eight offers on the table according to his agent.  (The Sun) Man United are considering ending their interest in Lazio’s Felipe Anderson. The Red Devils are said to be put off by the 22-year-old Brazil midfielder’s price tag and recent form. (Bleacher Report) Meanwhile, United have taken 15-year-old Polish goalkeeper Bartosz Mrozek on trial. (Przeglad Sportowy) Russian club Zenit St Petersburg want Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini to take charge when Andre Villas-Boas leaves at the end of the season. (Daily Star) Crystal Palace are considering offering a six-month contract to striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, who is a free agent after being released by Tottenham. (Guardian) Newcastle have tabled a £7million bid for Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis. (The Sun)However, Newcastle look likely to end their interest in Andros Townsend after Tottenham refused to lower their £14m valuation of the 24-year-old England winger. (Guardian) Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has revealed he is looking for two outfield players and a goalkeeper, but refused to confirm whether he wants to sign Swansea striker Andre Ayew. (Chronicle Live) Former Brazil midfielder Ronaldinho, 35, says he has no plans to retire and will look for a new club after celebrating the Rio carnival in February. (Goal.com)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Daniel Sturridge defended by his former coach amid growing pressure: ‘I know the Liverpool player well, he loves the game’Stuart Pearce has had no contact with Bristol City, but says it is a club ‘you’d certainly go talk to’Graeme Souness: ‘This might be the best Tottenham team since the Bill Nicholson days’Arsenal MUST believe we can win the Premier League title, insists Theo WalcottNewcastle transfer report: Espanyol youngster emerges as £1million targetSouthampton and Stoke in battle to sign Porto midfielder Giannelli ImbulaMiddlesbrough working on deal for £12m Southampton flop Gaston Ramirezlast_img


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