Friday, 27 February 2015

Clyne to Chelsea FC? Man Utd lose striker? Van Gaal to ditch defender?

Robin van Persie could miss Manchester United’s next four league games through injury.
Robin van Persie
The top stories making Friday's back pages in the UK...

The Sun: Robin van Persie could miss Manchester United’s next four league games through injury.

Daily Mirror: Chelsea have joined the race for Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne.

Also: Liverpool teenager Jordon Ibe will be rewarded with a new five year contract.
Daily Star: Manchester City are poised to open talks with Yaya Toure about a new contract.

Also: Burnley boss Sean Dyche has told Ashley Barnes to ignore Jose Mourinho and play it his way.

Daily Mail: Cheick Tiote will miss the remainder of the season following knee surgery and could have now played his last game for Newcastle United.

Also: Gus Poyet has reassured Emanuele Giaccherini that he has a future at Sunderland after a nightmare two seasons at the Stadium of Light.

Daily Express: Diego Costa believes he is a marked man but is not going to change his game for anyone.

Metro: Manchester United could be set to lose Robin van Persie for a crucial period in their season after the striker was reportedly ruled out for a month with an ankle injury.

Also: Chelsea are said to be leading the chase for the signature of highly-rated Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.

Daily Telegraph: Manchester United will listen to offers for Rafael da Silva at the end of the season, with Louis van Gaal holding talks with senior figures this week over the Old Trafford futures of a further 10 players.

Also: Arsenal's board expects rapid progress to be made after recent investment but will sanction £50 million more for signings this summer to help crack Europe's elite.

And: Liverpool are expected to avoid Uefa sanctions, despite being in breach of Financial Fair Play regulations, as they have managed to persuade European football's governing body there were mitigating circumstances for their failure to comply.