£27m Brazilian defender could snub Premier League interest for Real Madrid

A round up of sporting headlines including news from Manchester United, Swansea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Burnley.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 5th March 2015, 7:43 am
Porto's Danilo
Porto's Danilo

DAILY EXPRESS: Louis Van Gaal defended Jonny Evans after the Manchester United defender was caught in a spitting row.

DAILY MAIL: Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis collapsed suddenly at White Hart Laneon Wednesday night in scenes reminiscent of Fabrice Muamba’s near-fatal cardiac arrest in March 2012. Also: Porto’s Brazilian full-back Danilo, 23, is expected to reject interest from Liverpool, Arsenal and Man United in favour of a £27m switch to Real Madrid.

DAILY STAR: Diego Simeone has refused to sign a new contract at Atletico Madrid in the hope of landing the Manchester City job instead.

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BURNLEY EXPRESS: Clarets boss Sean Dyche felt Liverpool were just too good at Anfield as his side suffered a seventh Premier League game without a win.

GUARDIAN: Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, 29, will have to wait until May to discover whether Manchester United are to make his loan move from Monaco permanent.

DAILY MIRROR: Liverpool are considering making a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 22, after a setback in their attempts to sign £37m-rated Miralem Pjanic, 24, from Roma.

SUN: Barcelona defender Dani Alves, 31, is close to joining a new club on a free transfer in the summer, with Manchester United one of the teams interested in the Brazil international. Also: Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby, 28, looks set to be released this summer with boss Arsene Wenger planning to sell either Mikel Arteta or Mathieu Flamini to clear the way for a major midfield signing.