Everton make approach to sign out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder

A round up of sporting headlines including news from Sunderland, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Everton, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Barcelona midfielder Sergi RobertoBarcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto
Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto

DAILY EXPRESS: Steve Bruce had to be held back by the fourth official in an amazing bust-up with Sunderland manager Guy Poyet at the KC Stadium.

DAILY MAIL: Sunderland and England winger Adam Johnson was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl after she reportedly boasted about the affair and her father found out. Also: Manchester United and Manchester City target Paulo Dybala, 21, tells Argentine radio he would “swim to Barcelona” if the Catalan side wanted to sign him from Palermo.

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DAILY STAR: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants urgent talks with FA over Harry Kane’s future. Also: Manchester City officials are reportedly considering potential replacements for Manuel Pellegrini with Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti added to a list that already contained Diego Simeone.

DAILY MIRROR: Everton manager Roberto Martinez has made an approach to sign Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto, 23. Also: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has joked that it would take torture or action hero Jack Bauer to get any information out of defender Winston Reid, 26, whose contract ends in the summer.

THE GUARDIAN: Brendan Rodgers believes he would have lost his job as Liverpool’s manager without the “radical” change that has transformed the club’s Premier League season.

TALKSPORT: Former England captain Terry Butcher believes Chelsea skipper John Terry, 34, deserves longer than a new one-year contract.