Could frustrated Marcus Rashford leave United?
Saturday’s dramatic comeback at Manchester City left things looking rosy in the Manchester United camp — but the Mirror reports that there could soon be a fly in the ointment.
It says forward Marcus Rashford “is increasingly disillusioned at not starting enough games” and was frustrated to have been left out of the starting lineup for the 3-2 derby win.
Rashford has started only five of the last 16 matches and, although he came on for the closing stages at City, “is said to be exasperated with his cameo role status.”
The England international does not want to leave United — where he has been since the age of seven — but the Mirror says “Jose Mourinho’s reluctance to give him a sustained run is an ongoing issue that is likely to come to a head if it continues.”
It quotes a United source as saying that “if Mourinho is still there next season, Marcus might not be, as he wants to start every game.”
PSG remain favourites for Marouane Fellaini
Weekend reports suggested Liverpool could make a surprise move for United midfielder Marouane Fellaini , but the Mail says Paris Saint-Germain are his likeliest destination.
It reports that Liverpool “will not pursue a move” for the 30-year-old Belgium international, although Ligue 1 leaders PSG remain very much interested.
With Fellaini out of contract at the end of the season, reports in France suggested the Merseysiders would offer him a three-year deal.
Galatasaray, Besiktas, Roma and Monaco are also keen, but the Mail reports that “PSG have said they will weigh up an offer.”
Hernandez could be on the move
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez came off the bench to salvage a point for West Ham at Chelsea — but that could be one of his last acts for the club, according to the Mirror.
It reports that Mexico international Hernandez “is ready to quit in search of more regular first-team football.”
Hernandez said after the game that he hoped his goal had given manager David Moyes something to think about, but the Mirror suggests he is likely to move sooner rather than later.
The 29-year-old “remains open to offers and will consider his future” after failing to nail down a regular starting spot with the Hammers, having begun only 16 games this season and made nine other appearances as a substitute.
He has said he hopes to win a regular starting role in the season’s final games as West Ham attempt to secure Premier League safety.
— Arsenal are ready to ramp up their interest in teenage Barcelona midfielder Robert Navarro , according to the Mail.
It reports that Manchester City “had been considered favourites after they also expressed an interest in the 15-year-old but are understood to have cooled their pursuit,” with Barcelona hoping to convince him to stay.
— West Bromwich Albion forward Salomon Rondon can leave for £16.5 million once relegation to the Championship, which now appears inevitable, is confirmed, the Telegraph reports.
Venezuela international Rondon, who has a release clause in his contract at The Hawthorns, is reported to be a target for West Ham. Chelsea and Tottenham are also interested, as his three-year stint at West Brom appears certain to come to an end.