We rate the daily gossip: why has everyone become obsessed with China? Romelu Lukaku and others should ignore overtones from the Far East

Date: Friday 3rd March 2017 at 10:23 am
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PLENTY of transfer gossip, as always, in the papers today – most of it absolute tosh but cut through the nonsense and there is some sense. We rate the rumours accordingly…

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is the latest Premier League star in the sights of China’s mega-rich and ambitious Super League clubs. Daily Mirror 2/10

Go to China and earn mega-dosh in the latter stages of your career. Not when you’re in the prime of life. And still able to earn a decent crust in the best league in the world.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is considering a move for Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford this summer. Daily Mirror 8/10

Who wouldn’t he be interested in the young man who is going to be England’s next number 1. We told you here first on zapsportz.

Mauricio Pochettino has been earmarked as a potential successor to Luis Enrique at Barcelona and will meet with the club, according to shock reports. Daily Star 1/10

Another load of c**p. Pochettino is going nowhere. Barcelona can wait.

AC Milan are considering a summer move for Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 27. TalkSPORT 1/10

Struggling for stories or what boys? This ain’t gonna happen. Sturridge will stay at Liverpool. And thrive.

Sergio Aguero will have showdown talks with Manchester City in June regarding his future as the club have yet to inform him officially that he is wanted beyond the summer. Guardian 2/10

Sergio is definitely staying at City. No ‘showdown talks’ – just a chat about a new deal. City cannot afford to lose him.









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