Friday’s news and transfer rumour roundup.
Arsenal held talks with St Etienne midfielder Loic Perrin, 29, in the January transfer window but decided to pursue other transfer targets – (talkSPORT)
West Brom’s hierarchy are furious with Saido Berahino’s comments about “moving on to bigger things” in an interview which they did not sanction. The 21-year-old striker, linked with Liverpool and Tottenham, is likely to be fined for his behaviour – (Express & Star)
The West Midlands club are so exasperated with Berahino’s conduct they will abandon plans to restart negotiations over a new contract and sell the England Under-21 international in the summer – (Daily Telegraph)
Berahino’s team-mates at The Hawthorns are reportedly so fed up with his behaviour they have started to ignore the Burundi-born forward – (Daily Mirror)
Stevan Jovetic’s future at Manchester City has been plunged into doubt after the Montenegro international, 25, was dropped from City’s Champions League squad to make way for fellow forward Wilfried Bony – (Daily Mail)