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Today's Gist: Marcos Rojo Gets Tested For Drugs, Sakho Eyes Permanent Move To Crystal Palace

Rojo Gets Tested
Marcos Rojo was drug tested following Manchester United’s win over Rostov after munching on a banana during the game.

The exhausted Argentinian defender – the victim of a gruelling fixture pile-up – sent Twitter into a frenzy with the snack.
United edged a dull game 1-0 to seal a 2-1 aggregate victory with most of the post-match reaction focusing on the fruit.

And speaking after the game, Rojo admitted he was selected for a random UEFA drug test.

UEFA’s timing may have been coincidental but as one cheeky journalist pointed out, excessive levels of potassium are allowed.

Sakho To Crystal Palace
The Reds centre-back joined the Eagles on Loan at the end of January - but Allardyce is unsure if a move will be made permanent

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has claimed that it will require a "big negotiation" with Liverpool to make Mamadou Sakho 's loan move permanent.
The French centre-back joined the Eagles on loan at the end of January after spending the first half of the campaign with the Reds' Under-23s.

Sakho hasn't played for the Reds since April last year, but it is believed that the Club are still hopeful of recouping close to £20m for the defender.

And Allardyce admits that discussions will only take place if Palace's Premier League future is confirmed at the end of the season.

In Other News
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be offered £13m a year - double what the Italian earns at Stamford Bridge - to manage Inter Milan. (Sun)

Manchester City are keen to sign Roma's German defender Antonio Rudiger, 24, for £30m in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

The agent of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 33, says the former Ivory Coast international would be open to an offer from Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

The Red Devils have hired Brazil's former chief scout as they renew their focus on unearthing young South American talent. (Daily Mirror)

Former Middlesbrough and Italy forward Fabrizio Ravanelli, 48, wants to become Boro's new manager after Aitor Karanka was sacked. (Sun)

Ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 70, is also keen on the job at Middlesbrough, who are three points from safety with 11 Premier League matches remaining. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham's South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 24, is wanted by Spanish club Sevilla and Italian side Inter Milan. (London Evening Standard)

Everton's Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, is "trying to stir the pot" to force a move away, says former Toffees midfielder Leon Osman. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho's hope of turning his loan move at Crystal Palace into a permanent deal rests on the Eagles staying in the Premier League. The 27-year-old Frenchman has not played for the Reds for 11 months. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, 32, his given his backing to assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue taking over from Luis Enrique as head coach of the Spanish champions. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney, 31, still has plenty to offer his club and country and just needs to regain his confidence, says former Red Devils forward Dwight Yorke. Rooney was not named in Gareth Southgate's latest Three Lions squad. (Talksport) 

Aston Villa's Spanish midfielder Carles Gil, 24, is keen to turn his loan at Deportivo La Coruna into a permanent move. Gil joined the Spanish club last July. (Marca, via Birmingham Mail)

Charlton Athletic's 18-year-old midfielder Ezri Konsa is attracting attention from at least three Premier League clubs. (

Brighton and Hove Albion chairman Tony Bloom celebrated a winner at Cheltenham on Friday as Penhill won the Albert Bartlett Hurdle at odds of 16-1. (Brighton Argus)

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