Butcher frustrated at Pearson rumours
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Scottish international, who is out of contract in the summer, is set to leave Fir Park at the end of the season.
Pearson has been strongly linked with Old Firm duo Celtic and Rangers, as well as a number of English sides, and Butcher admitted the speculation is unsettling for the club.
"Somebody said to me last Sunday that a deal had already been done with Rangers for Pearson and then today you are told that a deal has been done with Celtic," said Butcher.
"Two weeks ago, a deal was done with Everton surprisingly enough. It's like what happened with James McFadden - it is speculation.
"You get fed up with it because at the end of the day you just hope it doesn't unsettle the players. You have to get on with it.
"It has not unsettled the players but it definitely unsettles the fans because they only see what's in the media.
"They think that things are happening and it's not, which is the most disconcerting thing."