Paul Pogba was watched by Barcelona scouts during their 3-0 Champions League win against Young Boys in which he scored. (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona are set to make another offer for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, whose current contract expires in the summer. The Liga champions made a bid for the Spain international during the last transfer window. (Sun)
Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who was heavily linked with a move to United in the summer, will sign a new contract at the Serie A club (Sun)
Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot is open to joining Manchester City on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Metro)
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is desperate to sign a central midfielder and the French club are reportedly ready to join the race for Tottenham and Man United target Frenkie De Jong (Sun)
Gary Cahill has admitted he will leave Chelsea in January if his first-team exile under Maurizio Sarri continues.
The defender, who will be 33 in December is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to play a single minute of action under the former Napoli boss.
Cahill, captain under Sarri’s predecessor Antonio Conte, hopes the Chelsea hierarchy permit a move in the manner goalkeeper Petr Cech was allowed to leave for Arsenal in June 2015 after falling behind Thibaut Courtois.
Cahill said: “I don’t want to jump the gun, but as things stand at this time, probably, yes (I’ll have to leave in January).
“For me to do this all season is going to be very difficult.
“I realise sometimes football doesn’t wait for people. Sometimes you have to make those decisions to keep going and progressing.
“Obviously the most important thing is the club. But I have to look at my situation. I have to take charge of my own future.
“And if I’m sat doing what I’m doing at this moment in time, I just hope that the club will respect that when it comes to the time.”
Cahill admits he can have few complaints as the Blues have won five of five Premier League games ahead of Sunday’s clash at West Ham United.
He was in the Chelsea squad for the first time this season, but did not feature, as the Blues won 1-0 at PAOK in Europa League Group L on Thursday night.
The situation is not sustainable for Cahill, who joined from Bolton in January 2012 and retired from England duty last month to prioritise the club game.
“I’ve always been hungry to play football,” Cahill added.
“I’m not a guy who is willing to accept not playing. Your career’s short enough as it is.
“I’m in great condition at the minute, I’ve not wasted my days, I’ve not wasted the time when I haven’t been playing.
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“I’ve been training even harder, in the gym. I know I can play week-in, week-out, not a problem.
“I’ve got maximum respect for everybody here at the football club, for the fans and all the players.
“But sometimes you have to make tough decisions to keep your career going forward.”
Here’s a round-up of the latest news and rumours in Friday’s national newspapers and online…
Liverpool midfielder James Milner is yet to be offered a contract extension by the Merseyside club, with the 32-year-old’s current deal set to expire and the end of next season. (Daily Mail)
Liverpool have received a boost in their pursuit of Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella – the 21-year-old Italy Under-21 star who has been lauded by Andrea Pirlo – after Juventus dropped out of the race to sign him. (Calciomercato)
Manchester United and Arsenal are both tracking 19-year-old Hertha Berlin midfielder Arne Maier, who plays for the Germany U21 side. (Sport Bild)
United have also joined Tottenham in the pursuit of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the Red Devils sending scouts to watch the 22-year-old Netherlands international against France earlier this month. (The Sun)
Mauricio Pochettino has said he is facing the sack as Tottenham manager after his side’s run of poor form – suffering three straight defeats for the first time under his tenure. (Daily Mirror)
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ thigh injury is down to the stress of the World Cup winner’s drink-drive conviction, according to Pochettino. (The Sun)
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Former West Ham defender James Collins has been invited to train with Aston Villa as manager Steve Bruce considers a move for the Welsh free agent. (Daily Telegraph)
Here’s a round-up of the latest news and rumours in Thursday’s national newspapers and online…
West Ham have been linked with making a shock January loan move for Alvaro Morata, the Chelsea forward. The Hammers were linked with Spain international Morata over the summer. (Daily Star)
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is planning to raid former club Sevilla for 30-year-old midfielder Ever Banega. The Argentine has an £18m release clause in his contract with the LaLiga side. (The Sun)
Newcastle made an offer for Nice starlet Allan Saint-Maximin, the winger, over the summer. However, their ‘tempting’ bid did not even get a response. (Nice-Matin)
Liverpool and Manchester City have joined Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in tracking 21-year-old Brazilian attacker Lucas Paquet. (Le10 Sport)
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Man United have sent scouts to watch 23-year-old Lille winger Nicolas Pepe in action. The Red Devils’ interest comes after Southampton failed with a bid for the Ivorian in the summer. (Telefoot)
England striker Marcus Rashford is receiving extra coaching sessions from United team-mate Romelu Lukaku. The 25-year-old Belgian is said to be running attacking drills with Rashford after regular club training. (Metro)
Chelsea winger Willian says he never planned on leaving Stamford Bridge this summer, despite interest from Manchester United and Barcelona. (Daily Express)
Aston Villa and Watford are both considering summer moves for out-of-favour Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. The 32-year-old England centre-back’s contract is up at the end of the season. (La Gazette des Transferts)
Liverpool star James Milner has revealed he was banned from wearing red shirts as a kid because of his Leeds United-supporting father’s hatred for Manchester United. (FourFourTwo)
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren could face up to five years in jail after he was charged with perjury in his native Croatia, but the 29-year-old World Cup finalist denies the charges. (The Guardian)
Cristiano Ronaldo has conceded it will be “difficult” for his eight-year-old son to be better than him at football. Cristiano Jr currently plays for Juventus’ academy following his father’s move to Turin this summer. (The Sun)
Former Liverpool defender and current Wolves captain Conor Coady could get an England call-up from Gareth Southgate. (Daily Mirror)
England boss Southgate also sent assistant Steve Holland to watch Jack Grealish in Aston Villa’s victory over Rotherham on Tuesday, as he considers calling up the 23-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)
The son of former Manchester City, Chelsea and England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips trained with City’s first team before their Champions League game against with Lyon. 16-year-old D’Margio Wright-Phillips is also a winger and plays for City’s Under-18 side. (Daily Mail)
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