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Paul Ince tells talkSPORT: ‘Everything points to Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United in January’

Paul Ince has told talkSPORT he expects Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United in January.

The former Red Devil has had his say on the apparent falling out between the Frenchman and manager Jose Mourinho, and believes ‘all the evidence points’ to the 25-year-old leaving when the transfer window opens.

Paul Pogba has been left out of the Man United starting line up for the past two games

There has been another twist in the Pogba v Mourinho saga this week.

It has been claimed the manager never wanted to sign the midfielder and that his club-record £89million return from Juventus was based on the players’ commercial value.

Reports have also suggested Pogba has been left ‘shocked’ after being dropped from the starting XI for United’s last two games against Arsenal and Fulham.

Mourinho and Pogba have endured a turbulent relationship this season.

Pogba has ben stripped of the vice captaincy, Mourinho has criticised his performances publicly as well as, allegedly, in the dressing room in front of the whole United team and the midfielder has openly discussed his future at Old Trafford and courted a return to Juventus.

Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba have not seen eye to eye for most of the campaign

That is all while both player and coach have maintained they have no problem with one another.

But former United midfielder Ince says actions speak louder than words, and that Mourinho’s recent Pogba snubs have made it clear.

“If Paul Pogba’s not playing for United then there’s only one option,” he told the Hawksbee and Jacobs show.

“You don’t spend that kind of money on a player and have him on the bench, unless you’re winning week-in, week-out, which you’re not.

“I think he’s brought it upon himself, Pogba. I think he’s a world class player when he wants to be.

“The relationship between Mourinho and Pogba doesn’t seem right. Some of the things Mourinho will say about him… if he’s not trying, deal with it.


“It doesn’t need to be aired in public, I’m not sure that works.

“It kind of looks to me that they’re both angling to get him out in January.

“If I looked at all the evidence…

“He came on the other day and he didn’t get rapturous applause from the crowd, half were having him and half weren’t.

“So it looks like the fans are starting to turn against him, which is never nice, and it looks like he’s going to have to start winning the fans over again, which you can’t do sitting on the bench.

“So it all points to, come January, I think he’ll be gone.”

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Chelsea transfer news: Maurizio Sarri wants Barclona star Denis Suarez to replace AC Milan target Cesc Fabregas – reports

Maurizio Sarri wants to bring in Barcelona star Denis Suarez to replace AC Milan transfer target Cesc Fabregas, according to reports.

The Chelsea boss is prepared to let the World Cup winner leave Stamford Bridge after four years with the club.

Denis Suarez is by no means guaranteed to start at Barcelona

The signings of Jorginho, Ross Barkley and N’Golo Kante in the past few years have seen Fabregas downgraded from regular starter to the occasional Europa League start.

And now, it appears he is on the brink of a move to AC Milan, with sporting director Leonardo confirming the Serie A side’s interest in a potential £11million deal.

According to the Daily Mirror, Sarri wants to replace the 31-year-old with Barcelona starlet Denis Suarez.

The former Manchester City youngster would cost the Blues around £15million.

The attacking midfielder has already left Camp Nou once


Having made just one substitute appearance in LaLiga this season, the chance to challenge for regular game time would certainly be appealing.

Barca allowed the creative midfielder to join Villarreal in 2015 on a permanent deal, before exercising their buy-back clause in his contract the following summer.

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Arsenal transfer news: Gunners target Manchester United’s Eric Bailly and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill in January deals

Arsenal have targeted Manchester United’s Eric Bailly and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill as they seek to replace the injured Rob Holding in January, according to reports.

Holding ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United last week, and the centre-back is expected to be out of action for the remainder of the season.

Holding’s season, which started brilliantly, has been cut short

The 23-year-old had done remarkably well to establish himself a key figure under Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager, starting nine Premier League matches in a row before suffering his serious injury.

Despite Laurent Koscielny edging closer to a comeback from his own extended absence due to an Achilles problem, Emery and his staff want to bring a new centre-half to the Emirates in January.

And, according to ESPN, the Gunners are keeping a close eye on two of their Premier League rivals with under a month to go until the transfer window reopens on January 1.


Bailly, the Ivory Coast international, is reportedly frustrated at Manchester United having fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho, while Cahill, a multiple trophy winner with Chelsea, will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge next month ahead of becoming a free agent at the end of the season.

Bailly has emerged as a target of Arsenal’s

Chelsea want to reward Cahill for his excellent service since joining the Blues in 2012, and they will not stand in the way of a loan move which will signal the end of his career with the west Londoners; Chelsea did similar when Petr Cech joined Arsenal in 2015.

Cahill could also be a short-term fix for the Gunners

Manchester United, on the other hand, want to keep hold of Bailly. The Old Trafford club are believed to be open to selling Argentina international Marcos Rojo, however.

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Mesut Ozil: Juventus reject opportunity to sign Arsenal midfielder ‘due to poor performances and off-pitch conduct’

Juventus have rejected the opportunity to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, according to reports.

Ozil is expected to leave the Emirates in the coming months, with Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager, reportedly ready to cash in on him as soon as January.

Ozil has not made an appearance for Arsenal in over a month

The 30-year-old is clearly not part of Emery’s plans moving forward, and his decision to reduce Ozil’s role has been widely praised with Arsenal currently enjoying a 20-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Inter Milan have been linked with Ozil already, but the player’s entourage have also approached Juventus over a potential deal with under a month to go until the transfer window reopens.

However, according to Calciomercato, the perennial Serie A champions ‘immediately declined’ the offer.

It is reported Juventus chiefs do no want to sign Ozil due to ‘the dizzying fall of Mesut’s performances on the field, but also his unedifying conduct off the field in recent months’.

Ozil’s attitude has been questioned over the past couple of weeks, with him missing the north London derby due to an alleged back injury, which Emery knew little about.

Mesut Ozil‘s 2018/19 season

How has Ozil performed in the Premier League this season, as he plays a reduced role under Unai Emery?

  • Appearances – 10
  • Goals – 3
  • Assists – 1
  • Total passes – 477
  • Key passes – 20
  • Pass compeltion – 86%
  • Successful dribbles – 10
  • Dispossessed – 11


Emery did not know whether Ozil even turned up for Arsenal’s 4-2 defeat of local rivals Tottenham following his injury, while the German was also pictured, along with some of his Arsenal team-mates, inhaling nitrous oxide in a London club before the season started in August.

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Transfer news and football gossip: Marcus Rashford wanted by AC Milan, Liverpool target £15m Brighton ace, Tottenham eye Real Madrid midfielder

talkSPORT.com round-up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Wednesday’s papers and online…

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is on a list of potential targets for AC Milan, after the Italian club failed in a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic(Gazzetta dello Sport)

A former advisor to Jose Mourinho has claimed the manager never wanted Paul Pogba from Juventus – FULL STORY

Pogba has been shocked at being dropped by Mourinho, with the Red Devils’ record signing left out of the starting XI for the past two games. (The Guardian)

Manchester City club captain Vincent Kompany is wanted by Barcelona. The 32-year-old Belgian is out of contract in July, and the Catalan giants want to bring him to the Nou Camp to add some experience to their back four. (The Sun)

Liverpool are considering a £15million bid for Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross, 27, as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his squad for their Premier League title bid. (Daily Mirror)

Rashford has been linked with a stunning career move to Italy

Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio is reportedly a target for Tottenham in the January transfer window. Reports in Spain claim Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants the 22-year-old, but has had an initial approach rejected as Asensio is said to be keen to stay in his homeland. (Daily Mirror)

Man United have joined the race for 21-year-old Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who could cost £90million. Manchester City, Barcelona and Tottenham are also said to be tracking the highly-rated star. (The Sun)

United are also showing interest in 19-year-old Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier, and have sent scouts to watch him in action. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle are ready to revive their bid for Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris when the transfer window reopens. Rafa Benitez made a summer enquiry about the 29-year-old but was put off by the £10m asking price, however Samaris is set to be out of contract at the end of the season.  (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are targeting Real Valladolid defender Fernando Calero as they attempt to strengthen their defence. (Cadena SER)

Pascal Gross is a target for Liverpool

Barcelona will not allow 21-year-old France winger Ousmane Dembele – linked with Liverpool – to leave for less than his €400million (£362m) release clause. (Mundo Deportivo)

Galatasaray have had an offer to sign Liverpoolstriker Divock Origi on loan turned down because the Reds want the 23-year-old to stay closer to England. (ESPN)

Chelsea are considering a move for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, 24, as they prepare to let Spain playmaker Cesc Fabregas leave. (Daily Mirror)

Valencia manager Marcelino has suggested the Spanish club are unlikely to take up the option to buy Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi after his loan from Chelsea.(FourFourTwo)

The Blues also want to sign 24-year-old Napoli’s right-back Elseid Hysaj. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United have made Bordeaux’sBrazilian centre-back Pablo, 27, a target. (Fox Sports)

Franck Ribery, 35, is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, according to the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. (Bild)

Crystal Palace are preparing a January loan bid for Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe. (The Sun)


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Fans beg Jose Mourinho to sign Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly for Manchester United after strong performance against Liverpool

Manchester United fans on Twitter have pleaded with Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The defender was imperious at the back for the Serie A side during their Champions League defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night.

Kalidou Koulibaly makes another crucial interception for Napoli

Despite conceding to Mohamed Salah, the Senegal international showed he had the intelligence, pace and technical ability to cut it in the Premier League.

With United conceding goals for fun after failing to land a top centre-half in the summer, Jose Mourinho has been forced to deploy Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay at the back at times – much to the chagrin of Red Devils supporters.

Back in November, it was reported the Portuguese failed in a bid to bring Koulibaly to Old Trafford in an £80million deal. And earlier this month, it was claimed the Premier League side had failed again with another huge money for the 27-year-old.

Considering Man United have conceded 26 goals in the league already, it is hardly surprising to see so many fans wanting to sign such an accomplished defender. Check out the Tweets below!



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‘Welcome to Arsenal’ – Gunners fans demand Ousmane Dembele signing after sensational goal against Tottenham

Arsenal target Ousmane Dembele has endeared himself to Gunners fans by threatening to end the Champions League hopes of north London rivals Tottenham.

Dembele scored a wonderful solo goal in the seventh minute of Spurs’ crunch match with Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

The Frenchman picked up the ball on the halfway line, beat Kyle Walker-Peters twice, before cutting inside and slotting the ball past Hugo Lloris.

Dembele scored a sensational goal

Spurs must match the result of Inter Milan at home to PSV in order to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, and Dembele’s goal could see them eliminated from the competition.

Arsenal fans took to Twitter to plead with the club to buy Dembele following his ‘Gunners audition’.


 

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Eden Hazard latest: Chelsea star drops ANOTHER Real Madrid hint and says contract talks have STOPPED

Eden Hazard has once again dropped a big hint he could leave Chelsea for Real Madrid.

The Belgian ace has refused to rule out a possible switch to the Bernabeu and has yet again spoken of his ‘love’ for Los Blancos.

Will Eden Hazard leave Chelsea in the summer?

Hazard’s future at Stamford Bridge is still up in the air – his current contract expires in 2020 and the club are yet to agree an extension with their star man.

New manager Maurizio Sarri managed to convince the 27-year-old to stay in the summer, having made hints he wanted to leave after the World Cup, and he has since insisted he will remain at Chelsea for a least another season.

But it has long been rumoured he could finally make the move in the summer.

And Hazard has now revealed talks over a new Blues deal have STOPPED, fuelling reports he is getting ready to join Real.

In an interview on Monday with RMC Sport, Hazard again hinted at a move to the Spanish capital.

Hazard has again admitted he ‘loves’ Real Madrid

“The new coach [Sarri] thinks football like me, so we’ll see, the family is in London, I’m also going to be 28,” he said.

“I do not want to have any regrets at the end of my it’s a decision I’m going to make, I do not know when, but I’ll take it.

“Me, you know me, I’ve always loved Real, even before [Zinedine] Zidane, we’ll see what happens.

“As I said, I’m already finishing this year with Chelsea, I still have a year of contract after this year, we’ll see.”

Hazard has been tipped as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu, with Real Madrid paying the price for failing to replace the Portuguese superstar following his move to Juventus.

Real Madrid have struggled this season without Ronaldo

Chelsea’s talisman started the season in sensational form – with seven goals and eight assists in the Premier League in – but has not scored a goal since October 7.

The Blues are desperate to keep hold of their star man, but Hazard has admitted negotiations over a new deal have ground to a halt.

“There was a bit of talk [about a new contract at Stamford Bridge] but then it stopped, now we’re waiting.”

Chelsea boss Sarri claimed last week that the club are ready to tie Hazard down to a new contract ‘immediately’, and that they are only waiting on the player to agree.

Sarri is keen for Hazard to stay at Chelsea, but only if he wants to stay

“I want Eden here, of course,” said the Italian, who was appointed in the summer.

“But I want him here if he wants to stay here.

“The club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not.


“I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week, I think.

“So if there is something new, the club will call me immediately.”

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Transfer news and football gossip: Eden Hazard drops another Real Madrid hint, Liverpool target Thorgan Hazard, Man United huge transfer blunder revealed

talkSPORT.com round-up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online…

Eden Hazard has again hinted at a move to Real Madrid and says he does not know when he will decide on his future. The Belgian star has also admitted talks over a new Chelsea contract have stopped. (RMC Sport)

Liverpool are reportedly weighing up a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard. The 25-year-old Belgian – brother of Chelsea forward Eden – could join the Reds in January. (Liga Financial)

AC Milan have approached Chelsea about the possibility of signing Cesc Fabregas, the Italian club’s sporting director, Leonardo, has confirmed. (London Evening Standard)

Eden Hazard has again hinted at a possible move to Real Madrid

Tottenham and Manchester United are both interested in 20-year-old Romanian forward Dennis Man, who plays for FCSB, the club formerly known as Steaua Bucharest. (The Sun)

Manchester United were recommended Ajax’s starlet duo Frenkie de Jong, 21, and Matthijs de Ligt, 19, before they made their first-team debuts with the Dutch giants. The Premier League club, though, chose not to pursue them, according to the club’s former head of youth recruitment, Derek Langley. (Manchester Evening News)

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri wants to bring Leicester’s record signing Islam Slimani, 30, to Craven Cottage in January. (Daily Telegraph)

Thorgan Hazard has been linked with a move to Liverpool

The agent of Wolves’ Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves is pushing for the 21-year-old to move to Juventus. (Calciomercato)

Newcastle are leading the race to sign 24-year-old Atlanta United striker Miguel Almiron in the January transfer window, according to the players’ father. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Arjen Robben says he will retire if the “ideal offer” does not materialise when his Bayern Munich contract deal ends this summer. (Goal)

Middlesbrough have asked Wolves if they can re-sign Adama Traore on loan in January, four months after letting the 20-year-old forward leave. (Teamtalk)

Matthijs De Ligt, who of Europe’s brightest talents, could have been a Man United player

Leeds and Aston Villa will attempt to sign goalkeeper Karl Darlow next month. The 28-year-old has lost his place at Newcastle and has featured in only one match this season. (The Sun)

Tottenham are facing a further delay to the opening of their new stadium due to difficulties staging test events over the Christmas period. (The Times)


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Celtic transfer news: Premier League side Bournemouth weigh up January move for midfield ace Callum McGregor

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor is attracting interest from Premier League outfit Bournemouth, according to reports.

The Scottish Sun claim that Cherries boss Eddie Howe is a long-term admirer of the in-form midfielder.

Callum McGregor has been in sensational form for Celtic this season
Lewis Cook will be out for six to nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament against Huddersfield on Tuesday

And with Howe on the hunt for a new midfielder – after Lewis Cook suffered a serious knee injury – a January move for McGregor could be on the cards.

With that said, the Cherries would have to cough up big money for the Hoops to even consider parting with one of Brendan Rodgers’ star men.

McGregor has been a standout performer for both club and country in recent months – excelling in Scott Brown’s absence.

The fact the midfielder is now keeping his captain out of the team speaks volumes of his growing importance to the Bhoys.


Celtic will therefore be desperate to hold on to him and are not looking to entertain offers.

McGregor has already played an incredible 38 games in all competitions this season – notching four goals for Rodgers’ men in the process.

Celtic lie two points clear of Rangers in the SPL – and have a game in hand over their arch-rivals.

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