Here’s the top transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s newspapers and online…
The World Cup winner is reported to have told Man United hierarchy almost two months ago that he wanted to leave Old Trafford, amid links with a move to Barcelona. (Daily Telegraph)
It is also claimed the tension between the boss and the player started immediately following Pogba’s £89m return to United, with Mourinho unhappy about how his arrival was announced by the club. (Daily Mail)
United chief Ed Woodward has given his full backing to Mourinho and has no plans to sack him, but a number of players will consider leaving at the end of the season if the 55-year-old remains as manager. (Daily Star)
Away from Old Trafford…
The Gunners are monitoring 16-year-old Everton defender Ryan Astley, who made his debut for the Toffees’ under-23 side back in March. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it could take SIX MONTHS for Brazil midfielder Fabinho to adapt to his new surroundings and a new regime in Merseyside. The 24-year-old joined Liverpool from Monaco in the summer and made only his second appearance of the season in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea. (The Independent)
Liverpool were snubbed by Brentford’s 21-year-old Spanish winger Sergi Canos back in 2016, instead signing a new deal with the Championship club, the player has revealed. (The Guardian)
Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson says he is flattered by interest from Rangers, but the 21-year-old Englishman is focused on his role at the Premier League club. (Bournemouth Echo)
Former Man United and Evertonboss David Moyes is on the shortlist to take over at Ligue 1 side Nantes. (Daily Mirror)
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