Transfer news and football gossip: Pogba’s push for January Man United exit, Newcastle in £125m takeover bid, Rochdale teen scouted by Premier League club

27 Sep

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online…

Paul Pogba will renew his attempts to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are reportedly ready to activate the £32m buy-out clause in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s contract. (The Sun)

Paul Pogba still wants to leave Manchester United and will look to seal a transfer elsewhere in January, reports claim
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Former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon has launched a fresh attempt to buy Newcastle United with a new consortium, offering to pay owner Mike Ashley £125m up front. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United have been scouting 16-year-old Rochdale defender Luke Matheson since he made his first-team debut last year. The youngster hit the headlines this week after scoring against Man United in the Carabao Cup. (Chronicle)

Watford star Ismaila Sarr believes Liverpool forward and Senegal team-mate Sadio Mane is currently the best player in the world. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham are seeking compensation in the region of £7m from Liverpool for teenager Harvey Elliott, with an impasse between the clubs over his value likely to be resolved by a tribunal. (The Times)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he was “surprised and flattered” to hear Jurgen Klopp tip him to be his successor as Liverpool manager.  (Daily Star)

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Newcastle have been keeping an eye on 16-year-old Luke Matheson for over a year[/caption]

Arsenal’s players held a blind vote to decide who will be the club’s captains as boss Unai Emery looks to rebuild his five-man leadership group. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United are lining up a January move for French striker Moussa Dembele, 23, having sent a scout to Lyon’s last three games. (Daily Mail)

David Beckham is set to move into football agency – with Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, 17, a potential client. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will both appeal against the decision to fine Barca €300 (£265) for their approach to Antoine Griezmann while he was at Atletico. (Marca)

Crystal Palace are considering a January move for Shakhtar Donetsk defensive midfielder Taras Stepanenko, having missed the chance to sign the 30-year-old Ukraine international for about £8m in the summer. (The Sun)