Friday’s Top Stories: Werner, Rudiger, Pogba, Fati, Vlahovic, Ginter

Friday's Top Stories: Werner, Rudiger, Pogba, Fati, Vlahovic, Ginter

  • Chelsea’s Germany striker Timo Werner, 25, is one of four players being considered by Borussia Dortmund should 21-year-old Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland leave the club next summer. (SportBild – in German)


  • Napoli fans were involved in violent clashes with police after missiles were thrown by both sets of supporters after their 2-2 draw with Leicester City on Thursday.(Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford looked sharp in training following an operation on his shoulder. (The sun)


  • Steven Gerrard refused to make excuses as he admitted his side are still trying to find top form this season after going down to Lyon at Ibrox.(Daily Records)


  • Germany defender Antonio Rudiger’s contract at Chelsea runs out next summer and talks over extending the 28-year-old’s deal have stalled. (Times – subscription required)


  • Barcelona are still hopeful of capturing France midfielder Paul Pogba on a free transfer next summer if the 28-year-old decides against signing a new contract at Manchester United, though they would likely face competition from Paris St-Germain, Juventus and Real Madrid. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


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  • Mohamed Salah showed his dedication to Liverpool as he enjoyed a 3am cooldown in the swimming pool following the Reds’ win over AC Milan.(Daily Mirror)


  • Hibernian are set to part company with sporting director Graeme Mathie.(The Scottish Sun)


  • Pep Guardiola is considering using Phil Foden as a midfielder following the England international’s return from the foot injury he suffered during the summer.(The daily telegraph)


  • New Levante centre-back Shkodran Mustafi has slammed former club Schalke after his nightmare spell saw the club relegated from the Bundesliga.(Daily mail)


  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is set to promote academy midfielder Charlie Patino to the first-team squad amid reports Barcelona are monitoring the 17-year-old England youth international. (Mirror)


  • Tottenham star Heung-Min Son has admitted he was a Manchester United fan as a kid thanks to South Korean icon Ji-Sung Park. (The sun)


  • The Government want peace talks with Premier League players to repair the damage caused by a series of public barbs and gaffes from MPs that have alienated the football community.(The mail)


  • Juventus are interested in Arsenal’s French forward Alexander Lacazette, 30. (Calciomercato)


  • Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso is unsure whether Serbia’s 21-year-old striker Dusan Vlahovic, who has been linked with Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and Juventus, will extend his deal beyond June 2023 with the Italian club. (Calciomercato, via Goal)


  • Newcastle assistant manager Graeme Jones and English striker Dwight Gayle, 30, were involved in a heated training-ground argument, with captain Jamaal Lascelles having to separate the pair. (Mail)


  • Everton manager Rafael Benitez has prioritised signing a top centre-back during the January transfer window. (Football Insider)


  • A number of Barcelona board members have asked club president Joan Laporta to sack manager Ronald Koeman after Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League defeat at home to Bayern Munich(AS – in Spanish)


  • Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, will not be leaving the club according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Sky Sports)


  • Paul Pogba, 28, is said to be more comfortable with the idea of staying at Manchester United after being impressed by the club’s summer signings. (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter but face competition from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid for the 27-year-old Germany international’s signature. (Calciomercato – Italian)


  • Leeds have opened talks over a new contract with midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 25. (Football Insider)


  • Former Swansea City manager Steve Cooper is a leading candidate to become Nottingham Forest’s new boss after the Championship club sacked Chris Hughton. (Guardian)


  • Italian Antonio Conte managed Morocco international Achraf Hakimi at Inter Milan and says the 22-year-old right-back, who joined Paris St-Germain in the summer, dreams of playing for Real Madrid.(Marca)


  • Spanish forward Ansu Fati, 18, has moved a step closer to a contract extension at Barcelona after his agent arrived for talks with the La Liga club. (Marca)


  • Tottenham could reignite their interest in Antonio Rudiger if the defender doesn’t sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.(Daily express)


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