Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Pogba, Rodgers, Ten Hag, Klopp, Saliba, Alvarez, Dembele

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Pogba, Rodgers, Ten Hag, Klopp, Saliba, Alvarez, Dembele

  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, ignored manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being sent off in the 5-0 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday and the Frenchman has stalled contract negotiations over a new deal with the club. (Sun)


  • Man United have drawn up a four-man shortlist to replace under-fire manager Solskjaer, including ZinedineZidane,AntonioConte,Leicester’sBrendanRodgers and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag(Sun)


  •  Paris St-Germain’s Argentine boss Mauricio Pochettino, 49, remains Manchester United’s number one choice to replace Solskjaer. (Star)


  • Newcastle are willing to offer Ten Hag a salary of £6m-a-year after tax – totalling a gross wage of just over £11m-a-year – but the Dutchman, 51, is reluctant to leave Ajax. (Mail)


  • Newcastle have also not given up hope of luring back former boss Rafael Benitez, with the Spaniard, 61, now in charge at Everton(Football Insider)


  • Former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca, 48, is prepared to accept the manager’s position at Newcastle, but the club’s new owners are still mulling over their decision. (Fabrizio Romano, via Chronicle)


  • Barcelona retain hope of securing Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp, 54, as a replacement for current boss Ronald Koeman. (Sport – in Spanish)


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  • Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has insisted that there is ‘no update’ in regards to the midfielder’s ongoing contract situation at Manchester United. (Daily mail)


  • The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is still set to go ahead in January 2022 despite some parts of the Cameroon tournament needing ‘urgent attention’ just months ahead of its kick-off.(Daily mail)


  • Eden Hazard has been told to ‘put up’ with the reality that Carlo Ancelotti ‘prefers other players’ as the Real Madrid coach issued a warning to the Belgian amid his limited playing time at the Bernabeu.(Daily mail)


  • Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Gareth Bale is set to return to training in a boost for Wales.(Daily mail)


  • Arsenal are struggling to convince William Saliba that his future is at Emirates Stadium and could be forced to cash in on the French defender, 20, who is impressing on loan at Marseille(Sun)


  • Arsenal are also preparing to compete with Manchester City to secure the signing of 29-year-old Spain defender Sergi Roberto from Barcelona on a free. (Fichajes, via talkSPORT)


  • Football agent Mino Raiola has been rejected by Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek after he approached the 24-year-old Dutch midfielder to be his new representative. (Mike Verweij, via Express)


  • Chelsea have been offered 22-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus look to get him off their huge wage bill. (Goal, via Star)


  • Aston VillaAC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen are among the clubs interested in River Plate’s Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 21. (CalcioMercato – in Italian)


  • Barcelona have told French winger Ousmane Dembele, 24, he has one month to accept their latest offer to extend his contract, which expires next summer. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has effectively been given three games to save his job as Manchester United manager. (Daily Telegraph)

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