Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, July 8: Manchester United enter £100m Pogba talks, Klopp to ditch EIGHT Liverpool stars?

8 Jul

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…

The agent of Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola, will hold talks with Juventus after Euro 2016 to see if he can broker a deal for the player to leave the club and join either Manchester United or Real Madrid. José Mourinho hopes United will meet the player’s demands of €15.6m a year in an attempt to move ahead of Real in the chase for the player. (Guardian)

United chief executive Ed Woodward has already begun negotiations that could see Pogba return to Old Trafford in a world record deal worth £100m. Juventus want to keep hold of the 23-year-old, but would find it hard to resist such a deal, which would see Pogba earning up to £300,000 a week at the club he left in 2012. (SkySports)

Arsenal have held talks over a move for Alexandre Lacazette at Lyon but are reluctant to pay the French club’s asking price. Lyon want at least £42million for Lacazette and do not need to sell after defender Samuel Umtiti joined Barcelona for £21m. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is planning to ship out at least eight more players this summer. Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe, Martin Skrtel, Mario Balotelli and Joe Allen are set to be among the departures. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester City are to finalise the £18million signing of Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow after he arrived for a medical. The deal for the 23-year-old Nigeria international will be announced at the weekend and he hopes to join up with his new team-mates for their training camp in Austria next week. (Daily Mail)

Middlesbrough have flown in Borussia Dortmund’s Serbian centre half Neven Subotic for talks. Boro boss Aitor Karanka hopes to win the race for the defender, who will quit the Bundesliga this summer after deciding he wants to try England. Dortmund want a sale rather than a loan but Boro hope to find a deal that works and could sign him for a season with a view to a full time move. (The Sun)

Everton have opened talks with Utrecht over their striker Sebastien Haller. The France U21 international was the subject of failed bids from Norwich City and Swansea in January and has been monitored by Ajax, Tottenham, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace over the past season. (Daily Mail)

Radja Nainggolan has confirmed he will stay at Roma this summer despite a strong pursuit from Chelsea. (Daily Express)

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has handed in a transfer request. The 26-year old was the subject of an £11million bid from Sunderland last month but manager Sam Allardyce is considering switching attention to Lorient forward Benjamin Moukandjo. (Daily Mail)

Davide Santon is set to join Sunderland from Internazionale with a medical apparently the only obstacle between the Italy full-back and a £4m return to the north-east, where he played for Newcastle United. (Guardian)

Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook will have a medical at Bournemouth on Friday before sealing a £6m move to the Premier League side. (Daily Telegraph)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp plotting raid on former club Borussia Dortmund for Jakub Blaszczykowski

Manchester United: Paris Saint-Germain considering move for Bastian Schweinsteiger

N’Golo Kante and Moussa Sissoko on Juventus’ radar as Italian champions target new midfielder

Chelsea BLOW! Lyon beat Blues in race to sign highly-rated Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana

Crystal Palace move to beat Tottenham to signing of Serie A playmaker Franco Vazquez

Everton and Galatasaray among clubs interested in signing Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu


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