Transfer Talk: United ready for winter Pogba raid from Madrid

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Updated: September 22, 2019
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TOP STORY: United will cling to Pogba in January

The speculation continues to be relentless over a possible Real Madrid move for Paul Pogba and, frankly, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be absolutely sick of it. Still, he is sticking to his guns and insisting that France international — who ESPN FC sources say is set for contract talks with United — is going nowhere in the January transfer window, despite the club bracing themselves for a second raid from Madrid.

Speaking ahead of United’s match in London against West Ham, Solskjaer indicated that the club were ready for Madrid to resume their chase for the player. He also made it clear that Pogba was staying at Old Trafford. And the Daily Telegraph reports that that won’t change, no matter how much cash the Spanish giants wave in front of them.

Pogba is currently out of action with a foot injury that has kept him on the sidelines throughout September, but that period of inactivity has done little to dampen speculation over just how much longer he’ll be playing for United. 

Liverpool eye former Gunners youth star

Liverpool may have a wealth of attacking talent at present, but Jurgen Klopp is apparently casting an eye over a player who ultimately failed to make the grade at Arsenal. Calciomercato reports that the Premier League pacesetters are keen on Donyell Malen, who the Gunners sold to PSV in 2017 for a reported fee of £500,000.

Malen was prolific as a youngster with Arsenal but found himself behind a lengthy queue of strikers in North London and decided to cut his loses and head across the North Sea. It has proved to be a wise move as he has since turned into something of a goal machine in the Eredivisie, scoring five times in a 5-0 win over Vitesse last weekend and bagging another in Europe against Sporting Lisbon in midweek.

Previously a Manchester United and Chelsea target as a youngster, Malen has come of age. Little wonder that Liverpool are tempted to come knocking.

Tap-ins

– He may be barely out of school but Real Madrid already believe Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga can teach La Liga defences a thing or two. So says Marca, which tonight reports that those in charge of Madrid’s transfer targets are already honing in on Camavinga, who recently tore PSG to shreds in Ligue 1 — starring in a 2-1 win against a side that demolished Madrid in the Champions League in midweek.

– It hasn’t been the easiest of weeks for Wolves, but there is some good news for fans in the Black Country, with the club apparently close to securing a two-year contract extension for Joao Moutinho, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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