Gossip column: Pogba, Draxler, Sneijder, Henry, Berahino, Balotelli

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Manchester City are weighing up a move for Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, next summer with Everton's Ross Barkley another option. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal will look to meet Schalke winger Julian Draxler's £37m release clause in January. The Gunners want to sign the 21-year-old after growing frustrated with his Germany international team-mate Mesut Ozil, 25.(Daily Express)external-link

The Sun back page
The back page of Saturday's Sun

Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder could leave Galatasaray and move to the Premier League as the Turkish club have failed to pay his wages. The 30-year-old could join Manchester United and link up with former national coach Louis van Gaal.(The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, 37, could return to his native France, with Paris St-Germain and Monaco interested in signing him in January after his contract with Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls expires.(Daily Mail)external-link

Italian side Roma want to buy Manchester City and England midfielder James Milner, 28, for £10m.(Daily Star)external-link

Tottenham are prepared to pay £15m to buy West Brom's England Under-21 striker Saido Berahino, 21.(The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea reject Fulham's bid to bring 42-year-old Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer back to Craven Cottage on a season-long loan.(Daily Express)external-link

Championship teams Derby, Huddersfield, Brighton and Charlton are all monitoring Dutch central defender Nick Kuipers, 22, who plays for second-tier side MVV Maastricht.(Sky Sports)external-link


Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino could face a misconduct charge from the Football League that could threaten his future at Elland Road.(Daily Mail)external-link

England right-back Glen Johnson, 30, says he is ready to fight to win back his starting place at Liverpool. Johnson had been recently linked with a move to Italian side Juventus.(Metro)external-link

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes Louis van Gaal can guide the club to multiple trophies during his time at Old Trafford.(Daily Star)external-link

Daily Mirror back page
Daily Mirror back page

QPR manager Harry Redknapp says Premier League clubs are "losing faith in British managers". Redknapp believes Hull boss Steve Bruce should have been interviewed in the summer for the vacant Manchester United manager's job.(Mirror)external-link

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini warns Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers he needs to "sort out Mario Balotelli's brain" if he is to get the 24-year-old striker playing well.(The Sun)external-link

England midfielder Tom Cleverley, 25, says he is motivated to prove his critics wrong during his spell at Aston Villa on loan from Manchester United.(Birmingham Mail)external-link

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 23, tells manager Brendan Rodgers he should partner fellow Italian Mario Balotelli, 24, up front for the Reds.(Independent)external-link

England forward Danny Welbeck says the national side can remain unbeaten throughout their Euro 2016 qualification campaign.(Mirror)external-link

Former Tottenham defender Ledley King believes Mauricio Pochettino is the right man to take Spurs back into the Champions League - but admits they might not make the top four this season.(Talksport)external-link

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says the mix of Arsenal and Liverpool players in the current England squad is helping the team gel together.(Telegraph)external-link

Dougie Freedman is wanted by League One Leyton Orient just a week after he was sacked as manager of Championship side Bolton Wanderers.(The Sun - subscription required)external-link


The official Twitter page of the Football Association of Ireland confirms that assistant manager Roy Keane has shaved off his beard. They tweet:external-link We can confirm #RIPtheBeard! Roy has decided to shave the night before our first home qualifier.

Roy Keane
How Roy Keane looked before shaving his beard

Hull and Nigeria striker Sone Aluko posts a video on Instagramexternal-link of the Nigerian players being mobbed by fans when they arrived at 5.45am in Khartoum, Sudan for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie on Saturday. "I guess some of the local Nigerians in Sudan don't sleep! Some welcome...cannot but feel the love," says Aluko.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher ‏forgets he has retired from professional football as he turns up at his old club's training ground. He tweets:external-link "Anyone ever drive to their previous employment without thinking? I've just drove to Melwood. Supposed to be going the gym!"


Luis Suarez made his first Uruguay appearance since biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, but found himself having to ask the referee's permission to leave the pitch in the match against Saudi Arabia in Jeddah so he could answer the call of nature.(Daily Mail)external-link

Staff at Manchester United's megastore have made a blunder trying to print out Angel Di Maria shirts, managing to misspell the former Real Madrid star's name. (Daily Star)external-link