Football gossip: Mourinho, Pogba, Terry, Gracia, Kompany, Modric

Football gossip

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho joked he has no fears over losing his job because it would cost the club "a fortune" to sack him. (La Repubblica - via Telegraph)external-link

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce wants to re-sign 37-year-old former England defender John Terry. (Sun)external-link

Watford are set to reward manager Javi Gracia with a new contract after the Hornets' strong start to the season. (Mail)external-link

Manchester City are ready to wait until the end of the season before offering 32-year-old Belgium defender Vincent Kompany a new contract. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United's 25-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba has told the club he wants to return to Juventus in January. (Express)external-link

Sporting Lisbon will offer a new contract to their 20-year-old Cape Verde forward Jovane Cabral and raise his release clause to 45m euros (£40.5m) amid interest from Barcelona. (Ojogo - in Portuguese)external-link

Fifa has written to Inter Milan and Real Madrid to say they will not be acting on the Spanish club's complaint over an alleged illegal approach for their 32-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric. (Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

Spain midfielder Ander Herrera, 29, is willing to hear offers for a January move away from Manchester United after his contract talks stall. (Metro)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he has no plans to rotate his goalkeepers for the Champions League, with 25-year-old Brazil international Alisson set to play. (Guardian)external-link

Meanwhile, Liverpool are planning a move for Sunderland academy midfielder Luca Stephenson, 15. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Leicester's Croatian central defender Filip Benkovic, 21, has said he wants a loan move away from the Foxes, with Celtic his preferred destination. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Manchester United and Everton fans have demanded Tottenham Hotspur are deducted points for rearranging a match against Manchester City. (Football London)external-link

Barcelona's 31-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi says he was surprised by 33-year-old Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus. (AS)external-link

Ronaldo's son scored four times on his debut with Juventus' under-nine team. (Mirror)external-link

Messi says Real Madrid have been left weakened by Ronaldo's departure and this season "it is time" Barca won the Champions League again. (El Pais - in Spanish)external-link

Barca's summer signing Arthur, a 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder who arrived from Gremio, reminds Messi of ex-Barca and Spain midfielder Xavi. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says Paris St-Germain should sack their sporting director over the pursuit of the Bundesliga club's 29-year-old German defender Jerome Boateng and 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches. (Kicker - in German)external-link

Sunderland are still trying to sell Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji, 29, and 24-year-old Gabon midfielder Ibrahim Ndong, but the club have been refusing to pay them since they did not return for pre-season. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

The Black Cats are considering taking legal action against Djilobodji over his failure to return. (Mirror)external-link

Gambling sponsors will be banned at Wembley if the venue is sold to a new owner under conditions laid down by the government. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Two banned Southend players are set to miss the club's EFL Trophy fixture on Tuesday, but the match will not count towards their three-match suspensions. (Southend Echo)external-link

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