Football gossip: Pogba, Rabiot, Vertonghen, Maguire, Rakitic, Asensio, Hoolahan

Football gossip

Manchester United's 25-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba will not push for a move in January. (Mirror)external-link

Liverpool have made contact with the mother and agent of Paris St-Germain's 23-year-old French midfielder Adrien Rabiot. (ESPN)external-link

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola has banned the use of mobile phones from the 'working spaces' of the club's training ground. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham face spending the entire Premier League season at Wembley as the club take up an option with the FA to extend their national stadium stay until December. (Mail)external-link

Manchester City are lining up a move for £54m-rated Real Betis's Spain U21 left-back Junior Firpo. The Dominican Republic-born 22-year-old is of interest as he can also fill a central defensive role. (Eldesmarque - via Sun)external-link

Tottenham's 31-year-old Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen expects the club to extend his contract for another year. (Evening Standard)external-link

Wolves boss Nuno Santo has been added to a list of potential successors to Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager. (Bild - via Express)external-link

England and Leicester defender Harry Maguire, 25, says he does not understand how the Uefa Nations League works. (Telegraph)external-link

Former Norwich and Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan, 36, is training with West Brom and could join on a free transfer. (Eastern Daily Press)external-link

The Premier League will trial a video assistant referee system at 15 matches this season after the international break. (Sky Sports)external-link

Barcelona's 30-year-old Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic says "some big clubs" wanted to sign him this summer, but he decided to stay in Spain. (Novi List - in Croatian)external-link

PSV Eindhoven are interested in signing 17-year-old American midfielder Richard Ledezma from Salt Lake City side Real Monarchs. (Eindhovens Dagblad - in Dutch)external-link

Sunderland are considering sacking Senegalese defender Papy Djilobodji after he finally turned up for training yesterday - 72 days late. (Sun)external-link

Portuguese club Benfica could be banned from playing for up to three years after being accused of a complex series of crimes involving the alleged infiltration of the country's judicial system. (Correio da Manha - in Portuguese)external-link

Real Madrid offered attacking midfielder Marco Asensio the club's number seven shirt but the 22-year-old Spain international turned it down. (Cope - in Spanish)external-link

Fulham want to give their 26-year-old England U21 goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli a new contract. (Sun)external-link

The Football Association is set to benefit financially from an increase in the England team's brand appeal following the World Cup. (Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool's Serbia winger Lazar Markovic has rejected suggestions his last-minute deadline day move to Anderlecht fell through because of money. (Independent)external-link

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