Football gossip: Kroos, Pogba, Aarons, Boateng, Sancho, Hart, Eriksen

Football gossip

Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 29, could move to Manchester United as part of a deal taking France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, to the Spanish club. (Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, Juventus will offer French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, in a player-plus-cash deal for their former midfielder Pogba. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Norwich's English defender Max Aarons but Tottenham remain favourites to sign the 19-year-old. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal are also interested in signing Bayern Munich and Germany defender Jerome Boateng, 31. (Sky Sports)external-link

The Gunners have turned to Boateng amid concerns they may be priced out of a move for RB Leipzig's French defender Dayot Upamecano, 21. (Evening Standard)external-link

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he was interviewed for the Liverpool job in the aftermath of Brendan Rodgers' sacking in October 2015, losing out to Jurgen Klopp. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United attempted to bypass agent Mino Raiola when they tried to sign Norwegian striker Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg. The 19-year-old ultimately joined Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Mail)external-link

Tottenham's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, is closing in on a move to Inter Milan. (Ekstra Bladet, in Danish)external-link

Borussia Dortmund will not consider selling England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, to Chelsea until at least the end of the season and the Blues will also have to wait to sign RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 23. (

Ex-England captain David Beckham's new Major League Soccer team Inter Miami are set to appoint much-travelled former Football League midfielder Anthony Pulis - the son of ex-Middlesbrough manager Tony - as assistant coach. (Telegraph)external-link

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has not ruled out 24-year-old France midfielder Thomas Lemar - who has been linked with Tottenham and Arsenal - leaving the club. (Mirror)external-link

Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Brighton are among the clubs interested in CSKA Moscow's Russian striker Fedor Chalov, 21. (Sky Sports)external-link

Aston Villa could move for Burnley's former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 32, after losing his former Clarets team-mate Tom Heaton to a long-term injury. (Daily Mail)external-link

Real Madrid are closing in on Flamengo's highly-rated 17-year-old Brazilian midfielder Reinier. (

Besiktas want to keep German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 26, on loan from Liverpool for the 2020-21 campaign. (Fanatik, in Turkish)external-link

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that Spanish defender Jesus Vallejo, 22, will cut short his loan and return to Real Madrid during the January transfer window. (Sky Sports)external-link

Hull have rejected a seven-figure bid from New York Red Bulls for Portuguese midfielder Leonardo da Silva Lopes, 21. (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

Billionaire tycoon and former Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov is considering joining forces with his business partner and Everton owner Farhad Moshiri by investing in the Merseyside club. (Times, subscription required)external-link

Manchester United's England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, and France forward Anthony Martial, 24, were sent home from training on Friday after being struck down with illness just 15 minutes after arriving. (ESPN)external-link

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