Football gossip: Arteta, Havertz, Sane, Pogba, Haaland, Guardiola, Xhaka

Football gossip

Manchester City and Manchester United face competition from Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona to sign 20-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayern Leverkusen. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City were shocked by Arsenal's official announcement of their appointment of Mikel Arteta as manager after finding out via TV and social media. (Mail)external-link

Manchester City's Germany midfielder Leroy Sane, 23, has decided he wants to join Bayern Munich.(Bild - in German)external-link

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola says the France midfielder, 26, wants to stay at Manchester United and "win prizes", but needs more support from the club. (Telegraph)external-link

Raiola said he was "sorry" he had been unable to unite Pogba with Real Madrid's French manager Zinedine Zidane in the summer window. (Star)external-link

Meanwhile, United will refuse to allow Pogba's future to be linked to any negotiations for RB Salzburg's Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 19, by Raiola, who represents both players. (Standard)external-link

Pep Guardiola's future as Manchester City manager depends on whether he receives backing in the Champions League. (The Athletic, via Mirror)external-link

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the club will bring in reinforcements in January. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

United expect two new players to join them next month. (Goal)external-link

Arsenal's Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, is in talks with Hertha Berlin over a January move to the Bundesliga side. (ESPN)external-link

Hertha boss Jurgen Klinsmann wants a defensive midfielder and is also considering Tottenham's Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 28. (Telegraph)external-link

Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, is desperate to leave Arsenal. (Mirror)external-link

Wolves will not sell Spanish winger Adama Traore, 23, who is attracting interest from Tottenham. Traore became Wolves' club record signing in August 2018 after the club met the £18m release clause in his Middlesbrough contract. (Sun)external-link

Bordeaux are interested in a January move for Chelsea's Olivier Giroud, but the 33-year-old France forward is hoping to join Inter Milan. (Goal)external-link

Former Manchester United and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, is open to a move to Everton once Carlo Ancelotti's appointment as manager is confirmed. (Talksport)external-link

Serie A clubs Juventus and Inter Milan are set to battle it out for Sweden and Atalanta midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, 19, Italy and Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, 19, and Italy and Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa, 22. (Calciomercato)external-link

Paris St-Germain are in talks with Juventus over a swap deal for Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, which could see Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 25, move in the opposite direction. (Mail)external-link

Manchester City and Real Madrid are ready to battle for PSG's 25-year-old Brazil defender Marquinhos. (Le10sport - in French)external-link

Steve Bruce wants to have 27-year-old England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey's future at Newcastle decided before focusing on January signings. (Telegraph)external-link

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is targeting "two or three" new signings in the January transfer window. (BBC Sheffield)

Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg is close to agreeing to become the new head coach of Swedish club Malmo. (Sportal - in Swedish)external-link

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants England striker Jermain Defoe, 37, to remain at Ibrox for another season. (Times)external-link

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