Football gossip: Pogba, Boateng, Kepa, Courtois, Grealish, Butland

Football gossip

Updated at 12:00 BST on Wednesday

Arsenal could make a sensational £100m move for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele. The 21-year-old only joined the Spanish club last summer. (Mirror)external-link

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, 29, has phoned Jose Mourinho to tell the Manchester United boss he will not be moving to Old Trafford. (Guardian)external-link

Manchester City could move for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 24, who had appeared destined for Chelsea. (Star)external-link

Everton are confident of signing Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, 23, on loan. (Mail) external-link

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba hid from photographers as the 25-year-old travelled to a meeting with boss Mourinho over his future. (Sun)external-link

United have told Barcelona they have no interest in selling Pogba. (Telegraph)external-link

World Cup-winning midfielder Pogba has told team-mates he wants to leave Old Trafford and join Barcelona. (Mail)external-link

Pogba has told United he wants a £200k-a-week pay rise — if he has to stay. (Sun)external-link

United are furious with Pogba's agent Mino Raiola for trying to engineer a move to Barcelona. (Star)external-link

Leicester City have given United fresh hope of signing England defender Harry Maguire, 25, by lining up two new defenders. Croatian Filip Benkovic, 21, has already had his medical before a £13.5m move from Dinamo Zagreb and a £22.5m deal for Freiburg and Turkey player Caglar Soyuncu, 22, is close. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid could replace Kovacic with Thiago Alcantara or Miralem Pjanic. Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Alcantara would cost £54m, while Juventus' Bosnian midfielder Pjanic would be £72m. (AS - in Spanish)external-link

Courtois, 26, is facing a £200,000 fine from Chelsea for staying away from training. (Mail)external-link

AC Milan are in talks to sign Chelsea's French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 23, on loan. (Sky Sports)external-link

Tottenham made a £25m offer for former England Under-21 midfielder Jack Grealish, 22, on Tuesday and are awaiting a response from Aston Villa. (Telegraph)external-link

Watford have made a £10m offer to sign Southampton and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 23. (Sun)external-link

Joe Hart's arrival at Burnley could see fellow England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 32, leave the Clarets within six months. (Mail)external-link

West Ham are attempting to sign Roma's French midfielder Maxime Gonalons, 29, for £8.9m. Gonalons is also attracting interest from Everton and Crystal Palace. (90min)external-link

Meanwhile, the Hammers hope to complete the £5m signing of Arsenal's 29-year-old Spanish forward Lucas Perez in the next 24 hours. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Crystal Palace and Fulham both want Swansea City and Ghana forward Jordan Ayew. The 26-year-old is refusing to train with the Championship team. (Mirror)external-link

Newcastle United plan to offload Morocco defender Achraf Lazaar, 26, and 27-year-old Senegal midfielder Henri Saivet. (Chronicle)external-link

Brighton's new South Africa striker Percy Tau, 24, is set to be loaned out to Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, who play in Belgium's second tier. (The Argus)external-link

England goalkeeper Jack Butland could be forced to stay at Stoke City because signing a replacement for the 25-year-old would be difficult so close to the transfer deadline, says Potters boss Gary Rowett. (Sentinel)external-link

Sporting Braga's Montenegro midfielder Nikola Vukcevic, 26, is a target for Nottingham Forest. (Record)external-link

Blackburn Rovers have offered $1.25m (£965,000) for 25-year-old United States midfielder Wil Trapp, who plays for Colombus Crew. (The Athletic) external-link

Leeds United are poised to sign Brighton's 27-year-old former Huddersfield midfielder Oliver Norwood. (Leeds Live)external-link

Bolton Wanderers want to make "several" signings before Thursday's deadline - including Ipswich Town's 30-year-old former Preston striker Joe Garner. (Bolton News)external-link

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