Football gossip: Pogba, Ramsey, Pochettino, Fekir, Toure, Lukaku

Football gossip

Manchester United are refusing to sell 25-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, who wants a transfer to Barcelona. (Sun)

Arsenal are confident they can keep hold of Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, despite interest from Barcelona, Lazio and the Chinese Super League. (Mirror)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he anticipates players will leave the club before the European transfer deadline, despite Spurs not having signed anyone this summer. (Sky Sports)

But Tottenham's France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 29, has told fans he will be staying at the club. (Talksport)

Pochettino also says he plans to be with Tottenham for the long haul after opportunities to join Real Madrid or Chelsea last season. (Mirror)

Chelsea held talks with Lyon forward Nabil Fekir, 25, over the summer but opted against signing the France international. (Goal)

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has ruled out a move for Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 35, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester City. (Sun)

Manchester United's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 25, says he intends to retire from international football after Euro 2020. (Business Insider)

Real Madrid are unhappy Inter Milan contacted 32-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric without approaching them first. (Mundo Deportivo)

Leicester manager Claude Puel hopes to loan out some of his fringe players before the international transfer window, and the window that allows loans to Football League clubs, closes at the end of August. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester City's left-sided player Oleksandr Zinchenko could be set for a loan move to Real Betis or Girona in Spain after the 21-year-old Ukrainian rejected a permanent move to Wolves this summer. (Mirror)

Newcastle will have to pay a fee if they choose to sign Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon, 28, on a permanent deal next summer after West Brom triggered a one-year extension. (Sun)

The transfer of Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty, 30, from Hearts to Rangers is expected to go through in the next few days. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Everton's Dutch full-back Cuco Martina, 28, is weighing up loan deals with Championship sides Stoke and Middlesbrough. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal's 20-year-old English striker Stephy Mavididi is in talks over a permanent move to Juventus - after playing on loan with Preston and Charlton last season. (Sun)

Joao Mendes - the 13-year-old son of Brazilian legend Ronaldinho - tried to avoid revealing his father's identity during his trial with Brazilian side Cruzeiro. (Globoesporte, via Mail)

Wolves have beaten Southampton to the signing of 17-year-old Chinese midfielder Dongda He. (Birmingham Mail)

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