Football gossip: Martial, Pogba, Sancho, Morata, Sane, Under

Football gossip

Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 22, out of contract at the end of the season, remains intent on leaving the club. (Mirror)

Tottenham and Juventus target Martial has rejected several contract offers from United. (RMC Sport via Calciomercato)

Juventus and Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini, 34, has told Manchester United's Francemidfielder Paul Pogba, 25, he would be welcome back at the Italian club. (Mirror)

Chelsea want Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 25, to replace Spain Alvaro Morata, 25, while AC Milan's Patrick Cutrone, 20, is a cheaper alternative. (Sun)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hinted that Borussia Dortmund's 18-year-old England international Jadon Sancho is unlikely to return to the club during his time as manager. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City are in talks with winger Leroy Sane, 22, over extending his contract with the club, even though the Germany international has about two and a half years left on his current deal. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are leading the race to sign Roma's 21-year-old Turkey forward Cengiz Under, who has also been linked with Bayern Munich. (Forza Roma via Express)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he is "not interested" in defender Andreas Christensen's father saying the 22-year-old Denmark international may have to leave the club unless he gets more first-team football. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his team's better defensive record has come at the expense of the impact of the side's attacking exploits. (Guardian)

Real Madrid are prepared to sell 22-year-old Spain winger Marco Asensio, a rumoured target for Liverpool and Chelsea. (Marca via Sun)

Juventus' 27-year-old Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro, who was linked with Paris St-Germain and Manchester United this summer, is yet to renew his contract with the Italian club because of disagreements over wages. (Calciomercato)

Barcelona director of football Eric Abidal is preparing a short-term defensive fix should France defender Samuel Umtiti, 24, be unable to avoid surgery on his knee injury. (Marca)

England left-back Ben Chilwell, 21, is in ongoing negotiations with Leicester City over a new contract. (Leicester Mercury)

Former England captain Wayne Rooney believes he would still be an Everton player had he not dropped into midfield midway through last season. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez says he does not fear the sack, despite the Magpies being joint bottom of the table. (Telegraph)

Ex-Magpies winger Chris Waddle says the club's fans would not blame Benitez for leaving because of a lack of funding. (Newcastle Chronicle)

New Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has decided to abandon the traditional approach of using a regular captain on matchdays. (Birmingham Mail)

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, 21, says the players are ignoring the hype surrounding the club's impressive start to the season. (Express and Star)

Tottenham's Brazilian forward Lucas Moura, 26, says football saved him from a life of crime. (London Evening Standard)

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 71, will take part in this year's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here reality TV show in the Australian jungle. (Mirror)

The Premier League could decrease its investment in grassroots football as a result of the formula it uses to work out the money it redistributes from television income. (Times - subscription required)

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