Football gossip: Pogba, Rashford, Hernandez, Fornals, Cahill, Giroud, Jovic, Dembele

Football gossip

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, says he wants to leave Manchester United for a return to Juventus. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

The Serie A side have asked Manchester United to keep them updated about Pogba's future at the club during informal talks in Turin. (Metro)external-link

Juventus are compiling a dossier on England international Marcus Rashford, 21, as they firm up their interest in the Manchester United striker. (Times - subscription needed)external-link

Besiktas are interested in a January move for West Ham's 30-year-old Mexico striker Javier Hernandez. (ESPN)external-link

Arsenal have targeted a January move for Spain international Pablo Fornals, 22. The Villarreal midfielder has a £17.8m release clause in his contract. (Sun)external-link

US midfielder Christian Pulisic, 20, will leave Borussia Dortmund for the Premier League, but the Chelsea and Liverpool target will come in the summer rather than January. (Mirror)external-link

AC Milan could make a move for 32-year-old Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill in January. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

France striker Olivier Giroud, 32, has ruled out a move away from Chelsea, warning that he is prepared to fight for a starting role at Stamford Bridge. (Mail)external-link

Liverpool are targeting current Bundesliga top goal scorer Luka Jovic - but they face competition from Barcelona and Bayern Munich for the 20-year-old Frankfurt and Serbia striker. (Bild - in German)external-link

Barcelona have watched Genoa and Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek, 23, and Ivory Coast and Lille striker Nicolas Pepe, 23, as well as Serbia and Frankfurt striker Jovic, this season as they begin to think about a long-term replacement for 31-year-old Uruguay striker Luis Suarez. (ESPN)external-link

Barcelona have given French forward Ousmane Dembele, 21, an ultimatum to either change his lifestyle - or leave the club. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Everton winger Ademola Lookman, 21, has pledged his future to England following interest from Nigeria. (Mail)external-link

Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said. (Reuters)external-link

Uefa could introduce VAR for the Nations League semi-finals in June 2019. (Evening Standard)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed speculation that Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho, 25, will be leaving the club. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Reds midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, a former Newcastle player, says he was "devastated" when Steve McClaren was sacked as Newcastle United manager in 2016. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Former Germany international Hans Peter Briegel, 63, believes that former Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola's football philosophy is behind the current crisis for Joachim Low's team. (Marca)external-link

Manchester United have made an offer of £80m for Napoli's Senegal central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 27. (TyC via Manchester Evening News)external-link

La Liga president Javier Tebas has called for Uefa to ban Manchester City and Paris St-Germain over Financial Fair Play allegations. (Goal)external-link

Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 30, says Manchester United are not far off Manchester City, despite trailing them by 12 points in the Premier League. (Sky Sports)external-link

Britain's most promising young footballers could be denied moves to foreign clubs after Brexit, with current Fifa rules stating it is forbidden for players under 18 to be sold to overseas clubs outside of the European Union. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United agreed to a friendly that never happened with Monaco to ensure the Ligue 1 club received a £3.5m bonus for the loan signing of Colombia forward Radamel Falcao, 32. (Mediaset, via Mail)external-link

Hull City owners Assem and Ehab Allam remain confident a takeover can be completed inside the next month. (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

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