Football gossip: Pogba, Werner, Vertonghen, Mane, Sturridge, Xhaka, Zaha, Kean

Football gossip

Juventus will attempt to re-sign former midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, from Manchester United as the player grows increasingly disillusioned with life at Old Trafford. (Calciomercato) external-link

Manchester United could secure a January agreement for the signing of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner by allowing the 23-year-old to remain with the Bundesliga leaders until the end of the season. (Express)external-link

Napoli and Ajax are ready to move for Jan Vertonghen and tempt Tottenham into selling the Belgium centre-back, 32, before he is allowed to leave on a free transfer in the summer. (Telegraph)external-link

Real Madrid have made contact with the representatives of Liverpool's Senegal striker Sadio Mane, 27. (Le10Sport)external-link

Marseille and Aston Villa are among the clubs monitoring former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 30, who is now at Turkish club Trabzonspor. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham are leading the chase for West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson, with the Baggies potentially set to be forced to cash in on the 19-year-old who is also being watched by Crystal Palace. (Mirror)external-link

Inter Milan have joined the race to sign Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen. The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is also a target for Manchester United, Paris St-Germain and Juventus. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United and Tottenham are expected to face stern competition for Lille's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, with six bids reportedly already received for the 20-year-old. (Mail)external-link

Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, will have to wait for new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to agree to his proposed January loan move to Hertha Berlin. (Independent)external-link

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has played down suggestions of a January move for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27. (Star)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, could leave when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Mirror)external-link

Everton have had interest in Moise Kean, but have no intention of selling the 19-year-old Italy striker, his agent says. (La Repubblica via Star)external-link

Sporting Lisbon's Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, a former Manchester United target, says he was closest to joining Tottenham in the summer than any other club. (Express)external-link

Midfielder Jack Colback is unlikely to get his desired move away from Newcastle in January after suffering a knee injury in training. The 30-year-old was attracting interest from several Championship clubs. (South Shields Gazette)external-link

Burnley, West Brom and Swansea are all hoping to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher after the 19-year-old impressed on loan at Charlton in the first half of the season. (Mail)external-link

Nottingham Forest are considering a bid for 30-year-old Birmingham City striker Lukas Jutkiewicz to bolster their attack. (the Athletic - subscription required)external-link

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