Football gossip: Maddison, Pochettino, Badiashile, Kante, Rice, Upamecano

Football gossip

Manchester United continue to track Leicester City playmaker James Maddison, 22, with a view to a £80m move. (Mail)

Barcelona and France winger Ousmane Dembele, 22, is among three forwards Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to recruit as part of his ongoing squad rebuild. (Manchester Evening News)

Solskjaer wants fellow Norwegian Martin Odegaard, 20, in his new-look team - but the Real Madrid midfielder is also on the radar of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City. (Sun)

Tottenham fear England striker Harry Kane, 26, could join the list of senior players who want to leave the club. (Times - subscription required)

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino's job is not under threat following his side's poor start to the season and he will continue to receive the support and backing of chairman Daniel Levy. (Telegraph)

Former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Levy will hold talks with Pochettino "this week" to "find the right answer and the right way forward". (Star)

Spurs players are concerned about the future of Pochettino, with the squad fearing the Argentine is looking for a way out of the north London club. (Mail)

Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 30, has admitted the side have hit their lowest point for five years. Pochettino's side are 10 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester and were thrashed 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday. (Mirror)

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri would like to return to management next summer after a one-year break rather than take a job mid-season. (Sun)

Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri hopes to be reunited with midfielder N'Golo Kante. The Juventus manager is considering a fee in the region of £70m for the 28-year-old France player. (Mail)

England manager Gareth Southgate is considering calling Chelsea central defender Fikayo Tomori, 21, into his squad for Euro 2020 qualifying games against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. (Telegraph)

England women's goalkeeper Carly Telford, 32, says she was surprised "everyone was so complimentary" when the team returned home after what she saw as a "failure" of not getting to the World Cup final in the summer. (Guardian)

England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, 24, believes it is only a matter of time before his side win the Champions League, but has urged his team-mates to remain patient. (Mirror)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe needs to learn to cope with the pressure of being an Arsenal player, after the 24-year-old signed for a club-record £72m record in August from Lille. (Mirror)

Chelsea are keen to sign Monaco's French centre-back Benoit Badiashile, 18, if the Blues overturn their transfer ban. (Le 10 Sport, via The Sun)

West Ham have put an £80m price tag on midfielder Declan Rice, 20, amid transfer interest from Manchester United for the England player. (Star)

Bayern Munich are interested in Birmingham prospect Jude Bellingham, with the Bundesliga giants keen to make the 16-year-old midfielder their next star from England. (Sun)

Arsenal could buy RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 20, for £53m after a failed summer transfer bid. The France centre-back was a target for boss Unai Emery before the new season, but was outside his budget. (Sun)

Juventus have scheduled contract renewal talks with 32-year-old midfielder Blaise Matuidi, with the France player's deal expiring next summer. (Calciomercato)

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