LIVE Transfer Talk: Paul Pogba wants to stay at Manchester United

Pogba 'fighting a losing battle' if he stays at Man United (0:59)

Steve Nicol finds it strange reports are suggesting Paul Pogba wants to stay at Manchester United. (0:59)

The winter transfer window is closed, but now it's time to look ahead to the summer! Here are the new rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond.

TOP STORY: Pogba to stay at Manchester United?

In a big turn of events, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is interested in committing his future to Old Trafford, the Daily Mail reports.

For the longest time, it seemed that the Frenchman was desperate to leave the Red Devils in favour of a switch to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Juventus -- anywhere, really.

Now, however, Pogba is reportedly happy to either extend his current deal or discuss a new one in order to stay in Manchester.

United's finish to the season regarding Champions League qualification will have a part to play in proceedings, but it is believed that the 26-year-old is eager to link up with Bruno Fernandes after the Portugal international's sensational start to life at the club.


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22.33 GMT: Liverpool to replace Sadio Mane with Anderlecht phenom?

Jeremy Doku, 17 is the latest young talent to come through the Belgian club's ranks and recent reports from 90mins suggests Liverpool could be his desired landing spot.

The young forward at age 16 was seen touring Chelsea's ground, which gave Liverpool the impression he was signing for Chelsea. According to Doku's father that was not the case and now Liverpool are set to reignite their interest in the young talent in hopes of bringing him to Anfield.

"But even then Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, Ajax and PSV were interested.

"My preference was Liverpool,' Doku's father added.

"Trainer Klopp explained how he saw a potential successor to Sadio Mane in Jeremy. Steven Gerrard showed us videos with tactical analysis."

Will Liverpool return for Doku? Stay tuned...

21.41 GMT: Arsenal to sign Leeds loan star?

Arsenal have begun monitoring defender Ben White, who is on loan at Leeds from Brighton, an Arsenal source has told Football Insiders. The youngster, 22, has been one of the stars of the Championship season and has drawn the attention of some of Europe's biggest clubs.

It is no secret that Mikel Arteta is looking to overhaul Arsenal's defence this summer, and White, who is also on the radars of Man City and Leicester, would be a good building block for the future.

21.00 GMT: Napoli are expected to be sellers this summer with the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Dries Mertens, Fabian Ruiz, Arkadiusz Milik and Hirving Lozano all linked with moves away from the San Paolo.

If Koulibaly does go, one player Napoli could reignite their interest in is Bournemouth's Nathan Ake, according to a report in SportWitness.

Napoli-based journalist Emanuele Cammaroto claims "[Cristiano] Giuntoli [Napoli's sporting director] is ready to return to Nathan Ake, he hasn't lost sight of him and waits for Gattuso's OK," Cammaroto is quoted as saying on SportWitness.

"Bournemouth evaluates the player at €35m: with the sale of K2 (Koulibaly) it would not be difficult to secure the Dutchman."

Ake, 25, began his career at Chelsea and was bought by the Cherries in 2017 for £20 million.

20.11 GMT: Wolves' Raul Jimenez has hit the 13-goal mark for the second time in his two seasons in the Premier League and the top-six has noticed.

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have scouted the Mexican, with both clubs potentially in the market for a forward this summer, sources tell ESPN FC.

Arsenal will likely be searching for a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replacement, with the Gabonese expected to leave with Champions League football unlikely to be on offer next season at the Emirates. The future of Tottenham's Harry Kane is less certain, but at minimum, Spurs could do with another option up front considering the amount of games Kane has missed over the past two seasons due to injury.

Jimenez, 28, is valued at €50 million by TransferMarkt but the sixth-placed English club will hope to hold on to him, especially if they qualify for the Champions League.

19.37 GMT: With Tahith Chong having joined Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams and James Garner as Man United youngsters to have signed new contracts this season, all attention now turns to former Young Player of the Year Angel Gomes and his future.

The 19-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to hold on to the England Under-20 international.

"With Tahith we're very happy he sees his future here, we can see a very good player there and we'll give him time to develop," said the Norwegian manager.

That is the same with Angel. We hope we can convince him in the near future and long term future that he's a Manchester United player."

Gomes has been at Man United since he was six years old!

19.03 GMT: Will Lionel Messi sign a new contract at Barcelona? Former Barcelona teammate Samuel Eto'o believes so.

Speaking with Goal.com, the former Cameroon international did not seem worried about Messi leaving Catalonia:

"He can extend his contract at Barcelona. He still has the legs to go with it," Eto'o told Goal.

"I think he will finish his career at Barcelona and if he feels he can do it then he can do it."

Messi, 32, reportedly has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave after any season he wants and there has been recent speculation he could reunite with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

18.26 GMT: MLS originals D.C. United had Wayne Rooney on the books last year and are rumoured to have interest in Mesut Ozil for next. In the present, the club's eyes are also in England with United pursuing Blackburn defender Derrick Williams, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

The versatile Williams, who can play centre-back or left-back is reportedly one target of the club, with Amiens' Bakaye Dibassy another. The 27-year-old was born in Germany to an Irish mother and has to this point made three appearances for the Republic of Ireland, scoring back in November in a friendly against New Zealand.

Having played in England's top three divisions with Aston Villa, Bristol City and Rovers, Williams would be a welcome sight in the U.S. capital.

17.45 GMT: Fulham, who are hoping for promotion to the Premier League (this writer is crossing his fingers anyways), are reportedly interested in signing a forward from Championship rivals Huddersfield Town.

West London Sport claims that the Cottagers are monitoring 22-year-old Terriers striker Karlan Grant and are keen to sign him -- whether they earn promotion or not. The London-born Grant is in the midst of a breakout season with Huddersfield, having bagged 16 goals for the Championship strugglers.

Fulham, who are currently six points out of the automatic promotion places, also could face competition for Grant from Aston Villa and West Brom.

17.02 GMT: Former Tottenham forward Tyger Smalls might be about to become very unpopular on the white side of north London as he revealed he had a trial with Arsenal earlier this month, according to the Evening Standard.

Smalls, 17, has been playing in non-league football after leaving Tottenham and could pitch up at Arsenal now if he impresses.

15.51 GMT: Manchester United are so happy with how Daniel James has been playing that they are ready to increase his wages from £35,000-a-week to £50,000.

James, 22, only joined from Swansea last summer but he has been praised highly for how he has settled quickly at the club.

The Sun says that £15,000-a-week extra as a reward is coming his way.

14.49 GMT: If new Bayern Munich goalkeeper Alexander Nubel thought he was going to be No. 1 ahead of Manuel Neuer, then he's mistaken.

Bayern boss Hansi Flick has said that the 33-year-old Neuer will certainly be first-choice, despite Nubel's arrrival on a free transfer from Schalke this summer, though Flick's own contract expires at the end of the season so he may not be the one making the call.

"Everyone knows what I think of Manuel," he told SportBild. "He is by far the best goalkeeper in the world, I have no doubts about that.

"Therefore, there is no alternative for me. Manuel leads the team, it gives him the necessary security. We have a clear hierarchy with the goalkeepers. It will be the same next year."

14.15 GMT: Benfica have signed Corinthians midfielder Pedrinho on a deal until 2025. The 21-year-old is a Brazil U23 international.

14.08 GMT: Fair play to Juventus for aiming high -- though after they snagged Cristiano Ronaldo I guess they probably feel like they can get anyone.

Tuttosport claims the Serie A champions want Tottenham striker Harry Kane to join them in the summer.

Kane, 26, is rumoured to be thinking about his future in London as the club haven't competed for a major trophy this season. However, Tuttosport says that Juve are also watching PSG forward Mauro Icardi, who is on loan from Inter Milan, Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

13.20 GMT: Barcelona need to raise funds. Ivan Rakitic is a Barcelona player. You do the math.


Nicol: Arsenal have shown they are a mid-table side

Steve Nicol says Arsenal are full of "average Premier League players" aside from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

12.06 GMT: Calciomercato reports that Tottenham are ready to rival Chelsea, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund and Valencia for Sassuolo's Jeremie Boga.

Boga, 23, left Chelsea for Serie A in 2018 and the Blues retain an option to re-sign him for €15m. However, the Ivory Coast international in unlikely to want to return and that leaves the door open for another club to get involved.

11.12 GMT: The world is clearly in a delicate state right now and you need no more evidence than news that Wolves (yes, Wolves!) are set to drop £71m on Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez.

El Desmarque reckons that super-agent Jorge Mendes (who represents Rodriguez and also has interests at the Premier League club) will play a big part in the deal and hand the 28-year-old a career lifeline.

Real Madrid want rid of the Colombian; Wolves want a creative force to push them further up the Premier League table or assist their European adventures if they get there again this season. Match made in heaven, perhaps?

10.15 GMT: Bayern Munich want to re-sign Toni Kroos from Real Madrid, says Diario Madridista.

Kroos, 30, is reportedly set to assess his options in the summer after falling out of favour recently, with Manchester United and PSG also on his trail.

The Germany midfielder has three years left on his contract, so Bayern can expect to pay a hefty sum if they want to bring him back.

09.23 GMT: You don't often hear from scouts, but these comments from Jorge Alvial to the MEN are a giant 'told-you-so' to Manchester United about the failure to sign Alphonso Davies.

Davies, 19, eventually joined Bayern Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps, but Alvial says he recommended the Canada international at the age of 14 after seeing him at the Dallas Cup tournament.

"The things that he showed at that age I went 'Wow. This is a superstar.' Right away for two years I recommended him at Man United," he said. "Without a doubt in mind, and I wrote over 40 reports when I was at Man United. I would love to be back, it is a beautiful place. But, I had no doubts in my mind. No doubts."

08.30 GMT: ICYMI from our new European notebook yesterday:

- Manchester United have emerged as front-runners to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

- Sources have also told ESPN that PSG sporting director Leonardo has identified Sancho as a potential signing.

- Wolves stars Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves are being eyed for moves to major clubs in Spain, France and England and the club face a major battle persuading them to stay this summer.

- Manchester United are set to allow goalkeeper Dean Henderson to spend another season on loan away from Old Trafford.

- Erling Haaland is a superstar at Borussia Dortmund now, but one Premier League club could have snapped him up for just €10m two years ago ...

08.00 GMT: Brighton defender Ben White is impressing on loan at Leeds and the Sun reports that there are a host of clubs interested in him.

White, 22, reportedly has Arsenal hot on his trail, along with Liverpool, Manchester United and Leicester.


Ogden: Man United's success has coincided with Fernandes' arrival

Mark Ogden reflects on the turnaround Manchester United have made since Bruno Fernandes joined the club.

PAPER TALK (by Harry Kettle)

Atletico Madrid monitor Lacazette

Atletico Madrid are tracking the progress of Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The popular forward hasn't had the best of campaigns at the Emirates and, on the flip side, Atletico seem incredibly eager to add to their attacking options following a disappointing season from Diego Costa.

The Spanish giants were close to signing Lacazette a few years back but couldn't quite get a deal over the finish line. This time around, they're willing to put a decent chunk of their resources into making it happen.

Three clubs want Napoli's Lozano

Three notable European clubs are interested in signing Napoli star Hirving Lozano, Calciomercato reports.

The Mexico international made the jump from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of around €42m during last summer's transfer window, but he hasn't quite been able to make a successful transition to Italian football just yet.

Atletico Madrid are eager to put forward some kind of bid as they attempt to improve their options from an attacking point of view, whereas both Everton and West Ham United are interested in giving Lozano his first taste of the Premier League, provided they both remain in the top flight next season.


- Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles is seemingly on the verge of leaving the club after being exiled by manager Mikel Arteta, the Athletic reports.

- Crystal Palace are gearing up to make an offer to sign Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi in the summer, according to the Daily Express. The 26-year-old has failed to make an impact in Frank Lampard's setup so far this season, whereas the Eagles believe they could reignite the flame they saw during his loan spell at Selhurst Park last season.