Transfer news and football gossip: Paul Pogba’s Man United exit latest, Matthijs de Ligt ‘accepts contract’, L

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s papers and online

Juventus have asked Adidas for financial help in their pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. (Corriere dello Sport)

Inter Milan will offer to sign United striker Romelu Lukaku on loan for two years for £9million, with an obligation to buy him for £53.8m when it ends. (The Guardian)

Juventus are hoping kit partners Adidas can help bring Pogba – also sponsored by the German sportswear giants – back to Turin

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Juventus are hoping kit partners Adidas can help bring Pogba – also sponsored by the German sportswear giants – back to Turin

Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has accepted a contract offer from Juventus, who will now hold talks with his club to try to agree a deal worth £70m for the 19-year-old. (The Guardian)

However, Paris Saint-Germain have not given up on bringing the Dutch international to the French capital. (The Guardian)

Manchester United have pulled out of the running to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, after being told the 26-year-old will cost £100m. (Daily Mirror)

United have met with the agent of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes to try to secure a £70m move for the 24-year-old from Sporting Lisbon – FULL STORY


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Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira says AC Milan have not made contact with him over a possible return to Serie A – FULL STORY

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, Nice boss Patrick Vieira and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta are all on Newcastle United’s shortlist to replace Rafa Benitez. (Daily Telegraph)

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is also on Newcastle’s radar but the Magpies would have to pay the Clarets £10m in compensation to bring him to St James’ Park. (Daily Mail)

Torreira has denied the rumours surrounding his future at Arsenal

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Torreira has denied the rumours surrounding his future at Arsenal

Rangers have held talks with former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel over a free transfer to Ibrox. (Daily Record)

Manchester City could scupper Watford’s deal to sign Fluminense forward Joao Pedro in January 2020, by taking advantage of a £17.9m clause in the contract and hijacking the move for the 17-year-old Brazilian. (Daily Star)

Bayern Munich have held talks with the agent of Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele over a move for the 22-year-old. (Daily Mirror)

PSG have opened talks with AC Milan over a potential £46m deal for 20-year-old Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. (Daily Mail)