Football Gossip: Manchester United are done with Pogba, Arsenal wants Thomas Lemar

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Paul Pogba’s time at Manchester United is over as the club has decided to offload the Frenchman. Real Madrid has shown interest in the 26-year-old midfielder and could be his next destination, possibly with Toni Kroos, 29, going the other way. (Sun)

Manchester United are eyeing Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, and Leicester and England midfielder James Maddison, 23, as their top transfer targets for January. (Independent)

Manchester United are looking to lure away the duo of Juventus and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, and Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, 22, to Old Trafford. (ESPN)

Manchester United  Manchester City and Tottenham are all in the race for Norwich’s 21-year-old £30m-rated playmaker Todd Cantwell. (Mail)

Arsenal and Tottenham are both stiff competition for Atletico Madrid’s French international winger Thomas Lemar, 24. (Foot Mercato via Mirror)

West Ham are set on signing 23-year-old Brazilian striker Gabigol from Inter Milan for £20m. The player impressed on loan at Flamengo. (Sun)

Aston Villa wants Chelsea’s Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 26, on loan with an option to buy. (Footmercato – in French)

Aston Villa are also interested in Chelsea’s France forward Olivier Giroud, 33. (Sun)

Arsenal are looking to sign Juventus’ 21-year-old centre back Merih Demiral but face fierce competitions. The Gunners have a £42.5m bid which they hope will beat interest from Manchester United, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Schalke. (Fotomac via Sun)

Arsenal and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, has ruled out talks of a January exit. (Standard)

Arsenal wants for January Bournemouth and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 24. (Telegraph)

Inter Milan intensifies efforts to sign Tottenham and Denmark Midfielder Christian Eriksen and have contacted his representatives. The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City are set give a new one-year contract extension to Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 34. (Sun)

Ajax have backed out of a move for Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen because the 32-year-old is too expensive. (De Telegraaf – in Dutch)

Chelsea’s 40m euros (£34m) bid for Lyon’s 23-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele has been rejected. (Footmercato – in French)

Aston Villa are se to bid for Stoke’s England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 26. (Mail)

Southampton wants Real Valladolid’s Ghanaian centre-back Mohammed Salisu, 20. (Sky Sports)

Leicester in pole position ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani, 25. (Express)

West Ham’s initial bid for Middlesbrough’s  former goalkeeper Darren Randolph ha been turned down. (Sky Sports)

Sheffield United are bidding £17m for Olympiakos and Guinea midfielder Mady Camara, 22. (SDNA, via Star)

Benfica are ready to sell Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes. The 20-year-old is a target for Manchester United(Sky Sports)

Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli – formerly with Tottenham and Liverpool – has told Derby boss Phillip Cocu that Netherlands midfielder Ferdi Kadioglu, 20, is not available this month. (Fanatik, via Teamtalk)

Sunderland and three other League One sides have made a move to sign Bristol City’s English winger Hakeeb Adelakun, 23, on loan this month. (Football Insider)

USA forward Christian Pulisic, 21, is confident that Chelsea’s squad are ready for the challenge of fresh competition should new signings arrive this month. (Evening Standard)

Brighton star striker Glen Murray, 36, could leave the club to join Championship side Nottingham Forest. (Mirror)

Former Arsenal chief scout Steve Rowley is being considered by West Ham to replace Mario Husillos as director of football. (Telegraph)

Alan Pardew wants Sheffield United’s English midfielder Ravel Morrison, 26, at his new club ADO Den Haag(Sky Sports)

World players’ union Fifpro has urged the game’s authorities to address global fixture congestion following 53 different injuries in the Premier League’s festive period. (Telegraph)

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