Transfer Updates – Barcelona scout Paul Pogba, Besiktas want Chelsea star and Rabiot open to Man City move

Transfer Updates (September 22) – Barcelona scout Paul Pogba, Besiktas want Chelsea star and Rabiot open to Man City move

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, was watched by Barcelona scouts during their Champions League win over Young Boys. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

United are leading a move by Premier League clubs to return the transfer deadline to the end of August. (Mail)

Spurs stars like Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose want improved contract terms to match Harry Kane’s deal, worth more than £200,000 a week. (Sun)

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is a target for Besiktas. The 31-year-old France international is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer. (Goal – in Turkish)

Olivier Giroud

Paris St-Germain’s France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, is open to joining Manchester City on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Metro)

Former Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal wants another chance at managing in the Premier League. (Times – subscription required) 

Barcelona are set to make another offer for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 29. The La Liga champions made a bid for the Spain international, whose deal at Old Trafford runs out next summer, during the last transfer window. (Sun)

Everton and England winger Theo Walcott, 29, says he had fallen out of love with football when he left Arsenal in January. (Mirror)

Arsenal’s 26-year-old Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, a summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen, says he is frustrated at still being the second choice at Emirates Stadium behind Czech team-mate Petr Cech, 36. (Evening Standard)

Bernd Leno

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton says he wants to manage Marseille one day. The English former midfielder spent a season on loan at the French club in 2012-13. (L’Equipe – in French)

Brighton striker Glenn Murray, 34, is not in discussions with the club over a new contract despite the Englishman’s current deal ending next summer. (Talksport)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is still unsure how much money he will be given to spend in the January transfer window. (Chronicle)

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