Transfer Updates – Pogba stripped of captaincy, Ronaldo to Real Madrid and Arsene Wenger opens up on retirement

Transfer Updates (September 26) – Pogba stripped of captaincy, Ronaldo to Real Madrid and Arsene Wenger opens up on retirement

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, was told he would not captain the club again after telling manager Jose Mourinho he wants to join Barcelona. (Mail)

However, Pogba’s criticism of United’s tactics are a sign the Frenchman wants to move back to former club Juventus. (Tuttosport, via Sun)

Man United will want more than £200m if they are to sell France international Pogba. (Mirror)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, will one day return to the club after leaving for Juventus in July. (ESPN)

Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 31, are at the centre of a row after snubbing the Fifa Best Awards. (Marca via Express)

Germany manager Joachim Low was denied access to Arsenal’s training ground in order to meet 29-year-old playmaker Mesut Ozil, who has retired from international football. (Star, via Bild)

West Brom are set to sign former Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako, 30, this week. The Mali international has been a free agent since turning down a contract offer from Palace in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are interested in Rennes’ 20-year-old Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, who has been likened to Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele. (Mirror)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants at least £3bn to sell the club. (Bloomberg)

Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola believes Belgian winger Eden Hazard, 27, has not reached his full potential and can challenge for football’s top individual awards. (Telegraph)

Eden Hazard

Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill but the 32-year-old wants to keep playing in the Premier League. (Sun)

Brentford midfielder Josh McEachran, 25, came through the ranks at Chelsea and says the Stamford Bridge outfit “is probably one of the hardest clubs, if not the hardest, in the world for a young player”. (Times – subscription required)

Football Association’s technical director Dan Ashworth, 47, is in talks over an equivalent role at Brighton. (Guardian)

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has backed 19-year-old defender Declan Rice’s decision to turn down a contract offer at West Ham. (Talksport)

Monaco’s owner Dmitry Rybolovlev is looking to sell the club – there has been interest from the United States and the United Arab Emirates. (le10sport.com – in French)

Arsene Wenger

Fifa spent almost £9m on private jets in less than three years, which included a sightseeing trip to the Taj Mahal. (Independent)

Arsene Wenger is unsure over a return to football management, but the 68-year-old Frenchman says he has not retired after leaving Arsenal in the summer. (L’Est Republicain via Evening Standard)

Celtic are facing a slow death because they cannot compete financially with the top European leagues, says Juventus president Andrea Agnelli. (Scotsman)

Former manager Kevin Keegan says owner Mike Ashley’s Newcastle United is the worst-run club he has ever dealt with. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Mike Ashley

Former Newcastle vice-president Tony Jimenez says Keegan turned down the chance to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 29, and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, 30, when he was in charge at the Tyneside club. (Times – subscription required)

Ex-Dundee skipper Bobby Mann, 44, says the club should sack manager Neil McCann. (Dundee Evening Telegraph)

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