Transfer Updates – Kroenke completes Arsenal takeover, Man United stars angry with Mourinho and Long-term deal for Foden

Jose Mourinho

Transfer Updates (September 27) – Kroenke completes Arsenal takeover, Man United stars angry with Mourinho and Long-term deal for Foden

Several senior Manchester United players are angry with boss Jose Mourinho’s man-management. The Portuguese recently told midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, he would not captain the club again. (ESPN)

United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has backed Mourinho and is not thinking about sacking the 55-year-old. However, a number of players are considering leaving the club at the end of the season if Mourinho remains. (Star)

Manchester City want 18-year-old English midfielder Phil Foden to sign a long-term contract. (Mail)

West Ham have complained to talkSPORT about criticism from former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy regarding their handling of contract negotiations with Declan Rice. The Hammers did so after learning that the 19-year-old’s agent has also represented Murphy. (Guardian)

Fabinho

Arsenal are monitoring Everton defender Ryan Astley. The 16-year-old made his debut for the club’s under-23 side in March. (Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it could take up to six months for Brazil midfielder Fabinho to adapt to the club’s way of playing. The 24-year-old joined Liverpool from Monaco in the summer and played in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat by Chelsea. (Independent)

Leicester City boss Claude Puel says Turkey centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, 22, has yet to make his debut because his lack of English is making it difficult to communicate with his team-mates. (Leicester Mercury)

Everton are interested in 20-year-old Porto and Brazil right-back Eder Militao, who can also play at centre-back and in midfield. (UOL – in Portuguese)

Barcelona are keen to sign Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 21, although Tottenham and Manchester City have expressed interest in the Netherlands international. (Talksport)

Frenkie De Jong

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes is on the shortlist to take over at Ligue 1 side Nantes. He has been out of work since he left West Ham at the end of last season. (Mirror)

Brentford’s Spanish winger Sergi Canos, 21, says he turned down an offer from Liverpool to sign a long-term deal in 2016. (Guardian)

Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson, 21, says he is flattered by interest from Scottish Premiership side Rangers, but the Englishman is focused on his role at the Premier League club. (Bournemouth Echo)

England will back Germany over Turkey when Uefa meet to elect the host for Euro 2024. (Times – subscription required)

Stan Kroenke

Stan Kroenke has completed his buyout of Arsenal. The American agreed to a £60m deal with Alisher Usmanov in August and is now the sole owner of shares in the club. (Evening Standard)

Crystal Palace will create a new singing section at Selhurst Park from the start of next season. (Independent)

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