Transfer Updates – Pogba wanted by PSG, Welbeck to leave Arsenal and Tottenham in for Rabiot

Transfer Updates (October 3) – Pogba wanted by PSG, Welbeck to leave Arsenal and Tottenham in for Rabiot

French champions Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Manchester United’s France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25. (Sun)

Barcelona may not be in a position to make a move for World Cup winner Pogba after announcing their financial results for 2017-18. (Telegraph)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says he is surprised manager Jose Mourinho was not sacked after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham. (BT Sport)

Zinedine Zidane will not replace Mourinho at United, says the ex-Real Madrid manager’s former France team-mate Christophe Dugarry. (RMC Sport – in French)

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is set to follow Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey out of Arsenal on a free transfer next summer. The 27-year-old England international is in the final year of his deal and there is no agreement over a new contract. (Mirror)

Piotr Zielinski

Gunners manager Unai Emery has identified Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, 24, as a replacement for Ramsey, 27. (SportMediaSet, via Star)

Manchester City have been scouting Hoffenheim youth team midfielder Ilay Elmkies. The 18-year-old Israeli scored against City’s development side at the weekend. (Bild – in German)

Tottenham are ready to make a bid for Paris St-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot in January. The 23-year-old France midfielder is out of contract next summer and can talk to clubs in January. (Mirror)

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani’s contract talks with the club have stalled, which could give Chelsea hope of signing the 24-year-old Italy international. (Calcio Mercate – in Italian)

A dressing room rant from West Ham captain and midfielder Mark Noble, 31, after the side’s loss to Wolves in September, was the catalyst to their upturn in form. (Mail)

Argentina interim coach Lionel Scaloni says he has not spoken to Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero about returning to the national side. Aguero, 30, did not feature in the country’s post-World Cup friendlies. (ESPN)

Jadon Sancho

Chelsea will offer Brazil midfielder David Luiz a one-year contract extension. The 31-year-old’s deal expires at the end of next season. (Evening Standard)

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, 18, is in line for his first England Under-21 call-up this week, with Aidy Boothroyd set to include him in the squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Andorra and Scotland. (Times – subscription required)

Leeds United are set to open talks with English midfielder Kemar Roofe. The 25-year-old has two years remaining on his four-year contract. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Sweden captain and centre-back Andreas Granqvist, 33, says the interest from Manchester United in bringing him to the club is “incredibly flattering”. (FotbollDireckt – in Swedish)

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson says he considered staying at Roma before joining the Premier League club. The 26-year-old Brazilian, who joined the Reds in July, said he cried when he left Rome, where his daughter was born. (La Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)

Mohamed Salah

Also, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told Egypt striker Mohamed Salah, 26, to “relax” and the goals will start coming. (Telegraph)

Barcelona are unlikely to sign any players during the January transfer window. (Mundo Deportivo)

Meanwhile, the Spanish champions are concerned about the state of the Wembley pitch as there prepare to face Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday. (AS.com – in Spanish)

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