Transfer Updates – £15m for Almiron to Arsenal, Bradley Dack to West Brom and Henry to manage Aston Villa

Karim Benzema will make Arsenal contenders for Premier League and UCL, says Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry

Transfer Updates (October 8) – £15m for Almiron to Arsenal, Bradley Dack to West Brom and Henry to manage Aston Villa

Zinedine Zidane’s agent says the former Real Madrid coach, linked with Manchester United, is unlikely to manage in the Premier League. (Marca)

Paul Pogba inspired Manchester United’s sensational fightback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Newcastle after manager Jose Mourinho consulted the midfielder on tactics at half-time. (Sun)

French World Cup winner Pogba, 25, will not be sold by Manchester United in January, but wants to leave regardless of Mourinho’s future. (Mail)

Mourinho says Manchester United still have “problems”, despite the victory over Newcastle. (Star)

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is the preferred candidate to become Aston Villa manager, with newly retired former Villa and Chelsea defender John Terry, lined up as his assistant. (Express and Star)

Miguel Almiron

Arsenal will sign Paraguay striker Miguel Almiron in January. The 24-year-old has scored 12 goals this year for MLS side Atlanta United and will move for £15m after their season ends in December. (Mirror)

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe failed in a £10m bid for Brentford and Wales centre-back Chris Mepham, 20, in the summer but will try to sign him again in January. (Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola apologised to Gabriel Jesus for not allowing him to take the late penalty missed by Riyad Mahrez in the goalless draw with Liverpool. (Independent)

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho escaped a red card for a “forearm smash” on Liverpool forward Sadio Mane because of his reputation, according to ex-referees’ chief Keith Hackett. (Telegraph)

Newcastle United should have had a penalty for an Ashley Young handball when 2-0 up in their 3-2 defeat at Manchester United, says former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg. (Mail)

Leicester City defender Wes Morgan thinks there should be a review into refereeing after he was sent off in his side’s 2-1 defeat by Everton. (Times – subscription required)

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Bradley Dack

West Brom will return with another offer for Blackburn’s Bradley Dack in January, having failed with a bid for the 24-year-old English midfielder during the summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Striker Manolo Gabbiadini has conceded he would have taken a closer look at offers in the summer had he known he would continue to remain on the fringes at Southampton. The 26-year-old Italy international started his first Premier League game of the season on Sunday but was taken off during the 3-0 defeat by Chelsea. (Inside Futbol)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was left out of the squad at Southampton because he played for 70 minutes on Thursday. (Football London)

Both England and Tottenham face an anxious wait over Danny Rose’s fitness after Mauricio Pochettino said the left-back had suffered a recurrence of a groin problem. (London Evening Standard)

Lucas Digne has played down any potential rivalry with Leighton Baines over Everton’s left-back slot. (Liverpool Echo)

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