Transfer Updates – Chelsea want world-class striker, Arsenal in pole position to sign Roma star

Anthony Martial

Transfer Updates (October 20) – Chelsea want world-class striker, Arsenal in pole position to sign Roma star

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, 22, out of contract at the end of the season, remains intent on leaving the club. (Mirror)

Tottenham and Juventus target Martial has rejected several contract offers from United. (RMC Sport via Calciomercato)

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini, 34, has told Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, he would be welcome back at the Italian club. (Mirror)

Chelsea will try to sign a new striker in January after losing patience in Spain forward Alvaro Morata, 25. (Sun)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hinted that Borussia Dortmund’s18-year-old England international Jadon Sancho is unlikely to return to the club during his time as manager. (Manchester Evening News)

Leroy Sane

Manchester City are in talks with winger Leroy Sane about extending his contract with the club, even though the Germany international has about two-and-a-half years left on his current deal. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are in pole position to sign Roma’s highly-rated 21-year-old Turkey international forward Cengiz Under, who has also been linked with Bayern Munich. (Forza Roma via Daily Express)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has told key man Eden Hazard, 27, he can win everything – including the Ballon d’Or – if he stays at Stamford Bridge. (Talksport)

Maurizio Sarri also says he is “not interested” in defender Andreas Christensen’s father saying the 22-year-old may have to leave the club unless he gets more first-team football. (Times – subscription required)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his team’s better defensive record has come at the expense of the impact of the side’s attacking exploits. (Guardian)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Hazard will help Chelsea become Premier League champions this season. (Daily Star)

Eden Hazard

Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to sell Marco Asensio, a rumoured target for Liverpool and Chelsea. (Marca via Sun)

Chelsea want Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, 25, to replace Alvaro Morata, 25, while AC Milan’s Patrick Cutrone, 20, is a cheaper alternative. (Sun)

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, 27, who was linked with Paris St-Germain and Manchester United this summer, is yet to renew his contract with the Italian club because of disagreements over wages. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he has been hurt by the recent criticism he and his players have received. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona director of football Eric Abidal is preparing a short-term defensive fix should France international Samuel Umtiti, 24, be unable to avoid surgery on his knee injury. (Marca)

England international Ben Chilwell, 21, is in ongoing contract negotiations with Leicester City over a new contract. (Leicester Mercury)

Ben Chilwell

Former England captain Wayne Rooney believes he would still be an Everton player had he not dropped into midfield midway through last season. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez says he does not fear the sack, despite the Magpies being joint-bottom of the table. (Telegraph)

Ex-Newcastle winger Chris Waddle says the club’s fans would not blame manager Rafael Benitez for leaving because of a lack of funding. (Newcastle Chronicle)

New Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has decided to abandon the traditional approach of using a regular captain on matchdays. (Birmingham Mail)

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, 21, says the players are ignoring the hype surrounding the club’s impressive start to the season. (Express and Star)

Tottenham’s Brazilian forward Lucas Moura, 26, says football saved him from a life of crime. (London Evening Standard)

Lucas Moura

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 71, will take part in this year’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here reality TV show in the Australian jungle. (Mirror)

The Premier League could decrease its investment in grassroots football as a result of the formula it uses to work out the money it redistributes from television income. (Times – subscription required)

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