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Today's newspaper gossip: Man United submit £86m bid for Pogba; Stoke City chase Barahino

Published on: 20 July 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Man United submit £86m bid for Pogba; Stoke City chase Barahino

Manchester United are closing in on Juventus' France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, and have submitted a bid of £86m. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City will move for Leicester City and Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez, 25, if they fail to sign Schalke's Germany winger Leroy Sane, 20. (France Football - in French)

Atletico Madrid may turn their attention to Liverpool's Belgium striker Divock Origi, 21, if they fail to sign Spain international Diego Costa, 27, from Chelsea. (Bleacher Report)

The Mirror

The Mirror reports Manchester United are closing in on the £100m signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba

Barcelona are willing to sell £20m-rated Turkey midfielder Arda Turan, 29, with Chelsea and Arsenal are both said to be interested in the Turkey international.(Sport, via Talksport)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has confirmed the club have submitted bids for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, but they are yet to hear back from their Premier League rivals.(Sky Sports)

The Potters are also keen on striker Jose Angulo, 21. He plays for Independiente del Valle in his native Ecuador.(Guardian)

Manchester City and Manchester United both want 17-year-old West Ham defender Reece Oxford, who is valued at £15m by his club.(Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace are interested in the Hammers' £15m-rated Senegal striker Diafra Sakho, 26. (Daily Mirror)

The Sun

The Sun reports that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told forward Juan Mata he will only play once every three games

Manchester United are considering a £25m bid for Monaco's Brazilian full-back Fabinho, 22.(Daily Mail)

Manchester City are close to bringing Argentina goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli, 24, for £4m.(Guardian)

Liverpool have had talks with Newcastle over the signing of 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, with the Magpies wanting £27m for the players. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Newcastle may be interested in signing Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Lucas Leiva, 29, as part of the deal taking Wijnaldum to Anfield. (Telegraph)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is willing to let defender Tyler Blackett, 22, and strikers Will Keane, 23, and James Wilson, 20, leave Old Trafford. (Daily Telegraph)

Fulham are hopeful of agreeing a loan deal for England Under-21 international Wilson. (Sun)

Turkish side Besiktas will target Chelsea's France striker Loic Remy, 29, if they fail to agree a deal with Fiorentina for Germany international Mario Gomez, 31. (Evening Standard)

Best of social media

Manchester United players posed for a few selfies before flying to China for their pre-season tour. Here's the pick of the bunch:

Juan Mata

Juan Mata tweeted: "Off to China! Very excited and looking forward to my first visit to this country!"

Match of the Day presenter Gary Linker took in Leicester City's pre-season friendly at Oxford United.

Gary Lineker

Last year's Premier League champions Leicester City beat the League One side 2-1

Tottenham Hotspur had a special guest at training on Tuesday. The New York Giants' wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr tried recreating some of hisfamous one-handed catches with the assistance of Spurs midfielder Erik Lamela.

And finally...

Serie A side Lazio sold just 11 season tickets for the next campaign on the first day of sales. Fans are unhappy with president Claudio Lotito after a poor 2015-16 and earlier this month Marcelo Bielsa quit as head coach after just two days. (Goal)

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