Football rumours from the media
Paul Pogba and Maurizio Sarri will not be allowed to leave the Premier League on the cheap, according to the papers.
What the papers say
Real Madrid is understood to be willing to pay £135million for Paul Pogba as part of Zinedine Zidane’s rebuild, the Mirror reports. But United want at least £150million to let the World Cup-winning midfielder unite with Eden Hazard at the Spanish club.
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is reportedly no longer being sought by Manchester United. The Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has long targeted the Welsh winger but the Evening Standard says that goal has been surrendered in the face of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s vision to recruit the strongest domestic prospects to Old Trafford this summer.
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Players to watch
William Saliba: The 18-year-old St Etienne defender is the subject of advanced talks with Arsenal, Le10Sport reports.