Plus, Tottenham suffer fresh stadium setback, Liverpool target refuses big Real Madrid offer and much more!
Here’s a round-up of the latest football news and transfer rumours in Thursday’s newspapers and online…
Tottenham could face spending the ENTIRE Premier League season at Wembley.
With their new stadium unlikely to be ready until after the New Year, Spurs officials have reportedly been warned there will be a point where they MUST commit to playing all their home games at the Home of Football this term. (Daily Mail)
Paul Pogba will NOT push to leave Manchester United when the January transfer window opens, according to reports. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool have an interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, and have made contact with the mother and agent of the 23-year-old France international. (ESPN)
Reported Liverpool target Marco Asensio was offered Real Madrid’s number seven shirt, but the 22-year-old Spain international is said to have turned it down. (Cope)
Manchester City are lining up a move for Real Betis defender Junior Firpo. The 22-year-old, who can play at left-back and central defence, is a Spain Under-21 international and is reportedly rated at £54million. (Eldesmarque)
Pep Guardiola has reportedly banned City players and staff from using mobile phones in the ‘working spaces’ of the club’s training ground. (Daily Mail)
Wolves boss Nuno Santo has been added to a list of potential successors to Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager. (Bild)
Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen, 31, is expected to sign a one-year contract extension with the club. (Evening Standard)
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has revealed “some big clubs” wanted to sign him this summer, but he decided to stay at the Nou Camp. The 30-year-old Croatian star was linked with a move to Manchester United. (Novi List)
Fulham are planning to hand English goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli a new contract after the 26-year-old’s first call-up to the senior England team. (The Sun)
Sunderland are considering sacking Senegalese defender Papy Djilobodji after he finally turned up for training yesterday – 72 days late. (The Sun)
Former Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan, 36, is set to join West Brom on a free transfer after a spell training with the Championship side. (Eastern Daily Press)
EXCLUSIVE: John Terry tipped for sensational reunion with Jose Mourinho by Adrian Durham
EXCLUSIVE: A top-six finish in the Premier League would represent a good first season as Arsenal manager for Unai Emery, says Paul Merson
EXCLUSIVE: The former Gunners midfielder also told talkSPORT new boss Emery must find a role for Mesut Ozil in his new system, or he may have to consider selling the German playmaker.
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has confirmed there was ‘a bit of interest’ from other Premier League clubs to sign him this summer
Luis Suarez has said Paul Pogba would be “welcome” at Barcelona
Manchester United star Ander Herrera will look to leave next summer
Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos says he ‘dreams; of playing in the English Premier League
Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has been sent a Santos shirt just days after admitting he would play for the Brazilian club for free