The Late Episode: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips Today

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Manchester City are in a four-way battle to sign Juventus’s 22-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba, who is valued at £60m. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona have already opened talks with Juve over Pogba, according to a presidential candidate who says he will sign the France international if elected at the Spanish club. (Sun)



If City miss out on Pogba, manager Manuel Pellegrini will turn to Aston Villa’s 25-year-old midfielder Fabian Delph instead. (Telegraph)

Man City’s Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, 27, insists he is happy at Etihad Stadium and believes he can become the best player in the world at the Premier League club. (Daily Star)

Chelsea have targeted Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 27, as a replacement for Petr Cech. (Telegraph)

Arsenal have rejected a swap deal for Cech, 33, that would see 21-year-old midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain join Chelsea. The Gunners would prefer a cash-only deal worth £10m to sign the Blues’ back-up goalkeeper. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United’s 24-year-old goalkeeper David De Gea appears certain to join Real Madrid, but Iker Casillas, 34, has hinted he is not ready to relinquish his role as the Spanish club’s number one. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham’s resolve to keep Hugo Lloris could be tested if United make a £25m bid for the 28-year-old goalkeeper. (London Evening Standard)

United are also facing a battle with Real Madrid to sign £35m-rated Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi with new Real boss Rafael Benitez keen on the 27-year-old Argentina international.(Daily Star)

West Ham and West Brom are competing to bring Senegal striker Demba Ba, 30, back from Turkey after the striker said that wanted to leave Besiktas over a disagreement about money. (Times)

QPR have warned Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle that they will need to pay £15m to sign 25-year-old striker Charlie Austin. (Daily Express)

Inter Milan have turned down an offer from Liverpool for 21-year-old midfielder Mateo Kovacic which included striker Mario Balotelli, 24, as a makeweight. (Talksport)

Southampton are targeting Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, 23, as a potential replacement for 24-year-old right-back Nathaniel Clyne, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, West Ham are keen on reviving a loan deal for Jenkinson, despite Sunderland agreeing a £2m deal with the Gunners for the right-back. (Daily Mail)

The Hammers have edged ahead of Newcastle in the race to sign 25-year-old QPR striker Charlie Austin.(Daily Star)

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is keen on signing Hull City’s midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 28, and winger Robbie Brady, 23. (Daily Mirror)

Everton still want to sign Tottenham’s 28-year-old winger Aaron Lennon, despite closing in on a deal with Barcelona for wide player Gerard Deulofeu, 21. (Times)

Swansea want to sign former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel in a £2m deal from Turkish club Kasimpasa. The 28-year-old spent four years at Anfield between 2007 and 2011. (Sun)

West Brom have agreed a £1.5m fee with Wigan Athletic for 26-year-old winger James McClean. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle want £10m for 30-year-old Senegal striker Papiss Cisse with West Brom forward Saido Berahino, 21, on their list of targets. (Newcastle Chronicle)



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