Transfer news and football gossip: Paul Pogba ‘agrees contract’ to leave Man United, Liverpool ‘especially interested’ in Asensio, Bielsa to quit Leeds?


Transfer news and football gossip: Paul Pogba ‘agrees contract’ to leave Man United, Liverpool ‘especially interested’ in Asensio, Bielsa to quit Leeds?

talkSPORT.com round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Sunday’s papers and online…

Paul Pogba has reportedly already agreed a deal to sign for Real Madrid having asked Manchester United to let him join the Bernabeu club this summer. (AS)

Liverpool were ‘especially interested’ in signing Marco Asensio, the Real Madrid forward, throughout the past year. Juventus also wanted the Spain international, but Real rejected offers for him worth between €150m and €180m. (El Confidencial)

Marcelo Bielsa has refused to confirm whether he will remain at Leeds should they fail to win promotion to the Premier League this season. The Whites face the prospect of a play-off campaign having fallen behind already-promoted Norwich and second place Sheffield United in the race for automatic promotion. (Mail)

Bielsa’s side look almost certain to be in this season’s play-offs

Manchester City are reportedly keen on signing Harry Maguire, the Leicester and England defender. Pep Guardiola may have to pay £90m to capture the 26-year-old this summer, however. (Sun)

Tottenham have had three of their summer targets named in the Italian press. Spurs are allegedly keen on Nicolo Zaniolo, the Roma midfielder, Udinese winger Rodrigo de Paul, and Giovani Lo Celso, the PSG midfielder currently on loan at Betis. (Calciomercato)

Juventus have entered the race to sign David de Gea, the Manchester United goalkeeper, who has long been linked with a summer transfer away from Old Trafford. PSG are understood to Juve’s biggest rivals for the Spain glovesman. (Le10 Sport)

Sam Allardyce, the former England manager, is a shock contender to become the new India boss. Allardyce has been out of work since being sacked by Everton at the end of last season. (Mirror)