Football gossip

Manchester United will target Juventus’ 33-year-old former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic and Barcelona’s France forward Ousmane Dembele, 22, in January. (Independent)

United midfielder Paul Pogba will demand the club doubles his wages as the 26-year-old France international attempts to force through a move to Real Madrid. (Express)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Rangers manager and former Reds captain Steven Gerrard is the man to succeed him when he decides to leave Anfield. (Four Four Two)

Meanwhile, the Reds are set to surpass Chelsea’s £900m kit deal with sports brand Nike. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle United’s medical staff fear English striker Andy Carroll, 30, will not be fit enough to start a game until after Christmas as he continues his comeback from an ankle injury. (Telegraph)

Former Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari is in talks to become the first manager of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer expansion side Inter Miami.(The Athletic – subscription required)

Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 26, still wants to leave Crystal Palace and will push for a move in the January transfer window. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United sent scouts to watch 19-year-old Italy Under-21 midfielder Sandro Tonali play for Brescia against Juventus on Tuesday. (Mail)

Sevilla are willing to let Portugal midfielder Rony Lopes leave in January, with Newcastle tracking the 23-year-old former Manchester City trainee. (Gol Digital – in Spanish)

Meanwhile, Magpies boss Steve Bruce is considering dropping 25-year-old Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron, who is yet to score for the club since his £20m move in January. (Star)

Former Celtic and Manchester United striker Henrik Larsson is unlikely to take over as manager of Southend, with tight finances and the Swede’s lack of English coaching experience key stumbling blocks. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hinted at a busy January transfer window after his side’s Carabao Cup exit at League Two Colchester. (Express)

Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham says the club are unlikely to be busy in the January transfer window after extensive recruitment in the summer. (Standard)

The Football Association has been invited to set up an official England veterans’ side to compete with nations across Europe. (Telegraph)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told 19-year-old striker Rhian Brewster not to go out on loan this season, and the England Under-21 international is set to make his debut against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. (Four Four Two)

Hearts 17-year-old Scottish defender Aaron Hickey is wanted by Manchester City, who will be eligible claim him as a homegrown player. (Daily Record)

Wolves’ owners Fosun face losses of more than £1bn following the collapse of Thomas Cook. The Chinese conglomerate was the biggest single shareholder, owning 18% of the travel firm. (Mail)

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