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Juventus could offer United a choice of three players to secure a deal for Pogba, according to reports.

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Juventus are preparing a bid for Paul Pogba, and will offer Manchester United the choice of one of three stars to get the deal over the line, the Daily Express reports. Juve bosses are ready to give United the option of either Alex Sandro, Mario Mandzukic or Medhi Benatia as they step up their attempts to re-sign Pogba, the paper claims.

Porto star Yacine Brahimi is reportedly being eyed up by three Premier League sides. The Sun says reports in Portugal claim the 28-year-old, who is out of contract next summer, is being chased by Newcastle, West Ham and Everton.

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Porto’s Yacine Brahimi has reportedly attracted attention from several clubs (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester City are lining up a £50 million summer move for Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong, according to the Daily Mail. The paper says the 21-year-old midfielder is keen to work with Pep Guardiola, and City look likely to beat Manchester United to his signature.

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Manchester United will take up their 12-month option on Phil Jones as the Red Devils have no intention of letting him leave for nothing, the Daily Mirror says. The 26-year-old, who is out of contract next summer, is being followed by Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, the paper says. United will reportedly invoke the contract clause by the end of the month to give them time to consider their options next summer.

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Manchester United could take up a 12-month option on Phil Jones (Martin Rickett/PA)


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Nathan Ake: The 23-year-old has attracted attention from several top clubs and Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe fears he will be sold in January or at the end of the season, The Sun claims. Club bosses are likely to hold out for a huge fee, the paper adds, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham all showing an interest. Howe is said to be keen to earmark a potential replacement.

Manolo Gabbiadini: AC Milan are said to be interested in the Southampton player to bolster their forward line. Italian outlet Calciomercato claims the club could face competition from Fiorentina and Sampdoria in his native Italy.

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