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Moussa Dembele, Paul Pogba and Mauricio Pochettino make headlines on Friday.

Paul Pogba and Moussa Dembele (Jeff Holmes/Martin Rickett/PA)
Paul Pogba and Moussa Dembele (Jeff Holmes/Martin Rickett/PA)

By PA Sport Staff

Manchester United have a striker high on their January transfer wish list and have eyed up former Celtic forward Moussa Dembele, the Daily Mail says. Dembele, 23, is currently on the books at Lyon and formerly played at Fulham, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to fill the gap left by the departures of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.

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Sticking with the north west, the saga of Paul Pogba looks set to return this winter, with The Sun reporting the 26-year-old will make a fresh push to leave the club in January.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (UEFA)

The same paper reports that a Premier League managerial change could be in the offing, with United ready to pay the £32million release clause needed to bring Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports that Massimiliano Allegri could replace Pochettino in the Tottenham hot seat.

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Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott (Joe Giddens/PA)

Fulham will be looking for £7million in compensation after Liverpool signed 16-year-old midfielder Harvey Elliott, The Times says.

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Luke Matheson: Newcastle are said to be scouting the 16-year-old Rochdale defender who scored against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup, The Chronicle says.

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Rochdale’s Luke Matheson celebrates scoring at Old Trafford (Richard Sellers/PA)

Taras Stepanenko: Crystal Palace will make a renewed attempt to sign the Shakhtar Donetsk defensive midfielder in January having been thwarted over the summer, reports The Sun.

Danny Simpson: Huddersfield will look to bolster their defence with the signing of the former Leicester player, according to the Yorkshire Post.

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