LIVE Transfer Talk Juventus target Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford

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Having won the World Cup with France himself in 1998, Frank Leboeuf tells the FC crew he understands Paul Pogba’s struggle to refocus.

With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest.

TOP STORY: Juventus ready to move for United star Rashford

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is a major target for Italian champions Juventus, according to the Times.

It reports that Juve “are compiling a dossier on Rashford as they firm up their interest” in the 21-year-old.

The England international has been watched by the Serie A giants, with officials “making discreet checks on his background and character.”

He was a substitute in United’s recent Champions League win in Turin and, although he is under contract until 2020, the Times says he wants assurances that he will continue to develop at Old Trafford.

It adds that as well as monitoring Rashford, Juve are keeping an eye on David De Gea with United “now seen as a club that could potentially provide rich pickings for rivals.”

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08.20 GMT: Real Madrid have begun negotiations with Corinthians to sign attacking midfielder Pedrinho, according to Cadena Ser. Los Blancos are keen to acquire the 20-year-old in January.

Pedrinho has played 38 official games with Corinthians this season, including six in the Copa Libertadores. The Brazilian contract with Corinthians runs until December 2020 and has a release clause set at $50m.

Real Madrid would reportedly consider sending Pedrinho on loan to Real Valladolid — the club majority owned by Brazil legend Ronaldo — in order for the player to adapt to La Liga and get playing time.

PAPER TALK (by Chris Borg): Clubs will have to wait in Pulisic chase

United States star Christian Pulisic is heading for the Premier League — but he won’t be arriving this season, the Mirror reports.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Pulisic, linked with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham, “is understood to have told teammates that his future lies in England.”

The Mirror says Liverpool are set to battle it out with the Blues for the 20-year-old, with Spurs likely to be next in the queue, and are ready to bide their time after Dortmund made it clear he will stay for the time being.

Pulisic is under contract until 2020, but the Bundesliga leaders “are ready to cash in at the end of the season” because of the fine form shown by Jadon Sancho.

Arsenal line up move for Villarreal midfielder

Midfield comings and goings are in the offing at Arsenal, and the Sun says Villarreal’s Pablo Fornals will be on his way in.

It reports that Fornals, 22, “has a £17.8 million release clause which the Gunners are prepared to match.”

Arsenal manager Unai Emery will lose Aaron Ramsey in the summer, with the Wales international leaving when his contract expires.

Spain international Fornals has been in fine form despite Villarreal’s tough season, and the Sun says Arsenal “are prepared to offload Mohamed Elneny to help fund a move.”

The Gunners will listen to offers for Egypt international Elneny and would be prepared to let him go for around £15m.

Tap-ins

— Chelsea are continuing to monitor Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson despite Olivier Giroud declaring that he is staying at Stamford Bridge, the Mirror reports.

The Londoners have been linked with Wilson — for whom they could bid in January — as well as Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi and Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek, but France international Giroud is determined to fight for his place.

— Wolverhampton Wanderers want to add to their attacking ranks by bringing in Liverpool’s Divock Origi, the Birmingham Mail claims.

Origi was reported to have interested Wolves in the summer, and the Mail says manager Nuno Espirito Santo still “wants another option” with Raul Jimenez struggling for goals.



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