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Transfer rumours: Solskjaer, Pochettino, Son, Thuram, Elneny, Thiaw, Sarr

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Manchester United have approached former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino about replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s next manager. (Manchester Evening News)

Solskjaer’s position is in the balance after back-to-back defeats and he could be sacked if United lose to Everton on Saturday. (Star)

Alternatively, Solskjaer will not be sacked, regardless of Saturday’s result. (The Athletic)

The Manchester United manager retains the support of the board and is still viewed as a long-term appointment at Old Trafford. (Sky Sports)

West Brom could consider appointing Lee Bowyer, the manager of League One side Charlton, if they continue to struggle under Slaven Bilic. (Mirror) 

Tottenham owner Daniel Levy has offered forward Son Heung-min, 28, the same wages as captain Harry Kane in an attempt to ensure the South Korea international stays at the club. (Express)

Europe’s top clubs, including Manchester CityBarcelona and Juventus, are tracking Borussia Monchengladbach’s French forward pair Marcus Thuram, 23, and Alassane Plea, 27. (Bild – in German)

Real Madrid could sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, from Manchester United for 60m euros (£54m) next summer. (AS)

Arsenal are set to discuss extending the contract of Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 28, who has impressed since the start of the season. (Mail)

Bundesliga side Schalke may be willing to allow 20-year-old Turkish centre-back Ozan Kabak to leave for 20m euros (£18m) in January. However, English champions Liverpool are interested in his 19-year-old Finnish team-mate Malick Thiaw. (Bild – in German)

Despite his promising start at Anfield, 23-year-old Portugal forward Diogo Jota was Liverpool’s back-up option in the transfer window, behind Watford’sSenegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22. (Mirror)

Barcelona have pulled out of the race to sign Austria defender David Alaba, who is out of contract at Bayern Munich next summer, because of the 28-year-old’s wage demands. (Sport)

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock is considering January approaches for West Brom’sPoland midfielder Kamil Grosicki, 32, and Everton’s Democratic Republic of the Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 31. (Northern Echo)

The English Football League has approved the takeover of Championship side Derby County by Abu Dhabi royal family member Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Arsenal’s head of coach and player development, Marcel Lucassen, is to leave the club because of personal reasons. (The Athletic)