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. (MEN)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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)external-link

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

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

Marco Van Basten with Dutch team-mates Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit

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

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)external-link

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’s Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22. (Mirror)external-link

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

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)external-link

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