Friday Paper Talk: Pochettino has admitted that the upcoming campaign could prove to be his “toughest season

Manchester United have reportedly rubbished suggestions that first-team boss Jose Mourinho and midfielder Paul Pogba were involved in a heated argument earlier this week.

The agent of Manchester City attacker Kevin De Bruyne is confident that the Belgium international will not be out of action for too long with the knee problem that he picked up in training.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that the upcoming campaign could prove to be his “toughest season” in charge of the club.

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has admitted that he took a risk by choosing to join Valencia on loan last season.

Bordeaux head coach Gus Poyet is considering his future at the French club after claiming Gaetan Laborde was sold without his permission.

Manchester United are refusing to sell 25-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, who wants a transfer to Barcelona.

Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso does not know if he will be reunited with World Cup-winning France team-mate Benjamin Pavard at the Bundesliga champions.

Paul Ince has urged Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to sell Paul Pogba – claiming no player is bigger than the club.

Arsenal is confident they can keep hold of Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, despite interest from Barcelona, Lazio and the Chinese Super League.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has no doubts the European champions will reign supreme again after they suffered UEFA Super Cup defeat against Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery must get rid of the relaxed attitude at the club if he wants to be a success, that is according to Arsenal hero Ian Wright.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he anticipates players will leave the club before the European transfer deadline despite Spurs not signing anyone this summer.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is eyeing ‘a historic year’ for the club and has urged the team to go ‘one better’ than last season.

Craig Bellamy believes that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be able to make it work without Kevin De Bruyne.

Kyle Walker Warns Manchester City’s rivals that Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions want to dominate English football.

Tottenham’s France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 29, has told fans he will be staying at the club.

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira plans to continue his international career for as long as he is wanted by Germany boss Joachim Low.

Pochettino also says he plans to be with Tottenham for the long haul after he could have joined Real Madrid or Chelsea last season.

Andres Iniesta has paid tribute to fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso following the latter’s decision to leave Formula One at the end of the year.

New Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has vowed he will ‘fight’ for Barcelona and adapt his ‘street skills’ to his new club.

Chelsea held talks with Lyon forward Nabil Fekir, 25, over the summer but opted against signing the France international.

The Association of Spanish Footballers has criticised LaLiga’s deal with a multinational media, sports and entertainment company that is set to see top-flight games hosted in the United States.

Olympique Marseille will make one final bid to agree on terms with Nice over Italy international Mario Balotelli, keeping Simone Zaza waiting.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has ruled out a move for Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 35, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester City.

Roma sporting director Monchi had a pop at Malcolm following his controversial move to Barcelona, insisting new arrival Steven N’Zonzi is a better signing than the Brazilian would have been.

Cagliari is in negotiations to buy Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan at a cost of €2m.

Manchester United’s Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 25, says he intends to retire from international football after Euro 2020.

Roma sporting director Monchi is apparently being considered by Chelsea as a candidate to become their new sporting director.

Tottenham’s Lucas Moura is wanted by Spanish side Real Betis just six months after he switched to north London.

Manchester City’s left-sided player Oleksandr Zinchenko could be set for a loan move to Real Betis or Girona after the 21-year-old Ukrainian rejected a permanent move to Wolves this summer.

Liverpool blocked the sale of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to Fenerbahce

Chelsea held talks with Lyon over Nabil Fekir before the transfer deadline but Maurizio Sarri opted against a deal.

Newcastle will have to pay a fee if they choose to sign Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon, 28, on a permanent deal next summer after West Brom triggered a one-year extension.

Keylor Navas’ position as Real Madrid No.1 has been hit by Wednesday’s 4-2 Super Cup loss to Atletico Madrid

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev believes that Real Madrid are still troubled on missing out on Kylian Mbappe

Arsenal’s 20-year-old English striker Stephy Mavididiis in talks over a permanent move to Juventus – after playing on loan with Preston and Charlton last season.

Rangers fans clashed with baton-wielding police while Maribor fans burned flags and scarves at Europa League tie.

Perez will make three new signings following his side’s loss to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup

Mathias Pogba, brother of Manchester United star Paul, has failed a trial with Germany third-tier club KFC Uerdingen because he is too fat