Football transfer rumours: Man Utd to pay £40m for Pochettino?

Today’s fluff is sniffly

Manchester United are said to be prepared to pay £40m to nab Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham. Bit steep, though. Maybe Ed Woodward could just come back to Old Trafford with the much cheaper and the much more available Mauricio Pellegrino. Would anyone notice?

Maybe. In that case, United could just stick with PROVEN WINNER Jose Mourinho, the PROVEN WINNER who finds himself in an impressive eighth place after 15 games.

Frenkie De Jong, the 21-year-old Ajax sensation, has supposedly decided to join Paris Saint-Germain over Barcelona and Manchester City next summer. The Mill met De Jong last week and he didn’t tell us, which is upsetting. The Mill thought it had made a cool young friend. But no. Anyway PSG are readying a £67m bid for De Jong.

West Ham need a youthful right-back to offer competition to the 33-year-old Pablo Zabaleta and reckon the 33-year-old Antonio Valencia fits the ball. Speaking of United full-backs, Fulham want Matteo Darmian. But so do Internazionale and Lazio. Unfortunately for Fulham, Darmian prefers a return to Serie A.

Denis Suárez wants out of Barcelona because of his lack of games. Chelsea and Milan are keeping close tabs on the midfielder. Wolves plan to celebrate their win over Chelsea by splashing £15m on Huddersfield’s Alex Pritchard and £17m on Portimonese’s Shoya Nakajima, a 24-year-old Japanese winger.

Newcastle are set to excite their fans by signing former Sunderland hero Fabio Borini from Milan. Rafa Benitez is also lining up a move for Niall Quinn. In true news, Benitez is also closing in on Atlanta United’s Paraguayan hotshot, Miguel Almirón, for £15m.

Reading want to appoint Steve Bruce as their new manager after sacking Paul Clement. However United have just realised that Bruce is available and much cheaper than Pochettino.