THE RUMOUR MILL: Football transfer rumours from around the country

A daily look at all of the latest rumours doing the rounds nationally.

The Daily Star are reporting that Manchester City's attempts to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba are being held up over an issue with the 22-year-old French international's image rights. Pogba will also have to ask for a transfer request to push the move through.

Reports in Spain are suggesting that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign forward Pedro, 27, from Barcelona and is willing to meet the Spanish international's £22m buyout clause.

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Spanish sources are also reporting that Victor Valdes' agent says the Spanish goalkeeper wants to stay at Manchester United. The 33-year-old had been linked with a move to Turkish side Antalyaspor.


Southampton hope to sign Netherlands midfielder Jordy Clasie, 24, a as replacement for Manchester United-bound France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin according to The Sun.

Watford could be on the verge of signing their second midfielder from Tottenham, with Benjamin Stambouli set to sign for £4m. (Mirror)