Transfer rumours: Pochettino, Zidane, Ziyech, Werner, Haaland, Trippier, Origi

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Manchester United are ready to abandon their search for an interim manager if they can get Mauricio Pochettino from Paris St-Germain now. (Guardian)external-link

Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who is a director on the club’s football board, will have no role in their search for a new manager. (ESPN)external-link

Liverpool, Leicester and Newcastle are monitoring 20-year-old Guinea striker Aguibou Camara, who plays for Olympiakos. (Sun)external-link

Barcelona are looking at Chelsea’s Morocco international Hakim Ziyech, 28, and Germany striker Timo Werner, 25, are alternative options to Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 26. (ESPN)external-link

Borussia Dortmund are preparing a new deal for striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, in a bid to convince the Norway international to stay. (Sky Deutschland, in German)external-link

Newcastle are interested in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel, 32, and the Belgium international, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is open to a move. (Sport1, in German)external-link

The Magpies also want to sign England full-back Kieran Trippier, 31, from Atletico Madrid. (Mirror)external-link

Belgium’s 26-year-old forward Divock Origi, who is a target for Newcastle, will not be allowed to leave Liverpool in January. (Northern Echo)external-link

New Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has sanctioned the January sale of Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore, 26. (Football Insider)external-link

Gerrard wants to sign Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 24, from Villarreal. (Fichajes – in Spanish)external-link

But Torres, who turned down a 60m euro (£50.4m) move to Tottenham in the summer, is happy to stay at his hometown club for now. (Guardian)external-link

Liverpool and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 30, has dismissed speculation linking him with a move back to first club Barcelona. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Arsenal and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 29, would be interested in returning to Borussia Monchengladbach when his contract ends in 2024. (Mit Geredet, via Mail)external-link

Burnley, Brighton, Norwich, West Brom, Sheffield United and Blackburn have all watched English striker Rhys Healey, 26, who plays for Ligue 2 club Toulouse. (Team Talk)external-link

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