If Manchester United want to keep Paul Pogba, it is going to cost them.

Pogba wanted to leave Old Trafford as Real Madrid and Juventus circled before the transfer window closed.

Now, Pogba has some personal demands for United.

 

TOP STORY – POGBA MAKES CONTRACT DEMAND

Manchester United star Paul Pogba wants to double his salary to £30million in order to stay at the club, reports Tuttosport.

Pogba eyed an Old Trafford exit prior to the close of the transfer window, with LaLiga giants Real Madrid and former club Juventus interested.

A move did not materialise and now Pogba is looking to secure a new bumper contract in Manchester.

 

ROUND-UP

- According to the Daily Star, England manager Gareth Southgate is Tottenham's first choice to succeed Mauricio Pochettino. The pressure is on at Spurs, who are struggling for form as doubts grow over Pochettino's future in London. Despite Tottenham's dismal start to the season, though, The Sun claims Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reluctant to part with Pochettino as he feels it would benefit rivals United and Madrid.

- The Express reports West Ham have slapped a £100million price tag on Manchester United and Manchester City target Declan Rice. The Red Devils were linked with the England international during the off-season, however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were unable to lure Rice to Old Trafford.

Bayern Munich are still interested in injured Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, according to The Sun. Bundesliga champions Bayern were hoping to sign Sane before the Germany international suffered a serious knee injury.

- The Mirror claims Champions League holders Liverpool fear losing manager Jurgen Klopp to Germany. The Premier League leaders believe they will not be able to convince the former Borussia Dortmund boss to stay at Anfield should he be presented with an opportunity to replace Joachim Low.

Madrid are ready to compete with LaLiga rivals Barcelona for the signing of Napoli's Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz according to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport and Mundo Deportivo.

- Manchester United will demand £20million for Dean Henderson after re-signing star goalkeeper David De Gea, says The Sun. England Under-21 keeper Henderson is on loan at Premier League side Sheffield United but dropped a clanger in Saturday's defeat to Liverpool.

Philippe Coutinho plays as if he is "dancing with the ball" and fans of Bayern Munich and Paderborn would have enjoyed his display in Saturday's Bundesliga encounter, said head coach Niko Kovac.

Midfield playmaker Coutinho, on a season-long loan from LaLiga champions Barcelona, was influential as Bayern defeated Paderborn 3-2, assisting Serge Gnabry's opener and scoring when his team-mate returned the favour.

Coutinho has impressed early on in his Bayern career and Kovac was full of praise for his showing at the Benteler-Arena.

"He [Coutinho] speaks for himself. At the end of the day, everyone who was at the stadium today, everyone who saw today's game, was able to see once again the skills that he possesses, what kind of qualities he has with the ball," Kovac said. 

"At times it really looks like he's dancing with the ball, you have to say it like that. He knows exactly what to do when, how and where with the ball. 

"The first goal he assists magnificently, but immediately after the pass he sprints into the box because he also wants to score.

"And for his goal, the combination was the other way around. Serge [Gnabry] assists him after a superb pass. That's individual quality. 

"He will definitely help us even more, he's already contributing well, he's integrated and happy here. 

"And when a player from South America, from Brazil, is happy, with that kind of quality, you can see how fantastic that is. 

"No matter whether you're a Paderborn, Bayern or any other supporter, you have enjoyed [his performance]."

Bayern were coasting at 2-0 after Coutinho's goal in the 55th minute but efforts from Kai Proger and Jamilu Collins either side of Robert Lewandowski's strike ensured a nervy ending.

"We made the game difficult for ourselves," Kovac admitted. "We could've decided the match during the first half. 

"In my opinion we had to decide it. Second half, going into it with a 1-0 lead, even when it's 2-0 or 2-1, that's always a small advantage. 

"We brought them back into the match, we didn't play the way I wanted in the second half, but I'm satisfied with the result. 

"With the way we played, obviously I'm not satisfied. Therefore, there's not much more to be added."

Joshua Kimmich praised the predatory instincts of Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski after their 3-2 win over Paderborn – but criticised the team's overall performance.

Lewandowski took his tally to 10 goals in the league this season as Bayern leapfrogged RB Leipzig, who lost 3-1 at Schalke, to go top of the table.

By finding the net, the Polish striker set the record for the most goals in the opening six games of a Bundesliga season, bettering the tally of nine managed by Jupp Heynckes, Gerd Muller, Peter Meyer and Lothar Emmerich over the same number of fixtures.

The 31-year-old has also netted in eight consecutive matches for Bayern, though he had shown a rare lack of composure in the first half when he missed an open goal.

"It's an extreme goalscoring rate. Ten goals is quite impressive," said Kimmich. "But we let our opponents back into the match and made life difficult for ourselves.

"It was an open contest in the first half, we had the better chances. We should have led by two or three goals at half-time. 

"We doubled the lead relatively early in the second half, it should have been over then.

"Taken altogether we lacked the dominance we wanted to have. Overall we didn't do a good job."

Serge Gnabry, who opened the scoring for the visitors before he set up Philippe Coutinho for Bayern's second goal, was relieved they were not made to pay for their missed chances.

The former Arsenal forward called for an improvement from his team-mates when they face Tottenham in the Champions League next.

"We didn't close it out," Gnabry said. "We had many chances after the opener, we should have doubled the lead earlier. 

"In the second half we had so many chances to settle the matter earlier.  We lacked determination in front of goal. 

"The match against Tottenham will be completely different. We have to improve of course, but I think we can turn in a good performance and stand our ground there."

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