Football rumours from the media

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Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany is wanted by Barcelona, according to The Sun. It is thought the Spanish side are interested in bringing the 32-year-old, who is out of contract in July, to the Nou Camp to add some experience to their back four.

Liverpool are considering a bid for Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross, the Daily Mirror reports. The paper says Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is weighing up a £15million move for the 27-year-old as he looks to strengthen his squad for their Premier League title bid.

Pascal Gross
Pascal Gross is said to be a January target for Liverpool (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Manchester United are showing interest in Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier, the Daily Mail says. Scouts have watched the 19-year-old in action in recent weeks as the club consider bolstering their options for their under-23 squad, the paper reports.

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Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier is said to have caught the eye of Manchester United (Richard Sellers/PA)

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Tanguy Ndombele: Manchester United have reportedly joined the race for the 21-year-old. The Sun says reports in France claim United are chasing the highly-rated midfielder, who could cost £90million. Manchester City, Barcelona and Tottenham are also said to be tracking the Lyon player.

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