Newcastle linked with French striker Diabate – Man Utd and Man City target Pogba

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NEWCASTLE United have been linked with another French player in today’s transfer gossip columns.

And Manchester United, Man City and Liverpool are also making the headlines.

According to the Metro, Newcastle could add a ninth signing from France’s Ligue 1 to their squad as Magpies boss Alan Pardew interested in Bordeaux forward Cheick Diabate, 25.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail says Italian champions Juventus are determined to keep France midfielder Paul Pogba, 20, for at least another 18 months, despite interest from his former club Manchester United plus Manchester City and Arsenal.

France midfielder Pogba has made an impressive start to the Serie A season with Juventus

Other transfer stories today:

Liverpool are preparing a £7m bid for Greece striker Kostas Mitroglou. The Borussia Monchengladbach forward, 25, scored three vital goals in his country’s two-legged World Cup play-off win against Romania. Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United midfielder Anderson, 25, insists he wants to fight for his Old Trafford place, despite being linked to a January loan move to Fulham. Full story: Manchester Evening News