Rooney Keen To Stay At United, EFL Cup News & Others


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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, is determined to stay at the club and break Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal scoring record. Rooney needs four goals to pass Charlton’s total of 249. (Sun)

Agent Mino Raiola received commission of £24m after 23-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba’s world record £89m move from Juventus to Manchester United in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United and Chelsea representatives were among 90 scouts sent to watch AIK Solna’s Swedish striker Alexander Isak, 17, who has been dubbed the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Sun)

Uruguay striker Agustin Davila, 17, is open to a move to Liverpool after completing a two-week trial with the Anfield side. (International Business Times)

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Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, 21, says he turned down interest from Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool to sign for the Bundesliga club in the summer. (SportNet via Evening Standard)

Wigan are ready to offer Karl Robinson the manager’s job to replace Gary Caldwell. Robinson left MK Dons on Tuesday, while Caldwell was sacked by the Latics on Wednesday. (Sun)

However, former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is also in the frame as he looks to begin his first full-time managerial role. (ESPN)

Wigan’s fellow Championship side Wolves are looking at former Olympiakos manager Marco Silva as a possible replacement for Walter Zenga, who was sacked on Tuesday. (Daily Mail)

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves “can’t believe” midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, is out of favour with Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho. (Squawka)

The Portuguese manager claims living in Manchester has been a “bit of a disaster” and is starting to tire of the persistent crowds of paparazzi camped outside his hotel. (Daily Telegraph)

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 31, will decide his future at the end of the season and has not ruled out a permanent move to French side Marseille, where he is currently on loan. (South Wales Evening Post)

Highly rated Port Vale defender Nathan Smith, 20, has received Premier League interest that could mean he leaves in January, says the club’s chairman. (Stoke Sentinel)

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shared a team photo in the dressing room after scoring in his side’s EFL Cup win over Reading.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was pleased to be back in the side as the Reds beat Tottenham in the EFL Cup.

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Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes is playing Cupid by launching his own dating app. (Gazette)