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Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 11th October 2016

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 29:  Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba of France speak before taking a free kick on goal during the International Friendly match between France and Russia held at Stade de France on March 29, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Pogba could play a key role in Manchester United’s pursuit of Antoine Griezmann

Paul Pogba silenced most of his critics last night with a thunderbolt of a goal against Holland. However, if reports are to be believed he holds a very crucial position in Manchester United’s plans of wrapping up their next marquee signing.

On that intriguing note, we take a look at the best transfer news and rumours who have dominated the headlines all day long.

Manchester United to break transfer world record yet again?

VALENCIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 02:  Antoine Griezmann of Atletico de Madrid runs with the ball during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Atletico de Madrid at Mestalla Stadium on October 02, 2016 in Valencia, Spain.  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
Griezmann is one of the top strikers in the world

According to the reports from Marca, Manchester United are ready to make a £90million January bid for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. The French striker has hinted towards joining the Old Trafford outfit after becoming close friends with Paul Pogba.

Daily Star claims that Griezmann is ready to quit Atletico with Manchester United being his preferred destination.

Jose Mourinho-led United side broke the transfer record earlier this season after completing Pogba’s £89million transfer from Juventus. With Wayne Rooney’s long-term place in the side in doubt, United are adamant in signing a word class forward to aid their Premier League bid this season.

Leicester in talks to sign Brazilian hitman

Jonathan Cafu of Ludogorets

According to Italian sports outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi, Leicester City are the latest club to enter talks to sign Ludogorets' Brazilian striker Jonathan Cafu. Cafu is a player much like Ahmed Musa who can play on his own upfront and can be used from the wide areas as well.

Cafu has started the 2016/17 season on a high scoring 4 goals in first 8 league matches in Bulgarian football.

Arsenal goalkeeper signs his first contract with the club

Borehamwood Wood v Arsenal XI - Pre Season Friendly : News Photo
Virginia is higly-rated by the Arsenal management

Arsenal goalkeeper Joao Virginia has signed his first professional contract with the club. The highly-rated youngster was part of Portugal’s squad at the Olympics this summer and has represented his national team at all possible youth levels.

The Gunners see Joao as the long-term first choice goalkeeper and were working on him signing the contract for past few weeks.

Manchester United’s interest in the midfielder intensifies

Manchester United have made their first move to sign Valencia’s highly talented midfielder Fran Villalba, according to reports from Super Deporte. United scouts have kept an eye on the 18-year-old for few weeks now and have advised Jose Mourinho to complete his signing.

According to El Desmarque, Villalba is valued at £4million with United set to their first offer during the upcoming January transfer window.

Javier Hernandez nears a £40m move?

ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 04:  Javier Hernandez of Bayer 04 Leverkusen celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between AS Roma and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Olimpico Stadium on November 4, 2015 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
Hernandez has been in deadly form for Bayern Leverkusen

La Liga side Valencia are lining up a £40million move for the in-form striker Javier Hernandez. Former Manchester United forward has been in sensational form since his move to Bayer Leverkusen and has caught the attention of several European sides.

Valencia chairman Peter Lim is keen on signing a top notch striker in January to give new manager Cesare Prandelli best chance of finishing high in La Liga.

Conte ready to sell the frustrated Chelsea star

HULL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action  during the Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KCOM Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Matic may be used in a deal to bring Bonucci to Stamford Bridge

Antonio Conte is ready to part ways with Nemanja Matic amid reports of Juventus’ growing interest in the Serbian. Despite media suggestions, Matic has not been playing to his true potential and looks overwhelmed with the pace and physicality of Premier League.

The Blues have been following Leonardo Bonucci for quite some time now and Conte believes including Matic in the offer would allow Chelsea to finally sign Bonucci.

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