Gossip: Mainoo close to signing new United deal

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Manchester United's English midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, 18, is close to signing a new contract with the Red Devils. (HITC)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, former Chelsea manager Graham Potter and Wolves' Gary O'Neil could all be in the running for the England job if Gareth Southgate leaves for Manchester United. (Mirror)

Manchester United's Swedish defender Victor Lindelof, 29, says he has no desire to play in Saudi Arabia yet, despite having been linked with a summer move to the country's Pro League. (Fotbollskanalen - in Swedish)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in Shakhtar Donetsk's 21-year-old Ukrainian midfielder Georgiy Sudakov, who is valued at 100m euros (£85m). (Teamtalk)

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