United’s French selection?

France's Blaise Matuidi and England's Raheem Sterling (right) battle for the ball during the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
France's Blaise Matuidi and England's Raheem Sterling (right) battle for the ball during the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 17, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see paphotos.com/info for full restrictions and further information.
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Wednesday’s football news from the newspapers and web

The Independent: France midfielder Blaise Matuidi has been given time off from their Euro 2016 campaign to secure a move to Manchester United.

The Guardian: United chief executive Ed Woodward has held face-to-face talks with Paul Pogba’s representatives.

Daily Telegraph: Arsenal are ready to trigger the £34.2m release clause in the contract of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Daily Mail: Everton are exploring the possibility of signing Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Daily Express: The Premier League champions are interested in Fiorentina striker Nicola Kalinic.

Daily Telegraph: Spurs are eyeing a £17m move for Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

Daily Mirror: Watford are hopeful of signing Genk midfielder Wilfrid Ndidi for £6m.

Daily Telegraph: The Hornets are considering a £20m bid for West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino.

The Sun: Stoke City are in pole position to sign Egyptian striker Ramadan Sobhi from Al Ahly for £3.5m.