Barcelona passed on Pogba?

Barcelona claim they had an option to sign Paul Pogba
Barcelona claim they had an option to sign Paul Pogba

Friday’s football news from the newspapers and web

The Sun: Barcelona claim they had a priority option on Paul Pogba under a deal struck with Juventus 12 months ago.

Daily Express: West Brom boss Tony Pulis is considering his position following a frustrating transfer window.

Daily Mirror: One of Albion’s signings, Hal Robson-Kanu, turned down a £100,000-a-week deal from Shanghai SIPG in favour of The Hawthorns.

Daily Mail: Stoke City and Hull City are looking to sign free agent Victor Anichebe.

The Sun: Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante claimed Jose Mourinho tried to persuade him to sign for Manchester United when the Frenchman left Leicester City.

Daily Star: Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis claimed Chelsea failed to sign their defender Kalidou Koulibaly before bringing in David Luiz.

The Times: Christian Palace spent £850,000 on signing Jonathan Benteke – brother of Christian – despite scouts saying he’s unlikely to be good enough for the Premier League.