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Today’s back pages: Solskjaer wants Pogba to stay and Konta hits out

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 10 July

Solskjaer wants one year from Pogba

The Sun says there is a new twist in the saga that is Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United.

Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, confirmed at the weekend that the French midfielder wants to leave Old Trafford. He has been linked with Real Madrid and former club Juventus. 

Despite Pogba wanting to depart, the Sun reports that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will ask the 26-year-old to wait one more season before quitting the Red Devils.  

Toon target Bruce

Newcastle United are being linked with a move for former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce. The Daily Star and Daily Mirror report that the Sheffield Wednesday boss has jumped to the top of the queue to become Newcastle’s next manager.  

Konta crashes out

The Guardian reports that Johanna Konta was knocked out - then hit out - at Wimbledon yesterday. British No.1 Konta was beaten 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 by unseeded Barbora Strycova in the quarter-finals.

In the post-match press conference journalists questioned Konta over her many unforced errors and the missed opportunity of reaching the semi-finals or winning a grand slam. 

Konta reacted angrily and said some of the questions were “disrespectful and patronising”. She told one reporter: “I don’t think you need to pick on me in a harsh way.”

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