Northern Ireland international pair Kyle Lafferty and Paddy McNair are both linked with moves away from their current clubs.

Jose Mourinho has sanctioned Manchester United to send McNair, who can play either as a defender or midfielder, out on loan. A host of clubs are interested, including Premier League trio Burnley, Middlesborough and Sunderland, although it is thought they would favour a permanent deal.

Reports in Italy link striker Kyle Lafferty to a move to Pescara, newly promoted to Serie A. Gazzetto Dello Sport reports that the club see Lafferty as ideal for boosting their attacking options, having previously had a stint in the country with Palermo three seasons ago.