BARCA PREPARE NEW COUTINHO BID
Barcelona are preparing to submit a fresh bid for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho worth £100 million, according to the Daily Express .
The Catalans have so far had offers of £72m and £90m turned down by the Reds, who value their star man at £145m and are extremely reluctant to sell.
INSIGNE COULD REPLACE COUTINHO
Liverpool will launch a £60 million bid for Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne if Barcelona prove successful in their pursuit of Philippe Coutinho, according to the Daily Mirror .
While Jurgen Klopp and the Reds’ owners are determined to keep Coutinho, the German is aware an unhappy player could destabilise the dressing room.
MAN UTD REJECT SPURS’ MARTIAL BID
Manchester United have rejected an offer from Tottenham Hotspur for attacker Anthony Martial, according to RMC Sport .
Martial has recently been linked with a move to Inter Milan as part of United’s interest in Ivan Perisic, while Spurs have now seen an approach for the France international knocked back.
ARSENAL UNLIKELY TO SIGN LEMAR
Arsenal have all but given up on signing Thomas Lemar from Monaco and are unlikely to make further additions this summer, according to the Daily Mail .
The Gunners are confident of keeping Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, however, with the Chilean expected to join Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City on a free next summer.
BENITEZ UNHAPPY WITH FAILED DEALS
Rafael Benitez is unhappy at Newcastle United’s failure to complete deals to sign Tammy Abraham and Willy Caballero, according to the Daily Mail .
The Spanish coach is concerned to have been outduelled in the market by Swansea City for the young striker after the Magpies hesitated over payments to agents.
REAL TO FIGHT BARCA FOR DEMBELE
Real Madrid are aiming to beat Barcelona to the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Ousmane Dembele, according to RAC-1 .
Dembele has refused to train with Dortmund and is keen to join Barcelona as a replacement for Neymar, but Madrid are hoping to nip in and seal a deal.
Madrid are keen to use their positive relationship with Dortmund to agree a deal, and are prepared to include a player as part of the package.
CHELSEA PLAN £25M DRINKWATER BID
Chelsea are ready to make a second offer of £25 million for Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, reports the Daily Telegraph .
Leicester have already turned down a £15m bid from Chelsea for Drinkwater, but the Premier League champions are planning to return with an improved offer as Antonio Conte chases at least three more signings before the transfer window closes.
DI MARIA AN OPTION FOR BARCELONA
Barcelona could make a move for PSG winger Angel Di Maria, Marca reports.
The Catalans have been weakened by the sale of Neymar to Paris and see former Real Madrid star Di Maria as an option, especially if they fail to sign either Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele.
REDS AND COUTINHO IN OPEN WARFARE
Philippe Coutinho’s bid to move to Barcelona has broken into open warfare with Liverpool, according to the Mirror .
The midfielder handed in a transfer request on Friday despite the club stating that he would not leave, with the club instantly rejecting the request.
An unnamed member of Coutinho’s “family” also released a statement saying: “Philippe has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this situation but to no avail. He has tremendous love for the club and its fans.
“But like Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have pointed out in the past, Liverpool does not let its players leave on amicable terms.”
MAN UTD WON’T BUDGE ON BALE BID
Manchester United will not go above £90 million in a bid to bring Gareth Bale back to the Premier League, according to Dario Gol .
The former Spurs star cost Madrid £86m and the club would like to make a large profit off of him.
ISCO SIGNS NEW MADRID DEAL
Isco has inked a new five-year deal with Real Madrid, according to AS .
The contract includes a massive €700 million release clause.
SPURS CLOSE TO £35M DEFENDER
Tottenham are closing in on landing Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez, reports Sky Italia .
Inter Milan are also interested in the defender, who would be a club record signing.
SPURS TO DENY BARCA ERIKSEN
Barcelona’s moves to replace Neymar continue to take a hit, with Tottenham telling the Spanish side that Christian Eriksen is not for sale, reports the Mirror .
The Denmark international has become a target with Liverpool determined to keep hold of Phillippe Coutinho.
But Daniel Levy had decided that there will be no more exits from the club among the players that Mauricio Pochettino wants to keep.
ROMA REFUSE NEW MAHREZ OFFER
Riyad Mahrez’s move to Roma remains in limbo, with the Italian club not willing to make an improved offer for the Leicester star, reports The Sun .
The Serie A side’s director of football Monchi has told the Premier League outfit that they will not go any higher than the £32 million bid this week.
PSG TO OFFER PASTORE FOR OBLAK
Marcelo Simonian, Javier Pastore’s agent, has travelled to Madrid with Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi to discuss a deal to swap the Argentina international for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to a report from AS .
PSG are said to be willing to pay the €100 million release-clause for the shot-stopper, but will explore their options with Atletico representatives this week in the Spanish capital.
ROMA WANT €45M FOR JUVE TARGET STROOTMAN
The latest reports that Juventus see Kevin Strootman as a top target before the end of the transfer window have prompted Roma to slap a €45 million price tag on him, Tuttosport says.
The Serie A champions are said to have offered €30m for the Dutch midfielder, only to be rebuffed by their rivals. The Bianconeri, however, are unlikely to end their pursuit there.
SPURS PLAYERS BACK ROSE
Danny Rose has been given the support of his team-mates after complaining about his wages at Tottenham Hotspur, The Times reports.
The left-back is said to be pushing for a move to Chelsea and heavily criticised the club in an interview with The Sun this week, discussing their pay structure and transfer business over the summer.
Spurs are not happy with his comments but are not interested in selling him in the current transfer window. Rose is expected to be fined two weeks’ wages, but the situation could get worse as his views are shared by many team-mates.
PL INTEREST IN CELTIC STAR
Celtic star Stuart Armstrong has become the subject of interest from Southampton, who are set to make a £3 million bid for him, Express report.
The Glasgow side are hoping to tie the Scotland international to a new deal, but with Southampton ahead of West Brom and Everton in the queue, he may opt for a move to England.
JUVE READY TO MAKE CAN MOVE
Juventus are prepared to make a £23 million offer to Liverpool in hopes of landing Emre Can, according to Gazzette dello Sport .
Liverpool have held firm on a higher asking price, but the with the German international having reportedly turned down a new contract with the Reds, the Italian side are hoping a deal can be reached.
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