PL TRIO ON BARCA’S LIST TO REPLACE NEYMAR
Barcelona will look to sign one of either Philippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard or Dele Alli to replace Neymar, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Catalan giants have been forced to draw up a shortlist of potential targets as Neymar’s mega-money switch to PSG looks increasingly likely to happen.
Barca have, thus far, been met with resistance from Liverpool in an attempt to acquire Brazil international Coutinho, while Chelsea and Tottenham are likely to be equally reluctant to sell their star names.
COUTINHO TO COST BARCELONA £133M
Liverpool have reluctantly named their price for Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho, according to a report from Sport .
The Brazil international has reportedly agreed a deal with the Camp Nou side, though the Reds are determined to hold onto their star player.
If the Liga side are serious about landing Coutinho, they will have to pay £133 million for his services according to the Spanish publication.
Barcelona will offer midfielder Ivan Rakitic as part of any deal to sign Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, according to a report from Don Balon .
The Camp Nou side are determined to secure a deal for the Reds playmaker, though Jurgen Klopp and his team are unwilling to let him leave Anfield.
In an attempt to tempt Liverpool into selling, however, Barca will allow Rakitic to go in the opposite direction.
BARCA AGREE COUTINHO DEAL
The Spanish side have come to terms with the player, though will still have to negotiate with the Premier League club, who have already rejected a €75 million offer.
VAN DIJK SET FOR LIVERPOOL MOVE
Liverpool are expected to sign Virgil van Dijk by the end of the transfer window, according to Sky Sports.
The Reds publicly ended their chase for the defender last month after Southampton complained of an illegal approach.
STOKE IN OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN TALKS
Stoke City are holding talks with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s agent regarding a potential £25 million deal for the Arsenal midfielder, reports The Sun .
Oxlade-Chamberlain has just a year left on his contract and has been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool, but Stoke are also showing a surprise interest in the England international.
BARCA CLOSE IN ON €100M COUTINHO
Barcelona officials are in London to complete the signing of Philippe Coutinho, Sport reports.
Negotiations have been going smoothly but the Spanish side will have to spend more than €100m (£89.3m) to sign the Liverpool star, potentially breaking the world transfer record in the process.
£8M FIGHT FOR MARKOVIC
Hull City and Watford are fighting it out to sign Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic in an £8 million deal, according to The Sun .
Liverpool are prepared to accept a £13m on loss on the Serbian, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull.
He is wanted back by the Championship club, while Watford manager Marco Silva, who signed Markovic for Hull last season, remains interested.
ARSENAL & LIVERPOOL CONSIDERING BENZEMA
Arsenal and Liverpool could make a move for Karim Benzema should Real Madrid decide to sell the French striker, Don Balon reports.
Madrid reportedly have set their sights on Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, with the club planning to use Benzema to help finance the move. While the Gunners and Reds are in contention for Benzema, the 29-year-old also could end up at Monaco to help lower the price for Mbappe.
CAN ACCEPTS JUVE OFFER
Emre Can has agreed personal terms with Juventus ahead of a proposed switch from Liverpool to the Serie A champions, reports TMW .
The German midfielder is now waiting on the Turin giants to table a £30.4 million bid and push through a deal.
LIVERPOOL GIVE UP ON KEITA… FOR NOW
Liverpool have given up in their chase to sign RB Leipzig star Naby Keita this summer but will continue their pursuit next year when his release clause lowers, according to the Mirror .
Jurgen Klopp’s side have had two bids rejected for the 22-year-old, the highest of which was around £66 million.
Keita will be available for £48m next summer, however, with Liverpool ready to wait until then to strike a deal.
LIVERPOOL WAITING ON VAN DIJK SIGNAL
Liverpool are waiting in the wings to move for Virgil van Dijk if Southampton are willing to listen to offers for the want-away defender, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The Reds were initially keen on landing Van Dijk but publicly ended their interest after reports Southampton were threatening action over an alleged illegal approach.
JUVENTUS WANT EMRE CAN
Juventus have lined up Emre Can as their primary midfield target, according to Tuttosport .
The Serie A champions are looking to secure a deal for the Liverpool man, and hope to take advantage of the German’s contract situation, with his current deal ending in 2018.
LIVERPOOL AGREE £74M KEITA FEE
Liverpool have finally reached an agreement worth around £75 million with RB Leipzig for Naby Keita, according to Winner Sports .
Leipzig have been determined to hold on to their star man, having rejected two offers from the Reds. However, the website claims they have had success with a third offer.
PL GIANTS EYE VAZQUEZ
Liverpool and Arsenal have shown an interest in signing Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez, according to Diario Madridista .
The Spain international is looking to leave Santiago Bernabeu, and Roma have also been linked with his signature.
BARCA SUBMIT £72M COUTINHO BID
Barcelona have put in a massive £72 million bid for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, according to the Daily Mail .
The Catalans are looking for a replacement for Andres Iniesta, but the Reds are expected to ask for even more than what the Spanish giants are offering.
LIVERPOOL MIDFIELDER SET FOR £8M EXIT
Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart is discussing a move to Hull City after an £8 million fee was agreed, reports the Liverpool Echo .
Stewart has made 20 first-team appearances for Liverpool, and has flown home from the club’s pre-season trip to Hong Kong in order to finalise his switch to Championship side Hull.
FOUR CLUBS WANT MULLER
Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller is a target for four leading clubs as rumours continue about his future at the Allianz Arena, claims Sport Bild .
Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, along with Italian champions Juventus, would all be keen to sign Muller, if he is allowed to leave Bayern.
LIVERPOOL IN £10M ROBERTSON TALKS
Andrew Robertson has flown home from Hull City’s pre-season tour in Portugal to discuss a £10 million move to Liverpool, claims Sky Sports .
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign a new left-back and talks are reportedly ongoing with Hull over a potential deal for Robertson.
NO VAN DIJK TRANSFER REQUEST
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has not handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force a move to Liverpool, according to Daily Echo .
Reports had claimed that Van Dijk had spoken to Southampton in a bid to secure a summer transfer, with Liverpool his preferred destination.
But Southampton remain determined to hold on to the Dutch centre-half, who has also been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
VAN DIJK ONLY WANTS LIVERPOOL SWITCH
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk could still end up at Liverpool after making clear he only wants a move to Anfield, The Sun reports .
The Dutchman’s chances of joining Liverpool seemed to end a month ago when the Reds apologised for improper conduct in their pursuit of the player, but Van Dijk could now hand in a transfer request to help facilitate a £60 million move.
STURRIDGE REJECTS CHINA MOVE
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge rejected a deadline-day swtich to Chinese club Beijing Guoan, according to the Sunday People .
The Chinese transfer window closed on Friday, and Beijing manager Roger Schmidt had hoped to seal a deal for the England international.
LIVERPOOL WINGER WANTED ON LOAN
Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is a loan target for Championship side Hull City, according to the Liverpool Echo .
Kent spent last season on loan at Barnsley, and has also been linked with a move to Birmingham City as he looks to gain further first-team experience.
Any deal for Kent to move to Hull isn’t expected to have any bearing on Liverpool’s reported £8 million bid to sign Andy Robertson from the Tigers.
INTER MOVE FOR KEITA
Inter are looking to hijack Liverpool’s move for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, according to CalcioMercato .
The Serie A side are hopeful they can agree personal terms with the 22-year-old before paying his €55 million release clause in the summer of 2018.