COUTINHO READY TO STRIKE TO GET BARCA MOVE
Philippe Coutinho is ready to do anything to play for Barcelona and is ready to spend the season in the stands in an attempt to force through the deal, Mundo Deportivo reports.
Liverpool are refusing to release the attacker and the Brazilian is prepared to put his World Cup chances in doubt to play with the Catalan side.
CHELSEA EYE CEDRIC
Chelsea will attempt to make a trio of signings before the end of August, including Southampton defender Cedric Soares, The Telegraph claims.
Antonio Conte is impressed with the 25-year-old’s versatility but the Blues are still casting their gaze over a vast number of players as the window nears its final fortnight.
JUVENTUS ALERTED TO FELLAINI
Should Juventus fail to land Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, they will instead seek to sign Marouane Fellaini, The Sun reports.
The Serie A champions are prepared to spend €25 million on the Manchester United star, with the club set to be hurried into signings after losing 3-2 to Lazio in the Italian Super Cup.
CHELSEA TO MOVE FOR BELOTTI
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will move for Torino striker Andrea Belotti once Diego Costa leaves the club, according to a report from the Daily Star.
Costa was told at the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season to find a new home, though the Spain international is yet to do so and is training alone in Brazil.
Should the former Atletico Madrid forward be sold, the Blues will make a substantial offer for Belotti – who has scored 38 goals in 70 Serie A appearances for the Turin club.
MADRID TO HIJACK SANCHEZ MOVE
Real Madrid are ready to swoop in and hijack Tottenham’s move for Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez, according to Don Balon.
The Colombian has appeared set for a move to north London in recent days, but Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to bid for the 21-year-old who drew rave reviews for his performances last season.
MAN CITY LINE UP HAZARD BI
Manchester City have turned their eye on Eden Hazard after cooling their interest in Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, according to Don Balon (via the Express).
Tired of Arsenal’s unwillingness to sell the Chilean to a Premier League rival, City will now go for Hazard in a bid to further strengthen their attacking power.
CHELSEA TO MAKE £50M ROSE BID
Chelsea are ready to make a bid worth a whopping £50 million for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, claims the Sun.
The England international has seen his standing at Spurs compromised by a controversial interview in which he questioned his side’s transfer policy.
And though he issued an apology for his words, Chelsea may look to exploit any uncertainty with a tempting offer for their London rivals.
SPURS WANT CELTA’S DIOP
Celta midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop has emerged as a strong candidate to become Tottenham’s first signing of the transfer window, according to the Mirror .
The north Londoners are the only team in the Premier League yet to make a single signing as the window approaches its final fortnight.
And despite pursuing Everton star Ross Barkley throughout the summer, Diop’s arrival could scupper that deal as Spurs tire of the drawn-out negotiations.
CHELSEA STILL WANT ALEX SANDRO
Chelsea are still trying to sign Alex Sandro, but want the Juventus defender to hand in a transfer request to help push through a move, claims the Evening Standard .
Juventus have already turned down a £61 million bid after insisting the Brazilian is not for sale, but Chelsea are refusing to give up their pursuit as Antonio Conte tries to strengthen his squad.
EVERTON AGREE RECORD SIGURDSSON DEAL
Everton have agreed a club-record £45 million deal to take Gylfi Sigurdsson to Goodison Park, according to the Mirror
Swansea’s Iceland international has been linked with a move away all summer, but movement has been slow on the transfer.
The Swans, however, agreed to lower their asking price from £50m, allowing Everton to agree terms and organise a medical for Sigurdsson on Wednesday.
VILLA TARGET WILSHERE DEAL
Championship side Aston Villa have made an enquiry to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to the Mirror .
Wilshere has also been linked with the likes of Newcastle and Juventus, but Villa boss Steve Bruce is hoping to put together a suitably tempting package to persuade the England international to drop out of the Premier League.
SPURS AGREE AURIER DEAL
Tottenham have agreed a contract with Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier, according to L’Equipe .
Aurier is expected to leave PSG before the close of the transfer window and Goal understands he has agreed a five-year deal with Manchester United .
However, Chelsea have also shown an interest in Aurier, with Spurs, Juventus and Inter Milan also reportedly agreeing personal terms with the right-back.
SERGI ROBERTO TO MAKE PL DECISION
Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto will make a decision on his future this week, with Chelsea and Manchester United interested, according to Sport .
Sergi Roberto has become frustrated by a lack of faith shown in him and the signing of Paulinho has further fuelled his current unhappiness at Barcelona.
Chelsea, United, Juventus and AC Milan are all ready to meet his €40 million release clause, with the midfielder preferring a move to the Premier League.
VAN DIJK TO COST WORLD RECORD FEE
Virgil van Dijk is more likely to join Chelsea or Manchester City than Liverpool, if Southampton are persuaded to sell the defender, claims Yahoo Sports .
Southampton are determined to hold onto the centre-half for another season, but may be tempted to cash in, if they are offered a world-record fee for a defender of more than £70 million.
Liverpool had previously been favourites to sign the Dutchman, but now Chelsea and City have moved ahead in the race to agree a deal.
CHELSEA IN PERISIC STRUGGLE
Chelsea are struggling to convince Inter Milan to sell Manchester United target Ivan Perisic, claims Transfer Market Web .
Perisic has emerged as an option for Chelsea after also showing interest in his team-mate Antonio Candreva, but Inter are determined to hang on to the Croatian.
BARCA REJECT MAHREZ MOVE
Barcelona have rejected the opportunity to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, according to TransferMarketWeb .
The Liga giants are on the hunt for additional firepower following the €222 million sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, with Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho topping their wanted list.
Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele is also high on the Barca agenda, though the club have no interest in signing wantaway Mahrez this summer.
MAN CITY TO MAKE ALEXIS BID
Manchester City are set to make a £60 million bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, The Telegraph reports.
Pep Guardiola is determined to sign the Chilean attacker in the current transfer window, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he will not be sold. The ex-Barcelona star’s contract expires at the end of the season, but City are not prepared to wait.
PEREZ SET TO END ARSENAL STAY
Lucas Perez is set to complete his move away from Arsenal in the coming days, with an £11 million return to former club Deportivo La Coruna, according to the Daily Mail.
The 28-year-old has failed to establish himself at the Emirates following his transfer last summer, scoring just once in his 11 Premier League appearances.
Perez played no part in the Gunners’ opening game of the 2017-18 season, a 4-3 victory over Leicester City, and is on the verge of returning to Spain.
DORTMUND LINKED WITH LIVERPOOL TARGET LUAN
Gremio are expecting an official offer from Borussia Dortmund for striker Luan, according to reports from Brazil, cited by Transfermarkt .
Sampdoria and Spartak Moscow are said to be leading the chase for the Brazil international, with the latter offering up to £24 million for his services.
STOKE WANT TOTTENHAM FLOP JANSSEN
Stoke have made contact with Tottenham over a transfer for striker Vincent Janssen, according to Sky Sports, via the Daily Star .
The Netherlands international has endured a disappointing time in north London since arriving from AZ Alkmaar last season and could make a switch to Mark Hughes’ Stoke should Spurs be willing to listen to offers.
CHELSEA TO LAND DRINKWATER THIS WEEK
Chelsea are poised to land Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater in time for Sunday’s meeting with Tottenham, according to the Daily Star .
A £25 million offer is expected for the 27-year-old, and while Leicester reportedly value him at £40m, the clubs are anticipating a done deal in the coming days.
CHELSEA WANT DIEGO COSTA BACK
Wantaway Chelsea forward Diego Costa has been told he must return to training and make himself available for Antonio Conte’s first-team, according to The Sun .
The striker has not returned to training as he looks for a move away from Stamford Bridge after Conte reportedly told him he is not needed at the club. Costa has complained that he is being “treated like a criminal” by Chelsea, but he has been told he is in breach of contract by skipping training and risks being fined if he does not show up.
CHELSEA TO SPEND £120M ON PL TRIO
Chelsea are plotting to spend a total of £120 million to bring Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, Virgil van Dijk and Danny Drinkwater to Stamford Bridge this summer, The Mirror claims.
A £35m bid is set to be launched for Chamberlain, who is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium next summer, while they will push for long-term target Van Dijk and Leicester City midfielder Drinkwater, despite having a bid rejected for the Englishman.
BACCA LEAVES AC MILAN
Carlos Bacca has left AC Milan’s training centre and is set to complete a move to Villarreal, according to Sky Sport Italia .
The Colombian scored 13 goals in 32 Serie A games for the Rossoneri last season, but the club have been linked with a host of top strikers over the summer. Bacca, formerly of Sevilla, has been associated with a move away from Milan for some time and will return to Spain imminently to team up with the Yellow Submarine.
DORTMUND ‘ACCEPT’ DEMBELE FEE
Borussia Dortmund have accepted a €100 million bid from Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele, but the two clubs are locked in talks over add-ons included in the deal, according to SPORT .
The report claims Dortmund want €30m worth of performance-based incentives to be added into the deal, but Barca currently believe that figure is too high and are trying to lower it.
SAMPER SET TO LEAVE BARCELONA
Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper is expected to leave Camp Nou after having talks with the club’s hierarchy, Mundo Deportivo claims.
The 22-year-old rose through the youth system since joining at the age of six but spent last season on loan at Granada, playing 23 games. He returned to feature in Barca’s pre-season and the Gamper Trophy win over Chapecoense. He was not needed in Sunday’s Clasico defeat to Real Madrid, though, and is said to have been told he is not part of Ernesto Valverde’s plan.
Source: Yahoo Sports.