Coutinho to refuse to play for Liverpool
Barcelona are growing increasingly confident of landing Philippe Coutinho in January, as Sport claim the Brazilian will refuse to play for Liverpool again.
There is a growing feeling from the Spanish outfit that a bid over £130 million will get the deal done, with Coutinho having pulled out of the Reds’ match against Burnley on New Year’s Day. The Spanish newspaper claims Coutinho does not want to risk suffering an injury before making his move and has no intention of featuring in their FA Cup game against Everton.
PSG to make Seri move
Paris Saint-Germain are set to make a January move for Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, according to the Daily Mail .
The 26-year-old almost joined Barcelona in the summer, but a £32.5 million bid was rejected by the Ligue 1 side.
Liverpool and Manchester City have also been keeping tabs on Seri’s progress, but the Parisiens are keen to win the race over the next month.
Ozil yet to make future decision
Arsenal finally opened talks with Mesut Ozil’s representative last month over a contract extension but the German star has yet to make a decision on his future Goal understands.
Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season, and has attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
He recently bought a new house in London and enjoys life in the capital with a close circle of friends from Turkey and Germany as he continues to consider his options.
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Liverpool eye Ceballos as Coutinho replacement
Liverpool have identified Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos as the man they want to replace Philippe Coutinho, according to Diario Gol.
Ceballos is apparently fed up of waiting for a chance to prove himself under Zinedine Zidane and has communicated his desire to leave, through his agent, to president Florentino Perez.
And the Reds are keen to make their move, seeing him as the ideal replacement for Coutinho, who is closing in on a switch to Liga leaders Barcelona.
Umtiti wants time to decide on City move
Manchester City have had a sit-down with Samuel Umtiti and explained the club’s project to the Barcelona defender, according to L’Equipe
The 24-year-old has a €60m release clause, but wants time to think over the offer from City before making any decision on his future.
Arda offered to Everton & Milan
Barcelona forward Arda Turan has been offered to AC Milan and Everton, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Turkey international is set to leave Camp Nou having fallen further down the pecking order this season.
Besiktas are also in the running to sign the 30-year-old, with a January deal very much on the table.
Coutinho pushes for record Barca deal
Philippe Coutinho has repeated his insistence to trade Liverpool for Barcelona in a potential deal that would comfortably surpass the British transfer record.
Barca’s long-term vision of building around the virtuoso is too attractive for him to ignore and, having won no trophies during his spell at Anfield despite coming close, he believes he owes it to himself to take the next step in his career – a decision encouraged by family members.
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Coutinho has played last game for Liverpool
Philippe Coutinho has pulled on the Liverpool jersey for the last time as he looks to force a move to Barcelona, according to Spanish outlet Sport .
The 25-year-old is determined not to pick up an injury playing for the Reds, and as a result, will play no part in their January fixtures as he seeks a move to Camp Nou during the current transfer window.
Coutinho last played for Liverpool on December 30, as Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Leicester City 2-1 thanks to a Mohamed Salah double. He then sat out their 2-1 victory at Burnley on New Year’s Day.
Messi wants Alli at Camp Nou
Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to put a deal in place for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, claims Diario Gol .
The Liga giants are aware of the need to reinforce in that area of the field, but know the bidding will start at around the €100m mark.
Saul flattered by Barca interest
Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez is proud to have been the subject of Barcelona interest but wants to stay and win trophies at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atleti CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin claimed last month he received an enquiry from the Catalans about Saul’s availability, only to be put off by his reported release clause of €150million.
The 23-year-old says it is always encouraging to know other clubs are watching but insists he extended his contract in July last year with the intention of enjoying a spell of success in the capital.
Barca will have to pay €180m for Coutinho
Liverpool have set Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho’s price at €180 million, according to Onda Cena Radio .
The Brazilian has long been linked with the Catalans, with Jurgen Klopp’s side apparently willing to sell if they receive the fee they are looking for for one their star names.