Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool enter Coutinho race, Pogba ‘to be sold to highest bidder’, Ars

Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool enter Coutinho race, Pogba ‘to be sold to highest bidder’, Ars
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talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online

Liverpool have sensationally entered the race to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona this summer, after the former Redman admitted he ‘doesn’t know’ if will still be at the Spanish club next season. (le10sport)

Manchester United are confident David de Gea will sign a new five-year deal at Old Trafford, worth a reported £350,000 a week. (The Sun)

Real Madrid have made Paul Pogba their next primary target this summer, ahead of Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen. (Goal)

Meanwhile, it is also claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Man United chiefs to sell Pogba to the highest bidder, with Juventus also interested and the player’s preferred destination. (Daily Star)

Tottenham will demand 22-year-old Spain winger Marco Asensio as part of an exchange deal if Real Madrid move for Eriksen. (The Sun)

Liverpool have serious interest in bringing Coutinho back to Anfield this summer, according to reports in France

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Liverpool have serious interest in bringing Coutinho back to Anfield this summer, according to reports in France

Inter Milan remain keen on signing Man United striker Romelu Lukaku, but need to offload Argentine forward Mauro Icardi first to finance the deal. (The Guardian)

Tottenham expect Juventus to make a bid for right-back Kieran Trippier and are willing to sell the England international for around £25m. (Daily Telegraph)

Emmanuel Adebayor has been linked with a shock return to the Premier League. West Ham, Watford and newly-promoted Sheffield United all interested in the 35-year-old, who is a free agent after being released by Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir. (The Sun)


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Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin is a target for Atletico Madrid, who are prepared to offer 29-year-old Spanish winger Vitolo as part of a deal. (Daily Telegraph)

The Gunners are reassessing their options after deals for Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco and Bournemouth forward Ryan Fraser have stalled. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal have also had a £15m bid for Celtic and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 22, turned down. (The Sun)

Arsenal have reportedly been offered Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo in exchange for Hector Bellerin

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Arsenal have reportedly been offered Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo in exchange for Hector Bellerin

Chelsea winger Willian has been offered a £12m-a-year contract to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, who have made a £17.8m bid to the Blues. But the 30-year-old Brazilian is set to reject the move to sign a new deal in London. (UOL Esporte)

Chelsea will not make a decision over whether to sell France defender Kurt Zouma, 24, to Everton until they have a new manager in place. (Daily Star)

The Blues are prepared to pay Derby the £4m needed to release Frank Lampard from his contract and expect to finalise his appointment as their new manager next week. (ESPN)

Manchester City will listen to offers for England midfielder Fabian Delph this summer. (Daily Mail)

Watford have joined Aston Villa and Bournemouth in a race to sign Burnley and England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who only has one year left on his contract. (The Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain have told Barcelona that Brazilian superstar Neymar is not for sale at any price. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid plan to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next summer, but need the 20-year-old France forward to hand in a transfer request. (AS)