Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, July 26: Barcelona have NOT given up Coutinho chase, Chelsea target Everton starlet, Mbappe to Man City?

26 Jul

talkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…

Barcelona are preparing a second bid of £80million for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, despite seeing a £72m bid rejected and the Reds’ insistence that the Brazilian playmaker is not for sale at ANY price. (Daily Star)

The Spanish giants have sent officials to England to try to sign the 25-year-old. (Sport)

Manchester City are hoping to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, and are reportedly plotting a £143m bid which, if accepted, would carry their summer spending to beyond £350m. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have ‘leaked’ that Mbappe will only come to the Spanish club if either Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo leave, which is apparently another way for the club to say, ‘does anybody want Benzema?’ (@GuillemBalague on Twitter)

Monaco Thomas Lemar is set to complete a £45m move to Arsenal as the French champions’ mass exodus continues. Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy, Valere Germain have already left the club and it appears 21-year-old Lemar will also get his wish to move, despite Monaco initially holding out for £80m. (The Sun)

Arsenal have received an offer of £9m for unsettled striker Lucas Perez from his former club Deportivo La Coruna. FULL STORY HERE

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has agreed personal terms with Juventus. (The Sun)

Chelsea are considering a move for Everton’s 19-year-old midfielder Tom Davies. (The Sun)

Tottenham are looking to bring in Hoffenheim full-back Jeremy Toljan, 22, who can operate on both flanks. (Daily Mail)

Spurs have shifted their attention after the pursuit of Porto defender Ricardo Pereira stalled over the complicated issue of third-party ownership and the baulking of the £20m fee. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay close to London if he leaves this summer, with West Ham the 25-year-old’s preferred destination. However, the Gunners’ £20m asking price may prove a stumbling block, while the Hammers have yet to register their interest. (The Independent)

Manchester United target Renato Sanches reportedly he wants to leave Bayern Munich, with AC Milan also interested in the 19-year-old Portugal international. (The Independent)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

EXCLUSIVE – ‘Javier Hernandez could be the best player West Ham have EVER signed’, co-chairman David Sullivan tells talkSPORT

Jack Wilshere latest – West Ham chief David Sullivan plays down links with Arsenal man but admits: ‘Never say never…’

EXCLUSIVE – West Ham chief David Sullivan on Dimitri Payet: ‘We knew we were signing a flawed individual’

West Ham United aiming ‘to win three trophies’ after summer spending spree, co-chairman David Sullivan tells talkSPORT

Virgil van Dijk: Southampton defender encouraged to join Chelsea over Liverpool

Leon Osman on Gylfi Sigurdsson pursuit: ‘Everton have got money to spend after selling Romelu Lukaku…spend it!’

Juventus step up Emre Can pursuit after learning Liverpool midfielder will not sign a new contract

AC Milan interested in bringing Chelsea outcast Diego Costa to the San Siro as Serie A side look for more firepower

Davide Santon: Crystal Palace, Watford and Sampdoria all interested in signing wantaway Inter Milan defender

Eliaquim Mangala: Juventus considering shock move for £17.8m-rated Manchester City flop

Transfer BLOW! Chelsea and Manchester United target Radja Nainggolan set to pen new Roma deal

Manchester United transfer report: Anthony Martial could join Inter Milan on loan as part of Ivan Perisic transfer

Watford FC transfer news: Hornets leading race to sign Valencia’s Aymen Abdennour

Transfer BOOST! Roma pull out of race for Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham target Munir El Haddadi

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