Transfer Talk: Barcelona desperate for Coutinho, Chelsea to launch bid for Premier...

Transfer Talk: Barcelona desperate for Coutinho, Chelsea to launch bid for Premier League striker?


There appears to be no end in sight to the transfer drama surrounding Philippe Coutinho, with Barcelona now readying a fourth offer for the midfielder according to Sky Sports. Liverpool had rejected a bid before the weekend which included a deadline from the La Liga giants, but with their price now going past £100 million up front, the Reds may find it hard to resist.

Southampton have officially signed centre-back Wesley Hoedt from Lazio in a deal worth £15 million. An announcement was made on the club’s website, yet it is unclear how his arrival will affect the first team status of Virgil van Dijk.

The Telegraph speculates that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s interest in a move away from the Emirates is growing, with both Chelsea and Liverpool targeting the 24-year-old. Arsenal are offering him a contract worth more than £100,000-per-week, yet Oxlade-Chamberlain sees opportunities for more game time elsewhere.

Antonio Conte’s hopes of a reunion with Antonio Candreva at Chelsea have taken a blow, with the Express quoting the player’s agent as stating he wishes to remain at Inter Milan. However, the Premier League champions are turning their focus on signing another striker if the Mirror is to be believed and could imminently bid for Leicester City hitman Jamie Vardy.

ESPN claims that Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of completing a transfer for Kylian Mbappe which may be worth up to £128 million – yet the touted attacker would initially join the club on loan for the new season.