Barcelona return with £80m Coutinho bid, Wilshere eyes West Ham

Philippe Coutinho will miss Liverpool FA Cup clash against Everton through injury
Philippe Coutinho signed a £150,000-a-week contract with Liverpool in January

Manchester City are trying to beat Real Madrid to the signing of 18-year-old Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe. (Daily Mirror)

City are prepared to pay £160m for the France international, as Pep Guardiola continues to overhaul his squad. (ESPN)

However, the scorer of 15 goals in 29 Ligue 1 games in 2016-17 will turn down a move to the Premier League in favour of joining Spanish and European champions Real Madrid. (Daily Star)

Arsenal are finally set to sign 21-year-old Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar in a £45m deal. (Sun)

Barcelona have sent officials to England to try to sign Philippe Coutinho despite Liverpool rejecting a £72m bid from the Spanish giants for the 25-year-old forward. (Sport, via Daily Express)

READ: Real Madrid agree world record £160m for Kylian Mbappe

Liverpool insist Coutinho is not for sale at any price, but Barca are prepared to bid £80m. (Daily Star)

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp says the club are not afraid to spend heavily this summer as they continue to pursue Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26. (Daily Mirror)

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has revealed he wants to leave, with AC Milan and Manchester United interested in the £43m-rated 19-year-old. (Independent)

Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, 22, after talks stalled with Porto over full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal face the prospect of taking a sizeable loss on Spanish striker Lucas Perez after Deportivo La Coruna made a £9m bid for the 28-year-old. (Evening Standard)

Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay close to London if he leaves this summer, with West Ham the 25-year-old’s preferred destination. (Independent)

Stoke will be busy in the transfer market over the next few weeks but are not expected to move for Arsenal’s 23-year-old winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Stoke Sentinel)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg’s Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20. (Daily Mail)