Liverpool agree £148m for Coutinho, Arsenal reject £50m for Sanchez

Pep Guardiola wants to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez

Tottenham are close to signing 19-year-old Argentina Under-20 defender Juan Foyth from Estudiantes for £8m and are still trying to push through the £23m signing of Paris St-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, 24. (Guardian)

Liverpool have agreed to sell 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in deal worth 160m euros (£148m). (Yahoo Sports)

Although Liverpool CEO Peter Moore appeared to suggest in a tweet that Coutinho will not be sold before Thursday’s transfer deadline. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal have rejected a £50m bid from Premier League rivals Manchester City for forward Alexis Sanchez. BBC Sport

Arsenal could be tempted to sell forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, if the deal is good enough, according to the Daily Mirror’s chief football writer John Cross. (BBC Radio 5 live)

READ: Everton reject £25m bid from Chelsea for Ross Barkley

Inter Milan have made a new offer to Arsenal for 25-year-old Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham are considering whether to delay their move for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley because of the 23-year-old’s injury problems. (London Evening Standard)

West Brom’s 29-year-old centre-back Jonny Evans would turn down a move to Arsenal because he wants to join Manchester City. (Daily Mail)

The Baggies are set to sign 27-year-old Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiakfrom Paris St-Germain.(Sun)

West Brom will also secure the £7m signing of Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs, 27, in the next 24 hours. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, is still hopeful of a move to Liverpool, although Arsenal and Premier League champions Chelsea could make late bids. (Independent)

Crystal Palace will back manager Frank de Boer with three big signings. (Daily Star)

Stoke City want to sign Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph, 27, and are prepared to offer £12m for the player who cost City £8m from Aston Villa two years ago. (Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benítez is willing to sell 26-year-old striker Dwight Gayle for £18m. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback, 27, could join Championship side HullCity on loan. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Newcastle are hoping to make another two signings before the transfer window closes, but will not do so unless they can first sell players. (Daily Telegraph)

Serie A side Napoli want to sign 23-year-old Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

Stoke midfielder Giannelli Imbula, 24, is set to join Toulouse on loan. (SFR Sport – in French)

Sam Allardyce says he is not interested in a return to management with Crystal Palace – or any other Premier League club – at the moment. (Talksport)

Spanish winger Adama Traore, 21, wants to leave Middlesbrough for Lille, but Boro will not lower their valuation. (Gazette Live)

Meanwhile

Liverpool fans turned detective – apparently breaking a flight tracking website and monitoring webcams at Liverpool Airport – amid speculation that Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk was on board a private plane heading for the city. (Express & Star)

Former England boss Roy Hodgson, 70, would consider a role at Crystal Palace if the club decide to sack Frank de Boer after a poor start to the season. (Sun)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned the attitude of his players in a “very heated” meeting at the training ground after their 4-0 defeat at Liverpool. (Mirror)

 

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