Liverpool to allow Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona for over £140m

Barcelona kit sponsors Nike have already advertised shirts with Philippe Coutinho’s name on it

Liverpool are likely to allow Philippe Coutinho, 25, to head to Barcelona in the January transfer window in exchange for a fee of more £140m. (Times – requires subscription)

Chelsea want Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone to replace Antonio Conte as head coach at the end of the season. (Times – requires subscription)

Chelsea have stepped up their bid to sign Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 24, and have also enquired about England and West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 28. (Mail)

Celtic and Scotland international Kieran Tierney, 20, has been included on a shortlist of left-backs Manchester United are considering to strengthen their defence, along with Fulham’s English youngster Ryan Sessegnon, 17. (Daily Record)

Alternatively Paris St Germain will rival Tottenham for the signature of £30m-rated Sessegnon. (Mirror)

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Juventus are confident they will be able to sign Emre Can from Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer. The Serie A side have offered the 23-year-old £85,000 a week. (Guardian)

Manchester United have triggered year-long contract extensions with Spanish midfielders Juan Mata, 29, and Ander Herrera, 28, England left-back Ashley Young, 32, and Dutch defender Daley Blind, 27. (Mirror)

Manchester United desperately want Juventus left-back Sandro but are being frustrated by the Italian club’s reluctance to sell the 26-year-old. (Express)

Tottenham are poised to offer improved new contracts to England striker Harry Kane, 24, and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 28. (Independent)

Marseille are interested in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere but the 26-year-old wants to remain with the Gunners. (Mail)

Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim says they have no intention of selling France forward Thomas Lemar, 22, to Liverpool during the January window. (Liverpool Echo)

Paris St-Germain boss Unai Emery has opened the door for Brazil winger Lucas Moura, 25, and France winger Hatem Ben Arfa, 30, to leave the club in January. (L’Equipe – in French)

Belgium international Thibaut Courtois, 25, is close to signing a new Chelsea contract after the club offered him a deal in excess of £200,000 a week to become the best paid goalkeeper in the world. (Telegraph)

Chelsea defender David Luiz, 30, is desperate to leave the club and hopes Real Madrid may be interested. (Mundo Deportivo – via Express)

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is considering a move for Watford’s captain Troy Deeney, 29. (Northern Echo)

Newcastle and Burnley are interested in signing Spanish midfielder Jonathan Viera, 28, from Las Palmas. (Telegraph)

Sunderland are close to signing 18-year-old Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn on a loan deal. (Star)

Everton are interested in Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26. (Sky Sports)

Everton boss Sam Allardyce does not want to let striker Sandro Ramirez, 22, leave on loan in January but admits it may be out of his hands. (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace have bid for Lille central defender Ibrahim Amadou, 24. (Sun)

Besiktas are interested in Leicester and Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 29. (Leicester Mercury)

Barcelona are closing in on a deal for Palmeiras’ Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 23. (Marca)

Manchester City remain focused on signing a defender in January in order to cope with the demands of several competitions. (Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich’s comments about Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka have angered the club’s hierarchy, boosting Liverpool’s position in signing the 22-year-old. (Star)

Former Bundesliga manager Jos Luhukay is a contender to replace Carlos Carvalhal as the new Sheffield Wednesday head coach. (Yorkshire Post)

Culled from BBC Sports

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