JUVE REJECT €160M DYBALA BID
Juventus have rejected a €160 million offer from Barcelona for Paulo Dybala, Corriere dello Sport claims.
The Catalan club have been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool and have turned to the Juve star in the wake of Neymar's €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain. However, the Serie A side are unwilling to sell the Argentina international and knocked back Barca's approach on Wednesday.
BARCELONA OPEN MAHREZ TALKS
Barcelona have opened talks with Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, according to AS .
The Blaugrana are still hopeful of signing Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, but they have now identified Mahrez as an alternative.
The Algeria international is likely to cost around €50 million after Roma had a series of bids rejected for the Foxes star.
EVERTON TARGET VERMAELEN
Everton have made an offer to add Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen on a season-long loan, reports the Daily Mirror.
The 31-year-old former Arsenal man has played in just 11 league games for Barca since joining in 2014 and played nine games last year in Serie A on loan with Roma.
TOTTENHAM & WEST HAM IN GOMES BATTLE
Tottenham and West Ham are both hoping to land Portugal international Andre Gomes from Barcelona, according to the Telegraph.
Gomes has struggled to fit in at Camp Nou since moving last summer from Valencia, and has dropped in and out of the first team.
And his possible availability has alerted the two London clubs, who are both keen to bolster their squads as the transfer window comes to its end.
MONACO TARGET ARDA TURAN
Monaco have shown a late interest in signing Arda Turan this summer as the midfielder looks for a way out of Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo reports.
The 30-year-old has started just 23 of the 36 La Liga games he has played for the Catalan side since joining from Atletico Madrid. The Turkey international's agent, Jorge Mendes, has held talks with Barca over the Turkey international's future, with Galatasaray tipped as a potential destination.
However, Ligue 1 champions Monaco are looking to further add to their ranks amid a host of big-name departures and could make a move for Turan before the end of the window.
RASHFORD IN BARCA'S PLANS
Barcelona see Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford as an ideal long-term successor to Luis Suarez, reports Don Balon .
The La Liga giants are already planning for the future, but are aware that it could take as much as €200 million to tempt the Red Devils into a sale.
COUTINHO READY TO STAY PUT
Philippe Coutinho has accepted that Liverpool will not be selling him this summer and will instead push for a move to Barcelona in 2018, claims the Daily Star .
Several big-money bids from Camp Nou have been knocked back for the Brazilian, with Jurgen Klopp maintaining that no sale will be sanctioned in the current window.
BARCA WANT COUTINHO & DI MARIA
Barcelona still want to sign Philippe Coutinho and Angel Di Maria despite wrapping up a deal for Ousmane Dembele, reports Marca .
The Catalans are eager to add greater depth to their ranks and will continue to pursue attacking talents at Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the summer deadline.
BARCA & JUVE CAN'T AGREE ON GOMES
Juventus and Barcelona are yet to reach agreement over a deal for Andre Gomes following talks over the midfielder at the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday, according to Tuttosport .
Barca are willing to let Gomes move on just a year after signing the Portugal international and want either a sale now or a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
However, Juve would prefer to take Gomes on loan for the season, but without the obligation to sign him on a permanent basis.
BARCELONA AGREE DEMBELE DEAL
Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement over the sale of Ousmane Dembele to Camp Nou, reports L 'Equipe .
The two clubs held a meeting in Monaco after the Champions League group stage draw, and all indications suggest there was a positive outcome as Dembele moves closer to a deal.
MESSI'S DAD HOLDS MAN CITY TALKS
Lionel Messi's father Jorge has opened talks with Manchester City over a move for the Barcelona wizard in 2018, reports the Sun .
Messi had been expected to sign a new contract with Barcelona that would keep him at Camp Nou until 2021, although he has delayed confirming the extension throughout the summer.
If the deal is not penned the Argentine will be a free agent next year, a prospect that has caught the eye of City due to Messi's close relationship with Pep Guardiola and director of football Txiki Begiristain.
WILLIAN TO REPLACE NEYMAR AT BARCA
Chelsea winger Willian is now in pole position to replace Neymar at Barcelona, according to France Football .
The Brazilian has found it difficult to adapt to life at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte, and has spent a lot of time in the bench since the ex-Juve man took over.
And while Conte would be reluctant to sell his star, Barca see him as the perfect player to add attacking potency on the left flank.
GORETZKA OFFERED TO BARCELONA
Schalke have offered star midfielder Leon Goretzka to Barcelona in order to avoid him leaving for free to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, reports Mundo Deportivo .
Goretzka is out of contract in June 2018, and has been widely linked with a switch to the Allianz Arena once his current deal is up.
But Schalke are keen to keep him away from the Bavarian powerhouse, to the extent that they would consider selling him now to Camp Nou in a €30 million deal.
BARCA AGREE €50M DI MARIA DEAL
Barcelona have agreed a €50 million fee with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Angel di Maria and have also agreed personal terms with the former Real Madrid attacker, claims Sport .
PSG are happy to sell Di Maria after signing Neymar in a world record deal from Barca, who have encountered frustration in their attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.
After also calling off their pursuit of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri , Barca are now trying to get a deal for Di Maria over the line.
BARCELONA HOLD BERGWIJN TALKS
Barcelona have held talks with PSV Eindhoven regarding a potential deal for teenage winger Steven Bergwijn, according to gianlucadimarzio.com .
Bergwijn recently extended his contract with PSV until 2021, and Barcelona are exploring the possibility of signing the 19-year-old either now or in the January transfer window.
BARCA PLAN FOURTH COUTINHO BID
Barcelona are ready to launch a fourth offer for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho which could rise to £138 million, according to Sky Sports .
The report claims the Blaugrana are prepared to bid £101m up front with a further £37m in bonuses for the unsettled Brazil international.
JUVE LOOK AT GOMES LOAN
Juventus are considering an approach to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes on a season-long loan, according to Tuttosport.
Gomes has emerged as an option for Juve as the Italian champions look to strengthen their midfield, with Roma’s Kevin Strootman also among their targets.
COUTINHO CONCEDES BARCA DEFEAT
Philippe Coutinho is ready to hold talks with Liverpool after conceding defeat in his efforts to join Barcelona this summer, reports The Independent .
The Brazilian saw a transfer request rejected by Liverpool, who have turned down three bids from Barcelona for the playmaker.
With Liverpool adamant that he is not for sale, Coutinho and his representatives are now planning clear-the-air talks with the club’s key figures, with Barcelona being blamed for putting pressure on the player.
BARCELONA WATCHING KEITA
Barcelona are watching RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita as the club continue to look for signings before the close of the transfer window, reports Mundo Deportivo .
Keita, who has been a long-term target for Liverpool, was scouted by Barcelona representatives during Leipzig’s defeat by Schalke at the weekend, with Leon Goretzka also under observation.
SERI AGREES FOUR-YEAR BARCA DEAL
Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri has agreed a four-year contract with Barcelona, reports L'Equipe.
Barcelona have turned to Seri after meeting frustration in their attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele , and are due to open talks with Nice on Monday about a €40 million deal.
COUTINHO'S BARCA MOVE 'IMPOSSIBLE'
Philippe Coutinho’s entourage believes it is now ‘practically impossible’ for the playmaker to join Barcelona from Liverpool this summer, according to RAC1 via Mundo Deportivo .
Barcelona have seen three bids for the Brazilian turned down by Liverpool , who have insisted Coutinho will not be sold.
And, according to Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague , Barcelona will now withdraw their offer after setting Liverpool a 7pm deadline on Sunday to accept their bid.
MAN CITY READY TO PAY MESSI RELEASE CLAUSE
Manchester City are preparing a move to land Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, reports Yahoo Sports France .
The Premier League club are ready to pay Messi's release clause of €300 million in order to bring the Argentina international to the Etihad Stadium.