Paper Talk: Barca want Hazard and Coutinho; Dembele bid rejected

Date published: Thursday 3rd August 2017 12:30

Arsenal have made a bid for a France international, PSG will turn to Alexis Sanchez and Barca will spend the £200m they will recieve for Neymar on two Premier League target, all in the papers.



Arsenal have seen an offer for Ousmane Dembele rejected by Borussia Dortmund, claims a report.

Arsene Wenger is understood to be chasing a wide player, with PSG believed to be set on signing Alexis Sanchez once they have wrapped up a move for Neymar.

The Express claims PSG will bid £35million for the Chile forward as they look to build a Champions League-winning side.

Wenger has been looking to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar all summer, but the Ligue 1 champions are desperate to hold on to Lemar after losing several other stars.

Now, according to Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo Arsenal have made a move for the France international Dembele.

Barcelona have also turned their attentions to the 20-year-old, while Real Madrid are interested in the explosive forward.

Dortmund have no intention of selling the forward, who took England apart in the recent friendly in Paris.


Barcelona are reportedly prepared to spend all the £198million they will pocket for Neymar on two replacements.

The Sun claims Barca will try to sign Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho after agreeing to sell Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.

And they are ready to spend £100million on each player as they bid to fill the void left by the Brazilian.

“SunSport understands Nou Camp officials have already asked a third party to sound out the Belgian forward over a potential move to Spain,” claims the paper.

While they also want Liverpool ace Coutinho too – a man they see as Andres Iniesta’s long-term successor.

Neither Chelsea or Liverpool want to sell, but if Hazard or Coutinho have their heads turned then anything is possible.


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Monaco’s 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe has decided to leave the club, with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris St-Germain in the race to sign him. (L’Equipe)

Barcelona have already made contact with Monaco over a move for the highly rated French forward. (Le10Sport)

The Spanish league will not accept PSG’s payment of Neymar’s release clause with Barcelona because of the 25-year-old forward’s loyalty payment dispute with Barca, and concerns over PSG breaking Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules. (Sport)

European governing body Uefa will ask PSG to explain how they intend to finance the transfer. (Daily Telegraph)

Barca will not try to sign Atletico Madrid’s 26-year-old forward Antoine Griezmann despite Neymar’s impending departure. (AS)

The Spanish club will replace Neymar with Borussia Dortmund’s 20-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele. (Marca)

Neymar’s former representative Wagner Ribeiro says: “PSG will pay the release clause and Neymar will be presented in Paris this week.”(Marca)

The Brazilian passed his medical with PSG on Wednesday in Portugal. (L’Equipe)

Barcelona will use the money from Neymar’s sale to fund moves for Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, and Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Sun)

The Catalan club will bid £100m for Coutinho, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says the playmaker will not be leaving Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to make Argentine goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, 25, his first summer signing from Southampton in a £2m deal. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has told his club’s board that they must sign striker Diego Costa, 28, who Chelsea value at £50m. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are in no hurry to sell Costa and are determined to hold out for their asking price. (Daily Star)

Chelsea will look to sign Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, instead of Bayern Munich’s 19-year-old Renato Sanches. (Mediaset)

Everton’s £50m deal to sign Swansea attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, is likely to be completed over the next few days. (Guardian)

Defender and Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk, 26, is close to forcing through his departure from Southampton. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, wants to stay and fight for a place at the club, despite interest from Italian side Sampdoria. (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool midfield target Naby Keita, 22 is unlikely to sign a contract extension at RB Leipzig, says the German club’s sporting director. (Bild)

Leicester forward Demarai Gray, 21, is happy to stay at the club after talks over his future.(Leicester Mercury)

Watford are keen to sign Everton’s 30-year-old winger Aaron Lennon, with the Toffees willing to sell. (Liverpool Echo)

Winger Stewart Downing, 33, is training with Middlesbrough’s under-23 side after his transfer to Birmingham stalled. (Evening Gazette)

Sunderland are hopeful of signing Aston Villa’s 30-year-old forward Ross McCormack on loan before the start of the Championship season. 

Manchester United are ready to promote 20-year-old midfielder Scott McTominay to their senior squad.(Daily Record)

Turkish champions Besiktas have joined the £20m chase for Leeds’ New Zealand striker Chris Wood. (Fotomac)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will be “happier” if the Red Devils can secure a fourth signing of the transfer window. (Daily Express)

Mourinho says France forward Anthony Martial, 21, will not be leaving Manchester United this summer, despite being linked with a move to Inter Milan.(Daily Star)

Stoke are planning a £15m bid for Crystal Palace’s England winger Andros Townsend, 26, to replace Marko Arnautovic. (Sun)

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