Football transfer gossip: Luan, Coutinho, Keita, Ibrahimovic

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Liverpool are stepping up their interest in Gremio's Brazilian forward Luan, dubbed 'the new Ronaldinho', by sending a scout to watch the 24-year-old. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The Reds took just 35 minutes to reject Barcelona's increased £90.3m offer for 25-year-old midfielder Philippe Coutinho. (Daily Express)external-link

RB Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick has admitted the German club will likely sell 22-year-old midfielder and Liverpool target Naby Keita, but not until next season. (Daily Mirror)external-link

AC Milan are hoping to continue their summer recruitment spree with a sensational move for 35-year-old former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Corriere dello Sport)external-link

Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk is adamant that 24-year-old defender Ben Gibson, who has been the subject of interest from Southampton and West Brom, is not for sale. (Daily Mail)external-link

Transfer news - update at 07:30 BST

Manchester United boss Mourinho is intent on making at least one more signing before the transfer window closes - with Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, 27, and Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28, potential targets. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Rose says he is not planning to leave Spurs, but he would consider a concrete offer from another club, and believes he should be paid more than he is. (Sun)external-link

The England international has also urged Tottenham to spend money, but not on 'players you have to Google and say, 'Who's that?'. (Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain are close to signing France and Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, 18, for 180m euros (£163m) and already have a deal in place for team-mate Fabinho, 23, who can play in defence and midfield. (Daily Record)external-link

If Mbappe does leave, Monaco will bid for 30-year-old AC Milan and Colombia striker Carlos Bacca. (Caracol Radio, via Sun)external-link

Chelsea have made a £35m bid for Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, who has just one year left on his contract with the Gunners. (Daily Star)external-link

Arsenal fear that Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, could revive his attempts to force a move away from the Emirates. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Barcelona will return with a fourth improved offer for Liverpool's 25-year-old forward Philippe Coutinho. (Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is the biggest obstacle to any negotiations for the Brazil playmaker. (Marca)external-link

But Coutinho will not hand in a transfer request to force through a deal. (Sport)external-link

West Ham are preparing a £25m bid for Sporting Lisbon's 25-year-old midfielder William Carvalho. (Daily Mail)external-link

Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 29, had talks with Manchester United this summer about rejoining former boss Jose Mourinho. (Goal)external-link

Newcastle have secured a season-long loan for Chelsea winger Kenedy, 21. The Brazilian was sent home from the Blues' pre-season tour in China last month following a social media row. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United have opened talks with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic over a new contract, despite the 35-year-old still recovering from a knee ligament injury that will keep him out until next year. (Daily Mail)external-link

Ibrahimovic is continuing to work hard on his rehabilitation, and has told United boss Jose Mourinho that he wants to return to Old Trafford. (Guardian)external-link

Borussia Dortmund have told Barcelona they must pay 150m euros (£135m) for France forward Ousmane Dembele, 20, as the Spanish club search for a replacement for PSG and Brazil striker Neymar, 25. (Guardian)external-link

Marseille boss Rudi Garcia says Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud would be the "ideal" signing, but the 30-year-old is not interested in joining the Ligue 1 side. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Middlesbrough and Netherlands midfielder Marten de Roon, 26, is set to rejoin former club Atalanta, despite only leaving the Italian side for Boro last summer. (Gazette)external-link

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has spoken to Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger about signing Spanish striker Lucas Perez, but the Gunners are holding out for £13.4m for the 28-year-old. (Chronicle)external-link

Spain midfielder Isco, 25, is close to signing a new deal at Real Madrid - ensuring Manchester United and Arsenal will miss out on a move. (Independent)external-link

Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi flew to Marseille on Wednesday and could have a medical with the French club on Thursday as the 23-year-old looks set to sign on a season-long loan. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Sunderland are interested in signing former midfielder Grant Leadbitter, 31, from fellow Championship side Middlesbrough. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, 32, has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce from Spanish outfit Villarreal. (AS)external-link

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback, 27, is set to be left out of the promoted side's 25-man Premier League squad. (Shields Gazette)external-link

Manager Antonio Conte has told the Chelsea board to sign 25-year-old Barcelona and Spain full-back Sergi Roberto, who has a release clause of 40m euros (£36.2m). (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Valencia and Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo,23, is close to joining Premier League champions Chelsea. (Don Balon, via Express)external-link

The back pages



Luka Modric will miss Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup first leg away to Barcelona because of a red card picked up in the second leg of the trophy's 2014 edition. Under current rules, the Croatia midfielder would have already served the ban but this is Real's first appearance in the event for three years. (AS)external-link

Ex-Newcastle and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, 41, has criticised former Stoke team-mate Giannelli Imbula. The Potters' club record signing looks set to be sold to French side Monaco. (Off The Ball)external-link

Manchester United scouted now Real Madrid midfielder Isco during Sir Alex Ferguson's time as manager, but the verdict was that "he's not quite quick enough and his head is too big for his body". (ESPN)external-link

Premier League clubs are not paying enough to help with the cost of policing matches, says London's mayor Sadiq Khan. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Best of Wednesday's transfer news

Barcelona want to sign Liverpool's Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, by the end of the week. (Daily Mirror)external-link

But Liverpool are refusing to sell Coutinho, as a Barcelona delegation flew to England to negotiate a deal. The La Liga club are willing to up their bid to £120m. (Daily Star)external-link

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told the media in a public statement that the club have no plans to sell Gareth Bale, 28, following interest from Manchester United. (Star)external-link

Chelsea have launched a £25m bid for Arsenal's England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23. (Daily Mail)external-link

Inter Milan have joined the race for Leicester's playmaker Riyad Mahrez, after Roma had a £32m bid for the 26-year-old turned down. The Foxes want £50m for the Algeria winger. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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