Football transfer gossip: Eriksen, Coutinho, Mbappe, Drinkwater, Hazard

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Transfer news

Barcelona are turning their attention to Tottenham and Denmark attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, because of Liverpool's refusal to sell 25-year-old playmaker Philippe Coutinho. (Independent)external-link

Liverpool priced Brazil international Coutinho at 150m euros (£136.5m) during negotiations this week. (Daily Record)external-link

Borussia Dortmund and France forward Ousmane Dembele remains Barcelona's top target, with the Spanish side set to return with an improved 140m euro (£127m) bid for the 20-year-old. (AS)external-link

If Barcelona fail to sign Dembele or Coutinho, they could pursue 28-year-old Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, who is a long-term target for Manchester United. (Sport Italia via Football Italia)external-link

Paris St-Germain midfielder Angel di Maria, 29, has emerged as a surprise target for Barcelona as they seek to replace Neymar following his move to the French club. (Sport)external-link

PSG have offered 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe an annual salary of 18m euros (£16.4m) over five years to convince him to leave Monaco. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Mbappe is keen on a move to PSG but no deal has been reached and the transfer may not happen this summer. (ESPN)external-link

Real Madrid have ended their interest in Mbappe and could turn to Chelsea and Belgium attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 26. (Don Balon via Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea have yet to return with an improved bid for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, after the Foxes rejected a £15m offer earlier this summer. (Telegraph)external-link

Midfielder Jack Colback, 27, is set to leave Newcastle after a training ground row with boss Rafael Benitez. (Daily Mail)external-link

Tottenham are in talks to sign Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez, 21, for £35m. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 25, now has a release clause of 700m euros (£637m) after signing a four-year deal with the option of a further season. (AS)external-link

Burnley will submit a £15m bid to sign Leeds and New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 25, to replace Andre Gray, who left for Watford this week. (Sun)external-link

Leeds have rejected a £12m offer - believed to be from Burnley - for Wood. (Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

Leeds have lined up Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, 25, as a possible replacement for Wood. (Bild - in German)external-link

Real Madrid have ended their interest in Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, and Manchester United counterpart David de Gea, 26. (Don Balon via Express)external-link

Swansea will offer £20m for former midfielder Joe Allen, 27, despite Stoke saying the Wales international is not for sale. (Mirror)external-link

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley says he cannot compete financially with the top Premier League clubs so cannot give manager Rafael Benitez enough money to spend in the transfer window. (Sky Sports)external-link

French side Nantes, managed by former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, want to take 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide on loan. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Roma director of football Monchi says the Italian club will not increase their £32m offer for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez. (Sun)external-link

Tottenham have made an approach for 20-year-old Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop, but face competition from French side Lyon. (Daily Mail)external-link

West Ham have reached a verbal agreement with Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 25, over a proposed move. (Diario de Noticias via Talksport)external-link

West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes the club will soon have five new signings to add to their squad. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United are close to completing the signing of 19-year-old Oliveirense striker Bruno Amorim, according to the Portuguese club's director Antonio Jose Leite. (Noticias ao Minuto via Daily Express)external-link

The back pages

Most of Saturday's back pages have a theme - first up, The Times


Star Trek and X-Men actor Sir Patrick Stewart says he turns up to filming in his Huddersfield shirt when the club are playing and also gets sent a recording of the side's matches by the Premier League newcomers. (Times - subscription required)external-link

WWE wrestler Triple H has sent West Ham an inspirational video message before their Premier League opener against Manchester United. (Twitter)external-link

Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has posted a photo of himself with fellow right-back Serge Aurier - who is reportedly set to leave the French club - with the caption 'se queda' ('he stays') in a parody of Gerard Pique's photo with Neymar before the latter left Barcelona for PSG. (Twitter)external-link

Meunier himself is pushing for a move to Real Madrid as he does not want to be second choice to Dani Alves. (AS)external-link

Likely competition from Amazon could force Sky to pay an extra £600m each year to retain the rights to the majority of Premier League matches. (Guardian)external-link

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho handed his Super Cup runners-up medal to a young fan from Bristol after the 2-1 defeat by Real Madrid. (Bristol Post)external-link

Everton have been one of the big-spending sides in the Premier League this summer but manager Ronald Koeman says his side are not yet on the same level as the top-flight's top six. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Best of Friday's transfer news

Arsenal have offered Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, a new contract worth £300,000 per week, to make him the Premier League's highest-paid player. (Daily Mail)external-link

Juventus are prepared to offer £23m to try to persuade Liverpool to sell German midfielder Emre Can. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Daily Mirror)external-link

West Ham have made a club record bid of 30m euros (£27.1m) for 25-year-old Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Barcelona cannot afford to buy Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho if they sign France forward Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund, according to Spanish football journalist Graham Hunter. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is battling a pay crisis following England left-back Danny Rose's criticism of the club's ambition. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Rose got a "heroes' welcome" from the Spurs dressing room, with team-mates threatening to speak out. (Sun)external-link

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