Football transfer gossip: Coutinho, Costa, De Gea, Carvalho, Draxler, Evans

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Barcelona's latest £119m offer for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, was rejected, with the bid being made up of a guaranteed £80m and the rest for the Brazilian reaching targets, including winning multiple trophies and the Ballon d'Or. (Mirror) external-link

Chelsea want £50m for striker Diego Costa but Atletico Madrid are only prepared to offer £30m for the 28-year-old. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United will allow goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, to join Real Madrid next season if they can sign 18-year-old Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan. (Sun)external-link

West Ham are becoming frustrated in their attempts to sign 25-year-old Portugal midfielder William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon, with the clubs £5.5m apart in their valuations. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester City have been told they must pay at least £30m to sign West Brom's 29-year-old Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans. (Times - subscription required)external-link

But, if Manchester City fail to land Jonny Evans or their other defensive targets, boss Pep Guardiola says he will be happy with the players at his disposal. (Daily Express) external-link

Paris St-Germain will not entertain the possibility of selling Germany winger Julian Draxler, 23, this summer. (ESPN FC)external-link

Chelsea are targeting 30-year-old Inter Milan and Italy winger Antonio Candreva, with the Serie A club prepared to sell for £25m. (Mirror)external-link

Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Argentine centre-back Juan Foyth, 19, from Estudiantes, for a fee of around £9m. (Guardian)external-link

Burnley are set to sign 25-year-old Leeds striker Chris Wood in a £15m deal after their first offer was rejected. (Mirror)external-link

Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp says he still wants to sign 33-year-old former England winger Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough, but negotiations are proving difficult. (Talksport)external-link

Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane, 30, has been offered a three-year deal by Turkish side Osmanlispor. (L'Equipe via Leicester Mercury)external-link

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has suggested the transfer ambitions of club owner Mike Ashley are now less ambitious than they were when the pair met in May. (Guardian)external-link

Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, says he has no regrets over his conduct during his protracted £40m move from Swansea to Goodison Park. (Times - subscription required)external-link

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The Guardian sport section on Saturday
The Guardian sport section on Saturday

Other news

Barcelona will pay tribute to the victims of the attacks in Spain's Catalonia region with a special shirt in Sunday's La Liga opener against Real Betis. (FC Barcelona)external-link

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has revealed he had one week off over the summer... and he took a doctor with him. (Daily Mail)external-link

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer, 47, says he turned down an offer to become Liverpool manager because he "wasn't ready". (Daily Express)external-link

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has been told by sporting director Hasan Salihamidziche he can no longer smoke inside the club's training complex. (Daily Mail)external-link

Barnsley are in advanced discussions with Nice's Chinese billionaire majority shareholder Chien Lee over a takeover. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has paid tribute to TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth, who died on Friday aged 89...

Theo Walcott

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie seems pleased by the new arrival at Goodison Park...

Yannick Bolasie

Best of Thursday's transfer news

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez says it will be "difficult" to sign Liverpool's 25-year-old attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho because he doesn't have a release clause. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea have had a £63m bid for Juventus' 26-year-old wing-back Brazil Alex Sandro rejected. (Mirror)external-link

Paris St-Germain are still keen to sign Monaco's 23-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, says he will not return to Stamford Bridge and intends to rejoin Atletico Madrid. (Telegraph)external-link

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