Transfer rumours: Coutinho, Rodriguez, Grealish, Hart, Anderson, Willian

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Chelsea are in talks to sign Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The 27-year-old former Liverpool player is currently on loan at Bayern Munich. (Sport)external-link

Manchester United and Napoli want Real Madrid's Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 28. (AS, in Spanish)external-link

Aston Villa's English playmaker Jack Grealish, 24, remains among Manchester United's main transfer targets. (Evening Standard)external-link

Barcelona have turned down the chance to sign Chelsea and Brazil forward Willian, despite the 31-year-old being available on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Sport)external-link

However, Chelsea have opened talks with defender Antonio Rudiger. The Blues are keen for the German, 27, to sign a deal until at least 2023. (Sky Sports)external-link

Napoli are interested in West Ham's Brazil winger Felipe Anderson, 26. (Corriere dello Sport, in Italian)external-link

Besiktas are considering signing Burnley's former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 32, as a replacement for 26-year-old German Loris Karius, who is on loan from Liverpool.(Fanatik, in Turkish)external-link

Brighton are close to signing Sydney FC's Australia Under-17 midfielder Cameron Peupion, 17. (Sydney Morning Herald)external-link

Defender Diego Carlos says he is happy at Sevilla despite interest from Liverpool. The 27-year-old Brazilian has a £64m release clause in his contract. (Estadio Deportivo, in Spanish)external-link

Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 27, says he considered joining Manchester United before moving to Anfield. (Times, subscription required)external-link

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