Friday 14 December 2018

Football rumours from the media

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho


PHILIPPE COUTINHO is still a wanted man, according to the Daily Mirror. The saga of the Liverpool attacking midfielder has been rumbling on since the summer transfer window when Barcelona made moves to snare the 25-year-old. Now the paper reports that Paris St Germain are also keen on bringing the Brazilian, who has a reported price tag of around £135million, to the Parc des Princes.

Real Madrid could made an audacious bid for Bayern Munich's ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI over the summer, the Sun reports. The Polish striker has previously said he is "obsessed" with the Spanish giants and the paper has reported that talks have already been held between the club and representatives for the 29-year-old.

After a stunning performance against Manchester City, defender CONOR COADY is hot property, with Newcastle and West Brom taking an interest, according to the Sun. Coady, 24, impressed in the Carabao Cup defeat and has helped Wolves to the top of the Championship.

Speculation mounts that LUKE SHAW is on his way out of Old Trafford, with the Times reporting the left-back has fallen out with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as the 22-year-old has struggled to get a start this season.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are to open talks with goalkeeper DAVID DE GEA about a new contract, according to the Independent. The 26-year-old is currently contracted until 2019, but United want to look at tying the Spain international down in face of interest from Real Madrid.


@guardiansport: Stan Kroenke says he is at Arsenal for long term and has no regrets over Wenger

@TheSunFootball: EXCLUSIVE: Atmosphere at Man United training now 'like a morgue'

@BBCSport: "I've yet to see another player as good as him." Everyone is buzzing about England youngster Rhian Brewster.


JUSTIN KLUIVERT: The son of former Dutch international Patrick Kluivert has caught the eye of Tottenham as the club scout Ajax fixtures, Sky Sports News said.

JOSHUA KIMMICH: Manchester City and Barcelona will have to fight it out in the race to sign the 22-year-old Bayern Munich star, according to TalkSport.

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