Manchester United defender snubs Inter Milan and Juventus move; while Barcelona raise Coutinho offer as Liverpool star pushes for the move. Inter Milan enter race for Premier League winner; while Kylian Mbappe prefers PSG to Real Madrid.
5. Kylian Mbappe prefers PSG to Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe has decided he wants to continue his career at Paris Saint-Germain instead of Real Madrid. According to Telefoot, the Ligue 1 side prepare a €155 million bid for the Monaco star.
Goal understands PSG have maintained an interest in the France international despite the €222m signing of Neymar.
The Parisians have stayed in touch with young France international Mbappe, with Real Madrid also pursuing the forward.
4. Inter Milan enter race for Riyad Mahrez
Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has picked up a second Italian suitor with the entry of Inter in the race for his signature, claims the Mirror.
Roma have chased the Algerian throughout the transfer window, only to see their efforts continually rebuffed by the Foxes.
And with patience running low in the Eternal City Inter are now planning their own approach, though it remains to be seen whether they will meet Leicester’s £50 million valuation.
3. Barcelona raise Coutinho offer as Liverpool star pushes for move
Barcelona are closing in on Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho with reports in Spain claiming the deal could be done by the end of the week.
The Catalan side are set to raise their offer for Coutinho as the Blaugrana have made the Brazilian star their summer transfer priority to replace Neymar, Il Corriere dello Sport reports.
A meeting between the representatives of Barcelona and Liverpool is scheduled for today.
Barca wanted to sign Coutinho before Neymar left the Nou Camp. The latter’s £200m Nou Camp exit has triggered serious interest in the Liverpool attacking midfielder.
The Reds are determined to hold on to their prized asset. But could bow to a bid in the region of £120m.
The La Liga giants could also include either Rafinha or Andre Gomes in a potential player-plus cash swap deal.