European Paper Talk: Barcelona hopeful of signing Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho
Image: Phillippe Coutinho is on Barcelona's radar

With the major leagues around Europe drawing to a conclusion, talk has already turned to how the big clubs intend to splash their cash this summer.

Our friends at Football Whispers have rounded-up all the latest transfer rumours from across the Continent.



Barcelona are still trying to work out a plan to sign Philippe Coutinho this summer. With what Liverpool will demand and his near £4m-a-year salary, the 24-year-old would disrupt the Catalan club's pay system. Also, it is understood that the Reds want a similar fee as the one received for Luis Suarez in 2014.


On loan at Deportivo Alaves, the future of Manchester City transfer target, Theo Hernandez, is up in the air. Officials from Barcelona apparently met the player a few days ago to agree a deal worth €3.5m (£2.96m) over six seasons for the 19-year-old defender, but apparently, he is still keen to make a deal with Atletico's city rivals Real Madrid.



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Although Monaco are hoping to hold on to Kylian Mbappe for another season, the player's uncle has revealed that both Manchester United and Manchester City are 'options' for the French striker should he decide to leave Ligue 1 this summer.

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After being heavily linked with a move away from Napoli, Belgian forward, Dries Mertens has finally decided to stay in Serie A and will sign a new contract with his current club. This will come as a blow to Arsenal, Spurs, and other Premier League clubs.


Inter Milan are on the search for a new manager. While they wait for answers from Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid, they have turned their attention to Napoli's Maurizio Sarri.

As Inter Milan look to grow and challenge the top clubs once again, they are reportedly targeting Roma's Daniele De Rossi and former Manchester United transfer target Kevin Strootman.



After a superb season for Nice, Jean Michel Seri has become a target for Paris Saint-Germain this summer. He is now thought to be Unai Emery's number one midfield option, and not Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko who is reportedly wanted by Chelsea. Seri has a release clause of €40m (£33.8m) and is seen as the successor to Thiago Motta's role in the capital.


Formerly linked with a move to Bournemouth, Lyon's young full-back Jordy Gaspar could be about to make a shock move to Ligue 1 rivals Monaco. The 19-year-old is out of contract in the summer and with only two league appearances, he is keen to leave on a free.

11/02/17 WILLIAM HILL SCOTTISH CUP FIFTH ROUND .  CELTIC v INVERNESS CT .  CELTIC PARK - GLASGOW .  Celtic's Moussa Dembele celebrates his goal
Image: Moussa Dembele is a target of many clubs


As well as being a target for Tottenham and Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund have entered the race to pounce for Celtic forward Moussa Dembele.



Bayern Munich have made a shortlist of right-backs to replace Philipp Lahm after his retirement this summer. The three-man shortlist comprises of Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, Spurs disgruntled star Kyle Walker and reported Manchester United target Djibril Sidibe from Monaco.

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has revealed Bayern Munich have tried to convince him to sign for them on two occasions. The first came when he was a 17-year-old at Metz and then during his time at Roma, just before agreeing to move to Juventus.



Former Spurs playmaker Adel Taarabt is in trouble again. On loan at Genoa from Benfica, the boss of the Italian club was very critical of players that joined in January. "We have players who have arrived that I do not even see in practice." Without naming names, it's clear that the Moroccan international, with just one start to his name, is having more problems in his career.

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