Paper Talk: Wednesday’s football transfer rumours


Chelsea have launched a £25million bid for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to one report in Paper Talk.


Arsenal have received a significant boost on the eve of the season with Paris Saint-Germain dropping their interest in Alexis Sanchez following the signing of Neymar.

Chelsea and Manchester United have received encouragement to pursue a deal to sign Serge Aurier after PSG decided to put the right-back up for sale.

Liverpool remain adamant that Philippe Coutinho will not be sold and insist Barcelona are wasting their time travelling to England to try to secure a deal for the Brazil forward.


Barcelona want to sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho by the end of the week and the Spanish giants are sending a three-man delegation to London to try to negotiate a £100million move to the Nou Camp.

Inter Milan have joined the race for Riyad Mahrez – as Italian rivals Roma all but ended their interest in the Leicester playmaker.

Watford have completed the £11.2million signing of Brazilian winger Richarlison on a five-year contract – and the Hornets are leading the chase for Burnley striker Andre Gray.

Midfielder Mohamed Elneny has maintained he is staying at Arsenal after rejecting a move to Leicester.

Promoted Brighton are hopeful of tying up a deal for Everton misfit Oumar Niasse.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard plans to tell Barcelona he wants to swap Stamford Bridge for the Nou Camp, according to reports in Spain.

Real Madrid look set to miss out on Kylian Mbappe as the Monaco star wants to join Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France.

Arsenal are in serious danger of losing out on Thomas Lemar – if Monaco decide to sell Kylian Mbappe.

Leicester will not sell Riyad Mahrez to Roma this summer unless the Italian club meet their valuation.

Chelsea have launched a £25million swoop for Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Barcelona’s pursuit of Philippe Coutinho was stepped up on Tuesday morning when club directors arrived in England in an attempt to close the deal so the player can make his debut against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Liverpool are likely to turn down a request from Hannover 96 to take Ben Woodburn on loan.

Chelsea are continuing to discuss a move for Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

Liverpool midfielder Yan Dhanda is wanted on loan by Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Bristol City.

Roma have hinted that they have given up on trying to sign Riyad Mahrez.

Barcelona chiefs have jetted in to seal a £120million deal for Philippe Coutinho – but Liverpool are refusing to do business.


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