Paper Talk: Sunday’s football transfer rumours and gossip from UK newspapers


Barcelona may use Rafinha as a makeweight in a deal for Philippe Coutinho, while Bale to Manchester United is back in the papers.


La Liga president Javier Tebas has threatened to take legal action against Paris Saint-Germain over their world-record £198m move for Barcelona star Neymar, claiming a breach of financial fair play.

Newcastle have been linked with a £3.6m move for Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis.

Barcelona are to offer Liverpool Rafinha in an attempt to lure Philippe Coutinho to the Nou Camp.

Wesley Sneijder is set to team up with Mario Balotelli at Nice after leaving Galatasaray.

Liverpool and Southampton are in the hunt for Inter Milan defensive starlet Zinho Vanheusden, according to reports.

Galatasaray have confirmed they are in talks to sign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

Bolton Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson is in talks to sign Cameroon international forward Jacques Zoua from Kaiserslautern.

Huddersfield have joined the race for £10m-rated French winger Marcus Coco, who plays for Guingamp.


Alexis Sanchez will tell Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger this week that he wants to join Manchester City.

Watford’s new boss Marco Silva wants Everton’s former England winger Aaron Lennon.

Philippe Coutinho will plead with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to let him join Barcelona.

Watford are confident of tying up a loan deal for Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour.


Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed “zero progress” has been made regarding a new deal at the club.

Wolves defender Danny Batth is attracting attention from Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa.

Hull City are plotting a permanent swoop for Bournemouth midfielder Marc Wilson.


Big-spending Championship side Wolves could make a shock £20m move for top-flight Burnley’s star striker Andre Gray.

Ronald Koeman will this week step up his interest in Olivier Giroud. The Arsenal striker is the No 1 target on Everton’s hit-list.

Stoke are ready to move for Dinamo Kiev’s Andriy Yarmolenko as they search for Marko Arnautovic’s replacement.

Watford are closing in on Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs. The clubs are in advanced talks with West Brom having ended their interest.

Gareth Barry could be blocked from quitting Everton for West Brom amid uncertainty about fellow midfielder James McCarthy’s future.

Stoke are closing in on a deal for Manchester City’s England midfielder Fabian Delph.

Arsenal and arch-rivals Tottenham are both keeping tabs on teenage striker Yann Karamoh at French club Caen.


Jose Mourinho has targeted a £90m move to take Gareth Bale to Manchester United but would rather wait until next summer to make it happen.

New Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is in a fight with Swansea to land Valencia hitman Alvaro Negredo.

PSG will make a £35m bid for Arsenal play maker Alexis Sanchez as soon as they have smashed the world transfer record to sign Neymar.


Eliaquim Mangala is now hoping to clinch a dream move to Juventus with the Italian champions ready to pay Manchester City a loan fee of £4m.

Manchester United will have to pay up to £31m if they want to tempt Anderlecht to sell Leander Dendoncker.


Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have a strong interest in signing 15-year-old Dutch youth defender Melayro Bogarde, nephew of former Chelsea defender Winston Bogarde.


Kilmarnock boss Lee McCulloch has confirmed he is closing in on a deal for Scotland international Gordon Greer.

Former Rangers and Dundee United midfielder Charlie Telfer has turned out for Bolton as he looks to earn a deal with the Championship side.


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