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Today's Gossip: Coutinho "Agrees" Terms; Gunners Close In On £45m Winger

Arsenal raise Lemar stakes
Monaco are being taken apart in this window it seems: Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy have left for Man City and Tiemoue Bakayoko is off to Chelsea. And now Arsenal have recommitted to their pursuit of versatile attacker Thomas Lemar.

The Telegraph reports that Arsenal are prepared to up their offer for Lemar to £45m for the wide man.
The Gunners have already had two bids over £30m knocked back, and with Ligue 1 champions already losing three key players, Arsene Wenger's side look like they'll have to pay an overwhelming amount to poach another of Leonardo Jardim's jewels.

Barca push hard for Coutinho
The natural food chain of the transfer market has hurt feelings this Summer, as Liverpool have chased RB Leipzig's Naby Keita to no avail, but now feel aggrieved to find themselves in the reverse position as Barcelona circle for Philippe Coutinho.
The Reds have quickly knocked back a £72m offer but the Blaugrana are not deterred and the Star believes they are set to return with an £80m bid for the Brazilian.

A total of 14 goals and nine assists last term, a series of eye-catching displays for the Selecaoand his friendship with Neymar, make Coutinho a prime candidate for Barca.

But the player is set to travel with the Liverpool squad to Germany on Wednesday as he steps up preseason, with Jurgen Klopp eager to reach September and maintain his talisman.

Man City look to hijack Real's Mbappe pursuit
Manchester City are plotting a sensational move to derail Real Madrid's world record move for Monaco wonder kid Kylian Mbappe. ESPN FC sources say Pep Guardiola's club are ready with a record offer of their own to steal
Guardiola is desperate to land the 18-year-old starlet and City believe they can beat Los Blancos to the France international should he leave the Principality club.

Chief executive Ferran Soriano will now sit patiently to hear back from Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev, with Real's dependency on raising funds opening a window for City to snatch Mbappe in the move of the summer.

Spurs eye bargain Walker replacement
Tottenham cashed in this summer on Kyle Walker with City coughing up £50m for the England full-back, and while Kieran Trippier could emerge as the successor, Spurs want depth at the position.
That has led them to Germany starlet Jeremy Toljan, with the Hoffenheim right-back available at a knockdown price, according to the Mirror.

The 22-year-old thrived for the under-21s this summer, claiming the European Championship with his side in the process.

While Spurs will be in a strong negotiating position due to the player having just one year remaining on his contract, Hoffenheim are only looking for around £7m, meaning Mauricio Pochettino should be able to spend more than £40m elsewhere on his squad.

Liverpool Ready To Let Emre Can Move On
Liverpool look ready to allow midfielder Emre Can to leave Anfield, according to various reports on Wednesday morning.

The Germany midfielder has just 12 months left on his existing contract at Anfield and he is yet to agree fresh terms with the club, amid strong rumours linking him with Juventus.

Now, according to The Sun, Can has already Agreed Personal Terms with the Serie A champions ahead of a proposed switch to Italy.

Furthermore, the Daily Express say Liverpool value Can at around the £35million, but are likely to accept a £30.4m bid for the midfielder.

Juventus are also keen on a deal for Nemanja Matic, but Chelsea’s £40m asking price for the Serbian is putting them off and it appears they see Can as a more viable option.

As a result, Matic has once again been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, who is valued at £50m by the Ligue 1 champions (Daily Mail)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg’s Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20 (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s £143m bid for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign a six-year deal and rejoin the French side on loan (The Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been urged to do “whatever it takes” to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, by Gunners legend David Seaman (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has slammed the Premier League’s summer spending as “unsustainable”, with Spurs yet to shell out a single penny on new additions (Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are not afraid to splash the cash this summer, and the Reds will prove it by maintaining a delicate pursuit of Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mirror)

Renato Sanches has opened the door on a move away from Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are preparing a third bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have told new signing Jacob Murphy they will keep monitoring his twin brother Josh, also a Norwich City winger (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea face a fight to save their reputation in China, despite sending Kenedy home in disgrace for insulting the country (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed their Premier League rivals for creating an “out of control” transfer market

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has warned outcast Moussa Sissoko to sort out his Spurs future – or risk missing the World Cup (The Sun)

Neymar (l): Believes Philippe Coutinho is capable of playing for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Neymar has amazingly requested Paris Saint-Germain sign Philippe Coutinho as well as him (The Sun)

Barcelona are preparing a new £80m bid for Liverpool playmaker Coutinho

Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United made him an emotional wreck (The Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering a raid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies (The Sun)

Manchester United are edging closer to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic (The Sun) 

Jose Mourinho insists he made no attempts to re-sign Javier Hernandez – who joined West Ham on Monday

Inter Milan are preparing to sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United and want Lazio’s Keita Balde as his replacement (Daily Express)

Sunderland have opened talks with Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho admits he may only be able to sign one more player for Manchester United this summer (Daily Mail)

Danilo claims he snubbed Chelsea to sign for Manchester City in his £27m deal (Daily Mail)

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals have hit the jackpot in a gambling takeover (Daily Mail)

Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they abuse a referee under new FA laws (Daily Telegraph)

Thirteen Chinese Super League clubs face expulsion over unpaid debts (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and his preference is a move to West Ham (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Tottenham will be major rivals for the Premier League title this season (The Guardian)

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