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Rumour mill: Barcelona want Coutinho from Liverpool, City chase Monaco back Mendy

Barcelona have set their sights on signing Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, according to the Daily Mail.

The Spanish club have bid £72million for the Brazil international and are keen to get their man. The Daily Telegraph, however, is reporting that Liverpool will not sell Coutinho at any price.

Tottenham are monitoring wantaway Leicester winger RIYAD MAHREZ, the Standard has written.

The 26-year-old is keen to move on from the King Power Stadium, though Leicester will have to reduce their £50million price tag if Spurs are to make a move.

The Sun are reporting that Arsenal now expect MESUT OZIL to sign a new contract at the Emirates.

Manchester City's pursuit of Monaco left-back BENJAMIN MENDY remains frustrated, as the Mail are reporting that they have had a £44.5million bid snubbed.

The Daily Star claims that Everton are eyeing a move for Arsenal striker OLIVIER GIROUD after a potential move to Borussia Dortmund looks to have gone cold for the Frenchman.

ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP

@GuillemBalague: Losing Neymar for the €222 of his buy out clause is not guarantee of signing big names at this stage. And will upset Messi big time

@JBurtTelegraph: Monaco reject Man City offer of 50million euros for Benjamin Mendy and want same fee as Spurs got for Kyle Walker.

@DeadlineDayLive: Arsenal have told West Ham they want £20m and a buy-back option for Jack Wilshere.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

IVAN PERISIC: The Inter Milan midfielder's protracted move to Manchester United is no closer, with the Mirror reporting that Inter have still not accepted a bid from United.

JADON SANCHO: The Independent claim that Tottenham and Arsenal are ready to swoop for the talented Manchester City youngster, who wants more first-team action.

CALUM CHAMBERS: Crystal Palace will go back with a second bid for the Arsenal defender, after their opening £16million offer was rejected, according to ESPN.

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