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Football rumours from the media

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The future of PHILIPPE COUTINHO dominates Wednesday morning's transfer talk as the Liverpool playmaker continues to be linked with Barcelona.

The Mirror claims the LaLiga club want to wrap up a £100million move by the end of the week as they look to boost their squad following the departure of Neymar.

But the Daily Star writes that Liverpool are determined to keep the Brazil international and will reject any bid they receive.

Arsenal still face a fight to keep ALEXIS SANCHEZ, reports the Independent.

They claim the Chile forward is wanted by Paris St Germain, who are still looking to spend despite paying £200m for Neymar, while the player is said to prefer a move to Manchester City.

However, the Telegraph says PSG are not interested in Sanchez following the completion of the Neymar deal.

Chelsea have turned their attention to Tottenham left-back DANNY ROSE after admitting defeat in their pursuit of ALEX SANDRO, according to the Sun.

The Telegraph claims the Blues are also interested in PSG right-back SERGE AURIER but face competition from Manchester United.

ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP

@FabrizioRomano: " Man United are working on Zlatan Ibrahimovic comeback. Talks ongoing"

@talkSPORT: " Giannelli Imbula is set to swap Stoke for Monaco"

PLAYERS TO WATCH

KYLIAN MBAPPE: The in-demand Monaco striker has reportedly chosen to join Paris St Germain over Real Madrid, according to reports in France.

RIYAD MAHREZ: The Sun claims Leicester are demanding £50million for the winger, which could put off Serie A's Roma, but not Inter Milan, according to the Mirror.

MARC MUNIESA: The former Barcelona defender could be leaving Stoke and heading back to LaLiga.

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