Transfer rumours and paper review
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Sunday's newspapers…
Barcelona will make a £130million bid for Philippe Coutinho this week. And the Catalan club are confident that they will land the Liverpool playmaker this time. The Brazil star was a Barca target all last summer, but the Reds would not budge and refused to sell. (Sunday Mirror)
West Ham playmaker Manuel Lanzini is Liverpool’s No1 choice to replace Philippe Coutinho should he join Barcelona. (Sun on Sunday)
Arsenal have emerged as unlikely bidders to throw Chelsea central defender David Luiz a career lifeline. The Brazilian international is out in the cold at Stamford Bridge and could be sold during the transfer window as he looks to get his career back on track. (Sunday Express)
Alexis Sanchez’s agent has reached out to Manchester City to convince them to make a January move for the Chilean, who is desperate to leave Arsenal. The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and can begin negotiating with foreign clubs over a free transfer when the window reopens, and he has no desire to remain in north London. (Metro)
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