Manchester United and Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho set for crisis talks? Transfer news and gossip round-up

The January transfer window shuts on Thursday with Premier League clubs set to be busy

Ben Burrows
Tuesday 29 January 2019 09:08 GMT
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Philippe Coutinho's future is once again high on the agenda.

The Brazilian's £142m move to Barcelona hasn't quite gone as planned and a possible return to the Premier League is now being mooted.

Manchester United, Chelsea and even former club Liverpool have been linked with him with Spanish newspaper Sport reporting he's set for crunch talks with manager Ernesto Valverde over his lack of playing time.

To Tottenham and more bad news after double cup heartbreak this week.

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Adrien Rabiot is said to have turned down a move to north London because he wants to join Liverpool instead, according to The Sun.

The 23-year-old's contract is up in the summer with Barcelona and Bayern Munich also interested in a free transfer.

Arsenal look set to be one of the busiest Premier League clubs before Thursday's deadline but with no money to spend Unai Emery is firmly in the loan market with as many as three deals still possible.

Deals for Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic, Barcelona's Denis Suarez and PSG's Christopher Nkunku are being frantically worked on with Barcelona's Malcom a late wildcard option, according to The Sun.

Everton's Idrissa Gueye is said to have put in a transfer request with his heart now firmly set on a £21.5m move to Paris Saint-Germain before the window shuts, according to Sky Sports.

Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a move back to Liverpool from Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a move back to Liverpool from Barcelona (Reuters)

And staying at Everton Yannick Bolasie, who has only just recently returned from a loan spell at Aston Villa, who the Mirror report is wanted by Newcastle, Burnley and Cardiff.

Speaking of Newcastle and Rafa Benitez looks closer to the exit door than ever after hinting that if three new arrivals don't join before Thursday he's off.

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