Football transfer gossip: Neymar, Coutinho, Sanchez, Mbappe, Verratti, Dybala, Matic

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Barcelona are ready to offer £80m for Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Coutinho is "comfortable" at the club after holding talks with the player amid Barca's interest. (ESPN FC)external-link

Barcelona believe signing playmaker Coutinho could help keep his 25-year-old international team-mate Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

PSG are increasingly confident of signing forward Neymar for £196m from Barcelona, with the Brazilian supposedly having agreed a contract worth £27m a year after tax. (Sunday Express)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is on the verge of a £70m move to Paris St-Germain. (Standard)external-link

Liverpool and Manchester City are still in the race to sign 18-year-old Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe. (Le 10 Sport, via Star on Sunday)external-link

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes forward Cristiano Ronaldo "is going to stay" with the club after reports he wanted to leave Spain following tax fraud allegations. (Independent)external-link

Chelsea will make a formal offer for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain within the next 48 hours but face competition from Manchester City for the 23-year-old. (Sunday Express)external-link

The Stamford Bridge club have spent nearly £130m this summer but Blues boss Antonio Conte says they need to make more signings to improve the quality of the squad. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United are confident of signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, after missing out on Tottenham's Eric Dier, 23. (Guardian)external-link

United's £60m pursuit of Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, is on hold, because the French club want 21-year-old forward Anthony Martial in return. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 30, has told the club to buy 23-year-old Juventus striker Paulo Dybala. (Don Balon, via Goal)external-link

Chelsea have made a move for 20-year-old Brazilian forward Richarlison, who was expected to join Ajax from Fluminense for £12m. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare says winger Riyad Mahrez "could stay" following interest from Arsenal, Spurs and Roma for the 26-year-old.(Leicester Mercury)external-link

Algeria international Mahrez will reject a move to Roma as he tries to push through a £35m switch from the Foxes to Arsenal. (Sun)external-link

Defender Matteo Darmian, 27, says he is happy to stay at Manchester United this summer, despite being linked with a return to Italy. (Independent)external-link

Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring another "one or two quality players" to the club before the end of the transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea are monitoring 18-year-old Montreal Impact winger Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla after he was recommended by former Blues striker Didier Drogba. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, hopes the club will bring in a few more defenders this summer. (Manchester Evening News) external-link

Aston Villa's decision to leave defender Tommy Elphick, 29, and striker Ross McCormack, 30, out of their pre-season games in Germany has given Sunderland hope of signing the pair. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Meanwhile...

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, says "it's an English thing" to think spending money will bring success to a club. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Las Palmas midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng will wear Abdelhak Nouri's shirt in a mark of respect after the Ajax midfielder collapsed on the pitch earlier this month.

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New Manchester United signing Victor Lindelof, 23, says he is getting into life under manager Jose Mourinho "better and better every day".(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, is going on an individual promotional tour of China. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, has backed Manchester United's £75m signing and Belgium team-mate Romelu Lukaku, 24, to score "20-25 goals" a season for the Old Trafford club. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier, 26, has targeted overtaking 27-year-old Kyle Walker, who left Spurs to join Manchester City this summer, as the first choice England right-back. (Guardian)external-link

The best of Saturday's transfer news

Neymar's chances of leaving Barcelona for Paris St-Germain in this summer's transfer window are "90%". (Sky Sports)external-link

The 25-year-old Brazil forward has told team-mates he is joining Paris St-Germain, with the French club pursuing a world record £196m transfer. (Le Parisen - in French)external-link

PSG are also ready to make a £70m offer for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28 and offer him £400,000 a week. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United have made a £35m bid for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, and have been told they can have him for £50m. (Daily Mirror)external-link