Football transfer gossip: Neymar, Coutinho, Mbappe, Matic, Wilshere, Bale

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Transfer news - 11:00 BST update

Liverpool have placed a £133m price tag on attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, to scare off Barcelona. (Mirror)external-link

Chelsea failed in a late bid to buy Kyle Walker, 27, from Tottenham. The England right-back moved to Manchester City for an initial £45m. (Evening Standard)external-link

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner says the club will listen to offers for 27-year-old Bermuda striker Nahki Wells. (Huddersfield Daily Examiner)external-link

Swansea City are tracking Leeds United striker Chris Wood, but face competition from two other Premier League clubs for the 25-year-old New Zealand international. (Wales Online)external-link

Watford striker Obbi Oulare, 21, is set for a loan move to Belgian club Royal Antwerp. (Watford Observer)external-link

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his business in the transfer window is not yet done, after signing Stoke City's 32-year-old defender Phil Bardsley. (Burnley Express)external-link

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock says "a couple" of clubs have shown interest in winger Craig Noone, 29, this summer, but there has been no contact for any of his other players. (Wales Online)external-link

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp had his picture taken with potential signing Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, 26, in a pre-season friendly match between Huddersfield Town and Italian side Udinese. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

07:00 BST update

Paris St-Germain remain confident of concluding a £198m deal to sign Barcelona's 25-year-old forward Neymar within the next 15 days. (L'Equipe - in French, subscription required)external-link

Barcelona will try to sign Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, 25, should they lose Neymar to PSG. (Talksport)external-link

Coutinho has asked Liverpool to let him leave for Barcelona, and has already agreed personal terms with the La Liga club. (RAC1, via Star)external-link

A move by Real Madrid for France and Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, could see Real's winger Gareth Bale, 28, join Manchester United. (Independent)external-link

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his club have the finances to challenge Real Madrid for the signing of Mbappe.(Mail)external-link

Meanwhile, Bale has rejected a possible move to Arsenal. The Gunners wanted the Wales international to replace Alexis Sanchez.(Don Balon, via Star)external-link

Midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, wants to stay in England if he leaves Arsenal. (ESPN)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has given the clearest indication yet that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, will re-sign for the club. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal are closing in on a £45m deal for Monaco's French midfielder Thomas Lemar. (Sun)external-link

Or, Lemar will stay at the Ligue 1 club after Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said the 21-year-old is not for sale. (Metro)external-link

Manchester United are still keen to sign Chelsea's 28-year-old midfielder Nemanja Matic, and believe they can persuade the Premier League champions to sell for a fee over £40m. (Independent)external-link

Borussia Dortmund's Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino, 21, is close to signing for Newcastle. (Evening Chronicle)external-link

France centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 27, has not been included in Liverpool's 30-man squad for their three-match tour of Germany.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea want to borrow £500m to fund the building of their new stadium, rather than relying on the cash reserves of owner Roman Abramovich.(Times - subscription required)external-link

The Blues are in talks with interested parties over a naming rights deal for their new stadium, but the club insist the name Stamford Bridge will be preserved in some way. (Evening Standard)external-link

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says if he could buy any striker in the world, he would go for Tottenham's 23-year-old forward Harry Kane.(Daily Mail)external-link

Tottenham are chasing Benfica's 28-year-old Serbia midfielder Ljubomir Fejsa. (Sun)external-link

Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants to sign three more players - a centre-back, a forward and Swansea's 27-year-old attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.(Mirror)external-link

Middlesbrough have made a £7m bid for West Ham's 21-year-old striker Ashley Fletcher. (Sun)external-link

Birmingham are close to signing 33-year-old Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing. (Mirror)external-link

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The Sun back page on Thursday
The Sun back page on Thursday

Meanwhile...

West Brom have sent out season tickets bearing the picture of former captain Darren Fletcher, who joined Stoke in June. (Mirror)external-link

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been depicted on a 1,000 kroner note by a Swedish artist. "You have Benjamin Franklin and you have me," the striker wrote on Instagram.external-link

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Unfortunately no, it's not legal currency, but a work of art produced by a Swedish photographer

England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 30, revealed why he has chosen to wear the number 25 shirt on loan at West Ham from Manchester City. (Evening Standard)external-link

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Best of Wednesday's transfer news

Barcelona have sent officials to England to try to sign Philippe Coutinho despite Liverpool rejecting a £72m bid from the Spanish giants for the 25-year-old forward. (Sport, via Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool insist Coutinho is not for sale at any price, but Barca are prepared to bid £80m. (Daily Star)external-link

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp says the club are not afraid to spend heavily this summer as they continue to pursue 26-year-old Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has revealed he wants to leave, with AC Milan and Manchester United interested in the £43m-rated 19-year-old. (Independent)external-link

Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, 22, after talks stalled with Porto over full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal face the prospect of taking a sizeable loss on Spanish striker Lucas Perez after Deportivo La Coruna made a £9m bid for the 28-year-old. (Evening Standard)external-link