Barcelona think Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho would be willing to join them if a deal can be done amicably, Sky sources understand.
There is no change in Liverpool’s position: Coutinho is not for sale, he is happy at Liverpool and he signed a new five-year contract in January.
FABBRINI JOINS REAL OVIEDO
Diego Fabbrini has joined Real Oviedo on a season-long loan from Birmingham.
According to the Blues’ official website, the 26-year-old Italian has been “deemed surplus to requirements” as boss Harry Redknapp shapes his squad for the coming season.
He remains contracted to the club for a further two years, but his upcoming spell in the Segunda Division will follow another spent with Spezia in Serie B during the 2016-17 campaign.
Fabbrini’s departure follows the arrivals of Craig Gardner, David Stockdale, Marc Roberts and Cheikh N’Doye.
BLACKMAN JOINS BLADES
Sheffield United have signed Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on a season-long loan.
The 23-year-old has also signed a new four-year deal at Chelsea.
JUVE KEEN ON MANOLAS
Juventus are making move to sign Kostas Manolas from rivals Roma just 12 months after convincing Miralem Pjanic to swap Rome for Turin, writes Calciomercato.
The report suggests the Serie A champions view the defender as an ideal replacement for Leonardo Bonucci.
MUSENDO ON TRIAL AT BRISTOL CITY
Bristol City have taken former Southampton midfielder Rugare Musendo on trial, according to Sky sources.
The 18-year-old, who has previously spent time at Arsenal and Chelsea, is currently a free agent following his release from the Saints earlier this summer.
Musendo joined up with the Robins squad earlier this week and will attempt to win a contract.
UNITED TO SCOUT DENDONCKER
Manchester United are set to send scouts to watch Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker, according to De Morgen.
Representatives from the Red Devils are set to attend Friday’s Jupiler League opener between Anderlecht and Antwerp, though they face competition from AC Milan and RB Leipzig.
The Belgian champions reportedly are set to hold out for a fee of £34m for the 22-year-old.
COLLINS TO EVERTON?
Everton boss Ronald Koeman is eyeing a shock swoop for veteran West Ham defender James Collins, according to The Sun.