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Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez saga rolls on with the Chilean suffering an injury and club insiders fearing he could make moves to leave before the transfer window closes.

Barcelona have their sights set on Philippe Coutinho but Liverpool are standing firm after rejecting yet another bid from the Catalans – but how long can they say no?

Meanwhile the Manchester United move for Gareth Bale appears to have lost steam, but that doesn’t mean Jose Mourinho is done in the transfer market.

And where will Virgil van Dijk end up after handing in a transfer request?

All that and more in our comprehensive blog.

To keep up to speed, listen to the new Mirror Football podcast here with Sam Matterface, Tom Morrissey, our chief sports writer Andy Dunn and more.

Danny Rose open to Spurs exit

Danny Rose says he is not getting paid what he is worth at Tottenham as fears grow for his future at the club.

The full-back admits he would be open to leaving Tottenham if he received a good offer.

The England defender has been linked with Chelsea and has seen his fellow full-back Kyle Walker leave for Manchester City in a £50million deal.

Rose, who has been out injured, told the Sun:

“As with everyone else in my team, in my opinion, I am worth more than I am getting.

“In any walk of life, if you think you are worth a certain amount, why settle for less? I am not that person.

“If I get to levels I reached last season — and this goes out to everybody — I will make sure I get what I am worth.”

Danny Rose wants Spurs to bring in big names

Danny Rose has implored Tottenham bosses to splash the cash on big name players if they’re to compete with their Premier League rivals.

Spurs have been notably quiet in the transfer window but have managed to keep most of their stars.

Rose says a statement before August 31 would be welcomed by the players.

“I am not saying buy ten players, I’d love to see two or three — and not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’ I mean well-known players,” he says in an interview with The Sun.

 

Danny Rose believes Spurs need big names

Wolves reject Sheffield United move for skipper

Sheffield United have had a bid for Wolves captain Conor Coady turned down.

Coady spent time on loan at Bramall Lane earlier in his career, and is wanted by the Blades for a return.

Chris Wilder confirmed a bid had been launched on Wednesday, declaring:

“Yes, we have put a bid in,” Wilder said.

“What it is will remain between the two clubs. Yes, it’s ambitious. But we like to think we are an ambitious club.”

PSG readying £80m Alexis move?

Alexis Sanchez may be coming around to the fact that he will have to spend the season at Arsenal, his preference apparently lies elsewhere.

PSG, however, have the deepest pockets on their side and are reportedly about to make an £80m bid that would test the Gunners’ resolve.

The Independent says that, given his choice, Sanchez would reunite with his one-time Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

It’s unlikely Arsene Wenger would be willing to sell his star to a direct Premier League title rival.

PSG’s reported £400,000 a week wage package is far more significant than the £250,000 Arsenal have offered.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez gives the thumbs up

Return of the Zlat!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be back playing in Manchester United red next season, according to reports.

The Sweden forward, who is recovering with a knee injury, has apparently opened talks with his former club over a new contract.

Ibrahimovic is currently using the club’s Carrington training complex, as he continues his rehabilitation, and appears to be well on his way to full fitness.

As things stand the 35-year-old is a free agent, but Mourinho previously hinted he may have a place for him this season.

And MailOnline are reporting the Swedish star is on the verge of penning a new deal.

Liverpool watch Luan

Liverpool are reportedly stepping up their interest in Brazilian forward Luan by sending a scout to watch him.

Globo Esporte claim that a Reds scout will be present for Gremio’s Copa Libertadores clash against Godoy Cruz on Wednesday night to assess the 24-year-old.

The Brazil international is into the final year of his current deal with the Porto Alegre team, meaning that the striker – dubbed the ‘new Ronaldinho’ – has been talking with several European clubs.

Spartak Moscow have been linked with a €20million bid.

Willian tells how Manchester United and Jose Mourinho tried to sign him

Chelsea star Willian has told how he was courted by Manchester United and Jose Mourinho.

The Brazilian speaks highly of his former Blues boss Mourinho and said there were conversions between him, his agent and the Old Trafford giants.

However, discussions didn’t get to a point where a move was realistic.

“There were a few conversations with my agent. I worked with Mourinho and I became his friend as well,” he told Goal.com.

“He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person. He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him.

“Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I’m very happy at Chelsea.”

Willian has revealed details about Man United's advances

West Ham’s Javier Hernandez torn over whether he’ll celebrate at Manchester United

Javier Hernandez doesn’t know whether he can bring himself to ­celebrate if he decorates his West Ham debut with a goal at Old Trafford.

Fate has handed former Manchester United darling Chicharito a sentimental return to his old kingdom on Sunday, when the Mexican superstar begins his second coming in English football.

‘Little Pea’ won the title twice in three years under Sir Alex ­Ferguson at United – and they have been nowhere near another since Hernandez was farmed out on loan to Real Madrid and then sold to Bayer Leverkusen by Louis van Gaal.

Current United boss Jose Mourinho says Chicharito, 29, should never have been sold and he would have scored 20 goals last season while the Special One’s other strikers – Zlatan Ibrahimovic ­excepted – ­struggled to hit a barn door with a muck-spreader.

Javier Hernandez on his unveiling at West Ham

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘set to make sensational Manchester United return’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be back playing in Manchester United red next season, according to reports.

The Sweden forward, who is recovering with a knee injury, has apparently opened talks with his former club over a new contract.

Ibrahimovic is currently using the club’s Carrington training complex, as he continues his rehabilitation, and appears to be well on his way to full fitness.

As things stand the 35-year-old is a free agent, but Mourinho previously hinted he may have a place for him this season.

And MailOnline are reporting the Swedish star is on the verge of penning a new deal.

Chelsea ‘hope to land Ross Barkley over Spurs’ for just £25m? Transfer news and gossip from Thursday’s papers

Chelsea will fight it out with Tottenham for Everton star Ross Barkley and hope to pay just £25m for the England international.

The Toffees initially put up a lofty £50m price tag, despite just one year remaining on his deal.

While Spurs have failed to jump at the chance to sign the 23-year-old, the Blues may now slip in, report the Telegraph.

Chelsea, as opposed to their north London rivals, will happily pay £100,000-per-week wages, and believe at £25m, compared to other moves this summer, Barkley can be a bargain.

Click here for Thursday’s full transfer round-up

Ross Barkley

Chelsea ready to test Arsenal’s resolve with £35m bid for Oxlade-Chamberlain

Chelsea are ready to pay up to £35million for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Blues boss Antonio Conte is a huge fan of the Arsenal midfielder and is stepping up his efforts to tempt him across London.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the Italian’s top targets and he is now poised to test Arsenal’s resolve to hang onto him.

The 23 year-old has just one year left on his contract and Conte hopes a big-money offer will persuade them to do business.

Conte wants to bolster his squad by bringing in four more players before the window slams shut.

And he has earmarked the England man to compete with his title-winning right-wing back Victor Moses, a position Oxlade-Chamberlain prefers over the left wing back role he has been deployed in during pre-season.

West Ham to go for long-term Arsenal target

West Ham are preparing a bid for long-term Arsenal target William Carvalho.

The Sporting Lisbon midfielder has long been tracked by the Gunners, but Portuguese outlet Record report that the 25-year-old now has the Hammers after him.

Slaven Bilic’s side are said to be preparing a €30million (£25million) bid for the Portugal international.

However, that figures is shy of the star’s €45million release clause.

Arsenal fear Sanchez could again push for transfer

Arsenal fear Alexis Sanchez could revive his attempts to leave this month.

Arsene Wenger revealed star man Sanchez will miss Arsenal’s first two league games due to a “little abdominal strain.”

Behind the scenes concerns about the unsettled Chile forward are mounting and though scans are understood to have shown up nothing major, Sanchez will miss Friday’s season opener and is likely to sit out next week’s trip to Stoke too.

Defiant Gunners boss Wenger insisted Sanchez’s absence was not linked to a potential exit and remains adamant he is going nowhere.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:Alexis Sanchez waves to the Arsenal fans after the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Kenedy set for Newcastle

Rafa Benitez has snapped up Chelsea outcast Kenedy on a season’s loan.

Newcastle’s boss offered the Brazilian an escape route to the north-east after learning he was up for grabs.

Benitez has moved quickly to secure the deal using well-established contacts made during his spell in charge of the club four years ago.

And the winger will offer the Tyneside giants added impetus going forward as the Spaniard continues his re-building of the Magpies.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - JULY 24: Kenedy of Chelsea during a training session at Singapore American School on July 24, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Barca ‘make €100m Coutinho bid’

Liverpool have reportedly rejected a second bid of €100million (£90m) from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho .

The Reds playmaker has been heavily linked with a move to the cash-rich Catalans, who are freshly moneyed from the £199million sale of Neymar to Barcelona.

And according to the Telegraph, the La Liga side have made a fresh bid for the 25-year-old following their opening £72million offer and have again been knocked back as Jurgen Klopp’s side dig their heels in and insist he is not for sale.

 

Philippe Coutinho is wanted by Barcelona with a £100m move being prepared

Benitez “not happy” with transfer business

Rafa Benitez admitted he is “not happy” with Newcastle ‘s transfer business so far as they prepare to make their Premier League return this weekend.

Benitez has made a number of signings, headlined by the £12million capture of Jacob Murphy from Norwich and Florian Lejeune from Eibar for £8.7million, but the Spaniard admits he is frustrated that more has not been done to improve last season’s Championship winners ahead of Sunday’s opener against Tottenham.

“I am not happy but at the same time for me it’s a challenge,” Benitez said on Sky Sports. “I try to do my best.”

Benitez said inflated prices in the transfer market were a big part of the problem, but also said the Magpies were paying the price for making a slow start to the summer.

BRADFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Newcastle Unitedâs Manager Rafael Benitez arrives for the Pre Season Friendly between Bradford City and Newcastle United at the Northern Commercials Stadium on July 26, 2017, in Bradford, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Roy Keane linked with Israel job

Former Manchester United skipper Roy Keane has been linked with the Israel national team manager position.

Keane is currently the Republic of Ireland assistant manager under Martin O’Neill with the pair eyeing a place in next year’s World Cup in Russia following their qualification for Euro 2016.

But Israeli outlet ONE reports that the chairman of the Israel Football Association Ofer Eini is said to be ‘considering the possibility’ of hiring the former Sunderland boss, although he is yet to make an official approach.

Keane, has been in his current role since 2013, has another year on his deal with Ireland which runs until the end of the 2018 World Cup.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - JUNE 11: Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane watches on during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Austria at Aviva Stadium on June 11, 2017 in Dublin. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Carragher on why Van Dijk should sign for Liverpool

Jamie Carragher believes wantaway Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk should sign for Liverpool over Chelsea as he would suit their system better.

The Holland defender stunned the St Mary’s team this week when he handed in a transfer request, claiming he was left with “no alternative”.

He has been linked with a move to Liverpool throughout the transfer window, but Chelsea have also shown an interest in the centre-back.

Speaking on new Sky Sports show The Debate, Carragher discussed van Dijk’s future, and admitted that the Premier League champions would be a more appealing prospect.

Jake Polden has more here.

Coutinho could miss Liverpool’s opener

Philippe Coutinho could miss the start of the season – ramping up speculation his Anfield future is shrouded in doubt.

The Liverpool midfielder again missed training today with a back problem that has sidelined him for the past week, amid an increasingly intense campaign from Barcelona to destabilise his position at Anfield.

And now manager Jurgen Klopp is faced with a real problem for the opening fixture of the Premier League season, as the Reds face a tough trip to Watford, as well as the prospect of having to reject yet more Nou Camp propaganda.

The German coach will NOT play anyone who has not trained in the days before a game, and that leaves his little Brazilian with, realistically, just one more session to prove he is ready for the big kick off.

Philippe Coutinho during pre-season

Open letter time…

The open letter to fans of the club you’ve just left is a staple of modern day football.

And Watford newbie Andre Gray has just ticked that box by getting out his iPhone, opening the Notes app and penning a heartfelt message to Burnley faithful.

It’s the usual stuff, with shout-outs to the chefs, sports scientists and all that jazz.

Have a read below, if that floats your boat.

Why Man United turned down Isco move

Manchester United discovered what Real Madrid sensation Isco is capable of in the Super Cup on Tuesday night when the Spaniard scored his side’s second in their 2-1 win.

But things could have been very different had the Red Devils, who were scouting Isco as a 21-year-old at Malaga, attempted to bring him to Old Trafford.

Towards the end of the Sir Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United, the club were keeping tabs on Isco with a look to making a concrete bid.

A senior scout was sent to Spain to keep an eye on the youngster, and report back on whether or not he would be a good signing for the Red Devils.

Italy extend Ventura contract

Over to Italy now, where the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has announced they have extended the contract of national team head coach Giampiero Ventura.

The 69-year-old replaced Chelsea-bound Antonio Conte in the role last summer, signing a two-year deal at the time.

The former Torino boss has won eight of his 11 games in charge and that has been enough for him to extend his deal until 2020.

FLORENCE, ITALY - JULY 19: The new Italy head coach Giampiero Ventura attends the Italy National team sponsor meeting at Coverciano on July 19, 2016 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

More on Gray’s move to Watford

Andre Gray completed his record £18 million move to Watford – and first to applaud his arrival was club captain Troy Deeney.

As Mirror Sport revealed yesterday, Hornets boss Marco Silva won the race for Burnley striker Gray, 26, and struck a deal after the Clarets had rejected two bids.

Watford are believed to be paying £11.5m up front with further instalments based on appearances, international recognition and the club’s continued Premier League status.

And Deeney, who has no intention of leaving Vicarage Road in this transfer window despite a £20m bid from Leicester last month, immediately sprang into life on social media to voice his approval.

Lucas Perez’s agent fires shot at Arsenal

Arsenal have been accused of pricing Lucas Perez out of a move away with the Gunners striker out of favour under Arsene Wenger.

The 28-year-old only moved to the Emirates last year, for £17.5m from Deportivo La Coruna, but after just one Premier League goal, an early exit looms.

Arsene Wenger stripped him of his No.9 shirt, handing it to record signing Alexandre Lacazette, casting doubt on the Spaniard’s future and his agent, Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle, has revealed the current situation.

“Lucas wants to play but it depends on Arsenal,” Lovelle told Goal.

Arsenal's Lucas Perez

Bartley signs new Swansea deal

Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

And that’s bad news for Leeds United, who had been courting the 26-year-old following his impressive loan spell at Elland Road last season.

Bartley was entering the final year of his current deal in south Wales, but Swans boss Paul Clement has moved to ensure that he hangs on to the centre-back.

“I gained a lot more confidence and experience from my loan spell last season,” he told the club’s website. “I feel a better person and a better player.

“I want to be able to express that on the pitch and fight for a first-team place.”

LEEDS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Kyle Bartley of Leeds United gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Bayern chief questions Neymar deal

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has questioned PSG’s Neymar move, declaring Bayern would never spend so much on one player – saying he would prefer to buy a stadium with that money.

Brazil star Neymar completed his mega-money move from Barcelona to the Parc des Princes last week, more than doubling the previous transfer record.

“During the Neymar transfer I asked myself the question what would be more important: Neymar or the Allianz Arena,” declared Rummenigge, speaking to SportBild.

“’I have to say clearly that I prefer having the Allianz Arena which is also more important. We as Bayern Munich must have a different philosophy.

“Overall the Neymar transfer could cost even more than the arena.”

PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 04: Neymar poses with his new jersey next to Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi after a press conference on August 4, 2017 in Paris, France. Neymar signed a 5 year contract for 222 Million Euro. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Sanchez set to stay?

Alexis Sanchez appears increasingly likely to stay at Arsenal this summer.

Arsene Wenger has insisted he is going nowhere and Sanchez appears to have accepted his stance.

Ladbrokes price Sanchez as big as 5/2 to leave the Gunners.

Check out that and the rest of the latest transfer odds, here.

Ladbrokes

Villa consider Snodgrass loan?

Aston Villa are reportedly weighing up a loan move for West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass.

The Scot only joined West Ham in January but has so far failed to impress.

Slaven Bilic is keen to give him time but Villa boss Steve Bruce is hopeful of a reunion with the player he managed at Hull.

The Mail reports Villa would have to agree a loan with the view to a permanent switch.

Robert Snodgrass looks to find his way past Jake Livermore

Worrying times for Burnley?

They offered him a new deal – and Burnley could hardly turn down £18.5m for Gray.

But it appears to have been a concerning summer at Turf Moor.

They’ve also lost Michael Keane to Everton and are yet to replace him.

There are 22 days remaining in the window and Sean Dyche needs to bring in reinforcements fast.

How Watford announced Gray

We’ve had some impressive announcements this summer and this is up there.

The Hornets used Football Manager to announce Gray’s arrival.

Will he live up to his stats?

Courtesy: mirror.co.uk

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