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Transfer news LIVE updates – Wednesday, August 14

  • Barcelona are ready to agree a swap deal to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp
  • Liverpool are in talks with Roma over the sale of Dejan Lovren
  • Manchester City have announced Eliaquim Mangala has joined Valencia on a permanent deal
  • Manchester United will not sell Paul Pogba before the transfer window across Europe closes on September 2

Bayern Munich interested in Philippe Coutinho

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on loan.

That would only happen though if the Brazilian was not included in any swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar.

Sky in Germany say the Bundesliga club are closely monitoring the situation and could move for Coutinho.

Barcelona have previously placed an £80million price tag on the former Liverpool midfielder.

Transfer news LIVE: Bayern Munich are interested in Philippe Coutinho

Transfer news LIVE: Bayern Munich are interested in Philippe Coutinho (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd desperate to sell Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing to banish £500,000-per-week flop Alexis Sanchez to the reserve squad if he is unable to leave the club this month.

Manchester United are keen to offload Alexis Sanchez, who has been woeful since joining the club in January of last year.

He has been linked with a move to Italy, with reports suggesting that both Inter Milan and Roma were interested in him.

But that reported interest has led to nothing, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is apparently set to punish the 30-year-old if he does not push through a move.

According to The Sun, Solskjaer will demote Sanchez to the reserve squad unless he leaves the club.

Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United want to sell Alexis Sanchez

Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United want to sell Alexis Sanchez (Image: GETTY)

Arsenal fans should be excited for Kieran Tierney

Arsenal new-boy Kieran Tierney has “got everything” and will “run through a brick wall” for his new club, says Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn.

“He’s got everything,” McGinn told talkSPORT.

“Once he gets back fit, he will run through a brick wall for Arsenal.

“Not only that, he can gallop up and down the pitch and get assists, he’s a very good crosser of the ball.

“He’s also a really humble guy who will improve all the time.”

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney will impress, says John McGinn

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney will impress, says John McGinn (Image: GETTY)

Barcelona to agree Neymar swap deal

Barcelona and PSG have agreed on two players to be included in a potential swap deal for Neymar, as the Brazilian star closes in on a return to the Catalan side.

Spanish publication SPORT claims Barca will apparently give up Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic after a request from the French giants.

They had been keen to keep Rakitic, but will apparently relent after Real Madrid’s interest in Neymar.

Madrid had been in negotiations with PSG over the signing of the Brazilian forward, but are also interested in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Transfer news LIVE: Neymar could still leave PSG for Barcelona or Real Madrid

Transfer news LIVE: Neymar could still leave PSG for Barcelona or Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)

Man City announce Eliaquim Mangala deaparture

Manchester City have announced Eliaquim Mangala has left the club and joined Valencia on a permanent basis.

The centre-back was surplus to requirements at the Etihad.

Mangala spent a spell on loan at the La Liga club previously in the 2016/17 season.

City have a number of central defenders at the club including Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.

Roma in talks with Liverpool over Dejan Lovren

Liverpool could offload Dejan Lovren to Roma before the Italian transfer window closes

The Croatia international is down the pecking order at Anfield with Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk all ahead of him.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has also used Fabinho as a centre-back in the past as well.

Personal terms are not expected to be a problem with just a fee needing to be agreed between the Reds and Roma.

Transfer news LIVE: Dejan Lovren could leave Liverpool for Roma

Transfer news LIVE: Dejan Lovren could leave Liverpool for Roma (Image: GETTY)

Manchester United have a Paul Pogba plan

Manchester United reject any and all bids for Paul Pogba before September 2.

The World Cup winner has been constantly linked with a Real Madrid switch this summer but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to keep him at Old Trafford.

After the 4-0 win over Chelsea at the weekend, Pogba again spoke about his future.

“Obviously there have been things said but only time will tell,” he said.

“However, as I said, I am here in Manchester.

“I enjoy playing with my team-mates and I always want to win every game. I always give it everything.”



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