Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Barcelona set €80m asking price for Coutinho

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Posted Saturday, April 04, 2020 by Goal.com

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Barcelona set €80m asking price for Coutinho

Juventus eyeing move for Icardi

Juventus are looking to complete a move for Mauro Icardi, reports Calciomercato.

The striker is currently starring on loan at PSG but the Ligue 1 side may not take up a purchase option, which would see Icardi return to Inter.

Juve are considering an outright purchase of Icardi, a purchase with Miralem Pjanic or Mattia De Sciglio as a makeweight, or a loan move.

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Barcelona set €80m asking price for Coutinho

Real Madrid to turn down any Varane bids from Man City

Real Madrid are ready to turn down any bids from Manchester City for centre-back Raphael Varane, according to Defensa Central.

City are in the market for a defender, with John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi failing to solidify a place next to Aymeric Laporte in central defence.

However, Madrid have no intention of selling their World Cup-winning defender at any price.

Carragher warns Kane: Now or never for big move

Jamie Carragher has sent out a warning to Tottenham star Harry Kane, saying the time for a big-money transfer may be running out.

Kane, who turns 27 in July, has indicated he may be open to leaving north London, which no doubt put clubs like Manchester United and Manchester City on alert.

But if Kane wishes to leave Spurs, Carragher says that the time is now.

Barcelona set €80m asking price for Coutinho

The Blaugrana are ready to accept a financial loss on the Brazilian

Barcelona have set an asking price of ​€80 million (£70m/$86m) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer, reports the Evening Standard.

The 27-year-old has been on loan at Bayern Munich this season, but the Bavarians are unwilling to meet the €120m (£106m/$130m) clause to make Coutinho's deal permanent.

Looking to raise funds for other purchases, Barca have accepted that they will have to lower their asking price in order to sell Coutinho.

Everton boss Ancelotti chasing Bale and James

Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez are on Carlo Ancelotti's Everton wish list, according to Marca.

Ancelotti managed both players during his time in charge of Madrid and is hoping to lure the out-of-favour pair to join his project on Merseyside.

The Italian is aware that the duo will be difficult to land but is hoping that if he convinces one player, the other will follow.

Real Madrid chasing Lille star Soumare

Real Madrid are looking to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, reports Le10Sport.

The 21-year-old nearly joined Newcastle in January but the move did not materialise. Though the Magpies are still keen on Soumare, they now have major competition.

Manchester United and Liverpool have also been linked with a move for Soumare.

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Barcelona set €80m asking price for Coutinho

Rivaldo calls on Barca to sign Neymar ahead of Lautaro

Former Barcelona star Rivaldo says the Blaugrana should prioritise landing Neymar from PSG ahead of Inter star Lautaro Martinez.

Neymar nearly joined Barca last summer and the PSG man continues to be linked with a move back to his former club.

Williams causes Man Utd to scrap left-back search

Manchester United will not pursue a new left-back on the transfer market after the emergence of Brandon Williams, claims The Sun.

The 19-year-old has made a big impression in his first season with the senior team, having developed through United's academy.

Williams signed a contract extension through 2022 just before Christmas.



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