Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Coutinho close to Chelsea loan switch

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Posted Thursday, April 09, 2020 by

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Coutinho close to Chelsea loan switch

Leicester interested in Greek left-back

Leicester City are eyeing a move for ​Olympiacos left-back Kostas Tsimikas, according to ​Sportime.

Olympiacos are understood to be demanding €25 million (£22m/$27m) for the Greece international, with interest heating up around Europe.

Napoli, Inter, Lokomotiv Moscow, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce have all been linked with a move for the 23-year-old.

Barca turn down chance to sign Willian

Chelsea winger Willian has been offered to Barcelona but the Blaugrana turned down the chance to sign the Brazilian, reports Sport.

The 31-year-old appears set to leave Stamford Bridge with his contract expiring at the end of the season and no progress being made on an extension.

After Barcelona didn't take the chance to sign Willian, it appears Paris Saint-Germain or Tottenham are now more likely options.

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Coutinho close to Chelsea loan switch

Man City players to take pay cuts

Manchester City are set to be the first Premier League team to announce wage cuts for its players, reports The Times.

Pep Guardiola has announced that he will take a wage cut and chief executive Ferran Soriano expects his players to follow suit.

City are set to lose around £100 million ($124m) if the Premier League season is not completed.

Dybala to sign new Juve contract

Paulo Dybala is set to sign an extension to his Juventus contract, according to Calciomercato.

The Argentine will put pen to paper on a lucrative new deal that will run until 2024 or 2025, having flirted with a move to the Premier League last summer when Tottenham showed interest.

Schalke to extend Todibo loan

Schalke are planning to request an extension of Jean-Clair Todibo's loan move rather than exercise his purchase option, claims Sport.

The defender left Barcelona for the Bundesliga outfit in January, but the financial difficulties caused by the halt in play mean Schalke cannot cover the €25 million (£22m/$27m) needed to make the deal permanent.

Man Utd and Juventus in chase for James

Napoli & Everton are also following the Colombian

Manchester United and Juventus are among the candidates to snap up Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez, claims AS.

The Colombian has received scant chances to impress at the Bernabeu after returning to the club from a loan spell at Bayern Munich.

Napoli and Everton have also shown interest in James, who could be available for a cut-price deal due to his contract expiring in June 2021.

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Coutinho close to Chelsea loan switch

Keane furious at Ireland snub

Robbie Keane is fuming after being overlooked for a role in the Republic of Ireland coaching staff, according to the Daily Mail.

The former striker will not be retained as an assistant by new coach Stephen Kelly after fulfilling the role under Mick McCarthy.

Coutinho close to Chelsea loan switch

The Brazilian is keen on a Premier League return

Philippe Coutinho is closing in on a loan move back to the Premier League with Chelsea, according to Sport.

The Brazilian's agents enjoy close links with the English top flight following his time at Liverpool.

And while a deal is yet to be struck with Barcelona, the Blues are confident they can seal a loan move which includes an option to buy.

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