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Round-Up: Rafinha, Denis Suarez, Coutinho and more

The international break is crazy.

FC Barcelona v Athletic Club - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Rafinha to Liverpool:

Reports from Mundo Deportivo claim that the 24 year old Brazilian is wanted by Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus. While the midfielder has been a fringe player all season long, he has been integral to the recent formation-change at Barcelona, which requires a right-sided flank-operator to stretch play effectively.

The player would slot-in seamlessly in all the rumoured squads, but Liverpool seem to be the most likely, should the reports be true; Klopp would be happy to have a central midfielder who can play the box-to-box role. The price tag however, should be a cause for concern, as Rafinha's £65 million buy-out makes any negotiation difficult.

Denis Suarez to Napoli:

Denis Suarez's agent squashed rumours of a potential move to Napoli, amidst reports of interest from the Italian side.

This is what the Galician's representative Felix Grande had to say—

Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona:

Everytime Neymar dons his yellow jersey to play for the Seleção, rumours about a move for Coutinho materialise in the newspapers. The Brazilians share a fantastic relationahip on and off the pitch, and Neymar's recent comments regarding his compatriot have added fuel to the fire.

Reports say that while Barcelona is in pursuit of the highly-rated Liverpool star, the board room is unhappy with Neymar's public support for Coutinho, as they feel it belittles Ivan Rakitic. However, all this is just speculation, and Neymar tapping up Coutinho could be the pre-cursor to a potential move to the Camp Nou.

Sergi Palencia to Stoke:

According to rumours in spain, Stoke City are in line to take Barcelona's youth product Palencia to England.

The Potters are apparently interested in the 21 year old right-back who has become a mainstay for the Barcelona reserves, captaining the B-team in what is turning out to be a successful campaign.

The English side face competition from Spanish second-division sides. However, should Stoke come forward with a first team opportunity promising sufficient minutes, it is tough to see Palencia stay any further with La Masia.

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