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Barcelona rumor round-up: Coutinho, Lacazette, Cillessen and Filipe Luis

A look at the latest gossip

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Chelsea to splash out £140m for Coutinho

Today’s rumors start with the interesting news that Chelsea are set to splash out a massive £140m for Philippe Coutinho as they search for a replacement for Eden Hazard.

The Mirror reckon that the Europa League winners are hoping to get their transfer ban overturned and if they do then they will go full steam ahead for Coutinho.

The Blues are apparently so determined to land their man they will buy him whether Maurizio Sarri lasts another season in the Stamford Bridge hotseat or not.

Lacazette spotted in Barcelona

Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been spotted in Barcelona which has got Sport all excited.

The presence of the Frenchman in Barcelona, at a time when Ernesto Valverde’s side are in need of a new striker, can only mean one thing right?

Well, actually maybe not. Sport also point out that he’s valued at around €65m, has a nice juicy contract at Arsenal and that may be a bit of a problem.

Valencia keen on Cillessen

Moving swiftly on and Valencia have decided they quite like the look of Barcelona back-up goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, according to Cadena Cope.

Cillessen is expected to move on this summer in search of regular football, and Marcelino’s men are believed to be keen despite already having Neto and Jaume Domenech on the books.

Barcelona favourite to sign Filipe Luis

Over at Marca they bring news that Barcelona are “the frontrunners” to sign Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis.

The Brazilian is out of contract at the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, and there has been no offer of a new contract from Atleti.

Barcelona could therefore snap up the 33-year-old for free, as they search for cover for Jordi Alba at left-back.

Barcelona target Chievo brothers

Barca are also reportedly keen on teenage brothers Emanuel (who is 18) and Samuel (just 15) Vignato who play for Chievo Verona in Italy.

The club believe the two have big futures ahead of them but have been told to pay €8m if they want to land the duo, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Atletico Madrid want Denis Suarez

And finally today we end with news that another club has reportedly joined the race to sign Denis Suarez.

According to Sport, Atletico Madrid are the latest team to show an interest and are now deciding whether to bid for the 25-year-old.

Napoli, Borussia Dortmund and Valencia are also believed to be keen, and Barcelona are apparently willing to sell for £20m.

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