Barcelona to include Coutinho in Neymar deal
Today’s rumors start with the latest on a potential move for Neymar and with news that Philippe Coutinho could be included in the deal.
According to ESPN, Barca know PSG want the Brazilian and so could offer a big bundle of cash plus the Brazilian for Neymar this summer.
Barcelona are said to have been actively looking for a seller for Coutinho, want €105 million for the former Liverpool star and have “received a number of inquiries.”
Barcelona willing to sell Umtiti
Meanwhile, Samuel Umtiti’s name keeps popping up in the gossip columns despite the defender having made it quite clear he wants to stay at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona are said to want at least €50m for the defender, and Manchester United and Juventus are both reportedly interested.
Dembele told he’s going nowhere
It’s a different story entirely when it comes to Ousmane Dembele’s future at Barcelona, so say Marca.
They report that the French winger has been told by president Josep Maria Bartomeu that the club are “counting” on the youngster for next season.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich fancy signing Dembele for €80m, but at the moment he is simply not for sale.
Atletico Madrid not giving up on Semedo
Over at AS there is news that Atletico Madrid are refusing to take no for an answer when it comes to Nelson Semedo.
The Portugal international remains manager Diego Simeone’s first choice at right-back, and the club are short in that position as Juanfran has departed after his contract expired.
Barcelona do not really want to sell but a move is not ruled out. Although Semedo is an important part of the squad, he is not considered essential.
Arsenal offered Malcom
Another player not considered essential seems to be Malcom. The Mirror reckon the Brazilian has been offered to Arsenal, but the Gunners actually want Wilfried Zaha instead.
Barcelona are keen to raise funds to land Antoine Griezmann, and Malcom is one player who has been offered around.
However, Arsenal are said to have made Zaha their top attacking priority this summer, and right now they are just not that interested in Malcom.
Barcelona make offer for starlet Hiroki Abe
And finally today we end with news that Barcelona are attempting to snap up 20-year-old Japan international Hiroki Abe from Kashima Antlers.
According to AS, reports in Japan claim Barcelona want to buy out his current contract and drop him into their B team.
Barcelona would hand Kashima Antlers €1.5 million for the forward, and the youngster must now decide if he wants to make the switch to the Camp Nou.