Transfer news as it happened: Philippe Coutinho pushing Barcelona switch as Arsenal eye Mesut Ozil replacement

Sports Staff
The Independent

Philippe Coutinho and Virgil van Dijk are grabbing the lion’s share of the headlines, but they’re not the only high profile players involved in the January transfer madness.

No, the incredibly active Liverpool are also eyeing up a bid for Thomas Lemar while Jurgen Klopp may also be tempted into a last-minute bargain basement deal to further bolster his defence. Will he be successful? Meanwhile Manchester United have once again been linked with a bid for old boy Cristiano Ronaldo while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also rumoured to be on his way out.

Manchester City appear to have entered the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can along with Bayern Munich, but Juventus remain the favourites to land the Germany midfielder – whose contract expires at the end of the season. Another free agent in the summer, Alexis Sanchez, looks set to stay at Arsenal despite claims that Arsene Wenger wants to sell him to Paris Saint-Germain in January.

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