EPL transfer news 2020, rumours, gossip, Arsenal, Manchester United, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Chelsea, Liverpool FC
The transfer window is up and running and while Jadon Sancho is stealing the majority of the headlines with Manchester United’s protracting hunt for his signature, there is plenty else going on.
Here’s all the latest gossip in today’s Rumour Mill…
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A DIFFERENT SHADE OF RED
Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the loan signing of former Liverpool hero Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona with talks said to be at an advanced stage.
The Sun reported last week how the Gunners were in negotiations with the Blaugrana about a season-long loan, with the two clubs to share the burden of paying the Brazilian’s wages.
Mikel Arteta is understood to be a huge fan of the playmaker, with the Spanish news outlet stating Arsenal ‘love’ Coutinho’s talents.
Barca are desperate to get the ex-Liverpool star off their wage bill having been hugely affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Club president Josep Bartomeu revealed Barca have lost a staggering £180million in just four months due to the lack of supporters coming through the gates.
DOUBLE BRAZILIAN SWOOP
Coutinho could be joined by his Brazilian compatriot Willian at the Emirates, with the winger set to leave Chelsea on a free transfer.
The 31-year-old rejected a two-year contract from the Blues, with all signs now pointing towards an imminent exit away from Stamford Bridge.
And it has been claimed that Arsenal have a three-year deal on the table for the former Shakhtar Donestsk star.
Both Coutinho and Willian share the same agent in Kia Joorabchian, who was instrumental in David Luiz signing a new deal at Arsenal.
UTD’S WONDERKID WOE
Manchester United reportedly missed out on landing Jude Bellingham as they weren’t prepared to match Borussia Dortmund’s £56k-a-week wages.
The 17-year-old arrived at BVB from Birmingham for £23million on a five-year contract.
But as reported by ESPN, United bowed out as they could not match Dortmund’s pay offer.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had faith that Bellingham would shine in the first team and go onto make at least 20 first-team appearances.
But Old Trafford owners, the Glazer family, and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward were put off given that Bellingham has tasted just one season of professional football.
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