Liverpool look to Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic if Philippe Coutinho joins Barcelona

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Another day in football, another wave of transfer rumours to keep up on. Take a look at the most recent names and gossip being floated around in the media.

Will any of the following deals happen?

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CHRISTIAN PULISIC

Liverpool will chase Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic if Philippe Coutinho joins Barcelona, according to The Mirror.

The Catalan giants have been strongly linked with the Brazilian as Neymar looks Paris Saint-Germain bound and the Reds are exploring their options should Coutinho leave.

RATING: 6/10

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Liverpool have longed been linked with a move for the 18-year-old USA star and boss Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer.

But Coutinho is unlikely going to leave Anfield this summer and equally playmaker Pulisic is likely to be playing his football in Germany next season.

RAFINHA

Liverpool are pushing for a move to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, who could be used as a makeweight which will see Philippe Coutinho move in the opposite direction.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool want the deal to be separate from Coutinho with Tottenham and Arsenal also said to be interested in Rafinha.

RATING: 6/10

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Smacks of Barcelona letting it be known that Rafinha could be available to help facilitate a move for Coutinho but the Reds will likely remain steadfast.

There’s talk Barca will return with a £90million bid for the Brazilian and the possible introduction of Rafinha could see the Premier League side warm to the idea of selling Coutinho.

GYLFI SIGURDSSON AND OLIVIER GIROUD

Everton’s proactive transfer activity is set to continue with the Toffees pushing to complete the £70million double capture of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Olivier Giroud this week.

The Mirror says they are hopeful of finally signing Sigurdsson from Swansea with an offer of £45million plus young defender Callum Connolly while they are also waiting hear back on Giroud’s availability.

RATING: 7/10

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Swansea have been resolute in their desire to keep hold of the Iceland international but Sigurdsson has made it clear he wants to leave and it seems all is required is the two clubs to agree on a deal.

It seems they’re pushing for a fee closer to £50million but the inclusion of Connolly could be enough to get it over the line.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

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Liverpool teenager Dominic Solanke is a bargain buy in a summer of silly of transfer fees

Alex Rea 29/07/2017
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Stupid money in silly season, this summer’s transfer window has been among the most absurd with the Premier League’s sprawling fees passing the £1billion mark.

In a window which has seen Kyle Walker sold to Manchester City for £50million it’s difficult to imagine this inflated market producing any bargain buys.

But a few clubs have managed to put together some good business this summer.

Here, in no particular order, we take a look at the five best bargain buys so far.

DOMINIC SOLANKE – CHELSEA TO LIVERPOOL

Aside from a mixed loan spell at Dutch side Vitesse, Solanke has the potential to be one of Liverpool’s most underrated signings.

The 19-year-old was poached from Chelsea and a tribunal will set the composition figure with a fee between £3million and £10million suggested.

But whatever the cost, Solanke has already shown he is ready to take the next step in his development. He was the player of the tournament as England won the U-20 World Cup and needed just 10 minutes to score on his debut for the Reds against Crystal Palace.

He has the right attitude to succeed and he’s working under a manager with a reputation for nurturing young talent. A ruthless finisher, the striker has the tools to round out his game as he steps up to the senior ranks.

SANDRO RAMIREZ – MALAGA TO EVERTON

Everton have been one of the league’s most active spenders this summer but of all the arrivals, Sandro is the one to receive the biggest wave of optimism – a rare sentiment from Blues fans.

Indeed, the 21-year-old could be the smartest piece of business done in this window as Everton capitilised on a £5million release clause to snap up the striker from Malaga.

The youngster was released by Barcelona last year and ended up at the Costa del Sol club where he kicked his career on by scoring 14 La Liga goals.

His versatility across the front three will see Ronald Koeman utilise him consistently next season and his work rate, aggression and intelligence could see the La Masia graduate fulfill his undoubted potential.

NATHANIEL CHALOBAH – CHELSEA TO WATFORD

Chelsea’s erratic youth policy has been of benefit for two Premier League clubs with Liverpool signing Solanke and Watford capturing Chalobah.

The Premier League champions spent 12 years nurturing his talents only to see him depart for a paltry £5million as he pursued first-team opportunities.

At 22 years old, Chalobah is a brilliant young defensive midfielder and Chelsea will rue having let him run down his deal to a final year.

Dictating play from deep the creative side of his game is unquestionable but there is work to be done from a defensive perspective.

Still, Chalobah is a graceful operator and Chelsea’s insistence on a release clause is evidence of one slipping through the net.

Chalobah the Hornet.

JAVIER HERNANDEZ – BAYER LEVERKUSEN TO WEST HAM

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said he would never have sold Hernandez if he were in charge when he left for Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 – and for good reason.

The Mexico icon returns to the Premier League after a £16million switch to West Ham and in this market, for guaranteed goals, that’s what we consider a bargain.

At 29 age isn’t exactly on his side but the Hammers have been dreadfully short of firepower and with 34 goals during two seasons with an average Bundesliga side, Hernandez is the perfect poacher they need.

According to the Guardian, West Ham have brought in 32 strikers for four different managers but between them have plundered just 128 goals in 643 games.

That startling trend should come to an end with Hernandez, though, with the £16million outlay a sound investment.

Javier Hernandez

AARON MOOY – MANCHESTER CITY TO HUDDESFIELD

Yes, he was Huddersfield’s record signing at £10million until Tom Ince was captured for £11million but it’s little wonder Town boss David Wagner was desperate to sign the Australian on a permanent deal.

Mooy was the Championship’s most outstanding midfielder during his loan spell from Man City to Huddersfield last season as he became central to their surprise ascension to the Premier League.

His importance to the Terriers is undeniable as the 26-year-old made 48 league appearances in a deep role alongside Jonathan Hogg.

His dictation of tempo was masterfull, so much so, Pep Guardiola considered implementing keeping onto him at City so he’s certainly one to watch next season.

Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town.

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Barcelona look to replace Neymar with either Philippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard or Dele Alli

David Cooper 29/07/2017
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Another day in football, another wave of transfer rumours to keep up on. Take a look at the most recent names and gossip being floated around in the media.

Will any of the following deals happen?

Let us know your thoughts by getting in touch via Twitter and Facebook.

PHILIPPE COUTINHO, EDEN HAZARD, DELE ALLI

Barcelona will turn their attentions to the Premier League as they look to replace PSG-bound Neymar.

The Catalan giants will look to sign one of Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, Chelsea wideman Eden Hazard or Tottenham’s England international Dele Alli, according to the Mirror.

RATING: 5/10

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Liverpool have already rejected a bid from Barca and will resist any further offers for a player who is contracted with the club until 2021 and has no release clause.

Chelsea and Tottenham will likely offer equal resistance given both Hazard and Alli are key assets but with €222million set to be banked on Neymar, Ernesto Valverde has big money to spend.

Still, it seems unlikely any one of these three players will be leaving for Spain this summer.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard

ANDER HERRERA

Barcelona target Ander Herrera is in talks with Manchester United over a contract extension, according to the Telegraph.

The Spain international has just 12 months left on his current deal with Ernesto Valverde said to be keen on linking up with his former Athletic Bilbao charge.

RATING: 8/10

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Herrera emerged as Jose Mourinho’s chief lieutenant last season and it’s clear he sees the midfielder as a key part of his plans.

According to the report, Herrera’s agent was in America during the final week of United’s pre-season tour and met with the club’s hierarchy to discuss the terms of a new deal.

It seems a foregone conclusion he’ll be remaining at Old Trafford.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera

ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Manchester City are set to step up their chase of Alexis Sanchez and will offer him massive wages to move to the Etihad Stadium, reports the Daily Mail.

The Chilean is widely expected to leave Arsenal this summer and his future was once more in doubt as he pulled out of training on Friday, though it was through illness.

City hope to prize him away from the Emirates Stadium by paying him £320,000 per week.

RATING: 7/10

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We’ve been over this rumour time and time again but it seems Sanchez is only heading in one direction and that’s the north west of England.

He won’t sign a new deal and Arsenal aren’t naive and will want to cash in on a player who will be available on a free transfer next summer.

All that stands in the way is his wage demands and if City are willing that amount, it should be enough to seal a deal with £50million the reported figure Arsenal want.

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