Rumour Mill: Coutinho and Dembele close to Barcelona move; Conte hits out at Chelsea board

Ousmane Dembele

Today’s Rumour Mill features the reports of Coutinho and Dembele moving close to a Barcelona move while Antonio Conte is not impressed with the Chelsea board.


Jose Mourinho orders Man Utd chiefs to sign Monaco star

According to The Express, Jose Mourinho has asked Manchester United chiefs to secure a move for Monaco star Fabinho. Jose is keen to add another wide player to his team before the transfer window closes.

It is believed the French champions have rejected a £36.1 million offer for the Brazilian but Don Balon claims United can seal the deal if they offer £40.6 million for the 23-year-old.


Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho gesturing to the crowd

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United gives his team instructions during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on October 26, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)


Antonio Conte demands signings as he saw his side sunk by Arsenal

According to The Mirror, Antonio Conte has hit out at Chelsea board once again as he looks for new signings to strengthen his team ahead of the new campaign.

Chelsea lost to Arsenal on penalties in the Community Shield, but The Blues were out played throughout the game by the Gunners, proving Conte’s point that the team needs to add few more players.

Chelsea are being linked with the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as they look to add more firepower to their squad so that they can compete in all competitions.

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Antonio Conte of Chelsea celebrates

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Antonio Conte of Chelsea celebrates winning the title after the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on May 12, 2017 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)



German giants to test Spurs’ mettle

Bayern Munich are ready to test Tottenham’s desire to keep hold of Eric Dier as they prepare to launch a £50 million bid for the player, reports The Sun. Manchester United showed interest in the player only for it to collapse and now Bayern are willing to test Spurs’ resilience to hold onto their player.


Barcelona in ‘advanced talks’ to sign former Tottenham man

According to The Independent, Barcelona are in “advanced talks” to sign 29-year-old midfielder Paulinho. Barcelona have earlier had a bid of €25 million bid rejected but are now preparing to make a fresh offer with the incoming money received from Neymar’s transfer deal.


Coutinho and Dembele close to Barcelona move

Barcelona believe they have Phillipe Coutinho in the bag with a £90 million deal, reports The Sun. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are keen to hold onto the playmaker after rejecting an opening £72 million deal but The Catalan club are prepared to make an improved offer following the £198 million sale of Neymar.

In French News, L’Equipe writes Barcelona are close to completing a move for Ousmane Dembele in a deal which is said to cost the club €100 million. Barcelona are keen to add more firepower to their squad with the departure of Neymar and looking all across the Europe to land the ideal replacement.

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