MANCHESTER UNITED ENTER COUTINHO RACE
Barcelona’s signing of Coutinho may have become more difficult to achieve as Manchester United have entered the race to sign the Brazilian, according to Don Balon.
The Spanish outlet claims Jose Mourinho is keen to add the attacker to his squad as the Red Devils look to close the gap between themselves and Manchester City.
Paris Saint-Germain are also said to retain an interest in signing the 25-year-old, though Coutinho himself continues to have his heart set on a switch to Camp Nou.
REAL MADRID PLOT SHOCK UMTITI APPROACH
Real Madrid are considering a shock approach to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, claims Diario Gol.
Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sign a new centre-back, but is wary of paying too much after seeing Liverpool spend £75 million on Virgil van Dijk.
However, the €60m release clause in Umtiti’s contract makes him an attractive proposition for Perez, and he could rival Manchester City and Manchester United for the France international.
CHELSEA WATCH PORTO LEFT-BACK
Chelsea are watching Porto left-back Alex Telles with a view to an approach in the January transfer window, reports A Bola.
Antonio Conte has been looking for extra options at left-back and has long been pursuing Juventus’ Brazil international Alex Sandro.
However, Conte has now dispatched his scouts to check on Alex Sandro’s compatriot Telles, who has been impressing for Porto.