Barcelona have put in a massive £72 million bid for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, according to the Daily Mail . Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart is discussing a move to Hull City after an £8 million fee was agreed, reports the Liverpool Echo. Stewart has made 20 first-team appearances for Liverpool, and has flown home from the club’s pre-season trip to Hong Kong in order to finalise his switch to Championship side Hull.
Not content to simply sit on the team that barely missed out on the playoffs, Victor Orta and Thomas Christiansen have gone out and acquired a number of new players in various positions, with midfielder Mateusz Klich coming over from FC Twente, wingers Madger Gomes and Ezgjan Alioski from Liverpool’s Academy and FC Lugano respectively, goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald from Werder Bremen, forward Samu Saiz from Huesca, striker Caleb Ekuban from Chievo Verona, midfielder/defender utility man Vurnon Anita on a free transfer from Newcastle, and made the loan deals permanent for Pontus Jansson from Torino and Hadi Sacko from Sporting Lisbon. This is not including the Academy signatures of Rayo Vallecano’s Alejandro Machuca and Adrian Balbao from U.D. Unificación Bellvitge, both from Spain.
TOP STORY: Morata heading for Chelsea? Chelsea are close to signing Alvaro Morata, Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports, and the striker's sale could allow Real Madrid to up their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe. Having got Antonio Conte tied to a new contract, the Premier League champions have apparently wasted no time in resolving their search for a new lead striker to replace Diego Costa, ending speculation that they could move for Andrea Belotti, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexis Sanchez or even Sergio Aguero. It remains to be seen how much Madrid stand to receive for Morata with Manchester United reportedly put off by his €70 million price tag, but the sum is supposedly already spoken