Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, August 30: Coutinho to seal Barcelona move, Van Dijk still wants Liverpool switch, Chelsea plot triple swoop

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…

According to reports, Barcelona will finally seal a deal to sign the Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool this week, with the transfer fee rising to a potential €160million (£148m). (Yahoo Sports)

Chelsea have made a £25million bid for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley – FULL STORY HERE

The Premier League champions are offering £35m for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater and £15m for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea rebel Diego Costa is being eyed for Las Palmas on loan until Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban ends in January. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace have had a £25million bid for Mamadou Sakho rejected by Liverpool, who want £30m for the France international. (The Times)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is still hoping to make the switch to Anfield this summer, although Arsenal and Chelsea are also keen on signing the Dutchman. (The Independent)

Arsenal have joined Manchester City and Leicester in the hunt for West Brom defender Jonny Evans. Both Man City and Leicester have had second bids of close to £23m rejected by the Baggies, who want nearer £30m for the Northern Ireland international. (The Independent)

Newcastle forward Dwight Gayle is on the market for around £18million, but Rafael Benitez will not sanction his sale until a replacement is found. (The Guardian)

Benitez is keen to sign Liverpool ace Divock Origi to replace Gayle, according to reports. (Daily Star)

Liverpool are facing a race against time to sign the Monaco forward Thomas Lemar in a £74million deal that could see Divock Origi head in the opposite direction. (Daily Mail)

Another top-flight striker who could be on the move is Diafra Sakho, who is set to leave West Ham and join Rennes in a £9million move. (The Sun)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

Arsenal fan meltdown ‘would be cranked up by ten’ if they sold Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City, talkSPORT told

Ray Parlour is not keen on the idea of Arsenal swapping Alexis Sanchez for Raheem Sterling

Sam Allardyce has told talkSPORT he is not interested in a return to management with Crystal Palace – or any other Premier League club – right now

Arsenal hero Ray Parlour believes the club’s Premier League title chase is OVER – just three games into the new season

Wes Brown has backed Jonny Evans to join Manchester City this summer

Dean Ashton has called for West Ham to give manager Slaven Bilic more time to turn around their poor early season form

Leeds United ace Kemar Roofe spoke exclusively to Jim White on talkSPORT to reflect on the club’s promising start to the season

Monaco are ready to hijack West Ham’s move for Sporting Lisbon star William Carvalho

Celta Vigo are set to beat Everton, Huddersfield and Liverpool in the race for wing wizard Emre Mor

Liverpool are favourites to sign Bayern Munich starlet Renato Sanches

Premier League new-boys Newcastle have joined Tottenham and Crystal Palace in the race for Liverpool forward Divock Origi

Torino have rekindled their interest in Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula, who has also been a target for Monaco

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