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The football world is awash with gossip. Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

TOP STORY: Barca turn to Eriksen as Coutinho alternative

Barcelona's search for Andres Iniesta's replacement could lead them to Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen now that their pursuit of Philippe Coutinho looks set to end in failure.

Liverpool released a firm hands-off statement on Friday, warning Barca that Coutinho "will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes."

Armed with an excess of money from the world-record €222 million sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Barca have now turned their attention to Eriksen, according to the Independent.

Insiders at the Catalan club reportedly feel the Denmark international is a good suit for their style of football, but he may cost more than £100m.

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15.49 BST: Geoffrey Kondogbia has been left out of Inter Milan's squad for their friendly against Real Betis on Saturday, amid talk that the midfielder is pushing for a transfer to Valencia.

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To say Sanchez was influential last season would be an understatement. In all competitions the Chile international scored 30 goals and set up a further 15 for the Gunners, leading to speculation that Manchester City, PSG and Bayern Munich were interested.

Arsene Wenger might not be able to offer the Champions League football that Sanchez wants, but he has gone from stubbornly refusing to sell to increasingly confident of keeping his star man, the report claims, and with that kind of offer on the table it is easy to see why.

Dortmund digging in on Dembele

Borussia Dortmund are playing hardball, but it seems like only a matter of time until Barcelona reach an agreement to sign Ousmane Dembele.

In Spain, Sport reports that the player has already reached an agreement with Barca on a five-year contract worth €10m a year. That's the easy part though, convincing Dortmund to sell given that they know how much Barca have to spend following the sale of Neymar is a different proposition altogether.

Earlier on Thursday, Dortmund rejected an initial bid from the Catalans for Dembele, reportedly in the region of €100m.

Tap-ins

- Tottenham's Danny Rose is wanted by Manchester United, the Mirror claims, as Jose Mourinho has decided signing a new left-back is now an issue that needs resolving. Last season the role was shared between Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young but Mourinho would like a player capable of starting regularly in the position.

- The Mirror reckons West Ham fear Liverpool will try to sign Manuel Lanzini if they lose Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and are planning to offer the Argentine a new five-year contract to keep him in East London. But, should they lose Lanzini, the Hammers will turn to Brentford playmaker Jota, who is also wanted by newly promoted Newcastle.

- William Carvalho is being targeted by West Ham if they can raise the funds to finance his £25m transfer through the sales of Sofiane Feghouli and Robert Snodgrass. The London Evening Standard reports West Ham are optimistic about their chances of landing the Portugal and Sporting Lisbon midfielder.

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