Transfer rumours: Barcelona will pay £132m for Coutinho, Sanchez in £400k-a-week Man City move, Monaco ace ‘prefers’ Liverpool switch

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online…

Barcelona will go as high as £132million in their quest to sign Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho. (Sport)

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez will be heading to Manchester City in a £400,000-a-week deal in the summer – making him one of the highest-paid players in football. (Daily Mirror)

However, reports in France claim the Chilean forward is nearing a move to Paris Saint-Germain, after his agent flew to the capital for talks. (Canal Plus)

After sacking Paul Clement on Wednesday, Swansea are hoping to appoint former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal as their next manager. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Welshman Tony Pulis is also linked with the Swans job and a return to management, having been sacked by West Brom in November. (Daily Star)

Chelsea will reignite their interest in Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in the January transfer window. (Evening Standard)

Antonio Conte is keen to bring in three new faces to Stamford Bridge, with Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey and Monaco’s Thomas Lemar also targets. (Evening Standard)

But 22-year-old French star Lemar is thought to prefer a move to Liverpool over a switch to Stamford Bridge or Arsenal(The Independent)

Liverpool will refuse to let Daniel Sturridge leave the club in January, putting his hopes of featuring for England at the World Cup in jeopardy. Newcastle, West Ham and Stoke are interested in the 28-year-old striker. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has given Ben Woodburn the green light to leave the club on loan, with Leeds United and Sunderland keen on the 18-year-old forward. (Daily Express)

Arsenal and Liverpool are in talks to sign 21-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to reports in Spain. (Diario Gol)

Manchester United’s up-and-coming goalkeeper Sam Johnstone – currently on loan at Aston Villa – has emerged as a target for Crystal Palace, West Brom and West Ham. (Daily Express)

Newcastle are favourites to sign 29-year-old Leicester striker Islam Slimani. (Leicester Mercury)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

‘This is a different Manchester City…they look unstoppable’ – Pep Guardiola’s side tipped for historic quadruple

Manchester United transfer report: Jose Mourinho plotting £90m move for Chelsea star Eden Hazard 

Manchester United on alert: Inter Milan admit Red Devils target Joao Mario is unhappy at club

Bid rejected: Crystal Palace see £18m offer for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun turned down 

Transfer report: Napoli in talks over deal for Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian

Liverpool transfer boost? Juventus pull out of race for Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij

Chelsea transfer news: Fans react to Eden Hazard and Manchester United rumour

Transfer report: Liverpool ‘leading the race’ for Roma defender Emerson Palmieri

Transfer report: Bologna star Simone Verdi will not be joining West Ham in January

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