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Wednesday's Barcelona transfer talk news roundup: Lautaro Martinez, Luis Suarez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Wednesday's Barcelona transfer talk: Martinez, Suarez, Aubameyang
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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Barcelona on Wednesday, July 15.

The buildup to the summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Barcelona eye possible reinforcements.

The Spanish champions spent big on Antoine Griezmann during the summer but missed out on a big-name striker in January, leading to speculation that they could splash the cash again when the window reopens.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer news from the Camp Nou.

Wednesday morning's Barcelona transfer talk news roundup:


Barcelona 'offer Philippe Coutinho to Arsenal, Newcastle United'

Philippe Coutinho in action for Bayern Munich on June 27, 2020© Reuters

Arsenal and Newcastle United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign out-of-favour Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho.

Having failed to make a name for himself in La Liga since arriving from Liverpool in 2018, Coutinho has been persistently linked with a move back to the Premier League.

Arsenal and Newcastle United are two top-flight clubs that have been tipped to move for the attacker this summer, with Bayern Munich turning down the opportunity to sign Coutinho on a permanent basis following his loan spell in Germany.

According to Goal, Barca are desperately trying to instigate a sale and have offered the former Liverpool man to Arsenal and Newcastle.

Barcelona are supposedly keen to raise funds to aid their pursuit of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, although Arsenal are strapped for cash themselves and would reportedly prefer a loan move for Coutinho rather than a permanent deal.

Coutinho will remain at Bayern until the end of the current campaign, where he has registered nine goals and eight assists across all competitions for the Bundesliga champions.



Neymar 'still wants Barcelona return as Paris Saint-Germain consider cashing in'

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot on January 26, 2020© Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar could still make a sensational return to Barcelona this summer, according to a report.

Earlier this month, it was claimed that Barcelona had conceded defeat in their pursuit of Neymar amid financial worries in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the former Camp Nou star has less than two years left to run on his existing deal with PSG, and the Ligue 1 champions are rumoured to be having second thoughts on the situation.

Indeed, Mundo Deportivo claim that Neymar still keeps in contact with some of his former Blaugrana teammates and would be keen on a move back to Catalonia.

Contract talks between the player and PSG have supposedly stalled, and the report claims that the French outfit may entertain offers this summer before they risk losing the world's most expensive player for nothing in 2022.

PSG would be extremely unlikely to garner anything close to the £198m they forked out for Neymar in 2017, but Barca would allegedly be open to offloading out-of-favour players such as Ousmane Dembele, Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic in a part-exchange deal.

Neymar amassed 105 goals from 186 appearances for Barcelona before departing for the French capital, where he has registered 69 goals in 80 games across all competitions.


More transfer news from Barcelona:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'holding out for Barcelona move'
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly has no plans to pen a new contract in the near future, instead turning his attention to signing for Barcelona. Read more.

Barcelona make enquiry for Tottenham Hotspur youngster Ryan Sessegnon?
Barcelona reportedly make contact with Tottenham Hotspur to ask about the availability of left-sided player Ryan Sessegnon. Read more.

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Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez pictured in January 2020
Barcelona 'line up five players to use in Lautaro Martinez swap'

Barcelona reportedly draw up three options to sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, stepping up their pursuit following speculation of interest from Manchester City. Read more.

Manchester City to rival Barcelona for Lautaro Martinez?
Manchester City are reportedly ready to rival Barcelona for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez after seeing their two-year European ban lifted. Read more.

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