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ATLETI IN FOR COUTINHO
Atletico Madrid are riding high at the moment, especially after their derby win on Saturday night, so to celebrate it seems they want a talented young Brazilian midfielder.
That's what The Sunday People says anyway, reporting that Atleti 'will revive their interest in Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho if they can qualify for the Champions League's knockout stages.'
Apparently they asked about Coutinho in the summer, but were told where to stick it.
The People claims that 'will not stop them returning with an offer when the transfer window reopens in the new year if they find themselves in need of a new playmaker.'
KAGAWA FUTURE 'IN DOUBT'? REALLY?
Well, we've seen some overreactions in our time, but the guff about Shinji Kagawa is coming close to topping the lot.
Throw The Mail on Sunday into that particular melting pot, as this morning they report that Kagawa's 'future looks uncertain' at United after he was substituted at half-time in United's defeat to West Brom.
That's it. That's quite literally it. That's the only reason they're giving for his potential sale to parties unidentified.
MOYES FANCIES ROBERTO
Meanwhile, The Metro, source of all the finest transfer gossip, tells us that United are sniffing around Barcelona's Sergi Roberto.
Apparently, United's interest was piqued when they were told the young midfielder could be available for a bargain £6million.
However, the piece does also describe Roberto as an 'ace' and a 'pass-master', despite him making only two starts for the Barca first team.
ZLATAN NEARLY WENT
Interesting words from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who confirmed that he did indeed speak to some clubs about leaving PSG in the summer.
He's quoted by Goal.com, who are quoting him from a French radio station, as saying: "I can confirm that this summer my agent spoke with several clubs.
"I spoke with PSG president [Nasser Al-Khelaifi] and, after our conversation, I decided to stay here and we reached a [contract] agreement.
"I am happy here and I hope that together PSG and I can do something historic."
Why would Moyes want Roberto when he put Nick Powell out on loan. Oh yes it's Moyes. According to Everton freinds he has a reputation for dithering over new signings and substitutions!- redbornandbred