Barcelona trying to find Coutinho a new home at Tottenham

Arsenal focused on signing defender despite offer of Philippe Coutinho loan

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The Gunners have surprisingly been linked with the former Liverpool man who has failed to impress Ernesto Valverde and is on the verge of moving out.

The two clubs are still trying to finalise a payment structure but it looks as though we're hoping to finally get a deal wrapped-up before the window slams shut at 5pm on Thursday. There's no chance of him leaving on a permanent basis initially, but he could be sent to London on an initial loan deal with an option to buy.

Meanwhile, Laurent Koscielny (pictured) has left Arsenal after nine years to join Bordeaux.

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"I don't know", Pique told reporters in Miami when he was asked about Coutinho.

And immediately following this statement, there were reports that Philippe Coutinho has no intention of joining Arsenal and his sole focus is stay at Camp Nou and prove his worth to the manager. Coutinho's situation in Barcelona is now very unclear with no club reportedly ready to pay a good amount for the Brazilian.

Arsenal remain in talks to sign Kieran Tierney and are also eyeing a swoop for Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti as Unai Emery tries to land two defenders on deadline day, according to The Sun.

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That has seen Barca offer Coutinho out to clubs, including to United, Arsenal and Spurs.

Sky Sports claim the Barcelona midfielder has rejected Spurs' approach to sign him on an initial loan deal.

Additionally, in the same report, it is being claimed that Arsenal is not prepared to meet the £55 Million that Leipzig wants for Dayot Upamecano.

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He did not feature for United in any of their six preseason friendlies after complaining of an ankle injury. Lukaku, meanwhile, is still in Belgium but did not spend a third day training with Anderlecht on Wednesday.

Despite their Coutinho rejection, Spurs are still targeting a marquee signing this summer. However, the Champions League runners-up seem to be chasing Juventus' Paulo Dybala first-and-foremost, and may not have time to fit in a fight for the Brazilian.

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