Paper Talk: Sunday's football news and gossip including Philippe Coutinho

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Philippe Coutinho has been told he can leave Barcelona this summer, according to today's back pages.


  • Jack Grealish sees Manchester United as his No 1 destination this summer should he leave Aston Villa.
  • Tottenham's exiled left-back Danny Rose will be watched by French giants Paris Saint-Germain when he turns out for Newcastle.
  • Everton want to sign Wigan striker Joe Gelhardt - the youngster dubbed as the new Wayne Rooney.
  • The Carabao Cup is in danger of being killed off by proposed changes to the Champions League.
  • Steve Lomas and Tony Gale have urged rebellious West Ham fans to stop the protests and get behind the club.
Jack Grealish


  • Dele Alli has apologised after he filmed himself appearing to make an offensive joke about the Coronavirus while filming a man at Heathrow Airport.


  • Mauricio Pochettino is still on Manchester United's radar and is hopeful of getting the job at Old Trafford, but the only way United will ditch Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is if they finish outside the top six.
  • Marcus Rashford is holding talks over a multi-million tie-up with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports management company.
  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has joined the growing list of admirers coveting Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish.
  • Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are at the centre of a cheating storm in baseball after former Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was found guilty of "sign stealing".
  • Emmanuel Petit says Manchester City and Manchester United should forget about signing Lionel Messi because the forward "isn't suited" to the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino


  • Raheem Sterling believes he can return to fitness for the Champions League tie against Real Madrid, who are closely watching the Manchester City forward's availability.
  • Jack Grealish will consider a summer move to test himself at the next level, despite his loyalty to his boyhood club Aston Villa.
  • John Stones must make "improvements" to win back his place with Manchester City and England, according to Pep Guardiola.


  • Pep Guardiola is keeping tabs on Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Nunez as he looks to overhaul his defensive options ahead of next season.
Philippe Coutinho in action for Bayern Munich against Tottenham


  • Philippe Coutinho has been told he can leave Barcelona in the summer for a bargain £77m.


  • Celtic are lining up a summer deal for Cardiff City's Josh Murphy after Neil Lennon tried to sign the £11m winger on transfer deadline day.

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