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08:40 UPDATE: Coutinho medical

Philippe Coutinho has arrived at Bayern Munich to complete his medical ahead of a loan move from Barcelona.

The playmaker will join the German giants on a season-long loan deal.

Bayern will also have the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said: “I can confirm that Karl-Heinz Rummenigge [Bayern chairman] and I have been in Barcelona this week, agreeing with the player and the adviser.

“We had very good talks and I want to say thank you to Barcelona.

“Medical check and signature and we are very happy to have won this player, it will be a one-year loan deal with a call option.”

08:20 UPDATE: Solskjaer on Pogba exit

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted Paul Pogba will stay at the club.

“For me, yeah, he’s going to stay,” said Solskjaer. “I’ve got absolutely no concerns on Paul.

“You always put question marks around Paul.

“I don’t think its odd, saying ‘I enjoy playing, I have fun with my team-mates, I enjoy what I’m doing , I love my job and enjoy the game’.

“Of course, that sentence with the question mark about him, there’s always question marks about Paul.

“There’s not one press conference that I’ve not answered a question about Paul Pogba, but 80 per cent of what he said was that he enjoyed that game and his time here.”

08:00 UPDATE: Tuchel on Neymar exit

Thomas Tuchel says PSG star Neymar will not leave unless they land a replacement.

Tuchel told Canal+: “I always say the same thing, the transfer window is open even more than 10 days and you think it will be settled tomorrow or the day after tomorrow?

“What I think is not important. Today my player cannot play because he has not done any training like the others. This is the situation, and nothing has changed.”

Neymar is set to return to La Liga, with Barcelona and Real Madrid battling to land the Brazil international.

07:40 UPDATE: Barcelona’s Neymar plan

Barcelona are hoping to sign Neymar on loan, with a view to make the deal permanent.

Spanish newspaper Sport say Barcelona want to send Ivan Rakitic to PSG to get the Croatia international off the wage bill.

Barcelona have sold Malcom and are in the process of sending Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich on loan to free up funds.

However, Sport add that despite Barcelona’s plan to take Neymar on loan, Real Madrid are still in the hunt for the Brazil international.

07:20 UPDATE: Dybala talks

PSG and Juventus will hold talks over Paulo Dybala this week.

The Daily Mail say PSG could sign the Argentina international for around £73m before the European transfer deadline.

Juventus could be willing to sell Dybala to free up funds to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.

Dybala is seen as PSG’s replacement for Neymar should the Brazilian quit the French giants for a return to Spain.

07:00 UPDATE: Man Utd talks progressing

Talks between Manchester United and Inter Milan over a deal for Alexis Sanchez have progressed.

Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport say Inter hope to sign Sanchez within 48 hours.

It’s claimed Sanchez is open to joining Inter before the European transfer deadline.

The Italian giants would land the United flop on loan, with a view to make the deal permanent.

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