Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has reportedly asked Philippe Coutinho about coming to Villa Park on loan.
The pair played together at Liverpool, with the Brazilian leaving the Reds in 2018 to join Barcelona. The Mirror, which cites Spanish outlet El Partidazo de Cope, says Gerrard has made contact regarding his former teammate and a short-term deal to bring the playmaking 29-year-old to the West Midlands is in the works.
The Standard has Everton entering the race to sign Coutinho’s fellow Brazil international Bruno Guimaraes. But the Toffees will have to compete with Arsenal and Newcastle for the 24-year-old midfielder’s signature, while the paper reports Lyon are reluctant to let their player leave.
Ruben Neves (24) could be heading to a new home in the northwest. The Sun says Manchester United want to sign the Wolves and Portugal midfielder this month.
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