Metro : Arsenal rivals Tottenham for deal with phillipe Coutinho

With the English transfer window set to close on Thursday, time is running out for clubs to complete their summer business.
Several big deals remain in the pipeline and these will have ramifications across the European market. So we asked our friends at Football Whispersto round up all the latest news and gossip from the continent.

France

Arsenal are supposedly the frontrunners to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona this summer. The Gunners have agreed terms over a deal for the Brazilian with the Spanish champions. (L’Equipe)
Watford have yet to agree a fee with Rennes for winger Ismaila Sarr. The Hornets will have to significantly break their transfer record to sign the 21-year-old Senegal international, who turned down Barcelona two years ago. (L’Equipe)
Monaco may launch a move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi after the English transfer window closes. Wissam Ben Yedder is also being considered by the Ligue 1 side. (L’Equipe)
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has ruled out Manchester United target Moussa Dembele leaving the club this summer. “He will be with us this season. There will be no other departures.” (RMC)

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