What the papers say

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continues to be linked with a move away from Arsenal.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is concerned about the size of his squad and sees the 23-year-old versatile player as the ideal man to plug several holes.

According to the Evening Standard, the Blues are increasingly confident they will be able to prise the England man away for £35million.

Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho will not play in Liverpool’s Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim (Adam Davy/PA)

Philippe Coutinho is not part of Liverpool’s squad to face Hoffenheim on Tuesday but the Brazil playmaker took the headlines anyway.

With the 25-year-old pushing for a move to Barcelona, Reds captain Jordan Henderson said he would do all he can to convince him to stay at Anfield.

With the futures of Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez still uncertain, Arsenal could be looking to Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio as a replacement.

The Sun reports the 21-year-old has demanded talks with the Spanish giants after learning of interest from the Gunners.

Online/social round-up

@talkSPORT: “Jack Wilshere a shock target for Juventus”

@TheSunFootball: “Man United target Ivan Perisic has already decided on his future”

Players to watch

Alexis Sanchez: Arsene Wenger insists the Chile forward is staying at Arsenal, but the Daily Telegraph reports Manchester City will test their resolve with a £60million bid.

Virgil van Dijk: The long-running saga over Southampton’s captain could soon come to a head with Yahoo reporting Chelsea and Manchester City lead the race ahead of Liverpool, but the fee could reach £70million.

Davinson Sanchez: The Independent reports the 21-year-old Colombian has told Ajax he wants to join Tottenham.