Transfer news live: Coutinho returns as Man Utd offer Pogba huge deal
The first week of the January window is drawing to a close with transfer rumour mill in full swing.
Philippe Coutinho has agreed a return to the Premier League with Aston Villa bringing in the Barcelona star on loan until the end of the season.
Newcastle United meanwhile have announced their first January signing in Kieran Trippier and Anthony Martial is back on their radar.
There could be a host of exits at Old Trafford with Manchester United lurching into another crisis. Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest player said to be considering his future.
United appear to have made one last desperate bid to keep Paul Pogba at the club – offering the France international an eye-watering £500,000-per-week to stay in Manchester.
Transfer news highlights for today
- Manchester United have not given up hope of keeping Paul Pogba at the club and have made an enormous final salary offer worth £500,000-a-week, a salary which would make him the highest paid player in Premier League history.
- Philippe Coutinho will make a final decision on his next move on Friday with the former Liverpool playmaker welcoming a possible reunion with Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa.
- Newcastle United are weighing up a move for Man Utd outcast Anthony Martial but are also considering bids for Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke as they seek to bring in cover for the injured Callum Wilson.
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