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Transfer news live: Manchester United reject Spurs bid for Anthony Martial, Liverpool 'to sell' Philippe Coutinho

Manchester United have rejected a £25m offer from Tottenham Hotspur for Anthony Martial, with reports in France claiming that Spurs made a shock move for the 21-year-old in the last few days.

Martial was a notable omission from United’ Uefa Super Cup defeat by Real Madrid during the week, with manager Jose Mourinho leaving the France international on the bench, and Spurs clearly tried to structure a cut-price move for the former Monaco striker, who cost United upwards of £46m just two years ago.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appeared resigned to losing Philippe Coutinho this summer, with the German acknowledging that you cannot keep unhappy players at clubs against their will. The Brazil midfielder missed Liverpool’s 3-3 draw with Watford on Saturday, with Barcelona poised to make another offer for him after his transfer request on Friday.

Alexis Sanchez has resumed training with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisting that he will stay at the Emirates this season, despite intense interest from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. The Chilean striker was in the stands on Friday to watch Arsenal’s 4-3 victory over Leicester City.

Barcelona have completed the signing of former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande for a fee of £36.6m.

However, it looks like PSG will steal the headlines once again, with a move for Kylian Mbappe close to completion that could see the Monaco forward join for more than the £200m it cost the Parisians to side Neymar.

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After surviving an almighty scare on Friday night against Leicester City, Arsene Wenger revealed why Arsenal decided against trying to sign Riyad Mahrez this summer. The midfielder has been linked with a move to Roma and handed in a transfer request earlier in the summer, but so far a move has failed to materialise. 

Jamie Carragher has seen plenty of players come and go during his time with Liverpool with big stars such as Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano leaving Anfield for Barcelona. The same appears to be happening with Philippe Coutinho, but the former England defender now believes there is “no way” they can sell the midfielder after last Friday’s defiant statement.
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Joe Hart makes his return to Premier League football later today when West Ham take on Manchester United, following a year on loan with Italian side Torino. The goalkeeper will love the chance to get one other United, given his Manchester City roots, but he told Jack Lang that his focus is on lighting up the league all other again:

Joe Hart on West Ham, leaving City and fighting Andy Carroll

The IndependentThere is something different about Joe Hart when he ducks out of the unwanted summer rain and into the press room at West Ham’s training ground. It’s not the way he talks – there’s no Italian twang after his year with Torino, sadly – and there’s no change to the familiar swagger. No, it’s something far more prosaic than that: he has a black eye.

We start this morning with the big story that broke yesterday in Tottenham’s surprise move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial. Reports originated in France that United have already rejected an offer of £25m for the Frenchman, but The Independent understands that the interest from Spurs IS genuine and they could well make a second offer for the 21-year-old.
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Man United reject Tottenham bid for Anthony Martial

The IndependentTottenham have had a bid rejected for Anthony Martial, according to reports in his native France. The 21-year-old forward’s future at Manchester United has been in doubt this summer with Jose Mourinho preferring wide players that will play with more defensive discipline than the French international.

Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s transfer live blog, where we’ll bring you all the latest news, done deals and breaking rumours as well as reflect on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

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