Neymar trying to enlist Philippe Coutinho for Barcelona? Transfer news and gossip from Friday’s papers

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Neymar is said to be talking up Barcelona to Philippe Coutinho (Photo: Getty)

Barcelona are apparently using Neymar to help persuade Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho to leave Liverpool .

The playmaker has long been admired by the Spanish giants, who hope Neymar can influence him to join, report Don Balon.

The pair are good friends having spent time together on international duty with Brazil, and Coutinho recently expressed his admiration for the Barca forward.

Though should any transfer go through it would be much more likely to be in the summer than January.

Here are the rest of the top stories from Friday’s papers…

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Here are the top stories from Friday’s Mirror

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EXCLUSIVE: West Ham eye Jermain Defoe return as David Moyes faces fight to keep "priceless" striker at Sunderland.

Jermain Defoe

Mathieu Debuchy reveals relationship with Arsene Wenger has deteriorated: "We say hello – nothing more"

Tottenham ponder January swoop for Real Madrid misfit Isco as he considers Bernabeu future.

Sam Johnstone transfer tussle hots up as Sunderland join Aston Villa in race for Manchester United stopper

Ryan Giggs out of the running for Swansea job as Alan Curtis calls for someone who can give "immediate effect"

Southampton insist Chelsea and Man City target Virgil van Dijk will not be leaving St Mary’s in January

Isco chancer: Spurs could move for the Real Madrid man (Photo: Angel Martinez)

Transfer news and gossip from other papers and websites

Real Madrid turned down a €300m offer for Cristiano Ronaldo from an unnamed Chinese club (Sky Sports Italia)

However the Galacticos are hopeful of tempting Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois in the summer (Sun)

Middlesbrough’s Jordan Rhodes looks to be returning to the Championship as Derby join Aston Villa in hunt (Sun)

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