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TRIBAL TRENDS - TOP 5: Arsenal list four targets; Barca propose swap for Coutinho; Lukaku wants Chelsea move

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This week, Tribal readers have generally focused their reading upon stories in the Premier League, as well as a juicy proposal from Barcelona.

Arsene Wenger will be praying for a miracle this week in the hope that Liverpool slip up against Middlesbrough and Arsenal can defeat Everton on Sunday. If this scenario unfolds, then the Gunners will qualify for the Champions League and Wenger will more than likely keep his job.

And according to The Mirror, Wenger could be quite busy in the summer as he looks to acquire Monaco's Thomas Lemar, Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, Southampton's Virgil Van Dyk and Schalke free agent Sead Kolasinac.

Don Balon reports that Liverpool gun Philippe Coutinho has become THE number one priority for Barcelona this summer.

To help lower the monetary cost of the deal – which is believed to be around €90m –Barca are prepared to pay cash and include Coutinho's countrymen Rafinha in the deal. Interesting…

Sunderland boss David Moyes was baffled at his goalkeeper Vito Mannone's actions after the Black Cats loss to Swansea.

Mannone was one of the last to leave the field after the defeat, and Moyes is suspicious that the Italian may know something he doesn't.

Meanwhile, the Hector Bellerin to Barcelona saga continues.

According to Don Balon, Arsenal have now demanded that Arda Turan and Marc Cucurella are included in any player swap proposal put forward by the Catalan giants. The Gunners want €40m if Barca can't provide they players they desire.

And finally, Everton goal machine Romelu Lukaku has reportedly told his agent Mino Raiola that he wants to play at Chelsea next season.

The Sunday World reports that the Belgian international does not want to be reunited with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who sold him to Everton in 2014 when he was manager of Chelsea.

Source: tribalfootball

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