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TRIBAL TRENDS TOP 5 - Liverpool inform Barcelona of Coutinho price; Rashford, Martial the answer for Man Utd; Conte names Chelsea targets;

Overall, for the past week, our Top 5 trending articles have seen Tribal readers mainly interested in Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Our top story this week comes from the protracted move of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

After the three failed bids and transfer request last summer, it was inevitable we'd be here again in January.

And no wonder both sets of fans are scouring the daily news as the question persists: will he or won't he?

This time, AS claims Liverpool have set an asking price of €160m.

A Tribal feature was right up there amongst readers this week and it's not hard to see why.

It discusses how injuries to Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have presented two Manchester United youngsters - Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford - with an opportunity to impress Jose Mourinho.

Given their performance against Everton on New Year's Day, it seems the pair are grasping the chance with both hands.

What is bound to be one of the most talked about transfers this month surrounds Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.

The German, who has been linked with Juventus, will be a free agent at the end of the season and extension negotiations with the Reds have seemingly stalled.

In a bid to lure Can before the end of the season, Tuttosport claims the Bianconeri is prepared to offer Croatian winger Marko Pjaca to the Merseyside club on loan.

Chelsea are also looking to be involved in the transfer hoopla this month.

And speaking after his side thrashed Stoke City 5-0 last Saturday, Blues boss Antonio Conte said he has told the club exactly who he wants to be brought in.

With a threadbare squad heading into the knockout rounds of the Champions League, League Cup semi-finals, as well as the Premier League, Conte will be seeking to add depth to his full-back and forward ranks.

And lastly, Diario Gol says Liverpool have contacted Real Madrid about midfielder Dani Ceballos.

The Spaniard has struggled since joining Los Blancos from Real Betis in the summer.

Real captain Sergio Ramos is concerned he'll lose his good friendto the Reds and has expressed his thoughts to president Florentino Perez.

Fortunately for Ramos, Perez favours sending the 21-year-old out on loan.

Top 5 Tribalfootball stories - December 27 - January 2

1. Barcelona board stunned as Liverpool up Coutinho asking price

2. Zlat & Lukaku out: Why 2 kids can rescue Man Utd - and Mourinho

3. Juventus make cash-plus-player bid for Liverpool contract rebel Emre Can

4. Chelsea boss Conte: Board knows who I want to buy

5. Real Madrid captain Ramos worried Ceballos will quit for Klopp's Liverpool

- We also identified what our readers are searching for -


The top 5 stories searched through Google over the past week are below, with Basel setting their asking price for Liverpool target Manuel Akanji, Oscar emerges as a target for Barcelona and Real Madrid full-back Theo Hernandez with a shocking confession.

1. Basel set asking price for L'pool, BVB target Akanji

2. STUNNER! Ex-Blues star Oscar on Barca radar

3. Silva urges Leicester to go for Benfica full-back Almeida

4. Atleti urge Blues not to sit on Costa paperwork

5.Real wing-back Hernandez regrets turning down…


The top 5 articles found through the world's most popular social media site, Facebook, all of which came up with a Liverpool Football Club result!

1. Barca board stunned as Reds up Coutinho asking price

2. Juve make cash-plus-player bid for L'pool contract rebel Emre Can

3. L'pool boss Klopp all class over Nike Coutinho to Barca claims

4. Real captain Ramos worried Ceballos will quit for Klopp's L'pool

5. Redknapp: L'pool boss Klopp has transformed Oxlade-Chamberlain

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