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TRIBAL TRENDS - TOP 5: Morata's Real Madrid Coutinho warning; Hazard tells Chelsea contract demands; Man Utd, Spurs fall behind in Malcom chase

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

Our top story is, of course, about the transfer of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

Last week we posed the question, will he or won't he? Of course, the former was the answer after the 25-year-old complete his £145million transfer from Liverpool.

Unfortunately for Tribal'sReal Madrid readers, Diario Gol reported that prior to the move, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata had rung Los Blancos president Florentino Perez to chat about the Brazilian.

The Spanish publication claims Morata, who is still close with Perez, had informed his former president that Coutinho was the real deal after playing against him in the Prem.

Diario Gol came out with another stunner shortly after Coutinho completed the switch to Catalonia.

This time they claimed Liverpool were preparing an unbelievable offer to bring Luis Suarez back the other way.

According to the report, the Reds have let Barcelona know they'd be interested in bringing Suarez back to Anfield. What are your thoughts on that Kopites?

No wonder Chelsea fans went clicking crazy when Eden Hazard revealed what it would take for him to sign a new contract.

The 27-year-old wants his Belgium teammate, Thibaut Courtois, to sign first.

"First, he must sign, then I will be able to continue," Hazard told RTL. "I do not know who will be the first to sign his new contract."

Plenty of teams are interested in signing Bordeaux winger Malcom. If you want to know why click here. Now you know why readers found this article appealing…

The Sun report that Borussia Dortmund have taken pole position by outbidding their rivals for the 20-year-old.

Both Manchester United and Tottenham are lagging behind, but fortunately for them, the Ligue 1 club are demanding more than what Dortmund have offered.

And lastly, beIN Sports reported that Riyad Mahrez was on the cusp of signing with Liverpool.

This news spread throughout the football world, with people convinced the Coutinho transfer would allow Liverpool to fork out Leicester City's hefty asking price.

The transfer hasn't happened - for now. Keep an eye on this one, Reds fans.

Top 5 Tribalfootball stories - January 3 - January 9

1. Morata tells Real Madrid president Florentino: You're wrong about Coutinho

2. Liverpool leave offer on Barcelona table for stunning Luis Suarez return

3. Hazard: My new contract depends on one Chelsea teammate...

4. BVB better Man Utd, Spurs offers for Malcom, but Bordeaux demand more

5. Liverpool medical today tipped for Leicester dazzler Mahrez

- We also identified what our readers are searching for -


1. L'pool receive bumper offer from China for Markovic

2. L'pool medical today tipped for Leicester dazzler Mahrez

3. Leicester threaten Barca plans for Defender Yerry Mina

4. Morata tells Real president Florentino: You're wrong about Coutinho

5. L'pool leave offer on Barca table for stunning Suarez return


1. L'pool leave offer on Barca table for stunning Suarez return

2. Morata tells Real president Florentino: You're wrong about Coutinho

3. REVEALED: L'pool have 3 big names targeted for keeper signing

4. Barcelona will include player in offer for L'pool star Coutinho

5. L'pool ace Coutinho sacrifices £15m to get Barca deal done

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