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Transfer Talk: Liverpool plan record £85m move for Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele

La Liga correspondent Sid Lowe and the FC crew weigh in on the drama surrounding Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona and his links to Liverpool.
The FC panel answer your tweets on Liverpool's precarious position in Group C, how Cavani's absence affected PSG and if Ousmane Dembele or Malcom is more likely to leave Barca.

With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest.

TOP STORY: Liverpool ready record move for Barca's Dembele

Liverpool are set to shatter their transfer record to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, according to the Sun.

France forward Dembele joined Barca last summer but could be on his way out amid questions over his attitude, with the Sun saying Jurgen Klopp "wants him to boost his team's Premier...

 By Shaka Hislop

Power Rankings: Manchester City stay top but beaten Barcelona fall

Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see Manchester City on top while Barcelona take a tumble following their loss to Betis.
Craig Burley breaks down Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United, which he says demonstrates the gap in quality between the two rivals.
Sergio Aguero shrugs off talk of an unbeaten Premier League season after Manchester City's victory over rivals Manchester United.

Derby day victory kept the English champions atop Shaka Hislop's Top 10, while Porto and Juventus are on the up. Barcelona, though, pay for their defeat.

Dropping out: Inter, Chelsea, Arsenal.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know, and watch Shaka defend his picks on ESPN FC TV!

Jordi Alba is the best player in La Liga right now, something Luis Enrique cannot ignore

Despite his reported falling out with Luis Enrique, ESPN FC's Sid Lowe explains why Jordi Alba couldn't be ignored ahead of Spain's clash at Croatia.
After Barcelona's home defeat to Real Betis, the FC crew examine the club's issues in the back, and Gab Marcotti questions their preparation.

"I think I've talked about Jordi Alba enough," Luis Enrique protested, but there was one more thing to say, left to the last minute. In the end, even he couldn't resist. On Thursday, the Spain coach returned Alba to the national team for the first time since the World Cup and the first time since he took over, finally ending one of the oddest absences anyone could remember.

Luis Enrique said he didn't change his mind because of the "clamour," but the noise, like the evidence, had become overwhelming....

Real Betis expose Barcelona using the tactics that made modern Barca great

To immediately understand the principal reason Betis humiliated Barcelona this weekend at the Camp Nou, you can go back to mid-July 2008 on a training pitch in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Yes, Ernesto Valverde was soundly beaten on tactics by Quique Setien.

Yes, if you compare Pau Lopez's superb first-half save from point-blank range, when Clement Lenglet thought he had scored, against Marc-Andre ter Stegen's limp-wristed effort that let Betis go 3-1 up, they can tell one tale of why the points went...

Barcelona's Sergio Busquets gives signed shirt to Betis coach Quique Setien, boss tipped for Camp Nou

Lionel Messi scored twice in his return from injury, but Real Betis netted four goals of their own to win 4-3, spoiling the Blaugrana star's return.
After Barcelona's home defeat to Real Betis, the FC crew examine the club's issues in the back, and Gab Marcotti questions their preparation.

After becoming the first coach to inflict a home defeat on Barcelona in 26 months, Real Betis manager Quique Setien's stock has never been higher.

With a reputation for prioritising attractive, attacking football, the word on the wire in Spain is that Setien may well end up plying his trade with Barca, and sooner rather than later.

Indeed, with Ernesto Valverde's future uncertain beyond the summer, there are some who believe the Catalans will make their move to bring the highly-regarded Betis boss...

Transfer Rater: Denis Suarez to Chelsea, Exequiel Palacios to Manchester United

Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.

Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.

Alexis Sanchez to Paris Saint-Germain

Less than one year after joining Manchester United from Arsenal, the Chile international wants to quit the club as he is isolated, bored...