Philippe Coutinho has said he had to work even harder for Liverpool earlier this season after a summer transfer to Barcelona fell through.
Barca failed with three bids for Coutinho in August, and he remained a Liverpool player when the summer window closed.
Coutinho said that was difficult to take at the time and left him feeling he had to increase his efforts for the Premier League side.
"In the summer, when the offer arrived from Barca, I was very clear with everyone because my ambition was to...
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.
Ander Herrera to AC Milan
Manchester United's Herrera has emerged as a target for AC Milan. The Serie A side believe they can sign the midfielder for around...
In his introductory news conference last week, new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was asked about the astounding number of high-profile managers in the Premier League and what it means to have such a collection of coaching talent.
"Big managers take me to another level," he proclaimed. "They push me to achieve things."
The problem now is that even if all of these high-profile managers take their tactics to the next level, the nature of the competition means that not all of them can achieve...
AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed that Mario Balotelli is on his way back to Liverpool having failed to earn a new contract with his club, while Alex, Philippe Mexes and Kevin-Prince Boateng will also be leaving the San Siro.
Balotelli, 25, scored only one Serie A goal during a season-long loan deal with the Rossoneri and he has just been left out of the Italy squad for Euro 2016.
His poor form has also convinced Milan not to make use of an option to buy which they had arranged...