Liverpool have rejected a $116million bid from Barcelona for midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Elsewhere, West Ham are preparing to smash their club transfer record to sign William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon, while Kyle Bartley has ended speculation about his future by signing a new four-year deal at Swansea, the Premier League club has announced. Here's a full report of these soccer updates:

Liverpool still reluctant to sell Coutinho

According to BBC Sport, Liverpool Football Club have turned down Barcelona's $116m second bid for Phillipe Coutinho.

The Red Merseysiders boss Jurgen Klopp has strenuously refused to welcome any approaches for his top player and has continued to insist the Brazil international will stay put at Liverpool. The latest offer for Phillipe Coutinho arrives ahead of the new EPL season, with the 25-year-old considered an injury doubt for Liverpool's trip to Watford Football Club on Saturday. Barcelona are keen to add Coutinho to their ranks after selling Neymar Jr to PSG for a world record $260m fee.

West Ham ready to smash club transfer record for William Carvalho

West Ham United are ready to offer $32m as an opening offer for Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho, according to Standard Evening. William Carvalho is said to be a long time target for EPL club sides but has proven hard to prize away from Sporting Lisbon.

Carvalho's agent, Pere Guardiola will now look to broker a switch for his client before the end of this month. The Hammers have already broken their transfer record to sign in strikers Marko Arnautovic and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez this summer and are ready to smash another record by signing in William Carvalho. The Portugal international has a $51m buy-out clause in his contract, and he is said to be interested in a move to the Premier League.

Kyle Bartley signs new deal with Swansea City AFC

Kyle Bartley has finally snub rumors surrounding his uncertain future at Swansea City Afc by signing a new four year deal with the club, according to Daily Star. After signing the new deal, Bartley told the club's official website ( “Personally the main reason for me wanting to sign a new contract was that I feel I have a lot to do at the club.

I gained much experience and confidence from my loan spell last season. I feel a better person and a better player.” Kyle Bartley, 26, spent the entire last season on loan at Championship club Leeds United, and returned to Swansea and was handed a chance to impress new manager Paul Clement on the Swans' pre-season tour of the United States.