Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes
CHELSEA READY €40M SERGI ROBERTO BID
Chelsea are willing to pay Sergi Roberto’s release clause of €40 million to sign him from Barcelona, according to Sport.
Antonio Conte is keen on the full-back after missing out on Danilo, who joined Manchester City as the Blues’ Premier League rivals continue to splash the cash in the transfer market.
RONALDO URGES NEYMAR TO JOIN MAN UTD
Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Neymar to snub a move to PSG, and instead wait for a transfer to Manchester United, according to a report from Diario Gol .
The two players have been in contact via WhatsApp regarding Neymar’s potential move to the Ligue 1 giants.
However, Ronaldo believes that such a transfer would be a step down for his Brazilian counterpart, and instead believes he should move to Old Trafford.
VERRATTI OPEN TO MAN UTD MOVE
Wantaway Paris Saint-Germain Marco Verratti has named Barcelona as his first-choice destination, but is open to a summer transfer to Manchester United, according to the Express .
The Italy international midfiedler is looking to force his way out of Paris, having spent five seasons in the French capital.
Jose Mourinho is determined to add a central midfielder to his squad before the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season but will have to spend a substatial amount for the €100 million-Barca target.
MESSI’S FAVOURITE NEYMAR REPLACEMENTS
Lionel Messi has given Barcelona a list of candidates he wants to replace Neymar should he join Paris Saint-Germain, according to Don Balon ..
PSG are ready to lure Neymar to the French capital by matching his €222 million release clause, leavng Barca in the hunt for a new star attacker.
Messi has endorsed Paulo Dybala for the role and the Juventus attacker is said to be the club’s main candidate. Should they fail in that pursuit, though, Messi wants them to go after PSG’s Angel Di Maria or Borussia Dortmund attacker Ousmane Dembele.
CHELSEA IN SARR BATTLE
Chelsea are facing a fight to sign teenage Nice defender Malang Sarr, according to Sky Sports .
Barcelona and Real Madrid are also interested in the centre-back, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract.
BARCA WANT DYBALA IF NEYMAR GOES
Paulo Dybala is Barcelona’s main target to replace Neymar should he join Paris Saint-German, but they will have to pay around €120 million for him, Mundo Deportivo claims.
Neymar could join the Ligue 1 side as they plan on matching his €222m release clause, meaning Barca need another star to line up alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
RAFINHA OFFERED TO ARSENAL
Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to Sky Sports .
The 24-year-old is currently recovering from a knee injury, but the Camp Nou outfit would still demand in the region of €30 million.
BARCA SUBMIT £72M COUTINHO BID
Barcelona have put in a massive £72 million bid for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, according to the Daily Mail .
The Catalans are looking for a replacement for Andres Iniesta, but the Reds are expected to ask for even more than what the Spanish giants are offering.
BARCA PLAN MBAPPE MOVE
Barcelona are planning a move for Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, according to the Daily Mail .
The Camp Nou outfit are bracing themselves for the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, and are planning to use the funds to bring in teenager Mbappe.
UNITED MAKE VERRATTI CONTACT
Manchester United have held initial talks over a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to TuttoMercatoWeb .
The Old Trafford hierarchy have met with the Italy international’s representatives as they ready themselves to battle Barcelona for his signature.
NEYMAR ACCEPTS PSG OFFER
Neymar has apparently agreed a deal to join PSG, according to Esporte Interativo .
The Ligue 1 club are seemingly willing to pay the player’s €222 million release clause, in a move that would make him the world’s most expensive player by some distance.
The transfer will apparently be officially announced in the next two weeks, with reports having surfaced over the last few days claiming that the player is unsettled at Camp Nou.
VIDAL REJECTS JUVE MOVE
Barcelona full-back Aleix Vidal has rejected the opportunity to join Juventus as a replacement for Dani Alves, reports Sport .
Vidal was initially signed by Barcelona to be a long-term successor to Alves, and he is now wanted by Juve following the Brazilian’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG READY TO PAY NEYMAR BUYOUT CLAUSE
Neymar will be the subject of another transfer bid by Paris Saint-Germain, who are set to break the bank for the Brazilian, reports GianlucaDiMarzio.com .
The French club have long been linked with Neymar, but were thwarted last year when he signed a new deal at Camp Nou.
This time round though they are determined not to take no for an answer, and could even match his release clause of €222 million in order to force a move.
NEYMAR TOLD TO LEAVE BARCA
Neymar is being encouraged to leave Barcelona by one element of his entourage so that he can step out of the shadow of Lionel Messi, claims Sport .
The Brazilian moved to Camp Nou in 2013 and is under contract until 2021, with his current release clause standing at €200 million.
The likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are all expected to be interested if Neymar becomes unsettled enough to look to leave Barcelona.
BARCA TO OFFER RAKITIC FOR VERRATTI PLUS €65M
Barcelona are willing to offer €65 million and Ivan Rakitic in an attempt to land Marco Verratti from PSG this summer, report Calciomercato .
Unai Emery, PSG’s manager, worked with Rakitic at Sevilla and the club may be tempted to sell as they look to recoup a big fee for the Italian.
BARCA PLAN NEW PAULINHO BID
Barcelona are ready to increase their bid for Paulinho to €30 million as they prepare to hold further talks with Guangzhou Evergrande over the midfielder, according to Mundo Deportivo .
The Chinese club have already rejected offers of €20m and €25m for the Brazilian, and do not want to sell Paulinho midway through the season .
However, Barca are refusing to give up on their pursuit of Paulinho and hope an improved offer will persuade Guangzhou to change their mind about selling the former Tottenham man.
BARCA DITCH BELLERIN BID
Barcelona have ditched plans to sign Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin during the summer transfer window, according to Sport .
Bellerin had previously been Barca’s leading target to fill the right-back role next season, but Arsenal were unwilling to sell the Spaniard.
And, with new coach Ernesto Valverde reportedly having doubts over Bellerin’s physical and technical capabilities, Barca have decided against pursuing a €40 million deal.
PL INTEREST IN MUNIR
Barcelona have told Munir El Haddadi he can leave the club for €14 million with three Premier League clubs interested in the striker, reports Sport .
Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham are keen on Munir, while Schalke, Lyon and Marseille have also been linked with bids.
NEW MAN UTD DEAL FOR HERRERA
Manchester United are ready to reward Ander Herrera with a new contract after telling Barcelona the midfielder is not for sale, according to Sport .
Herrera was reportedly keen to explore a move to Camp Nou, but Barcelona have abandoned their interest after learning Jose Mourinho has no intention of letting the player go.
BARCA TO MAKE FINAL €25M PAULINHO BID
Barcelona are ready to make a final offer of €25 million for Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho, reports Sport .
A €20m bid has already been rejected by the Chinese club, while Paulinho, who has a €40m release clause in his contract, has expressed his hope that a deal can be agreed .
PALACE EYE VERMAELEN
Crystal Palace want to sign Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, according to the Sunday People .
New Palace boss Frank De Boer is keen on adding experience to his defence and feels the former Arsenal centre-back is the ideal candidate.
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