Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer stories from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond throughout the ongoing summer window
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.
MESSI CONVINCES NEYMAR TO STAY
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have convinced Neymar to stay at Barcelona despite speculation he could move to PSG, according to Sport .
The Brazil superstar has been linked with a word record €222 million move, but his team-mates have gotten him to reject PSG’s advances to remain at Camp Nou. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique hinted at the decision , tweeting “he stays”.
MAN CITY PLAYERS WANT NASRI OUT
Samir Nasri’s Manchester City team-mates do not want the midfielder at the club, a source has told the Daily Mail .
The France international has two years remaining on his City deal, but is an unpopular figure in the dressing room, with many of the squad looking for him to be sold due to his attitude.
MOURINHO REFUSING TO SELL YOUNG
Jose Mourinho will turn down any offers for Ashley Young in order to keep him at Manchester United, according to the Sun .
Stoke City are interested in the 32-year-old wide player, but Mourinho sees him as an essential part of his United squad and is not willing to let him leave Old Trafford.
BONY WAGES AN ISSUE FOR SWANSEA
Swansea City have agreed terms with Manchester City for the transfer of Wilfried Bony, but are concerned about his £130,000-a-week wage demands, according to Wales Online .
With Fernando Llorente on the way out, the Swans want Bony as a replacement, but are not willing to meet his astronomical wage demands.
JUVENTUS PULL OUT OF MATIC MOVE
Juventus have ended their interest in Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, leaving the door open for Manchester United to complete a deal, says Corriere dello Sport .
The Blues have set a £40 million price for the Serbia international, with Juve not willing to match that.
Antonio Conte is happy for Matic to reunite with United boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, having completed a deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko earlier this month.
LIVERPOOL GIVE UP ON KEITA… FOR NOW
Liverpool have given up in their chase to sign RB Leipzig star Naby Keita this summer but will continue their pursuit next year when his release clause lowers, according to the Mirror .
Jurgen Klopp’s side have had two bids rejected for the 22-year-old, the highest of which was around £66 million.
Keita will be available for £48m next summer, however, with Liverpool ready to wait until then to strike a deal.
LIVERPOOL WAITING ON VAN DIJK SIGNAL
Liverpool are waiting in the wings to move for Virgil van Dijk if Southampton are willing to listen to offers for the want-away defender, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The Reds were initially keen on landing Van Dijk but publicly ended their interest after reports Southampton were threatening action over an alleged illegal approach.
However, the Echo claims Liverpool are ready to cough up a club-record fee for the Netherlands international if the Saints make it clear they will negotiate a transfer.
ALEXIS’ PSG MOVE SET TO COLLAPSE
The transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Paris Saint-Germain is hanging by a thread after financial wrangling interrupted talks, according to Le Parisien .
The Chilean had been widely tipped to complete a move from Arsenal after travelling to Paris to meet PSG sporting director Antero Henrique .
But despite early progress in contract talks, the deal is now unlikely to prosper due to both elevated demands from Alexis’ agents and the reluctance of Arsenal to sell their star.
ASENSIO WANTS MADRID REWARD
Marco Asensio wants to be rewarded by Real Madrid for his progress last season following interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus, according to Don Balon .
Madrid president Florentino Perez is determined not to sell Asensio, but the forward is looking for an important role in Zinedine Zidane’s team and a contract matching the terms which the likes of Arsenal and United can offer.
PEREZ OFFERED 10-YEAR CONTRACT
Deportivo La Coruna have offered Lucas Perez a 10-year contract in an attempt to persuade the Arsenal striker to return to the club, reports DXT Campeon .
Perez is reportedly available for around €10 million and has been offered the chance to eventually become Depor’s technical secretary, if he agrees to rejoin his old side.
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 said to be 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.
CHELSEA TO BEAT MAN UTD TO BRAZILIAN
Chelsea are aiming to beat the likes of Manchester United and AC Milan to the signing of Fluminense forward Richarlison, claims Gianluca Di Marzio .
The Brazilian has recently been watched by United, Milan and Sampdoria, but Chelsea are now reportedly favourites to conclude a deal.
ARSENAL TO MAKE CARVALHO BID
Arsenal are preparing a bid to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho for around €30 million, according to Record .
Carvalho is keen to finally move to the Premier League following several years of speculation and Arsenal are aiming to beat Newcastle to his signing.
MAN UTD WANT BOLTON KEEPER
Manchester United are ready to bid for Bolton Wanderers’ teenage goalkeeper Jake Turner, reports The Sun .
The 18-year-old has yet to start a first-team game for Bolton and has also been linked with Everton, but United view Turner as a potential first choice in years to come.
JUVENTUS WANT EMRE CAN
Juventus have lined up Emre Can as their primary midfield target, according to Tuttosport .
The Serie A champions are looking to secure a deal for the Liverpool man, and hope to take advantage of the German’s contract situation, with his current deal ending in 2018.
LIVERPOOL AGREE £75M KEITA FEE
Liverpool have finally reached an agreement worth around £75 million with RB Leipzig for Naby Keita, according to Winner Sports .
Leipzig have been determined to hold on to their star man, having rejected two offers from the Reds. However, the website claims they have had success with a third offer.
BARCA TO MAKE £80M COUTINHO BID
Barcelona will make an £80 million offer for Philippe Coutinho after Liverpool rejected their initial bid, says The Mirror .
Despite the Reds’ assertion the Brazilian is not available at any price, the Catalan side will improve on the £72m approach that was knocked back.
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, leaving 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.
MADRID EYE DOLBERG AND BERARDI
Real Madrid will look to sign Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg and Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi if they fail to land Kylian Mbappe, Marca reports.
The European champions are in search of a new striker after Alvaro Morata’s move to Chelsea and will target a cheaper option should talks over Mbappe break down. The Italy U-21 international and the Denmark No.9 would be brought in to play a back-up role to their star forwards.
MADRID OFFER BENZEMA FOR MBAPPE
Real Madrid have offered Karim Benzema as part of a deal to sign Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, according to The Sun .
Los Blancos are closing in on a deal for the France international, with Benzema part of one of the bids currently on the table.
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