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  • Neymar’s father has pledged his son’s future to Paris Saint-Germain after he met up with officials from the French club, while he verbally agreed a six-year deal.
  • Neymar’s Barcelona team-mates are trying to convince him to stay in Spain, but Paris Saint-Germain have their eye on forming a front three of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Alexis Sanchez.

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is on the verge of a £70m move to Paris St-Germain.
  • Barcelona believe signing playmaker Coutinho could help keep his 25-year-old international team-mate Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain.
  • Barca are ready to offer £80m for Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25.

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Coutinho is “comfortable” at the club after holding talks with the player amid Barca’s interest.
  • PSG are increasingly confident of signing forward Neymar for £196m from Barcelona, with the Brazilian supposedly having agreed a contract worth £27m a year after tax.
  • Lionel Messi, 30, has told the club to buy 23-year-old Juventus striker Paulo Dybala.

  • Benjamin Mendy has flown to Los Angeles to undergo a medical and complete his record move to Manchester City.
  • Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, has backed Manchester United’s £75m signing and Belgium team-mate Romelu Lukaku, 24, to score “20-25 goals” a season for the Old Trafford club.

  • Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea with Juventus facing defeat in the race for midfielder.

  • United’s Marcos Rojo could be out until January 2018 as he continues to recover from a serious knee injury, boss Jose Mourinho has warned.

  • Chelsea forward Pedro is to return home early from the club’s pre-season tour of Asia and undergo further assessment.
  • The Blues have issued an apology after midfielder Kenedy made negative comments about China on social media.

  • Antonio Candreva’s agent Federico  Pastorello has not ruled out a move to Chelsea for his client: “I would say it’s 80 per cent that he stays at Inter but Chelsea? You cannot exclude anything at the moment”.
  • Juventus have agreed terms with Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and will now make a €35m-plus bid for the Germany international.
  • Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is in talks with Antalyaspor. Antalyaspor finished fifth in Super Lig last season, but they have signed Jean-Armel Drole, Jeremy Menez and Maicon this term and have targeted a top-four finish and a place in Europe.
  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Real Madrid target David de Gea will be staying at Old Trafford, while admitting that he has not considered a move for Bernabeu superstars Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo as signing them would be “mission impossible”.
  • United’s £60m pursuit of Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, is on hold, because the French club want 21-year-old forward Anthony Martial in return.
  • Zinedine Zidane is confident Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid for “the next two or three years”.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, is going on an individual promotional tour of China.
  • Borussia Dortmund full-back Felix Passlack is interesting Hoffenheim with the Bundesliga side hoping the 19-year-old could act as a replacement for Jeremy Toljan, who only has one year left on his deal.
  • Las Palmas midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng will wear Abdelhak Nouri’s shirt in a mark of respect after the Ajax midfielder collapsed on the pitch earlier this month.

  • Ahead of the club’s friendly against Juventus last night, in which the Brazilian scored twice, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde held a conversation with Neymar to ascertain whether the player intends to depart the Camp Nou.
  • Aston Villa’s decision to leave defender Tommy Elphick, 29, and striker Ross McCormack, 30, out of their pre-season games in Germany has given Sunderland hope of signing the pair.
  • El Salvador defender Henry Romero received a six-game ban after biting USA striker Jozy Altidore during their Gold Cup quarter-final.
  • Captain Darwin Ceren will miss three games for a similar incident involving American defender Omar Gonzalez in the USA’s 2-0 winin Arlington, Texas.
  • Portsmouth have confirmed that a fan died during the League One team’s friendly against local rivals Bournemouth on Saturday.

  • Chelsea have made a move for 20-year-old Brazilian forward Richarlison, who was expected to join Ajax from Fluminense for £12m.
  • The Stamford Bridge club have spent nearly £130m this summer but Blues boss Antonio Conte says they need to make more signings to improve the quality of the squad.
  • Algeria international Mahrez will reject a move to Roma as he tries to push through a £35m switch from the Foxes to Arsenal.
  • Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward has jetted to America for crunch talks with Jose Mourinho, who is growing impatient with United’s lack of progress in the transfer market.
  • United are plotting a surprise swoop for Bolton’s England youth keeper Jake Turner.
  • Juan Mata is keen to get his Manchester United future thrashed out, with his current deal due to expire next summer.
  • Ashley Young could see out his Manchester United contract despite interest from Stoke.
  • Defender Matteo Darmian, 27, says he is happy to stay at Manchester United this summer, despite being linked with a return to Italy.
  • Antonio Conte demands Chelsea continue splashing the cash – or risk another disastrous title defence.
  • Conte also reveals that he did consider quitting Chelsea after being left shattered by their title-winning exploits.

  • The Blues are monitoring 18-year-old Montreal Impact winger Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla after he was recommended by former Blues striker Didier Drogba.
  • Chelsea will make a formal offer for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain within the next 48 hours but face competition from Manchester City for the 23-year-old.
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists his Arsenal contract stand-off is not to do with money as Liverpool and Chelsea remain keen on the England international.
  • Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo wants to head for the capital and spend the season on loan with Fulham.
  • England international Harry Kane insists he would never quit Tottenham in search of a megabucks pay deal.
  • West Brom are ready to move for Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko and save his Premier League career.
  • Middlesbrough reject third West Brom bid for Ben Gibson worth £21m, with club determined to sell to a top-six club.

  • Monaco approach Stoke for Giannelli Imbula as the French champions look for Tiemoue Bakayoko’s replacement.
  • West Ham are discussing a move for Badou N’Diaye as they sweat over an injury to Cheikhou Kouyate.
  • Everton are weighing up a move for Vitesse Arnhem goalkeeper Eloy Room as they seek to replace the outgoing Joel Robles.
  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring another “one or two quality players” to the club before the end of the transfer window.
  • Huddersfield have warned Swansea that midfielder Philip Billing is not for sale.
  • Sunderland are set to make a shock raid on Blackburn Rovers for goalkeeper Jason Steele.
  • Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp is eyeing a move for Swansea winger Wayne Routledge and Preston striker Jordan Hugill.
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