Latest Football News 

  • Samir Nasri’s Manchester City team-mates do not want the midfielder at the club.
  • Nasri is a Roma  transfer target after the club turned their attention away from Riyad Mahrez. Leicester City demanded €40m (£35.7m) for the Algerian, which is more than the Italian side are willing to pay, and their sporting director Monchi took Nasri to Sevilla last summer.
  • City have dropped their asking price for 30-year-old midfielder Samir Nasri from £21m to £10m.
  • Wantaway Paris Saint-Germain Marco Verratti has named Barcelona as his first-choice destination, but is open to a summer transfer to Manchester United.

  • After the Italian international switched his agent to Mino Raiola. Jose Mourinho has been in touch with Marco Verratti’s representatives about a possible move.
  • Manchester United will test PSG’s resolve with a £70million bid for the 24-year-old with the Red Devils confident they can get a deal done.
  • Brazilian forward Neymar, 25, has told Barcelona team-mates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez he will stay at the club, after the pair persuaded him not to join Paris St-Germain in a world record £200m deal.

  • After flirting with Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar will stay at Barcelona. The French side had already drawn out a contract but the Brazilian forward didn’t give the final OK. 
  • Unofficial confirmation  came from Gerard Pique  who posted a picture  with Neymar on Twitter  with the caption: “He’s  staying”.
  • Neymar’s transfer from Barcelona could eventually cost PSG £450m.
  • With Neymar’s future now seemingly sorted, signing Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho is now a priority for Ernesto Valverde’s side. Philippe Coutinho is also believed to be a Barcelona transfer target as they look to surround Neymar with Brazilians to help him feel at home.

  • Marco Asensio wants to be rewarded by Real Madrid for his progress last season following interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus.

  • Jesus Navas, who was released by Manchester City at the end of last season, should finally complete his return to Sevilla this week.
  • 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.
  • Marseille have held talks with Celtic about the potential transfer of striker Moussa Dembele.
  • Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has rejected Marseille’s interest, saying he owes loyalty to Arsene Wenger.
  • Arsene Wenger says PSG are going after Barcelona’s Neymar because they know they have no chance of signing Alexis Sanchez.
  • Alexis Sanchez’s transfer to PSG is on hold after talks collapsed over the 28-year-old’s transfer fee and wage demands.
  • Arsenal are set to make a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 25.
  • Gunners forward Lucas Perez has  been offered a staggering 10-year deal by old club Deportivo La Coruna.
  • Monaco have demanded £55m for winger Thomas Lemar.
  • 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.
  • Virgil van Dijk has not been included in Southampton’s squad for a training camp in France as uncertainty over his future continues.
  • 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 to is £48m.

  • Alternatively, The Reds are planning a third and final offer in the region of £75m, with £40m paid up front for Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita. 
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says 23-year-old midfielder Emre Can, who has one year remaining on his contract, is going nowhere this summer and that there have been “good talks” over a new contract.
  • But Juventus will make a bid of between £27m and £31m for Germany international Can and, if that fails, will try to sign him on a free transfer next summer.
  • Nemanja Matic is keen on a move  to Manchester United but Chelsea’s £50million valuation could still prove to be the stumbling block.
  • Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti says the club could sell winger Ivan Perisic, 28, if they “are satisfied with the money” amid interest from Manchester United.
  • Jose Mourinho will turn down any offers for Ashley Young in order to keep him at Manchester United.
  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Pedro suffered multiple facial fractures in a collision with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina in a friendly on Saturday but should return to training in 10 days.
  • Penalty shoot-out hero Christopher Schindler has signed a new three-year deal with Huddersfield Town.
    • Leicester City have dropped their asking price for Riyad Mahrez amid interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Roma. The Foxes have recieved a bid of around £30million for the Algerian international from Serie A side Roma but this fell £10million short of their valuation.
    • Everton have offered £40m plus a further £5m in add-ons for Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27.
    • Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira is in England to sort out a deal that could see Raul Jimenez leave the club. The forward is a West Ham and Everton transfer  target.

    • Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Germany Under-21 defender Jeremy Toljan, 22, from Hoffenheim.
    • Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino says 27-year-old midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who joined from Newcastle for £30m last season, is still part of his plans.
    • West Brom are set to bid £10m for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.
    • The Baggies could pip Everton to Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko after readying a £20m bid for the midfielder.
    • Borussia Dortmund have joined Arsenal and Tottenham in the hunt for Manchester City starlet Jadon Sancho.
    • Leicester City are closing in on Coventry City’s George Thomas, 20, and are preparing to make a second bid of £500,000 for the striker.
    • Swansea have made a £3m bid for Barnsley full-back Andy Yiadom, 25, after their first bid was rejected.

    • Newcastle United are hopeful of signing Hull midfielder Sam Clucas, 26, for £4m.
    • The Toons have been told to spend £10m for Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo or he will be loaned elsewhere.
    • Manchester United great Ruud van Nistelrooy thinks his old club have signed Romelu Lukaku at the “perfect time”.
    • Alvaro Morata is under huge “pressure” at Chelsea as he is expected to replace Diego Costa, says Cesc Fabregas.
    • Former Tottenham and Fulham midfielder Lewis Holtby looks set to stay at Hamburg, but they are willing to sell him if they receive a decent offer for the midfielder, whose contract runs out in 2018.
    • After retiring this summer, Philipp Lahm will not be returning as a coach or pundit any time soon. The 33-year-old wants to take a break from football for the considerable future.
    • Bayern Munich will announce a new sporting director within the next six weeks.

    • Aston Villa won the Cup of Traditions by beating Hertha Berlin 2-0 in Germany and it’s the weirdest-looking trophy we’ve ever seen.
    • And a Villa fan seems to have found a replica of the cup available for sale for £13.

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