PSG unsure of Neymar’s plans
Even Paris Saint-Germain have no idea what Neymar plans to do this summer, reports Le Parisien.
The Brazilian forward only moved to France in a record-breaking €222 million deal in 2017.
He is, however, being heavily linked with another move, with Real Madrid and Manchester United among those said to be keen, and his current club are unaware of what his future holds.
Manchester City to swoop in for Lemar
Manchester City are preparing to hijack Liverpool and Arsenal’s hopes of landing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar reports the Telegraph.
The Reds and Gunners have been linked with the France international since the summer with both likely to return for him after the season ends.
But Pep Guardiola remains on the hunt for another player on the flanks after failed attempts to land Alexis Sanchez and Riyad Mahrez and he is prepared to spend to bring the Monaco man to the Eithad Stadium.
Chelsea quartet wanted in France
Paris Saint-Germain are drawing up plans to lure Antonio Conte and three players away from Chelsea, reports the Metro.
The Ligue 1 giants are expected to be in the market for a new manager this summer, and want the Italian coach to fill the post.
They are also keen to see N’Golo Kante, Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard make a move to Parc des Princes.
Liverpool looking at Rakitic
Liverpool will look to replace Philippe Coutinho with a man he has joined at Barcelona, claims Don Balon.
Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of Ivan Rakitic and will make a move for the Croatia international when the summer transfer window opens.
Manchester United considering Sokratis
Manchester United are looking at adding Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis this summer according to the Mirror .
The report states the Red Devils need a centre-back and have watched the 29-year-old Greek international several times in the past few weeks.
United are also interested Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld but Sokratis is considered to be an easier target to land.
Mourinho using Umtiti as Varane smokescreen
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s interest in Barcelona Samuel Umtiti is a bit of a smokescreen to hide his real target, Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, according to Don Balon.
Mourinho rates both defenders, but is much higher on Varane and hopes to land him part of his backline overhaul for €40 million.
Should Madrid not sell the defender, then Mourinho would then turn back to Umtiti in an attempt to pry him away from the Liga leaders.
Can could be bigger Liverpool loss than Coutinho
Liverpool are set to spend the revenue generated from Philippe Coutinho’s sale this summer but their biggest transfer decision may be with a player already on their team.
Emre Can’s contract expires at the end of the season, and Juventus are among the big clubs who are interesting in securing the midfielder’s signature.
And in losing Can, Liverpool could be giving up an irreplaceable piece of their midfield, even with Naby Keita’s arrival.
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Griezmann preparing for Barca move
Antoine Griezmann is readying himself for a summer move to Barcelona, reports Sport, with the France international already house-hunting in Catalunya.
The France international forward has long been linked with a switch to Camp Nou and expects a big-money deal to be done in the near future.
Chelsea and Enrique to come after Umtiti
Luis Enrique and Chelsea are the most likely threats to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti according to Don Balon .
Enrique, who seems poised to take over for Antonio Conte with the Blues, views Umtiti as a replacement for David Luiz.
And while Manchester United are rumoured suitors, Enrique is willing to pull out all the stops for Umtiti as he views centre-back as essential to his preferred playing style.
Emery not worried about PSG sacking
Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has told reporters he is not worried about the possibility he will be sacked at the conclusion of the season.
While Emery has PSG in position to complete a domestic treble, he has failed to get the capital club beyond the last-16 of the Champions League in his two years, with this season being especially hard to justify due to the signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
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Neymar wants Barcelona return
Neymar has told Barcelona that he wishes to return to Camp Nou, according to Mundo Deportivo .
The Brazilian is said to regret his decision to leave for PSG to step out of the shadow cast by Lionel Messi and wants to know what it’ll take to return to Catalunya.
The report suggests the 26-year-old will spend one more year in Paris before attempting to engineer a move back to Spain in 2019.
Reus signs new Dortmund contract
Marco Reus has dispelled speculation over his future by signing a new contract with Borussia Dortmund, the player confirmed on Friday.
Reus had been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, but will now be under contract at Signal Iduna Park until 2023 with his fresh deal.
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Heynckes could stay on at Bayern
Jupp Heynckes has suggested that he might stay on past the end of the season at Bayern Munich coach.
“I can only say nothing at all is decided yet, because, until now I have definitely never said I will retire in the summer,” Heynckes told reporters on Friday.
“I have only ever referred to our agreement from last year which is still valid.
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