Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Manchester City and United enter Neymar race

City and United enter Neymar race

Manchester rivals City and United have entered the race for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, according to Diario Gol.

The Brazilian star is understood to be unhappy at PSG, and desires a move away after just one season. 

Neymar is still holding out hope for a move to Real Madrid but, according to the report, he could move to City should a transfer to the Bernabeu not materialise.

Arsenal make Meyer a top target

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Arsene Wenger has made Schalke midfielder Max Meyer a top summer target, according to Daily Star. 

The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and the Gunners will face competition from the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Milan.

Ronaldo and Ramos don’t want Pogba move

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Real Madrid stars Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo are attempting to convince Real Madrid president Florentino Perez not to purchase Paul Pogba, according to Don Balon.

Pogba is rumoured to be back on the transfer market after a poor recent patch of form that has led to him being benched for key games. 

But Ronaldo and Ramos are concerned at the effect Pogba could have on the dressing room atmosphere, and consider the French midfielder to be an unnecessary signing.

Werner to stay at RB Leipzig

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In-demand RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner says he’ll “definitely” stay with the Bundesliga side at least one more season.

The 22-year-old has alerted the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich with his performances over the past few seasons, but says he’s not ready to move just yet. 

Read what Werner had to say right here!

United and City to battle for Pierie

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Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in Heerenveen’s teenage centre-back Kik Pierie, according to Daily Star.

The 17-year-old has made 25 appearances in the Eredivisie this season, showing why he is one of the top defensive prospects in the Dutch pipeline. 

Arsenal ready to send duo on loan

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Arsenal will look to send teenage duo Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson on loan to gain first-team experience, according to the Mirror.

The pair have made the breakthrough to the Gunners senior side and are seen as bright prospects. 

The Gunners are now keen to send them out on loan, possibly to another Premier League club, in order to give them more senior experience. 

Messi wants to prevent Rakitic departure

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi is attempting to convince Ivan Rakitic to stay at the club amid Premier League interest, according to Don Balon.

Rakitic is reportedly drawing attention from Manchester United and Liverpool, which could be enough to persuade the 30-year-old to depart the Camp Nou.

But Messi wants the Croatian, who has a contract until the summer of 2021, to remain at the club as the Blaugrana close in on another La Liga title. 

Simeone avoids Griezmann speculation

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is refusing to be drawn on the possibility of Antoine Griezmann leaving the club. 

The French forward has been heavily linked with a summer move to Barcelona, with some reports suggesting a deal is already done.

Read what Simeone had to say about Griezmann right here!

Benitez on Kenedy: ‘Enjoy him while he’s here’

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has said he has “no idea” whether the Magpies will be able to sign Kenedy on a permanent basis. 

The on-loan Chelsea midfielder has impressed with Newcastle, scoring a pair of goals against Southampton on Sunday. 

But, in quotes published on the Evening Chronicle, Benitez said that fans should enjoy the Brazilian “while he is here,” with the 22-year-old’s loan agreement not containing a purchase option. 

Barcelona confirm Arthur deal

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Barcelona have confirmed that they have agreed a deal to purchase Gremio midfielder Arthur.

The 21-year-old will join in July for a €30 million fee plus a further €9m in bonuses.

Read more on Arthur’s deal right here!