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Neymar or no one for Real Madrid

Real Madrid have set their sights on PSG star Neymar and are confident they can land him, reports COPE.

Though the Blancos have been linked with several big names to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, they have zeroed in on the Brazilian as their preferred target. 

Madrid are so confident, in fact, that they have taken the stance that if Neymar does not arrive, then no other signing will. 

Barcelona set their sights on Kante

Barcelona are targeting Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kante, according to Gianluca Di Marzio

The Blaugrana are looking for central midfield reinforcements after the departures of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho.

Barcelona are preparing an offer of cash plus Andre Gomes to pry the 27-year-old from Stamford Bridge. 

Chelsea open talks over Morata-Higuain swap

Chelsea have opened talks with Juventus over a swap deal involving Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain, claims the Daily Mail. 

Incoming manager Maurizio Sarri has made Higuain a top target after managing the Argentina striker during his time at Napoli. 

Juve may be keen to bring Morata back to Turin, but would also be happy to sell Higuain to recoup some of the money spent on Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Madrid target Rodrigo 

Real Madrid are hoping to land Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno this summer, reports Cadena Ser.

With Cristiano Ronaldo gone and Karim Benzema possibly on the way out, the Blancos are looking to strengthen their forward options. 

Signing the 27-year-old won’t be easy, however, after he helped fire Valencia into next season’s Champions League with 19 goals last term. 

Malcom wants Inter move

Bordeaux winger Malcom is set to snub interest from Tottenham by moving to Inter, according to Tuttomercatoweb

The 21-year-old has been subject of interest from around Europe, but reportedly has his heart set on a move to San Siro. 

Inter would pay €10 million (£9m/$12m) to take the Brazilian on loan, with the right to purchase for an additional €30m (£27m/$35m).

PSG to offer Neymar improved deal

Paris Saint-Germain are set to offer Neymar an improved contract to keep him away from Real Madrid, claims Sport

The Champions League winners are keen on signing the Brazilian star, who only moved to Ligue 1 last summer. 

Currently making €37 million (£33m/$43m) per season, PSG are prepared to bump Neymar salary up closer to €50m (£44m/$58m) annually. 

Chelsea won’t move for more Napoli stars

Chelsea have agreed that they will only take manager Maurizio Sarri and midfielder Jorginho from Napoli to Stamford Bridge this summer, reports La Repubblica.

The Blues are set to confirm the arrival of the Napoli duo, but Sarri has been rumoured to be keen on bringing several more stars with him to London. 

But, as per the clubs’ agreement, Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj, Dries Mertens and others will not be moving to Chelsea. 

Liverpool sign £13m Shaqiri

Liverpool have completed the £13 million ($17m) signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City.

The Swiss international winger joins after the Potters were relegated last season, and has signed a five-year deal at Anfield.

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Ancelotti wants Benzema at Napoli

Carlo Ancelotti is attempting to bring Karim Benzema to Napoli, according to La Sexta.

The new Napoli boss managed Benzema while he was in charge at Real Madrid, and is hoping to lure the French striker away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

So far, however, Madrid have been emphatic that they are not interested in selling the 30-year-old. 

Inter move for Darmian

Inter have made an offer to take Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian on loan, according to the Mirror

Juventus have been linked with a move for Darmian, and their offer of a one-year loan with an option to purchase has now been matched by Inter. 

United are believed to prefer a straight sale of Darmian, with Jose Mourinho’s side looking for £17 million ($22m).

Carvalho joins Real Betis

Portugal international midfielder Carvalho has signed with Real Betis.

Carvalho has been linked with Everton and West Ham among other European sides, but has opted to join the La Liga outfit from former club Sporting. 

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Jahanbakhsh set for Leicester move

Iran international attacker Alireza Jahanbakhsh is set for a move from AZ to Leicester City, according to Vananews

?The 24-year-old was top scorer in the Eredivisie last season, netting 21 times in 33 games with AZ.

The Foxes will pay £19 million ($25) for Jahanbakhsh, who is expected to help fill the void left by Riyad Mahrez’s departure to Man City.