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Transfer news LIVE: Neymar to Barcelona price, Man Utd talks, PSG demand to Real Madrid


Transfer news LIVE: Tuesday August 27

  • Barcelona have decided how much they are willing to pay to re-sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar
  • Manchester United outcast Nemanja Matic is eager to hold a discussion regarding his future
  • Paris Saint-Germain want Real Madrid to let them have Vinicius Jr as part of a deal for Neymar
  • Arsenal will let go of veteran defender Nacho Monreal before the window closes on one condition

10:25 UPDATE: Neymar angers Paris Saint-Germain chief

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has drawn anger from Nasser Al-Khelaifi during this summer’s prolonged transfer saga.

Al-Khelaifi, PSG’s president, sanctioned Neymar’s world-record £200m move from Barcelona to the Parc des Princes two years ago.

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claim that the Qatari businessman is far from impressed by the hitman’s desire to leave.

Al-Khelaifi is therefor happy to get rid of Neymar, who both Barcelona and Real Madrid are eager to lure back to La Liga.

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Transfer news LIVE: Paris Saint-Germain are happy for Neymar to leave France for the right price (Image: GETTY)

10:05 UPDATE: Man Utd to Inter Milan deal hailed

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte reckons former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is more than worth the fee the Serie A giants are paying for him.

“I am very happy and satisfied,” Conte said following Lukaku’s debut against Lecce. “I like working with these guys who have always shown great willingness.

“Tonight, Lukaku showed why we tried so hard to sign him. Lukaku has come into the Inter world in the best possible way, with great humility.

“He is a gentle giant, a giant with a smile. He’s ready to work for the team. Let’s not forget Lukaku cost €65m to be paid over five years, so when people talk about big money spent, it wasn’t even that much.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Romelu Lukaku joined Inter Milan from Manchester United this summer (Image: GETTY)

10:00 UPDATE: Christian Eriksen stance

Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen is unwilling to consider signing a new Spurs deal as long as a move away remains possible.

Eriksen is out of contract next summer and is being offered the chance to boost his wages to a massive £200,000 per week in north London.

However, the Mirror report he is still eager to quit the Premier League for a move to one of La Liga’s big boys.

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Real Madrid are understood to be interested in Eriksen, though Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are potential destinations too.

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Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen still wants to leave Spurs (Image: GETTY)

09:45 UPDATE: Real Madrid demand to Neymar

Real Madrid have told Neymar not to disclose his love for Barcelona or they will end their interest in signing him.

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial reckon Bernabeu chiefs could find no way to square snapping up someone who loves their arch-rivals.

So Neymar has been told to keep quiet in public – otherwise one of his potential routes out of Paris Saint-Germain could disappear.

Barcelona are also interested in Neymar but do not have the money to finance a blockbuster cash-based deal.

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Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid are desperate to beat Barcelona to a deal for Neymar (Image: GETTY)

09:30 UPDATE: Barcelona may sell Ivan Rakitic

Barcelona could cut Ivan Rakitic loose before September 2 with Ernesto Valverde prepared to let the midfielder go.

Rakitic has been one of the first names on the Barcelona team sheet ever since he joined them from domestic rivals Sevilla.

However, this summer he has been linked with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain as Barca look to fund a move for Neymar.

AS are now reporting Barcelona boss Valverde will not stand in the way of the Croatia international going through the exit door.

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Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona, Man Utd, PSG, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea updates (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona might offload Ivan Rakitic before the La Liga window shuts (Image: GETTY)

09:20 UPDATE: Injury impacts Man Utd plans

Manchester United might not loan out Alexis Sanchez after all with Anthony Martial potentially facing a stint on the sidelines.

Express Sport has reported United are eager to offload flop forward Sanchez, with Inter Milan would-be suitors for the Chilean.

However, the injury Martial suffered in the weekend defeat to Crystal Palace means he may be forced to stay put.

The Guardian reckon United will await the results of scans before deciding whether they can afford to cut Sanchez loose.

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Transfer news LIVE: Alexis Sanchez may be forced to stay at Manchester United this summer (Image: GETTY)

09:15 UPDATE: Chelsea eye new deals

Chelsea are preparing to reward Tammy Abraham and Reece James with new contracts following the progress the duo have made this year.

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Abraham bagged twice in Chelsea’s 3-2 win at Norwich over the weekend, boosting his chances of being their main man up front this season.

James, meanwhile, has been kept on as Cesar Azpilicueta’s understudy having impressed Frank Lampard and shrugged off competition from Davide Zappacosta.

The Telegraph now report Chelsea are hoping to tie the duo down for the long-term future as Lampard embarks on his reign at Stamford Bridge.

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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea are poised to hand striker Tammy Abraham a new contract (Image: GETTY)

09:10 UPDATE: Liverpool transfer explained

Liverpool bought Fabinho over Jorginho and Lucas Torreira because he edges the duo in the physicality stakes.

Fabinho rocked up at Anfield last summer having seen his stock rise rapidly during a stellar spell at Monaco.

His switch came before fellow deep-lying midfielders Jorginho and Torreira joined Chelsea and Arsenal respectively.

The Athletic reckon they were also in Liverpool’s sights, but that the Reds plumped for Fabinho due to his physical prowess.

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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool signed Fabinho over Jorginho and Lucas Torreira (Image: GETTY)

09:05 UPDATE: Rangers set Alfredo Morelos price

Rangers will demand a hefty fee for Alfredo Morelos after seeing how much Celtic received for Moussa Dembele.

That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Charles Paterson, who said: “Rangers are understood to value him as highly as Celtic valued Moussa Dembele. Remember that Celtic sold Dembele to Lyon a year ago for £18m.

“Now, if there was ever an offer that came in of that valuation for Morelos, you’ve have to think Rangers would be prepared to do business.”

Morelos was linked with a move to swap the Scottish Premiership for the English Premier League before the transfer window closed.

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Transfer news LIVE: Rangers value Alfredo Morelos as Celtic did Moussa Dembele (Image: GETTY)

09:00 UPDATE: Arsenal to sanction late exit

Arsenal are prepared to wave goodbye to Nacho Monreal if he makes clear he wants to leave the Emirates this summer.

The Gunners cannot sign a replacement for the Spaniard with the Premier League transfer window closes until January.

However, they are willing to let him go if he tells them he wishes to head for the exit door at the Emirates.

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The Sun reckon Arsenal chiefs have decided they will accept £3m for the full-back, who has been linked with Real Sociedad.

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Transfer news LIVE: Nacho Monreal has been lined up for a move from Arsenal to Real Sociedad (Image: GETTY)

08:35 UPDATE: Paris Saint-Germain issue Real Madrid demand

Paris Saint-Germain remain insistent that Real Madrid must include Vinicius Jr if they are to take Neymar to the Bernabeu.

Parc des Princes chief Leonardo is a huge fan of Vinicius, who linked up with Real ahead of the 2018/19 La Liga campaign.

Leonardo, according to AS, is demanding Vinicius heads to Paris as part of a swap deal which would see Neymar return to Spain.

PSG want the young forward on a permanent basis and are unwilling to consider doing business without him being involved.

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Transfer news LIVE: Paris Saint-Germain want to prise Vinicius Jr away from Real Madrid this summer (Image: GETTY)

08:00 UPDATE: Man Utd talks on the cards

Manchester United outcast Nemanja Matic wants answers after being frozen out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI.

The £40m signing, brought in two years ago by Jose Mourinho, is yet to figure for United in the Premier League this season.

Instead, Scott McTominay has been handed a role in midfield alongside fellow former academy stars Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.

The Mirror reckon Matic is set to sit down with Solskjaer and discuss his future, with a number of clubs on the continent eager to snap him up.

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Transfer news LIVE: Nemanja Matic is yet to play for Manchester United in the league this season (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Barcelona only want to give Paris Saint-Germain £154m for Neymar (Image: GETTY)

07:35 UPDATE: Barcelona decide Neymar valuation

Barcelona are unwilling to pay more than £154m (€170m) in order to take Neymar back to the Nou Camp this summer.

Barca chiefs have held extensive boardroom talks regarding the Brazilian, who acrimoniously left for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

And Sport say they have decided they are only prepared to shell out £154m to re-sign the former Santos forward.

Barcelona will only hand over that much if they can first of all take Neymar on a two-year loan with an obligation to buy.



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