Football transfer gossip: Neymar, Sanchez, Mbappe, Llorente, Matic, Giroud

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Neymar latest

Neymar's chances of leaving Barcelona for Paris St-Germain in this summer's transfer window are "90%".(Sky Sports)external-link

The 25-year-old Brazil forward has told team-mates he is joining Paris St-Germain, with the French club pursuing a world record £196m transfer.(Le Parisen - in French)external-link

But Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde says stories linking Neymar with PSG are nothing but "rumours" and that they want him to stay. (Metro)external-link

Barcelona team-mate Javier Mascherano still thinks the La Liga side can count on Neymar, saying he is "the future of the club". (ESPN FC)external-link

Barca have set their sights on 23-year-old Argentine forward Paulo Dybala from Juventus, if Neymar leaves. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Rest of gossip

Manchester City have agreed a 57m euros (£51.15m) fee for Monaco's 23-year-old left-back Benjamin Mendy. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

PSG are also ready to make a £70m offer for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28 and offer him £400,000 a week. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United have made a £35m bid for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, and have been told they can have him for £50m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid have agreed terms with Monaco and Kylian Mbappe over a world record £120m move for the 18-year-old striker. (Sun)external-link

Barcelona have warned Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, they will move for Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele, 20, if the Reds reject their offer. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign versatile attacking midfielder Rafinha, 24, from Barcelona. (Sky Sports) external-link

The Gunners are also close to agreeing a deal with Crystal Palace which would see 22-year-old defender Calum Chambers leave for the Selhurst Park club. (Guardian)external-link

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is interested in Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, 32, to act as back-up to new signing Alvaro Morata - but Swansea want £30m. (Independent)external-link

The English champions also want Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and plan talks with the 23-year-old.(Sky Sports)external-link

Manager Jurgen Klopp is to tell 25-year-old midfielder Philippe Coutinho that he cannot leave Liverpool for Barcelona, after the Reds rejected a £72m bid. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez, 20, wants to stay at Anfield rather than go on loan with Brighton. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Swansea City are the latest club to be linked with a move for £20m-rated Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Marseille manager Rudi Garcia has confirmed that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, will not be joining the club. (Standard)external-link

Birmingham City have rejected an opening offer from Hull City for 28-year-old defender Ryan Shotton. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Newcastle are looking for a new striker, says manager Rafael Benitez. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

The back pages

The i sport report Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp saying the club will not sell Philippe Coutinho at any price
The i report Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp saying the club will not sell Philippe Coutinho at any price


Mauricio Pochettino is happy with Tottenham's "quiet" transfer window as their top four rivals spend big because of his belief in Spurs' young squad. (ESPN FC)external-link

His side have been on a bonding trip to Disney World on their US pre-season tour....

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But Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been having a less exciting time in Poole...

Artur Boruc
The caption read on his social media post read 'Good evening #bored #boruc'

England striker Toni Duggan has been teaching herself Spanish on an phone app following her move to Barcelona. (Daily Mail)external-link

Swansea City have dismissed reports Indian Formula 1 boss Vijay Mallya is preparing a £110m offer to buy the Premier League club. (Wales Online)external-link

Aston Villa's new signings Glenn Whelan and Chris Samba, both 33, have had to have a musical initiation at their new club. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

The best of Friday's transfer news

Arsenal will compete with Tottenham for Ross Barkley's signature with the 23-year-old's Everton career in doubt. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester City have had a £44.5m bid for left-back Benjamin Mendy rejected by Monaco. The Ligue 1 side are demanding £54m for the 23-year-old. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United are plotting a move for 19-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches. (Daily Star)external-link

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