Football transfer gossip: Neymar, Griezmann, Sanchez, Matic, Coutinho

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Neymar's father asked Paris St-Germain to delay formal negotiations with Barcelona over a £450m deal for his son until after 31 July - the day he earns a £23.3m commission for his part in persuading the 25-year-old forward to sign a new contract last October. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Barcelona will report PSG for a breach of Uefa's financial fair play rules if the French side meet Neymar's 220m euros (£197m) buyout clause. (ESPN)external-link

If Brazil international Neymar does leave to join PSG, Barcelona could target Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, as his replacement. (Marca)external-link

Once a deal is done for Neymar, PSG will then lodge a £35m bid to sign 28-year-old striker Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. (Sunday Express)external-link

But Chile forward Sanchez is also ready to submit a transfer request to force through a move to Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Liverpool target and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 22, will "100%" stay at RB Leipzig, according to the German side's coach. (Observer)external-link

Philippe Coutinho will plead with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to let him join Barcelona. If the 25-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder does leave, Klopp will target 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund and United States winger Christian Pulisic. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic's £50m move to Manchester United is being held up by disputes over potential bonus payments to the Premier League champions as part of a deal for the 28-year-old Serbia international. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will wait until next season to make a £90m move for Real Madrid's 28-year-old Wales forward Gareth Bale. (Sunday Express)external-link

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti is "strongly opposed" to 28-year-old Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, who has been linked with Manchester United, leaving the Italian club.(Observer)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has agreed a deal to join Turkish side Galatasaray. The 29-year-old Belgium international has less than a year left on his contract at Old Trafford.(Ajansspor, via Daily Star Sunday)external-link

United have been linked with Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker, 22, and the Belgian club's sporting director Herman van Holsbeeck says "if a club is willing to pay between 25m euros and 35m euros, we have a problem".(Het Belang van Limburg via Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manchester City are back on Uefa's financial fair play watch list after a £220m spending spree this summer.(Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, is wanted by six clubs, with Tottenham and Manchester City leading the race.(Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Roma director of football Monchi says the club are "ready to look at other possibilities" after their most recent offer for Leicester City's Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26, was rejected.(Evening Standard) external-link

Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says "zero progress" has been made regarding a new deal at the club. The 28-year-old has a contract that runs until 2019.(Sky Sports)external-link

Antonio Conte will make a fresh plea for new signings next week after saying he fears being sacked as Chelsea boss. The Italian has spent £130m this summer.(Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Newcastle want to sign Arsenal's Lucas Perez to be their main striker, despite the 28-year-old Spaniard's desire to rejoin former club Deportivo La Coruna.(Sun on Sunday)external-link

Hull City are planning a permanent move for 29-year-old Bournemouth and Republic of Ireland defender Marc Wilson, who spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

Aston Villa have rejected a £1.5m bid from Reading for 25-year-old Curacao midfielder Leandro Bacuna.(Sky Sports)external-link

Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp says he is interested in Bristol City's 28-year-old centre-back Aden Flint.(Birmingham Mail)external-link

Sunderland have rejected a bid - thought to be from Turkish side Besiktas - for 29-year-old midfielder Jeremain Lens, but the Dutch international could still leave the Stadium of Light this week.(Chronicle)external-link

Elsewhere, the Black Cats are stepping up their pursuit of 29-year-old Bournemouth and Ivory Coast winger Max Gradel.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

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Arsene Wenger was involved in a bust-up with a pitch invader during the 5-2 win over Benfica in the Emirates Cup. The Frenchman shouted back and forth with the fan, who was dragged off. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said defender Joe Gomez "had a lot of muscle and you only need muscles like that if you're only going to the beach" when the 20-year-old returned from injury but that he now looks "fit" and "sharp". (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Best of Saturday's transfer news

Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar, 25, has agreed a five-year contract with Paris St-Germain and could complete a 220m euros (£197m) move to the French side next week. (RMC, via Metro)external-link

PSG will offer former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria, 29, as part of the deal to reduce the taxes they will have to pay by triggering Neymar's buyout clause. (AS)external-link

If Neymar leaves, Barcelona will choose from a trio of Premier League attacking midfielders - Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, 25, Chelsea's Eden Hazard, 26, and 21-year-old Tottenham player Dele Alli - to replace him. (Mirror)external-link

But Barcelona fear Liverpool will price them out of a deal for Coutinho. (AS)external-link

Manchester City will offer Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, a deal worth £320,000 a week to join them this summer. (Mail)external-link