Football gossip: Neymar, Umtiti, Tierney, Icardi, Sane, Mourinho

Football gossip

French champions Paris St-Germain have vetoed Barcelona's move for 27-year-old forward Neymar. (Marca)

Alternatively, PSG officials will meet their Barcelona counterparts to discuss a deal which will take Brazil international Neymar back to the Spanish club. (Mundo Deportivo, via Express)

Manchester United are interested in signing Barca and France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 25. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Arsenal are closing in on a deal for 22-year-old Celtic and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney. (Mail)

Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 26, could be heading to Napoli in an 80m euros (£73m) deal. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Juventus' Moise Kean, 19, turned down a switch to Arsenal in favour of Everton because the Gunners could not guarantee the Italy striker first-team football. (Mail)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he did not understand why manager Niko Kovac said the club were confident of signing Manchester City's 23-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sane. (Bild - in German)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he does not know if 28-year-old Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez will be at the Spanish club next season. (Marca)

Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi's father and agent has played down the 27-year-old Germany international moving to an Italian club. (Romanews - in Italian)

Crystal Palace have made a bid of about £14m for CSKA Moscow and Russia striker Fedor Chalov, 21. (Sky Sports)

West Brom have received no offers from Aston Villa for Scotland winger Matt Phillips, 28. (Birmingham Mail)

Villa are leading Premier League rivals Newcastle United in the race to sign 22-year-old Liverpool and Wales winger Harry Wilson in a £20m deal. (Star)

Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will return to management when the right opportunity arises. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle's England Under-21 goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, 22, is a target for Celtic and Arsenal, as well as two unnamed Championship clubs. (Chronicle)

The Magpies have had a £4.5m bid for Amiens and Sweden's 24-year-old right-back Emil Krafth rejected. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke says 19-year-old Portugal striker Joao Felix will become "one of the best players in the world". (ESPN)

Partizan's Serbia centre-back Strahinja Pavlovic, 18, is "flattered" by rumours linking him with a move to Celtic. (Daily Record)

Preston North End have rejected a loan bid from Wigan Athletic for 26-year-old Jamaica-born midfielder Daniel Johnson. (Lancashire Evening Post)

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