PSG are set to hold talks with Barcelona over a £196m deal to sign Brazillian star forward Neymar, 25. Also, PSG are willing to pay Neymar a sign-on fee of £45m and will offer him a five-year contract worth £596,000 a week after tax.
Israeli champions Hapoel Be’er Sheva progressed to the next round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers with a 3-2 win away to Hungarian side Budapest Honved. The victory helped them progress to the next round on a goal aggregate of 5-3 after winning the first leg played in Israel 2-1, a week ago. Super Eagles of Nigeria midfield powerhouse John Ogu opened scoring for the Israeli side in the 12th minutes before a brace from his yet-to-be-invited compatriot Anthony Nwakaeme sealed the win.
Nwakaeme put Hapoel Be’er Sheva two goals up in the 16th minute but Budapest Honved tied the game up and were looking good for a 2-2 draw before Nwakaeme scored the winner six minutes from full time.
Man City will insist on a buy-back clause in any deal to sell Kelechi Iheanacho to Leicester. Leicester are the new favourites to sign Iheanacho after West Ham United dropped out of the race to sign the Nigerian striker.
Chelsea are holding out for £44m for Atletico Madrid target Diego Costa, 28, after agreeing a deal to sign his fellow striker Alvaro Morata, 24, from Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has played down talk of an imminent move for Spain international Costa.
Inter Milan have told Man United they must include forward Anthony Martial, 21, in any deal for £48m-rated winger Ivan Perisic, 28.
AC Milan have said 23-year-old attacking midfielder Suso – a target for Tottenham – is not for sale.
West Ham are set to sign former Man United striker Javier Hernandez, 29, from Bayer Leverkusen. In the meantime, Arsenal have told the Hammers they will have to pay £20m if they want to sign 25-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Liverpool are ready to bid £70m for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, having had a £66m offer rejected for the 22-year-old Guinea international.
Man City are set to sign Real Madrid’s 26-year-old Brazilian full-back Danilo for an initial £26.5m. They are also closing in on a deal to sign Monaco’s 23-year-old French full-back Benjamin Mendy.
Man United are being linked with PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, after the Italian hired Mino Raiola as his agent. In addition, the Red Devils are also monitoring Ross Barkley’s situation at Everton as they consider a move for the 23-year-old England midfielder. But Barkley is keen to join Tottenham after hearing glowing reports about manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Man United and Chelsea both looked into signing Barcelona forward Neymar but were put off by the 25-year-old’s £196m asking price.
Everton have had a bid accepted for Newcastle United defender Lewis Gibson. The Blues want the 17-year-old to join their under-23s set-up.
Newcastle have offered out-of-favour forward Aleksandar Mitrovic, 22, to Lyon for £16m.
Aston Villa are closing in on their fourth summer signing – Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan, 33.
PSG will sell midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 30, so long as a suitable replacement can be found.
Man City fans were left angered after being told to watch the club’s stateside derby against Man United on their’ rivals in-house television channel.
Twitter has produced a special worker bee emoji for Thursday’s Manchester derby in Houston.
Vincent Tan is ready to sell Championship club Cardiff City for £30m, seven years after taking control.
Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey has claimed England are “crying out” for a central midfielder like him, but the 25-year-old fears he has the wrong image.
Winger Marko Arnautovic will have a West Ham medical and discuss personal terms in the coming days. It is hoped a deal can be completed in time for him to fly out for the second part of their pre-season tour to Germany on Monday. The Hammers are currently in Austria.
Chelsea and Liverpool could go head-to-head for Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse this summer. Both clubs, according to reports, are keen on Kruse, 29, who scored 15 times in 23 league games last term. He is on around £42,000-a-week, and has a contract until June 2019.
Swansea will consider a £15m move for Nacer Chadli if Gylfi Sigurdsson moves to Everton. West Brom midfielder Chadli has scored five goals in 32 appearances for the Baggies, although he struggled for form after returning from knee surgery in November.
Marcus Rashford is keen to form a formidable striking partnership with Romelu Lukaku and says the Belgian has joined Man United at the right time in his career.
“He’s gone through a phase in his career now and he’s coming up to his prime years and he has been scoring a lot of goals for the last three or four years,” Rashford said.
“I think he is in a good place in his career and he has probably come here at the right time.”