A video footage of an argument between Neymar and another Barcelona player, new signing Nelson Semedo, in Miami has emerged. The bust-up seems to start after a challenge in training, with Neymar visibly upset before eventually walking off the pitch.
The Barcelona forward has been strongly linked with a world-record move to PSG this summer.
Antonio Conte has asked Bayern Munich about midfielder Renato Sanches, according to club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Conte spoke to Bayern after Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat to the German champions in Singapore on Tuesday. Meanwhile, The Blues have made a late bid to sign the 19-year-old Portugal midfielder on loan. Conte has also reportedly told Barcelona they will not be able to sign Eden Hazard as a replacement for PSG target Neymar. AC Milan also want the Portugal international, who is keen to leave the Allianz Arena for first-team football.
“There are at least 10 teams after Sanches,” Rummenigge told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Conte asked for some information about him after Tuesday’s match because he knows he can make the difference in the middle of the pitch.
“The lad wants to play regularly but Ancelotti was pleased with his performance against Chelsea.
“We’ll make our evaluations later but if he does leave then he almost certainly will go on loan. We’re still counting on him.”
Barcelona will offer Ivan Rakitic as part of a deal to sign Philippe Coutinho even though Liverpool want to keep the Brazilian and have no intention of selling. But sources say Barca believe they can get a deal done for something in the region of €100 (£89m).
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez’s start to the season could be derailed after he posted a picture on social media claiming he was ill. Sanchez took to Instagram to post a picture of him sat wrapped in a scarf and looking miserable, with the caption “sick“.
It is understood that he is suffering from flu and that the club are not sure as of yet if the illness will impact on his return to the club following the summer break.
Sanchez’s future remains up in the air as he enters the final season of his current contract, with talks on a new deal seemingly at an impasse.
Liverpool are ready to make one last-ditch attempt to sign RB Leipzig’s Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, with a bid in excess of £70m likely for the 22-year-old. Also, Liverpool remain unmoved in their stance that Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 25, is not for sale amid interest from Barcelona.
Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti says he wants Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28 – a target for Man United – to stay at the club, but that he “can’t say for sure” what will happen.
AC Milan chairman Marco Fassone has revealed that he has spoken with Diego Costa’s agent Jorge Mendes. Costa, who recently uploaded a video to his Instagram account of himself doing some improvised training on a Brazilian beach, was omitted from Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Asia by Blues boss Antonio Conte.
When asked about the former Atletico Madrid forward, Fassone told the Press:
“I would prefer to avoid talking about players from other teams; Diego Costa is a great player, but a Chelsea player.
“We went to see Jorge Mendes; there is a lot you can talk to him about. Costa is a great player but he is of Chelsea. That’s all.
Juventus are making move to sign Kostas Manolas from rivals Roma just 12 months after convincing Miralem Pjanic to swap Rome for Turin. Report suggests the Serie A champions view the defender as an ideal replacement for Leonardo Bonucci who left the club for AC Milan recently.
Man United will send scouts to watch Leander Dendoncker on Friday (today). The midfielder is set to feature in Anderlecht’s season curtain-raiser against Antwerp, and will also be watched by representatives from AC Milan and RB Leipzig.
New Chelsea signing Antonio Rudiger is in contention to make his debut against Inter on Saturday, it is understood.
Pep Guardiola has hinted he is willing to extend his stay at Man City but admits his future will be dictated by the trophies he wins. The Spaniard is entering the second season of his three-year deal and will hope to improve on the third-place Premier League finish City managed in his debut campaign in charge.
“I will try to remain as long as possible to help, to help City keep moving forward and stay high,” Guardiola said.
“I think the club has to work and listen to the manager in the right moment, but also take their own decisions in the future. Nobody knows what will happen. For all the managers in the world it depends on the results.”
Watford’s new manager Marco Silva wants to add more players to his squad in the current transfer window as the Portuguese targets Premier League survival in the upcoming season.
“Everybody knows my opinion. Gino and the board know what we need to complete our roster,” Silva told a news conference.
“We have targets in our mind. The market is not easy but we will keep working to improve the situation.
“It’s better for everyone if we have 95 per cent of our roster complete, that’s better for the coach. We need to do four, five, six moves in the market.”
Arsenal are closing in on a £45m deal for Monaco’s 21-year-old France midfielder Thomas Lemar. Meanwhile, reports say Monaco have turned down a third offer from The Gunners for Thomas Lemar. The bid was worth €50m (£44.7m).
It goes on to add: “A departure does not seem completely excluded.”
Monaco Vice-President Vadim Vasilyev has publicly stated the club does not wish to sell Lemar.
“I have also seen speculation about the case of Lemar,” Vasilyev said this week. “But he stays with us, we talked together, he has a tremendous talent.”
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said he cannot guarantee that Wales winger Gareth Bale, 28 – who is a target of Man United – will stay at the Bernabeu this summer.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is planning a £50m swoop for two England midfielders – Everton’s Ross Barkley, 23, and Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23.
Juventus have turned their attention to PSG’s France international Blaise Matuidi, 30, as they look to sign a defensive midfielder, further clearing Man United’s path for Chelsea’s Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28.
France striker Karim Benzema, 29, is expected to re-sign (a five-year deal) with Real Madrid for the upcoming season, regardless of whether the club sign Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, 18.
Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 23 – a target for Man United and Barcelona – has no plans to leave Juventus this summer.
Lucas Perez’s agent has travelled to London to negotiate the 28-year-old Spanish striker’s return to Deportivo La Coruna.
Striker Javier Hernandez’s arrival at West Ham has gone down well with the Mexican media.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is spending time in an ice chamber as he prepares for the new season. He posted a picture on Instagram and joked:
“They said, ‘Mesut you have to be ice-cold in front of goal’. Ok, I’ll try my best …”
Watford’s new Portuguese head coach Marco Silva says his squad must speak only in English.
Chelsea’s players were put through their paces by a Shaolin monk.
Barcelona hosted former US president Barack Obama as they beat Man United in a friendly in the United States.
Liverpool have placed a £133m price tag on attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, to scare off Barcelona.
Chelsea failed in a late bid to buy Kyle Walker, 27, from Tottenham. The England right-back moved to Man City for an initial £45m.
Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner says the club will listen to offers for 27-year-old Bermuda striker Nahki Wells.
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has stressed the importance of keeping Neymar at the club, and out of the clutches of PSG.
Roma are set to return with a new £32m bid for Leicester’s Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26.
Swansea City are tracking Leeds United striker Chris Wood, but face competition from two other Premier League clubs for the 25-year-old New Zealand international.
Nainggolan joined Roma from Cagliari in January 2014 and has since scored 27 goals in 161 appearances for the club.
“I think I have demonstrated that this is what I always wanted,” Nainggolan told the club’s website.
“So I’m very happy, especially that the club and I can continue our adventure and move forward together.“