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Alan 1:27 Tue Aug 20
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Barcelona are set to make an offer to sign Neymar, 27, on loan from Paris St-Germain this week with an option to make the deal permanent next summer. (ESPN)

Juventus have opened talks with PSG as they enter the race to sign Brazil forward Neymar, who joined the French club for £200m in 2017. (AS)

But Barcelona are not prepared to give up on their dream of taking the Brazilian back to the Nou Camp. (Marca)

PSG are willing to offer Neymar to Real Madrid in return for centre-back Raphael Varane, 26, and 19-year-old winger Vinicius Jr. (Telefoot, via Sun)

Tottenham's Denmark international Christian Eriksen, 27, is only interested in joining three teams, Barcelona, Real Madrid or Juventus. (ESPN)

Liverpool could sign former Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm, 35, who remains without a club after being released last summer. (Caught Offside)

Arsenal are prepared to let Germany international defender Shkodran Mustafi, 27, move to Roma on a season-long loan with the view to a £23m permanent deal. (Forza Roma, via Sun)

Celtic are keen to tie up a loan deal for Bournemouth's Jordan Ibe, 23, before the Scottish transfer window closes on 2 September. (Express)

Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham all sent scouts to watch 16-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga inspire Rennes to victory over Paris St-Germain. (Mail)

Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 36, is set to leave Manchester City at the end of the season on a free transfer. (Sun)

Former Tottenham forward Fernando Llorente, 34, is close to joining Lazio on a free transfer after being released by Spurs in the summer. (Corriere dello Sport)

Monaco are targeting out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 25, and Southampton's Gabon international midfielder Mario Lemina, 25, before the end of the European transfer deadline. (L'Equipe, via Talksport)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated that France international Paul Pogba, 26, will not leave Manchester United this summer. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are set to hand Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, a pay rise to reward his goal-scoring exploits. (Telegraph)

Juventus are preparing a bid in the region of 10m euros (£9m) for Barcelona left-back Juan Miranda, 19. (Mundo Deportivo)

Lazio's Brazilian defender Wallace, 24, who was linked with Wolves during the transfer window, is now in line for a switch to Valencia or Monaco. (Birmingham Mail)

Young Everton goalkeeper Joao Virginia, 19, faces a battle to secure a starting place with Championship side Reading, where the Portugal Under-21 international is on loan for the season. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham are keen to secure Manuel Lanzini to a new long-term contract as the 26-year-old Argentina international midfielder has only 12 months remaining on his present deal. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United's Argentina international defender Marcos Rojo, 29, was denied a move to Everton on transfer deadline day because the Glazers see the Toffees as a direct rival. (Express)

Free agent Claudio Marchisio, 33, has revealed he turned down a move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu because of their links to his former club Juventus' Serie A rival Inter Milan. (Goal)

Arsenal's France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 20, claims his hair is a cut above new team-mate David Luiz. (Mirror)




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Ben Fisher

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain could be picking up the phone to one another a fair bit across the next fortnight, with theCatalan club’s desire for a rendezvous with Neymar the worst kept secret on the planet. If Barça get things their own way, they could end up with a plum deal. They are set to make an offer to re-sign the 27-year-old on loan this week, and are keen to insert a clause whereby they can land the Brazilian on a permanent deal next summer. Neymar has itchy feet and is keen to depart France, while Italy is another plausible destination, with Juventus sniffing around.

Then there is Real Madrid, who are willing to throw in any number of bells and whistles to gain the upper hand over their La Liga rivals in pursuit of Neymar. Real are happy to throw in Raphaël Varane and even the 19-year-old Vinícius Júnior to get a deal over the line for the forward, who joined PSG for a world-record fee of £200m two years ago.

Barça and Madrid could yet end up battling it out for another expensive commodity: Christian Eriksen. The Tottenham midfielder supposedly has his heart set on a move to Spain before the 2 September European transfer deadline, while Juve are also on his radar. While all of that is going on, the Serie A champions could catch Barça cold with a £9m bid for their teenage defender Juan Miranda.

Away from statement signings, Liverpool are striving to prevent a goalkeeping crisis from unfolding at Anfield. With Adrián gifting Southampton a goal last weekend and Alisson still out for another six weeks, Jürgen Klopp fancies adding another former Premier League No 2 to his ranks, with the 35-year-old free agent Michel Vorm, who was released by Spurs last summer, on his wishlist. Elsewhere, Arsenal are desperate to offload Shkodran Mustafi on loan to Roma before the sun goes down, with a £23m permanent deal also mooted, while Southampton are hoping to solve the same problem by lending Mario Lemina to Monaco for the rest of the campaign.

Beyond that, Celtic are keen to take Jordon Ibe on loan from Bournemouth, Fernando Llorente is close to joining Lazio, while Manchester City are set to say farewell to Claudio Bravo next summer and Arsenal are eyeing a move for the 16-year-old Rennes prodigy Eduardo Camavinga, who recently helped his side to victory over PSG.





C&H

Ogbonna on wanted list

Turkish Super League outfit Fenerbahce are reportedly interested in West Ham centre-back Angelo Ogbonna.

Whilst we tend to treat reports from the country with a large helping of salt given their poor record in this area there may be something in this one as the Turks head into the final weeks of its transfer window.

The club’s sporting director Damien Comolli is reported keen on sealing a deal for Ogbonna – who was largely responsible for the Brighton’s equaliser on Saturday – and was possibly the worst performer on the field.

The report claims Fenerbahce are looking at a potential loan-to-buy deal for Ogbonna following the departure of Martin Skrtel this summer.

However, despite the Hammers signing of 19 year old Goncola Cordosa, with Winston Reid injured, a deal at this stage seems highly unlikely particularly on a loan basis.

Beyond Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena, the Italian is the only experienced back up in the position right now.

According to a report TeamTALK, Serbia international defensive midfielder Nemanja Radoja is keen on a move to England after missing all of last season due to injury with West Ham, Leeds and Brighton all claimed to be interested.
The 26-year-old is now a free agent after being released by Celta Vigo, where he featured 146 times following his €1m move from hometown club FK Vojvodina in 2014. Radoja has a EU passport after spending five years in Spain.
However, West Ham have no squad positions available having filled and submitted their list for all 17 non-home-grown players for this season. With the current squad full the Hammers are restricted to signing free agents who are homegrown players as they have two positions available or under 21’s which are unlimited so as this guy is 26 and non-homegrown this report doesn’t stack up.
Pellegrini has stated Carlos Sanchez will play an important role this season as the sole backup to Declan Rice.





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Cicero 3:34 Tue Aug 20
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, Alan.

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Mex Martillo 1:48 Tue Aug 20
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Thanks Alan 1:28 Tue Aug 20
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