BARCA DISMISS NEYMAR RUMOURS (Click to show)
BARCA DISMISS NEYMAR RUMOURS
ILLARRAMENDI SET FOR SOCIEDAD? (Click to show)
Barcelona have brushed aside media speculation linking Neymar with a world record transfer move to Manchester United, revealing the club will soon offer the Brazilian superstar a contract extension.
Reports in England claimed United were prepared to spend £240million to bring the 23-year-old to Old Trafford.
"Those are just rumours and what people write but there is nothing to it," Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu told Catalunya Radio.
"Neymar is happy at Barca. We don't want Neymar to leave at all.
"He is a young player that has an international football projection above the norm. He has helped us a lot in our recent successes.
"In a few months' time we will discuss his contract extension as he has three years left on his current deal.
"We want him to stay for many years, three, five, 10 or even 15 years more with us."
ILLARRAMENDI SET FOR SOCIEDAD?
WEST HAM TURN TO ZAZA? (Click to show)
He has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the Premier League, but reports in Spain claim Asier Illarramendi is close to returning to Real Sociedad from Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old has been unable to hold down a first-team place since moving to the Bernabeu in 2013 and, according to Marca, is now set to re-join Sociedad.
Apparently he will cost David Moyes' side €15million (£10.9million) and the deal could be announced today.
WEST HAM TURN TO ZAZA?
MARIN UPDATE (Click to show)
Italian centre-forward Simone Zaza could be the answer to West Ham's striker problems.
We understand the Hammers have been negotiating with Juventus over a £1.4million loan move with an option to buy set at £11.5million.
Juventus are pushing for the move since it would give him more playing time. Zaza is looking for an opportunity to shine so he can play in the Euros next summer. A decision is expected tomorrow.
CHELSEA HOLD GARAY TALKS (Click to show)
Chelsea winger Marco Marin began a medical this morning in Turkey and is expected to complete his move to Trabzonspor later today in a deal believed to be worth £1.8million.
The German winger joined Chelsea in 2012 but made just five appearances for the first-team, scoring a solitary goal.
Marin went on loan to Sevilla, Fiorentina and Anderlecht but failed establish himself during those spells.
CHELSEA HOLD GARAY TALKS
BALOTELLI COMPLETES MEDICAL (Click to show)
Chelsea are in talks with Zenit Saint Petersburg over the signing of defender Ezequiel Garay, according to Sky Italia.
Our colleagues in Italy understand negotiations have started for the 28-year-old, with the two clubs trying to reach an agreement. Roma are also thought to be interested.
Garay is believed to have emerged as an alternative target to Everton's John Stones, for whom the Premier League champions have had three bids rejected.
BALOTELLI COMPLETES MEDICAL
DE GEA MISSES BRUGES TRIP (Click to show)
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed his medical at AC Milan and declared his delight at returning to the Rossoneri ahead of his loan switch.
Both clubs have yet to announce the deal, which will see the Italy international represent the San Siro side for the 2015/16 campaign.
"I’m happy to have returned," Balotelli said. "I have little to say, just that I'm looking forward to train and prove my worth.
"I'm physically well - I just have to train with the squad. I have a lot of motivation but I just have to work and not speak.
"Did I think I would return to Milan? Yes, I always had Milan in my heart and I always had hope that I would return one day.
"Will I end my career here? I just have to start to work and have a good year, just have to work and that's that."
DE GEA MISSES BRUGES TRIP
CUADRADO MOBBED ON ARRIVAL (Click to show)
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been left out of the club's 18-man squad for their Champions League play-off second leg with Club Brugge.
The news will only act as fuel to the speculation which surrounds the Spaniard, who has been constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer.
CUADRADO MOBBED ON ARRIVAL
DE BRUYNE DECISION DAY (Click to show)
Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado was mobbed by fans as he arrived in Turin ahead of his proposed loan move to Juventus.
Here's what he had to say shortly after arriving in Italy: "We all know that Juve is a great club, among the best teams in Europe.
"They have everything to win the Scudetto (Serie A). I hope I can give Juventus my best, 100 per cent.
"I didn't expect to receive such a warm welcome from the fans in Italy but they have always welcomed me with open arms and that makes me very happy.
"The fans' support will give me further motivation to do well."
DE BRUYNE DECISION DAY
INTER EYE LAMELA (Click to show)
A decision regarding the future of Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is expected to be made on Friday, according to reports in Germany.
An update on the long-term Manchester City target’s future is expected ahead of Wolfsburg’s Bundesliga clash with Schalke.
Interestingly, Bild are claiming Bayern Munich and Manchester United have entered the race for De Bruyne’s signature.
The German sports daily claim United are interested, although it is understood De Bruyne would prefer to stay at Wolfsburg for one season ahead of a summer switch to Bayern next summer.
What is clear is that De Bruyne will not join Bayern this summer. "We definitely won't be active," said Bayern media director Markus Hörwick on Monday.
INTER EYE LAMELA
ARSENAL TURN TO CAVANI? (Click to show)
Inter Milan are weighing up a move for Tottenham winger Erik Lamela, according to Sky Italia.
Our colleagues in Italy claim Inter will consider signing the Argentina international should a move for their primary target, Wolfsburg’s Ivan Perisic, fail to materialise.
The two clubs have reportedly agreed general terms on an initial season-long loan believed to be worth €6million (£4.4million).
Lamela could then move on a permanent deal to the San Siro next summer for €14million (£10.2million)
ARSENAL TURN TO CAVANI?
Arsenal have switched their attention to Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to the Daily Mirror.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly still in the market for a stellar signing before the transfer window shuts next Tuesday.
And, with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema quashing rumours linking him with a move away from the Bernabeu, Cavani has re-emerged as potential target.