Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, July 31: Sanchez to force Arsenal exit, Everton demanding £35m for Barkley and MORE!

31 Jul

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be so confident of signing Barcelona superstar Neymar in a world-record deal that they are already planning how to unveil him. (ESPN)

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is reportedly ready to hand in a transfer request to force dream move to Manchester City. (The Sun)

Manchester City players have openly discussed the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from north London, with the potencial deal thought to be about £50m deal. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona will make a £53m move for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil if they fail to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool(Don Balon)​

Everton are prepared to hold out for £35million for England midfielder Ross Barkley, despite the 23-year-old only having a year remaining on his contract. (Daily Mail)

Barkley will reportedly need to lower his wage demands from £120,000 a week in order to join Tottenham, who will not match the contract he has been offered to stay with the Toffees.  (Daily Mirror)

Everton are considering a £9million move for West Ham’s New Zealand international centre-half Winston Reid. Toffees boss Ronald Koeman wants cover for the injured Ramiro Funes Mori and the Hammers may be willing to listen to offers as they bid to rein in their summer transfer activity. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is on the verge of completing a move to Leicester City. (Manchester Evening News)

Leicester star Riyad Mahrez is hoping Italian side Roma return with a third bid after offers of £20m and £32m were rejected by the Foxes. (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are keen on former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, who has endured an injury-hit three-year spell at Barcelona. (Sky Sports)

However, new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is keen to give Vermaelen more playing time this season, after being impressed by the Belgian in pre-season. (AS)​

Watford are plotting a move for Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs. However, Gibbs would need to take a significant pay cut in order to switch to the Hornets. (Sky Sports)

Former Arsenal forward Julio Baptista is set for shock return to English football…with Bolton Wanderers. (Daily Star)

Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara: has been told he can leave the club and is in talks with Saint Etienne. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger relaxed over Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil contracts

WATCH: Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini on target in Manchester United pre-season victory

Neymar transfer news: Barcelona player’s dad wants to delay PSG move

Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer: Swansea boss Paul Clement promises £50m playmaker’s future will be resolved soon

Arsenal 1-2 Sevilla: Gunners deservedly beaten but claim Emirates Cup

PAY UP! Borussia Dortmund refuse to loan out Liverpool transfer target Emre Mor

‘He’s the best free transfer ever made!’ Arsenal fans love Sead Kolasinac’s Emirates Cup performance

Liverpool transfer news: Reds’ pursuit of midfielder Naby Keita is ‘100 per cent’ over, says RB Leipzig coach

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