Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 22: Neymar updates, Alexis Sanchez latest, plus news on Philippe Coutinho’s future

23 Jul

talkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…

Barcelona forward Neymar, 25, has told team-mates he is joining Paris St-Germain, with the French club pursuing a world record £196m transfer. (Le Parisen)

But Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde says stories linking Neymar with PSG are nothing but “rumours” and that they want him to stay. (Metro)

Barca have set their sights on 23-year-old Argentine forward Paulo Dybala from Juventus, if Neymar leaves. (Mundo Deportivo)

PSG are also ready to make a £70m offer for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28 and offer him £400,000 a week. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have made a £35m bid for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, and have been told they can have him for £50m. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed terms with Monaco and Kylian Mbappe over a world record £120m move for the 18-year-old striker. (Sun)

Barcelona have warned Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, they will move for Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele, 20, if the Reds reject their offer. (Sun)

The Gunners are also close to agreeing a deal with Crystal Palace which would see 22-year-old defender Calum Chambers leave for the Selhurst Park club. (Guardian)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is interested in Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, 32, to act as back-up to new signing Alvaro Morata – but Swansea want £30m. (Independent)

The English champions also want Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and plan talks with the 23-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Manager Jurgen Klopp is to tell 25-year-old midfielder Philippe Coutinho that he cannot leave Liverpool for Barcelona, after the Reds rejected a £72m bid. (Times)

Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez, 20, wants to stay at Anfield rather than go on loan with Brighton. (Liverpool Echo)

Swansea City are the latest club to be linked with a move for £20m-rated Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25. (Daily Telegraph)

Marseille manager Rudi Garcia has confirmed that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, will not be joining the club. (Standard)

Birmingham City have rejected an opening offer from Hull City for 28-year-old defender Ryan Shotton. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle are looking for a new striker, says manager Rafael Benitez(Newcastle Chronicle)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam believes Marko Arnautovic has to improve his all-round game if he is to be a success at West Ham United

Werder Bremen star Max Kruse could be available for just £16m, amid interest from both Chelsea and Liverpool

Juventus are ready to test Liverpool’s resolve by making an offer for German midfielder Emre Can

The agent of Liverpool target, Faouzi Ghoulam, is set for showdown talks with Napoli chiefs in a bid to finalise terms of a new contract

Aston Villa full-back Aly Cissokho is reportedly closing in on a move to Turkish Super League newcomers Yeni Malatyaspor

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