Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 29: Neymar updates, Alexis Sanchez latest, plus Liverpool transfer reports

29 Jul

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

Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar, 25, has agreed a five-year contract with Paris St-Germain and could complete a 220m euros (£197m) move to the French side next week. (RMC)

Paris Saint-Germain will offer former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria, 29, as part of the deal to reduce the taxes they will have to pay by triggering Neymar’s buyout clause. (AS)

If Neymar leaves, Barcelona will choose from a trio of Premier League attacking midfielders – Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, 25, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, 26, and 21-year-old Tottenham player Dele Alli – to replace him. (Mirror)

But Barcelona fear Liverpool will price them out of a deal for Coutinho. (AS)

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, 33, says only Neymar can clarify his future and added “I do not think 200-300 million [euros] will be more beneficial for Barcelona than having Neymar”. (Marca)

Monaco are adamant they will not sell Thomas Lemar, despite Arsenal making their third bid – of about £45m – for the 21-year-old France midfielder. (Telegraph)

Manchester City will offer Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, a deal worth £320,000 a week to join them this summer. (Mail)

Sanchez can expect to be welcomed with “open arms” if he joins City, says Chile team-mate and Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo. (24 Horas)

Southampton are determined to keep centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 26, and reintegrate him into the first-team squad, despite the Dutchman being left out of a training camp in France this week. (Telegraph)

West Ham will reject any bid from Liverpool to sign 24-year-old attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini. (Evening Standard)

Swansea are facing competition from Championship side Leeds to sign 31-year-old Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo, who spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough(Mirror)

Manchester United have opened contract talks with Spain midfielder Ander Herrera, 27, to fend off interest from Barcelona. (Express)

Liverpool have ended their pursuit of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, 22, but may return next summer, when it is believed Keita can move for £48m. (Liverpool Echo)

Etienne Capoue’s future at Watford is in doubt after the 29-year-old French midfielder was involved in a row with boss Marco Silva following a pre-season friendly defeat by Rangers. (Mail)

Striker Troy Deeney could follow Capoue in leaving the Hornets after Silva refused to confirm the 29-year-old will continue as captain. (Sun)

Manchester United have resumed their interest in Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, but are worried time spent pursuing Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, also 28, may have cost them. (Independent)

Chelsea would have to offer about £17.9m if they want to sign Inter Milan midfielder Antonio Candreva, 30, in a move which could allow the Italian club keep hold of Perisic. (Daily Star)

Wales international Bale will resist any attempts by Real Madrid to sell him to Manchester United as he has no plans to leave the Spanish club. (Times)

Inter manager Luciano Spalletti considers a deal for Perisic to be off after a lack of discussions between Man Utd and Inter in recent weeks. (Premium Sport)

Everton will look to sign 26-year-old Nice midfielder Jean Seri, believed to be a target for Arsenal, if the Toffees cannot agree a fee for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27. (L’Equipe)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

Arsenal legend Alan Smith has told talkSPORT Alexis Sanchez ‘is a big shadow hanging over the Emirates’ and has urged the club to CASH IN on wantaway star this summer

Arsenal and Leicester legend Alan Smith has urged the Gunners to drop their reported interest Ross Barkley and switch their full attention to signing Riyad Mahrez

Chelsea target Stephan Lichtsteiner has agreed personal terms with Nice

Celta Vigo have joined Liverpool and Southampton in the race for Borussia Dortmund prospect Emre Mor

Nice are ready to sell Arsenal and Inter Milan target Dalbert after being disappointed with his performances in pre-season

Metz are confident of tying up a deal for Newcastle United flop Emmanuel Riviere

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