Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday 30 July: Latest on Neymar to PSG and Coutinho’s future

30 Jul

Pulisic to replace Coutinho? Here are the best of the transfer rumours on Sunday morning

The Sunday Times understands Neymar’s dad has asked PSG to delay formal negotiations with Barcelona about a deal for his son until after 31 July because that is when he will earn a £23.3m commission for his role in persuading the player to sign a new contract at the Camp Nou last October. (Sunday Times – subscription required)

Barcelona will report PSG for a breach of financial fair play rules if the French side meet Neymar’s €220m (£197m) buyout clause. (ESPN)

If Neymar does leave Barcelona, the club may target Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann(Marca)

Philippe Coutinho will ask Jurgen Klopp to let him join Barcelona if Neymar is sold and the Liverpool manager will target 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic to replace him. (Sunday Mirror)

Or, once a deal is done for Neymar, PSG will then target Alexis Sanchez in a £35m deal. (Sunday Express)

Nemanja Matic’s £50m move from Chelsea to Man United is being held up by disputes over potential bonus payments to the Blues as part of a deal for the 28-year-old. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are planning a move for Celtic wonderkid Karamoko Dembele, 14. (Sun on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho will wait until next season to make a £90m move for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale(Sunday Express)

Inter manager Luciano Spalletti is “strongly opposed” to Ivan Perisic leaving the Italian club. The Croat has been linked with a move to Man United. (Observer)

RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhüttl says it is “100% clear that Naby [Keita] will play this year in Leipzig, further damaging Liverpool’s hopes of signing him. (Observer)

Alexis Sanchez is ready to submit a transfer request to force through a move to Man City. (Sunday Mirror)

City are back on financial fair play watch list after a £220m spending spree. (Sunday Telegraph)

Ross Barkley is wanted by six clubs, with Tottenham and City leading the race. (Daily Star Sunday)

According to the Sunday Telegraph, Antonio Conte will make a fresh plea for new signings next week after saying he fears being sacked as Chelsea boss. (Sunday Telegraph)

Toby Alderweireld says “zero progress” has been made regarding a new deal at Tottenham. (Sky Sports)

Roma director of football Monchi says the club are “ready to look at other possibilities” after their most recent offer for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez was rejected. (Evening Standard) 

Newcastle want to sign Arsenal’s Lucas Perez. This is despite the striker’s desire to rejoin former club Deportivo La Coruna. (Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa have rejected a £1.5m bid from Reading for 25-year-old midfielder Leandro Bacuna. (Sky Sports)

Sunderland are stepping up their pursuit of Bournemouth winger Max Gradel. (Mail on Sunday)

Leeds are set to sign Ousama Siddiki, 19, from Real Madrid. (Sun on Sunday)

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