Neymar: PSG star’s father ‘contacted by Man Utd’ as Jose Mourinho conjures transfer plan
Neymar is leaving his options open ahead of the summer with Manchester United and Manchester City reportedly ready to try and sign him.
PSG’s superstar forward is looking to leave the Parc des Princes after just one year in France.
After PSG’s Champions League failure in the round of 16 stage against Real Madrid, Neymar is on the lookout for a new club again.
Real have been heavily linked with a swoop for the ex-Barcelona man but no agreement has been reached with the La Liga giants.
And according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, who are renowned for their outlandish claims, Neymar is not ruling out a switch to the Premier League.
England’s top two City and United are both said to have already approached Neymar’s father, who represents him.
5pm: Real Madrid chiefs are reportedly drawing up contingency plans should they fail to lure Mohamed Salah from Liverpool.
Reports in Spain suggest that Liverpool bosses are desperate to keep their talisman and will only sell if they receive a bid in excess of £176m (€200m).
Don Balon claims that Real president Florentino Perez is fears the asking price is too high.
And Los Blancos are believed to be considering a move for Juventus stat Paulo Dybala as an alternative.
4.20pm: Chelsea are leading Liverpool in the race to sign Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles, according to the bookies.
BetStars Director of Trading Ian Marmion said: “Newcastle’s Jamaal Lascelles is priced at just 4/1 to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer, with Chelsea leading the market contenders for the centre-back.
“The Blues could see Lascelles as a long-term replacement for Gary Cahill, who has struggled to nail down a starting spot with Conte’s men.
“Lascelles has impressed on Tyneside this season and has also attracted the interest of Champions League finalists Liverpool, who can be found at 6/1 to land the 24-year-old.
“West Ham and Everton are both valued at 8/1 in the chase for the defender, while Tottenham are ranked as outsiders at 10/1 to sign the former England U21 man.”
2.20pm: Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham are ready to battle for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
The Ivorian has been in great form this season, and now Palace’s Premier League rivals are getting set for a transfer tussle for his services, claim The Mirror.
1.40pm: New Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is keen on Hibernian star John McGinn, reports The Daily Record.
The midfielder could cost the Ibrox club £5m.
1pm: Liverpool are set to sign Barcelona defender Yerry Mina.
Spanish TV programme El Chiringuito claims Liverpool have struck a deal with Barca to take the 23-year-old for the 2018/19 campaign.
12pm: Liverpool are clear favourites with the bookies to sign Lyon forward Nabil Fekir – but Manchester United and Chelsea are still in the running.
Bookmakers Betfair have responded to the strong rumours that Jurgen Klopp has convinced the player to move to Anfield by making the Reds 4/6 favourites to sign the France international.
Premier League rivals Chelsea (6/1), Manchester City (8/1), Manchester United (12/1) and Arsenal (14/1) are also in the frame though.
11.05am: Ajax ace Justin Kluivert fancies a move to Manchester United in the summer after contract talks with the Amsterdam club broke down.
According to The Guardian, discussions over a new deal have not gone well after the Dutchman demanded to become the club’s highest-paid player.
United have been linked with a swoop for Kluivert and it’s claimed Jose Mourinho, who coached dad Patrick at the Nou Camp, is targeting him.
10.35am: Alvaro Morata could be heading for a swift Chelsea exit.
Starsport understands former club Juventus are weighing up a swoop for the Spaniard after his under-par first campaign in London.
Juve want the player on a two-year loan, with the option of a £40m permanent switch.
10am: A round-up of today’s biggest transfer stories
– Mohamed Salah says he’s got no plans on quitting Liverpool. “I’m very happy here, I’m very happy and everything is fine.
“It is just the start. This is my first year here and it is the same for some other players.”
– Manchester City are leading the race for Napoli’s Jorginho, report The Times. All of the Premier League’s top six like the defensive midfielder, but he’s said to be up for playing under Pep Guardiola. Liverpool have made the player their No.1 transfer target.
– Neymar wants out of Paris St-Germain, with Real Madrid his desired destination. Marca claim the Brazilian has made it clear he’s desperate for a switch to the Bernabeu.
– Everton are lining up a £25m move for Newcastle skipper Jamaal Lascelles.
The 24-year-old penned a new six-year deal in October to keep him at Newcastle until 2023.
But with Rafa Benitez desperate for cash to reinforce his goalscoring options, the club could be persuaded to sell the Englishman.