Chelsea to join United in Neymar pursuit Chelsea are set to join Manchester United in the hunt for Barcelona superstar Neymar, with the ...
Chelsea to join United in Neymar pursuit
Chelsea are set to join Manchester United in the hunt for Barcelona superstar Neymar, with the Brazil international tempted to cash in and become the highest-paid player in the world, according to the Times.
Both Premier League giants could trigger the 25-year-old's £170 million release clause, with the player reportedly demanding an after-tax salary of £21.2m, which would equal around £408,000 per week to move ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the pay charts.
Neymar reportedly finds the prospect of playing with Manchester United or Chelsea appealing, as both can make him the centre piece of their attack, something that has still yet to materialise at Barca given Messi and Luis Suarez's greater importance to the team.
Neymar's recently extended contract from Oct. 2016 is also not a signal of his intent to commit long term to the Camp Nou, according to reports, but rather merely a "sticking plaster" to smooth over tension between the player's management team and the club.
￼Neymar could be the centre piece at Manchester United or Chelsea after playing second fiddle to Lionel Messi.
Premier League giants to fight it out for James
James Rodriguez could be involved in one of the biggest transfers of the summer, with four Premier League clubs ready to stump up £50m for the Colombia ace, reports the Mirror.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool are all in the hunt for the attacker, who has been unable to win a starring role for Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane.
James may be sacrificed if Los Blancos can recoup most of the £63m paid to Monaco in 2014 after the player lit up the World Cup in Brazil.
A delight to watch in full flow, James' quality demands a club that can offer him the keys to run the show.
Gunners keen on Gueye
Arsenal will make a move for Everton midfield general Idrissa Gueye, with the Senegal international earmarked to be their N'Golo Kante, according to the Mirror.
Gueye has shone for the Toffees this term after moving from Aston Villa last summer, proving to be one of the most industrious midfielders in the league.
The Gunners aren't the only ones considering a bid; Manchester United are monitoring the situation, along with Sevilla, Valencia, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen.
Everton would demand a huge profit on the £9m paid for his services last summer, but such is the demand and the temptation to play Champions League football that a move could develop.
City move for Carvalho
Manchester City are edging closer to a deal for Sporting midfielder William Carvalho, with the player set to cost £25m, according to the Star.
Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the Euro 2016 winner and his Manchester City appear set to beat out long-standing suitors Arsenal.
With Ilkay Gundogan's season-ending injury damaging Guardiola's ability to implement the changes he craves, added protection in midfield is high on his list of priorities. Carvalho would bring extra cover at least, but his athleticism would offer Arsenal something different.
- West Ham have joined the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, reports the Sun. A productive loan spell at Bournemouth has given Wilshere the game time he badly craved and the Hammers could go as high as £30m to lure the 25-year-old away from the Emirates.
- West Ham will aim to sign another Arsenal player by rivalling Everton and Newcastle for Calum Chambers, according to the Mirror. A loan spell at Middlesbrough has helped the 22-year-old defender to rediscover his confidence and now a £10m move away is looking likely
James Rodriguez will spark a four-way transfer battle when he quits Real Madrid this summer with Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all chasing the £50m forward (Sunday Mirror)
Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are all chasing Gianluigi Donnarumma, AC Milan’s boy-wonder goalkeeper (Sunday Mirror)
West Brom are willing to shatter their transfer record to land Watford striker Troy Deeney for £20m (Sunday Mirror)
Yaya Toure could be trying to beat current club Manchester City next season, after telling interested clubs that he wants to remain in the Premier League (Sunday Mirror)
Goalkeeper David Ospina looks certain to leave Arsenal at the end of the season (Sunday Mirror)
Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has been offered the opportunity to be reunited with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United (Sunday Mirror)
West Ham are keen on signing Jack Wilshere from Arsenal this summer (The Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is preparing a double swoop on Monaco for Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy (The Sun on Sunday)
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is ready to enter the race for Burnley and England centre-back Michael Keane (The Sun on Sunday)
West Ham are leading a three-way fight to land striker Wilfried Bony this summer (The Sun on Sunday)
Everton are confident they have beaten off competition from Liverpool and Chelsea in the race to sign Burnley defender Michael Keane (Sunday People)
Toulouse centre-back Issa Diop is the next name on Antonio Conte’s Chelsea shopping list this summer (Sunday People)
West Ham and promotion-bound Newcastle will rival Everton for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, who has impressed while on loan at Middlesbrough (Sunday People)
West Ham are ready to make a renewed bid to bring Anthony Modeste back from German club Cologne (Sunday People)
Antonio Conte is close to agreeing a new long-term deal with Chelsea despite only taking charge at Stamford Bridge last summer (Sunday Express)
Arsenal’s hierarchy could come to a compromise over manager Arsene Wenger’s future by making him the club’s first director of football (Sunday Express)
Liverpool are set to miss out on Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, who has agreed a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich (Star on Sunday)
Manchester City are closing in on a £25m deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho (Star on Sunday)
Chelsea are in talks over a potential ground share with rivals West Ham United if their preferred option of Wembley falls through as they prepare to move out of the soon-to-be renovated Stamford Bridge (The Mail on Sunday)