Euro Paper Talk: Three Premier League sides in running as PSG dramatically slash Neymar asking price; Chelsea to hijack Man Utd striker deal
Three Premier League clubs are in the running to sign Brazilian forward Neymar after PSG dramatically cut his asking price, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Chelsea have joined the race for a Bundesliga striker and are ready to beat Manchester United to his signature.
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Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly lowered their asking price and are ready to listen to offers for Brazil superstar Neymar.
Neymar, who is under contract until 2025, arrived in France in 2017 after PSG splashed out £200m to land the attacker from Barcelona.
The 30-year-old has played a huge role in PSG’s domestic success, although the Champions League still eludes them.
Neymar has also had his fair share of injury issues but only penned a fresh deal with the club back in 2021.
But now, according to various reports on Friday, the Ligue 1 giants are willing to sell on the cheap.
Indeed, reports state PSG are willing to ‘assess offers’ of between €50m to €60m (£44m to £53m). That would, in turn, allow them to be free of the player’s huge salary.
The Brazilian reportedly earns a mammoth £606,000 per week, so any buying club will have to take that into account.
Prem trio on alert after Neymar price drop
But now Neymar’s price has dropped significantly, it’s claimed that Manchester City, Chelsea and Newcastle are all on alert.
The forward remains one of the world’s top talents, so bringing him to the Premier League would be a huge coup for whoever eventually wins the race. However, it will come at a significant cost, salary-wise, and could throw up FFP issues.
During his six seasons at PSG, Neymar has scored an impressive 115 times and registered 73 assists in 165 appearances.
The attacker has also lifted four Ligue 1 titles and two French League Cups, along with leading PSG to their first Champions League final in 2020.
He has also been in sensational form this season. In 21 games under Christophe Galtier he has notched 15 goals and added 13 assists.
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Chelsea are making a late charge to beat Manchester United to the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram in the January window. (Foot Mercato)
Real Madrid will not enter a bidding war and have pledged €110m (£97m) as a fixed fee with €30m (£26.5m) additional in variables to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund. (Marca)
Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani is attracting interest from many Premier League clubs, including Man United and Chelsea. (ESPN)
Napoli have submitted an opening proposal for Morocco star Azzedine Ounahi, who is also wanted by Tottenham. (Fabrizio Romano)
Real Betis are confident they will seal the summer signings of Barcelona’s Hector Bellerin and Lyon star Houssem Aouar. (Football Espana)
Barcelona want to sign Arsenal and Spurs target Evan N’Dicka of Eintracht Frankfurt to shore up their defence (Various)
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Bayern Munich are preparing to find a replacement for Benjamin Pavard and are reportedly considering making a move for Inter’s Denzel Dumfries, who is also wanted by Tottenham and Man Utd. (TZ Munchen)
Djed Spence is increasingly likely to leave Tottenham on loan this month in search of first-team football. (ESPN)
Leicester City are ready to splash out €20million (£17.5m) to bring in Dango Ouattara from French side Lorient. (Get French Football News)
Rick Karsdorp is destined to leave Roma this month after his public fracture with the club. And Juventus have opened a new round of talks for the Dutchman. (TMW)
Bayern Munich signed veteran Netherlands defender Daley Blind on Thursday to cover for the injured Lucas Hernandez. (ESPN)
Three LaLiga clubs are monitoring the situation of Barcelona reserve striker Victor Barbera. (Various)
Sergio Ramos could return to Spain to sign for Sevilla after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires (Various)