Euro Paper Talk: Barca midfielder snubs Liverpool; Candreva to Chelsea?

Date published: Sunday 23rd July 2017 7:27

Arda Turan snubbed a proposed move to Liverpool, while Antonio Candreva could move to Chelsea, according to Sunday’s Euro newspapers.


United to beat Juventus to Serbian midfielder

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea with Juventus facing defeat in the race for midfielder.

Gazzetta dello Sport claims that United are set to beat the Italian giants to his signing after they missed out on their number one target, Eric Dier.

However, the Daily Mail reports that Chelsea could apply ‘Lukaku tax’ to any fee after the Red Devils beat the Blues to the signing of the Belgian international.

Roman Abramovich is understood to be prepared to sell Matic to their Premier League rivals but he wants £50million for his services.

The arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for £40million has paved the way for Matic’s exit from Stamford Bridge after helping Antonio Conte to the Premier League title last season.

Messi urges Barcelona to sign Dybala

Lionel Messi is reportedly trying to convince Barcelona to sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus with intense speculation surrounding the future of Neymar.

Don Balon claims that Messi wants the Spanish giants to fill Neymar’s boots with compatriot Dybala if the Brazilian leaves the Camp Nou.

Dybala scored 19 goals in all competitions as Juventus won the Serie A league title and lifted the Coppa Italia as their domination of Italian football continued.

Reports have suggested that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pay £199million to land Neymar, which is more than double the current world-record £89million fee paid by Manchester United to Juventus for Paul Pogba last summer.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde recently shrugged off the rumours about Neymar’s future by saying: “We want Neymar with us.

“We know his value on the pitch and what he brings to the locker room.”


And the rest…

Antonio Candreva’s agent Federico Pastorello has not ruled out a move to Chelsea for his client: “I would say it’s 80 per cent that he stays at Inter but Chelsea? You cannot exclude anything at the moment”.

Neymar’s father has pledged his son’s future to Paris Saint-Germain after he met up with officials from the French club, while he verbally agreed a six-year deal. (Marca)

Jose Mourinho admits any deals to sign Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid would be “mission impossible”, while he confirmed that David de Gea will be remaining at Manchester United. (AS)

Juventus have agreed terms with Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and will now make a €35m-plus bid for the Germany international. (Tuttosport)

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde held talks with Neymar – ahead of their friendly against Juventus last night – to see if the Brazilian was committed to the Camp Nou. (Mundo Deportivo)

Marco Verratti, who has changed his agent this summer, is likely to remain at Paris Saint-Germain unless they receive a huge offer with Barcelona and Manchester United both linked with moves for the Italian. (Corriere dello Sport)

Borussia Dortmund full-back Felix Passlack is interesting Hoffenheim with the Bundesliga side hoping the 19-year-old could act as a replacement for Jeremy Toljan, who only has one year left on his deal. (Bild)

Neymar’s Barcelona team-mates are trying to convince him to stay in Spain, but Paris Saint-Germain have their eye on forming a front three of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Alexis Sanchez. (Le10Sport)

Arda Turan is set to stay at Barcelona after he reportedly snubbed a move to Liverpool as part of a deal for Philippe Coutinho. (Don Balon via Turkish Football)

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