Euro Paper Talk: Mourinho favourite to be sacrificed as part of £350m raid

Date published: Wednesday 25th April 2018 12:24

Manchester United could send one of their stars to Paris to fund a wold-record swoop for Neymar, while Pep Guardiola will allow a Manchester City man to join Real Madrid in a £60million summer switch, according to Wednesday’s European papers.



Neymar is reported to have told friends that he expects to be the subject of a world-record £350million approach from Manchester United this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The Brazilian superstar is reported to be unsettled at PSG and has been persistently linked with a return to Spain with Real Madrid.

However, Don Balon claims Neymar believes Old Trafford represents his most likely next destination amid talk the club are readying a £350million swoop – part-funded by United’s shirt sponsors Chevrolet.

The report says that despite PSG’s best efforts to keep Neymar, they will finally accept the player wants to move on and will reluctantly sanction the deal, comforted by the fact they’ll make a £150million profit on last summer’s £200million investment.

Any deal for Neymar will see huge doubts placed over the future of Alexis Sanchez, who despite some improved performances in recent weeks, has so far failed to live up to expectations.

And the arrival of Neymar would mean United would seek a buyer for the Chilean and offload his £500,000 a week salary from their wage bill.

It’s claimed by Don Balon that a move to Paris could be on the cards too, as part of the deal that will take Neymar to Old Trafford.


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Real Madrid are now willing to offer Gareth Bale plus €125m to Liverpool in an attempt to secure the signing of Mohamed Salah (Don Balon)

Paul Pogba would rather return to Juventus than join PSG, Real Madrid or Barcelona if he is forced to leave Manchester United (Tuttosport)

Arsenal are preparing a £35m bid for RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg amid claims he is ready to quit the Bundesliga (Bild)

RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen has admitted he dreams of a future move to Liverpool (Bild)

Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves says he would ‘return tomorrow’ to Barcelona if they moved to re-sign him (Globe Esporte)

Manchester United are closing on a £50m deal for Fred after Man City opted against a move for the Shakhtar Donetsk star (Corriere dello Sport)

Rio Ave midfielder Pele has emerged as a transfer target for Wolves (A Bola)

Mauro Icardi is set to become Serie A’s best-paid player with Inter Milan preparing a new deal that will see his salary top €8million a year. The Real Madrid, Manchester United target’s buyout clause is also set to raise significantly higher than the €110m it is currently set at (Calciomercato)

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 Real Madrid have set their sights on a summer move for France striker Kylian Mbappe after deciding that a deal for Neymar may be beyond them (Don Balon)

Eibar are planning to sign Sporting Gijon central defender Alex Perez this summer (AS)

Gareth Bale has hinted he would be open to a future move to Bayern Munich after the Real Madrid winger insisted he would rule nothing out (Bild)

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic is likely to move to China at the end of the season (Rai Sports)

Robert Lewandowski is only a stopgap for Real Madrid this summer with Harry Kane their No. 1 strike target, according to Ramon Calderon

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