Euro Paper Talk: Neymar holds Man Utd and Man City transfer talks

Joe Williams

Neymar has held transfer talks with Man Utd and Man City, while it seems Jorginho’s proposed move to Man City is not yet wrapped up amid other interest, all in the Euro papers.



Neymar has held talks with both Manchester City and Manchester United over a potential transfer, according to reports in Spain.

The Brazilian won the Ligue 1 title in his first season in France with Paris Saint-Germain and contributed 27 goals in 28 matches in all competitions.

And Spanish outlet Don Balon claims has met both the Manchester neighbours over the possibility of completing a transfer to the Premier League.

Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January, has reportedly learned of his secret meetings with the Premier League sides.

And the report continues by suggesting that both United and City are prepared to rival Spanish giants Real Madrid for Neymar.



Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all are reportedly trying to hijack Manchester City’s transfer of Napoli midfielder Jorginho.

The Italy midfielder is close to completing a move to Manchester City with his preference apparently being to join the Premier League champions.

His agent claimed yesterday that a move to The Etihad was a distinct possibility.

“Jorginho is still under contract, but if Napoli find an agreement with City then he goes to Manchester,” Joao Santos told CalcioNapoli24.

However, the agent has today also admitted other Premier League clubs have been in contact with him over a move for the £50million rated player.

Speaking on Radio CRC on Friday, Santos denied reports that other Serie A clubs had been in contact with him, but revealed that he has spoken to other English teams.

Santos said: “I am in Brazil. No one has called me from Italy. But I’ve been called by Liverpool, Manchester City, also Arsenal and Chelsea.”

City look the obvious favourites to get the deal done and Pep Guardiola said this week that finding a replacement for Yaya Toure was his priority this summer, but Liverpool could yet scupper the deal, while Chelsea and Arsenal have registered an interest.



Roma have identified AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as the man to replace Alisson if he leaves (Premium Sport)

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has insisted he will still be at Molineux next season (O Jogo)

Arsenal forward Takuma Asano will sign for Hannover 96 on loan this week (Bild)

Takuma Asano: Signed for Arsenal

Man Utd set to begin talks with Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe (Le10 Sport)

PSG have offered Gianluigi Buffon a two-year deal but if they do not seal his signing then offers from Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City will arrive (Tuttosport, Le Parisien)

Napoli have placed a €120million price tag on defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who has attracted interest from a number of elite clubs (Rai Sport)

Roma are close to completing the signing of Everton target Ivan Marcano, whose contract with FC Porto expires next month (Calciomercato)

Manchester United and Liverpool target Justin Kluivert looks set to leave Ajax after admitting he rejected a contract offer from the club (Volkskrant)

Atalanta president Andrea Percassi has rubbished reports that Josip Ilicic is to have a medical before a move to Inter Milan (fcinter1908)

Giampaolo Pazzini will be allowed to leave Hellas Verona during this summer’s transfer window (Calciomercato)

Valencia have rekindled their interest in Arsenal forward Lucas Perez and want to sign him this summer (Superdeporte)

Lucas Perez: Tough time at Arsenal

Sevilla are interested in signing AC Milan central defender Mateo Musacchio during this summer’s transfer window (GazzaMercato)

Leicester City have agreed a £24 million deal to sign Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira (A Bola)

Pep Guardiola has given Mikel Arteta the OK to leave Manchester City to take over as Arsenal manager (Sport)

Roma have rejected an offer from Real Madrid for goalkeeper Alisson (Corrierre dello Sport)

Juventus’ Ghanaian utility player Kwadwo Asamoah has posted a letter bidding farewell and thanking the club’s fans ahead of Saturday’s season finale (Twitter)

Diego Simeone wants to bring Paulo Dybala to Atletico Madrid to replace Antoine Griezmann (Don Balon)

Real Betis are plotting an offer for Newcastle United star Ayoze Perez (Mundo Deportivo)