Euro Paper Talk: PSG demand two Barca stars in Neymar swap

PSG are demanding two Barcelona players in a swap deal for Neymar, while Manchester United are ready to renew their interest in a €65m playmaker in January, according to Tuesday’s European press.

PSG LAY OUT DEMANDS OVER NEYMAR DEAL

PSG are reportedly willing to let Neymar rejoin Barcelona, but only if their demands are met.

Barca and PSG are said to have held a meeting on Tuesday in an attempt to thrash out a deal for the Brazil international.

The Spanish giants sent Eric Abidal (director of football), Oscar Grau (chief executive) and Javier Bordas (board member) to Paris to speak to PSG sporting director Leonardo and president Nasser Al Khelaifi’s lawyer Djamal Bouras.

Spanish newspaper Sport claims that the Catalan outfit tabled a cash only offer for Neymar, however PSG have asked for £100m plus Nelson Semedo and Ousmane Dembele.

Semedo has become a mainstay in the Barcelona line up, cementing a spot at right-back, while Dembele has struggled to impress at the Nou Camp despite showing flashes of brilliance.

Injuries have played a part in Dembele’s struggles, although Barca are also said to be frustrated with Dembele’s lack of professionalism.

Reports, meanwhile, this week claimed that Neymar has told PSG director Leonardo he only wants to join his old club Barca.

Real Madrid are also chasing the Brazilian, although it would appear that return to the Nou Camp remains the only option on the table.

 

MAN UTD BACK IN FOR FERNANDES

Manchester United are reportedly considering returning to strike a deal for Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January.

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The Portugal international was linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford all summer, with Tottenham also interested, but ultimately any deal fell through.

It is believed that United transfer chief Ed Woodward pulled the plug in the move as there were concerns over whether Fernandes could translate his remarkable form in Portugal to the much tougher Premier League.

However, O Jogo, as translated by Sport Witness, reports that Fernandes was once again scouted by the Red Devils at the weekend as the Portugal international set up three Sporting goals.

The report adds that Chelsea, Leicester City, Bayern Munich and Sevilla scouts were also were present at the game, though it’s not clear if they were all watching the same player.

United have so far looked short on creation in the midfield department, although they may see the price for Fernandes rise again if the player continues with his early-season form.

 

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AND THE REST

Real Madrid have reportedly not ruled out an approach for Sporting Lisbon midfielder, and Manchester United target, Bruno Fernandes in the coming days (Correio da Manha)

Former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish club Kayserispor on a one-year deal

The agent of Mesut Ozil has reportedly suggested that the midfielder will not leave Arsenal in the foreseeable future

Inter Milan remain optimistic that they can negotiate a loan deal with Manchester United for forward Alexis Sanchez (Sky Italy)

Timo Werner’s new four-year contract at RB Leipzig is believed to feature a £27m release clause, a figure which will enable him to join Bayern Munich next summer (Kicker)

Lazio are reportedly keen on giving Manchester United and Inter Milan target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic a new and improved contract (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale wants to stay at the club this season and Madrid ‘are counting on him’ (Football Espana)

Bordeaux are interested in Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny (Foot Mercato)

Roma striker Patrik Schick has agreed to a loan move to RB Leipzig, with a €30m option to buy (Calciomercato)

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Genoa’s former general manager claims Monchi offered Roma sensation Nicolo Zaniolo to his club in January (Football Italia)

Turkish giants Fenerbahce have joined the race for the Inter left-back Dalbert (Skor)

Monaco haven’t lost hope of signing Franck Kessie from AC Milan, although the midfielder’s contract demands are complicating matters (Calciomercato)

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Torino are ready to rival Atalanta for Milan and Uruguay left-back Diego Laxalt (Football Italia)

Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has joined Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08

Everton striker Fraser Hornby has joined Belgian top-flight side KV Kortrijk on loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season

Real Madrid will not sanction a loan exit for forward Rodrygo Goes despite the club receiving offers (Diario AS)

Roma outcast Ante Coric will complete a transfer to second-tier Spanish side Almeria on Tuesday (Football Italia)

Roma have set their sights on Sassuolo’s Jeremie Boga as a replacement for the injured Diego Perotti (Calciomercato)