Euro Paper Talk: Neymar to Man Utd truths emerge as talks over second deal worth just €25m begin; Villa linked with outrageous Lionel Messi signing

Neymar to Man Utd transfer rumours

Manchester United are not in the running to sign Neymar despite being presented with a deal, a Bayern Munich star has made clear his wish to sign for Liverpool, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk has news of astonishing Aston Villa links to Lionel Messi.


Manchester United have ‘no desire’ to sign Neymar and ‘have not instigated talks’ to bring the PSG superstar to Old Trafford.

Reports in France on Monday evening said the Brazilian superstar has been cleared to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer and was keen on a move to the Premier League.

Per L’Equipe, Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester United were all in contention to sign the player on an initial one-year loan. Their suggestion was, that in lieu of a transfer fee, his suitors would simply cover his £606,000 a week salary instead.

And while Chelsea have emerged as early favourites – Todd Boehly that! – it was suggested that United, with Casemiro a key instigator, were looking to hijack the deal.

However, it seems United have no intention of trying to sign the superstar either on a permanent or temporary deal.

And according to Sky Sports, it is intermediaries of Neymar who have approached United, rather than the other way around.

Per Kaveh Solhekol, he says: “Manchester United have been approached by intermediaries about signing Neymar from PSG. They are one of a number of clubs who have been contacted about his potential availability.

“While a deal might make sense from a commercial point of view, he is not currently a United target.”

Indeed, the Daily Mail also backs up the claims, insisting United have no intentions of signing the 359-goal star.

United do want a new striker and begin talks for Sabitzer

United, though, are in the hunt for a new striker this summer with Harry Kane seemingly their No 1 target. They do have other irons in the fire though with the club considering a number of options.

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United are also ready to hold talks with Bayern Munich over the permanent signing of Marcel Sabitzer.

The Austrian moved to Old Trafford in January, signing on loan until the end of the season. He has made a decent impression during his short time at the club; making clear his wish to stay on board permanently.

As a result, Bayern are open to his permanent departure and are reportedly demanding a fee of €25m (£22m).

That’s according to Sky Deutschland reporter Florian Plettenberg, who confirms United’s interest.

However, United hope to reportedly talk Bayern into a lower fee, with Sabitzer, at this stage, still not a priority signing.

To that end, the club will prioritise a striker and a new defender before negotiating for Sabitzer.

Nonetheless, the deal remains possible and would certainly be welcomed by the 29-year-old. His deal at Bayern currently runs until 2025.


Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez says he will ‘try and convince’ Lionel Messi to sign for Aston Villa this summer. Joking, somewhat, he claims he will ‘make roasts for him every weekend’ were he to sign. (ESPN Argentina)

Frenkie De Jong is again expressing his desire to stay at Barcelona for ‘as long as possible’ in the wake of new rumours about Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo)

Tottenham are still planning to sign Dejan Kulusevski this summer despite recent denials. However, Daniel Levy hopes to take advantage of Juventus’ plight by signing him for less than the pre-agreed €35m. (Tutto Juve)

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s head is ‘far from Lazio’ amid growing claims of a cut-price €25m move to Newcastle this summer. (Sport MediaSet)

AC Milan plan to make Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Folarin Balogun their two top targets this summer. However, they face competition from RB Leipzig for the Arsenal striker. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Giuseppe Marotta admits Inter Milan are keen on signing Davide Frattesi. However, the Sassuolo midfielder is ‘already learning English’ ahead of a possible move to Brighton. (FC Inter News)

Real Madrid are ready to make a surprise move to lure Andy Robertson from Liverpool following the Reds’ failure to secure UCL football. (various)


Tottenham are ready to move for Roma sporting director Tiago Pinto, having identified him as their top target to replace Fabio Paratici. (AS Roma Live)

Brighton and Burnley are emerging as suitors to sign Galatasaray defender Victor Nelsson, 24. (Takvim)

Barcelona are convinced about the signing of Lionel Messi – and believe his return would give the club a €230m economical boost. (Sport)

Nottingham Forest are moving to try and extend the stays of loan stars Keylor Navas from PSG and Renan Lodi from Atletico Madrid. (90min)

Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey is drawing attention from several sides with Besiktas looking to sign the free agent this summer. (Haber 7)

Bayern Munich are desperate to get their hands on Declan Rice this summer and are willing to match Arsenal’s best offer for the West Ham star. (Sky Deutschland)

Juventus are showing a strong interest in signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Chelsea – but the Blues face a massive loss on their £33m signing. (Goal)


Ryan Gravenberch is to push to leave Bayern to sign for Liverpool in the belief he can have a key role for the Reds. (various)

Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch

RB Leipzig are ‘ready to negotiate’ with Man City over the same of Josko Gvardiol as they look to raise transfer funds. (Bild)

Nottingham Forest are tracking Monza’s 25-year-old Italian goalkeeper Michele di Gregorio. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is looking to sign PSG midfielder Marco Verratti this summer. (L’Equipe)

Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil says he wants to trigger loan star Alexander Sorloth’s €16m buy option this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Joshua Kimmich will leave Bayern Munich this summer – and a move to Barcelona looks increasingly likely. (Sport)

Bayern Munich are demanding a €25m (£22m) fee for Marcel Sabitzer if Man Utd are to make his loan permanent. (Sky Deutschland)

Arne Slot is ready to become Tottenham’s next manager – and plans to bring his Feyenoord side’s best player Orkun Kokcu with him. (Algemeen Dagblad)