Neymar Sustained Ankle Injury Against Serbia And Set To Miss Brazil’s Final Group Matches

Brazil’s skilful man Neymar suffered ankle injury against Serbia clash and the PSG Wenger  expected to miss final two World Cup group matches together with full-back Danilo.

Neymar was forced off with a sprained ankle during Brazil’s 2-0 win over Serbia on Thursday

and appeared to be in tears as he watched the conclusion of the contest from the bench.

Selecao boss Tite said post-match he was ‘confident’ the 30-year-old will still have a role to

play but the favourites for the competition will have to navigate through their remaining group matches without their talisman.

In a further injury headache for Tite, full-back Danilo is also expected to miss the Switzerland

and Cameroon games with an injury of his own, hobbling through the final minutes of last night’s win.


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Team Doctor said:

‘Neymar and Danilo went through a MRI on Friday afternoon and we found ligament damage in the ankle of both of them.’

‘It is important to be calm and evaluate day by day.

The idea is to recover them for the rest of the competition.’

Real Madrid’s Eder Militao is expected to come into replace him. 39-year-old Dani Alves is another option.

Real Madrid starlet Rodrygo meanwhile is the favourite to replace Neymar in the starting XI, according to reports in Brazil.

Brazil take on Switzerland on Monday before closing their group campaign against Cameroon on Friday.

Neymar has struggled with ankle problems in the past and while his latest issue is a setback, Tite insisted on Thursday it is not a serious one.

He told a press conference: ‘We are confident that Neymar will continue playing in the World Cup.’

Brazil sealed victory over Serbia through a brace from Tottenham forward Richarlison,

justifying his selection with a sensational goal of the tournament contender.


‘I think this was an important victory with many wins in the same game. (In the first half) this wasn’t our normal standard.’

‘In the second half we repositioned people and we improved technique.

‘I had six, seven names to call (on) and, whoever I called, we would have had a great team.

‘Richarlison is fantastic. We see how he controls a ball, it goes up and he adjusts all his plans.’

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Trossard, Osimhen, Pochettino, Kante, Felix, Ronaldo, Leao, Neymar, Frank

Football Transfer News: Summer transfer closed but, Clubs are still negotiating a possible move ahead of winter window .

  • Chelsea manager Graham Potter is keen on reuniting with Brighton forward Leandro Trossard, 27, at Stamford Bridge, while the Seagulls’ former sporting director Dan Ashworth also wants to bring the Belgium international to Newcastle.
  • Atletico Madrid are also reported to have entered the race to sign Brighton star Leandro Trossard.


  • The agent of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, who has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, says the 23-year-old Nigeria international has no intention of leaving the Serie A club.


  • Brazil forward Neymar, 30, is likely to miss Paris St-Germain’s Ligue 1 game with Ajaccio on Friday because he is scheduled to testify in court to defend his case over his 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona.


  • Michael Carrick is on the brink of becoming the new head coach of Middlesbrough and could be in charge for the game against Huddersfield on Saturday.


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• Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Bonucci, Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Mbappe, Loftus-Cheek, James, Mount


  • Juventus are prepared to sell 24-year-old United States midfielder Weston McKennie, who is liked by Tottenham.


  • Atletico Madrid could be prepared to sell Argentina midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, with Juventus monitoring the 28-year-old’s situation.
  • Joe Gomez is in the frame for a shock England recall for the World Cup.


  • France midfielder N’Golo Kante has not reached an agreement yet with Chelsea to sign a new contract and there is a feeling the 31-year-old could leave as a free agent next summer.


  • Atletico Madrid insist that Portugal forward Joao Felix, a Manchester United target, is not for sale, but the 22-year-old’s agent Jorge Mendes is exploring options for 2023.


  • Arsenal are “ready” to make two signings in January if the right players are available, according to reports. Mikel Arteta is claimed to want both a central midfielder and a winger if possible.


  • Rangers ace Leon King has been advised to reject any potential moves to Manchester United and Newcastle after the defender was linked with a transfer to the Premier League.


  • Diego Simeone, Atletico’s boss, says he should not consider signing Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in January because of the 37-year-old’s past link with Real Madrid.


  • Aston Villa are interested in former Tottenham and Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino as a possible replacement for Steven Gerrard.
  • Atletico Madrid insist that Portugal forward Joao Felix, a Manchester United target, is not for sale, but the 22-year-old’s agent Jorge Mendes is exploring options for 2023.


  • Wolves have interviewed former Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz as a candidate for their managerial vacancy.


  • Brentford have opened talks with manager Thomas Frank over a new deal, just nine months after he signed his current contract.


  • Tottenham have been told that selling Harry Kane for £88m in the summer would represent “good business” as the England captain has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Nkunku, Jesus, Pulisic, Haaland, Neymar, Mbappe, Rashford, Maddison

Football Transfer News: Summer transfer closed but, Clubs are still negotiating a possible move ahead of winter window

  • Chelsea are looking to land RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku next summer amid reports that he underwent “secret” medical checks overseen by Blues staff before the most recent deadline.


  • Arsenal and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus has said he needed a change from Pep Guardiola’s system at Manchester City and now feels “free” playing under Mikel Arteta.


  • New Chelsea manager Graham Potter is prepared to give United States winger Christian Pulisic, 24, a chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge before making a decision on his future.


  • Barcelona have only paid Manchester City £2.6m of the £48.4m fee they agreed for forward Ferran Torres since the deal was concluded in January and there are other clubs still owed money for deals done more than two years ago.
  • France defender William Saliba is in no rush to sign a new contract with Arsenal, with several clubs registering their interest in the 21-year-old.


  • Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, remains on Manchester United’s list of transfer targets for next summer.


  • Chelsea have included RB Leipzig chief Christopher Vivell among the possible candidates for the technical director role at Stamford Bridge.


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• Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Haaland, Ronaldo, Neves, Dumfries, Cancelo, Kane, Maddison, Tielemans, Martinez, Gakpo


  • Real Madrid are planning to offer their Brazil defender Eder Militao, 24, a contract extension until 2028 with a release clause of 1bn euros included in the deal.
  • Barcelona could face the prospect of having to fork out £53m to get their hands on teen sensation Alberto Moleiro if his club Las Palmas secure promotion to La Liga this season, circumstances which would see his release clause double.


  • Manchester City’s Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, considered a move to Liverpool in the summer transfer window, but a switch to Manchester United was out of the question.


  • Paris St-Germain sporting director Luis Campos has said the club made a mistake by signing both Brazil forward Neymar, 30, and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, in recent transfer windows.


  • Mbappe handed PSG a four-man transfer wish list over the summer that included Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 24.


  • Tottenham are keeping tabs on Leicester City’s James Maddison, with the 25-year-old England midfielder “very keen” on a move to the north London club.


  • Potter has not closed the door on Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku returning to Chelsea after his loan spell with Inter Milan and is expected to hold talks with the 29-year-old at the end of the season.


  • Liverpool are plotting a summer 2023 move for exciting Norwegian talent Andreas Schjelderup, who has played a starring role for Nordsjaelland and earned him comparisons to Erling Haaland.


  • Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has said Douglas Luiz, 24, is no closer to signing a new deal with the club, boosting Arsenal’s chances of signing the Brazil midfielder.
  • Juventus and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli could leave the Serie A club in the January transfer window with Arsenal keen on the 24-year-old.


  • Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, rejected offers from Manchester United and Liverpool this summer.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Dest, Danilo, Diallo, Neymar, Leao, Alvarez, Gvardiol, Tielemans, Gakpo

  • Barcelona full-back Sergiño Dest will join AC Milan on a season-long loan, with the option to turn the move into a €20m permanent switch. The USA defender had been linked with a move to Manchester United.


  • Arsenal have submitted a £20m offer for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, 21, but the club want a higher fee for the Brazilian.


  • Paris St-Germain’s Senegal defender Abdou Diallo, 26, who has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, will fly to Germany on Thursday for a medical before a proposed switch to RB Leipzig.


  • Birmingham City are in talks with Manchester United in a bid to sign 22-year-old Netherlands midfielder Tahith Chong on a permanent deal.


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  • Newcastle United have entered the race to sign Leicester City’s Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25.


  • Arsenal have been tracking Tielemans throughout the transfer window, but another “mystery club” is now ready to table a bid as Leicester set a £30m price tag.


  • Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez, 24, is keen to push through a move to Chelsea as owner Todd Boehly launches a £50m bid for the Mexico international.


  • The Blues have bid £43m for Alvarez as Chelsea aim to sign a forward and a midfielder before the transfer window closes.


  • Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Neymar, 30, as Paris St-Germain bid to offload the Brazil forward to avoid falling foul of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play guidelines.


  • But while Chelsea are interested in striking a deal for Neymar, in an apparent u-turn, Paris St-Germain are now refusing to sell.


  • PSV Eindhoven have agreed a £34m deal for Gakpo as Southampton prepare to smash the club’s transfer record.


  • Fenerbahce have entered the race to sign Paris St-Germain forward Mauro Icardi, 29, with the Argentina striker already garnering interest from fellow Turkish side Galatasaray.


  • Denmark and Nice forward Kasper Dolberg, 24, is in Spain to complete a loan move to Sevilla.


  • Former Everton forward James Rodriguez, 31, is interested in playing for La Liga side Sevilla – the Colombian is currently at Qatari club Al-Rayyan.


  • AC Milan forward Rafael Leao, 23, and Dinamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, 19, have been linked with Chelsea in a potential double swoop. Russia’s Zakharyan would cost £12.6m but a reported £126m price tag could scupper any move for Portugal’s Leao.


  • Brentford hope to hijack Arsenal’s move for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, but would have to smash the club’s transfer record to sign the £25m-rated Ukrainian forward.


  • Barcelona have turned down a player-plus-cash offer from Chelsea for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33. They bid €15m (£13m) plus Spain full-back Marcos Alonso, 31, but negotiations continue.


  • Chelsea are closing in on a £77.7m deal to sign Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, but would be willing to let him remain at RB Leipzig on loan for the 2022-23 season.


  • Leeds United are preparing to table an offer for Sheffield United’s Republic of Ireland defender John Egan, 29, but face losing Wales winger Dan James, 24, to Tottenham.


  • Southampton are ready to up their offer for Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, after PSV Eindhoven rejected an initial £21.4m bid.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Kimpembe, Ronaldo, Griezmann, Kounde, Kane, Neymar, Dumfries, Lukaku

  • Chelsea will turn to Paris St-Germain and France defender Presnel Kimpembe, 26, if Barcelona succeed in hijacking Kounde’s move to Stamford Bridge.
  • Atletico Madrid have stepped up their pursuit to sign Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, by placing France striker Antoine Griezmann, 31, on the transfer market.


  • United will let Ronaldo leave on loan this summer as long as he triggers a one-year option to extend his contract so he can return to Old Trafford for the following season.


  • Arsenal are in talks to loan Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares to Atalanta, with the 22-year-old keen on a move away from the Emirates.


  • Newcastle have enquired about Rennes and Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana, who has been valued at around £30m and has attracted interest from Bayer Leverkusen and Ajax.


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  • West Ham are negotiating with Napoli over a deal for Poland midfielder Piotr Zielinski, 28.


  • Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Spanish left-back Alex Moreno, 29, from Real Betis.
  • Bournemouth are considering a move for Coventry goalkeeper Simon Moore, 32, because they want the Englishman to provide competition to Mark Travers.


  • Chelsea have reached an agreement allowing Inter Milan to keep Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 29, for an additional year once his initial season-long loan at the Serie A club finishes.


  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out making any more signings unless they suffer injuries or sell any of their existing players.


  • Brighton are refusing to budge on their £50m-plus asking price for Spain left-back Marc Cucurella after rejecting a “laughable” £30m bid from Manchester City.


  • The Seagulls will target Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams, 21, in a £15m deal if Cucarella leaves this summer.


  • Timo Werner is likely to leave Chelsea this summer because the 26-year-old striker wants more game time to ensure his spot in Germany’s World Cup squad.


  • Roma have stepped up their interest in Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 28.


  • Manchester City have turned down a £16m offer from Southampton for England Under-19 forward Liam Delap, with a number of Championship clubs interested in a loan deal for the 19-year-old forward.


  • Barcelona hope to beat Chelsea’s bid of 65m euros (£55.3m) in instalments for France defender Jules Kounde, 23, by offering Sevilla a smaller sum in one go.


  • Bayern Munich have made contact with the representatives of Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 28, who has not ruled out a move to the German champions next summer.


  • Brazil winger Neymar has played down reports of him moving away from Paris St-Germain this summer, with Chelsea and Manchester City linked with the 30-year-old.


  • Manchester United are in pole position to sign Inter Milan and Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26.

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Azpilicueta, Gilmour, Neymar, Antony, Kounde, Lingard, Soumare, Kimpembe

  • Chelsea are willing to let Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta leave for Barcelona once they have secured a replacement for the 32-year-old.
  • Paris St-Germain offered Brazil forward Neymar, 30, to Manchester City in exchange for their 27-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, but the Premier League champions turned down the deal.


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  • Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is to hold talks with manager Thomas Tuchel over his future, with Everton considering a loan move for the 21-year-old Scotland international.


  • Tottenham are interested in signing Italy winger Nicolo Zaniolo, 23, from Roma but need to sell some players first.


  • England midfielder Harry Winks, 26, and Spain winger Bryan Gil, 21, are among eight Spurs first-team players who have been told they can leave this summer.


  • Liverpool have enquired about signing Ajax’s 22-year-old Brazil winger Antony, who has also been linked with Manchester United.


  • Crystal Palace are in talks with Bayern Munich over a deal to sign 22-year-old United States international centre-back Chris Richards.
  • Nottingham Forest are the latest club to show an interest in England winger Jesse Lingard, 29, who has also held fresh talks with West Ham.


  • Brighton will demand more than £50m from Manchester City for 23-year-old Spain left-back Marc Cucurella.


  • Chelsea are close to agreeing a £60m deal with Sevilla for France defender Jules Kounde, but may face competition from Barcelona for the 23-year-old’s signature.


  • The Blues are also in talks with Paris St-Germain over a £50m deal for Presnel Kimpembe, but fear the 26-year-old France defender will turn down a move to Stamford Bridge.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip:   Gnabry, Kounde, Lingard, Ronaldo, Messi, Kimpembe,  Neymar, Lingard, De Ligt

  • Germany winger Serge Gnabry has been linked with Chelsea but the 27-year-old is close to signing a new contract with Bayern Munich.
  • Manchester City are monitoring the situation of Sevilla’s France defender Jules Kounde, 23, as they look at possible replacements for 27-year-old Dutch defender Nathan Ake, who could join Chelsea. Barcelona are also interested in Kounde.


  • Wayne Rooney’s DC United have joined the list of MLS and Premier League clubs interested in signing England forward Jesse Lingard, 29, after his departure from Manchester United.


  • Manchester United’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has received an offer of 300m euros (£254m) to play for two seasons for a club in Saudi Arabia.
  • Arsenal are delaying Lucas Torreira’s departure after the Uruguay midfielder, 26, agreed a move to Valencia.


  • Newly promoted Serie A side Monza are interested in signing 35-year-old Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani following his departure from Manchester United at the end of his contract.


  • Aston Villa are willing to sell 18-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka this summer after the England Under-19 midfielder was not taken on the club’s tour of Australia amid his reluctance to sign a new contract.


  • Manchester City have agreed to sign attacking midfielder Emilio Lawrence from Everton. The 16-year-old Scot has also been on the radar of Manchester United and Chelsea.


  • Ajax have accepted defeat in their bid to prevent Martinez from leaving this summer – but the Dutch champions want to receive a fee of £46m.


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  • Everton have been told Wolves will accept a £10m bid for Spain winger Adama Traore, 26, this summer.


  • Brazil forward Neymar, 30, has no interest in leaving Paris St-Germain this summer, despite being linked with a move away from the French capital.
  • France winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, is scheduled to sign a new two-year contract with Barcelona after his deal expired.


  • Paris St-Germain have approached Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, about signing a one-year contract extension and staying until 2024.


  • Chelsea are targeting Paris St-Germain’s France defender Presnel Kimpembe, 26, after agreeing a fee with Napoli for 31-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly.


  • AC Milan have offered 30m euro (£25m) for De Ketelaere, but Leeds have made a bid of 37m euros (£31m).


  • Leeds are interested in signing Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 34, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season.


  • Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, wants to begin negotiations over a new long-term contract.


  • Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, is willing to accept a pay cut to join Bayern Munich from Juventus.


  • Barcelona are ready to increase their bid for Bayern Munich’s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, to 50m euros (£42m).


  • Leeds United are still waiting for a response from Club Brugge after making a bid for Belgium striker Charles de Ketelaere. The 21-year-old would prefer a move to AC Milan, who are also in talks with the Belgian club.

Christophe Galtier: How Could Neymar Not Be In My Plans?

Paris Saint-Germain presented their new head coach, Christophe Galtier, on Tuesday morning and the new boss has already made clear that he wants to keep Neymar around.

There has been speculation about Neymar’s future in Paris this off-season.

And many onlookers observed that the Brazilian didn’t seem to be prominently featured in the promotional images for the club’s new home kit.


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However, Galtier, has said he expects Neymar to stay and that he’s a player anyone would want.

“[Neymar] is a world class player, what coach wouldn’t want that player in their team?” said Galtier.

“Of course, you have to have a balance, but I’m clear on what I want from him and I’m sure he’ll stay with us.

“Because we want the best people here.”

The Parisian squad isn’t short of star power in the forward line and Galtier is delighted that he will get the chance to work with Kylian Mbappe.

“As a French coach, I’m happy he’s staying at PSG. It’s good for our football and for the club,” said Galtier.

“He’s one of the best in the world, but we shouldn’t put all the responsibility on him.

There are other players too and if we play as a team we’ll have a great season.

“We shouldn’t put any extra pressure on him. I expect him to be a decisive player as always, but he remains a strong player within a group.”

Galtier also spoke about how he wants his PSG team to play this coming season and he is looking for fast, dominant football.

“Before talking about the system, I want to see intensity, winning the ball back quickly, pressing,”

“I haven’t spoken with the group yet. We’re thinking about a three-man defence but we’ll have time to look at that.

You win more when you play well. Compared to my previous clubs, there will be a different focus.

“PSG often has possession. We will have to be able to attack well and keep the right balance.”

Galtier mentioned that the presence of football adviser Luis Campos was key to his joining PSG

and that he looks forward to working with him again. The pair previously coincided at Lille, where Campos was sporting director between 2017 and 2020.

“Before [signings] we need to work. Luis [Campos] is in charge of that, I’ve worked a lot with Campos and I can say that he has never brought in a player without me having a say,”

“I look after the day-to-day as well and if there are things I don’t like I intervene, but first I also share it with Luis and we decide.”


Lionel Messi Will Officially Have ‘GOAT’ On His PSG Shirt Next Season

Lionel Messi will officially have the ‘GOAT’ acronym on his Paris Saint-Germain shirt next season, with many believing this confirms his status as the greatest of all time.

But, of course, it’s not just Messi – the whole PSG team will have the abbreviation on their kits thanks to a new sponsorship deal.

GOAT, one of the leading marketplaces for trainers, clothing and accessories, signed a deal to sponsor the PSG shirt for the upcoming season.

They will have their brand name on the sleeve of the French champions’ new shirts – and there was only one player who was going to model it.

Messi, who is entering his second season at PSG after sensationally leaving boyhood club

Barcelona last year, proudly donned the new jersey, showing off the ‘GOAT’ logo.

The Parisians will be hoping the kit, which features a large white vertical stripe with red trim down the middle, is the one that they finally win the Champions League in.

Kylian Mbappe, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Achraf Hakimi, and Marco Verratti

were also present for the club’s 2022/23 official home kit release,

Women’s stars Sakina Karchaoui and Grace Geyoro joined the men’s squad for the promotional material.

Neymar was also seen in the new kit, which could mean that he will still be in the French capital next season, despite talk that he could leave.

There have been rumours that each one of their world-class trio could depart (Mbappe, in particular, before he signed a new deal with the club), with both Neymar and Messi linked with a return to Barcelona.

But if donning the new kit means you’re staying at the club, then PSG will still have all three superstars for the upcoming season.

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  • Arsenal are to step up their efforts to sign Leeds United and Brazil forward Raphinha, with the London club thought to be favourites to close a deal for the 25-year-old. (The Athletic- subscription required)
  • Roma are keen to sign Ronaldo and reunite him with his former boss at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho. (Retesport – in Italian)


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  • Juventus and Paris St-Germain have opened talks over a deal for Brazil forward Neymar, 30, who is also being linked with Chelsea. (AS – in Spanish)


  • Leeds United are preparing a £26m bid for Club Bruges and Belgium forward Charles de Ketelaere, 21. (Mail)


  • Bayern Munich are refusing to take Barcelona’s calls about their interest in Poland forward Robert Lewandowski, 33, in a bid to keep him at the club. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s hopes of leaving Juventus this summer have taken a blow with Fatih Karagumruk boss Andrea Pirlo saying he has “given up” on signing the 31-year-old. (Mirror)
  • Real Madrid and Spain forward Asensio, 26, and midfielder Dani Ceballos, 25, are expected to leave the club this summer. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Chelsea are thought to be open to adding their Germany forward Timo Werner, 26, into a swap deal for Juventus and the Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22. (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, was one of the topics discussed when new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly met the player’s agent Jorge Mendes last week. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Former Everton midfielder James Rodriguez, 30, is keen to play in Europe again when the Colombian leaves Qatari side Al-Rayyan. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence has asked to leave the club but no deal has yet been agreed with Tottenham for the 21-year-old English full-back. (Football.London)


  • Defender Samuel Umtiti, 28, will leave Barcelona this summer, with Girona and a number of other Serie A teams keen on the France international. (Ekrem Konur)


  • Manchester United are growing increasingly confident of landing their number one transfer target Frenkie de Jong, with a compromise fee of about £69m likely to be reached with Barcelona for the Dutch midfielder, 25. (Goal)


  • However, Manchester United face being plunged into £1bn of debt if they go ahead with plans to redevelop Old Trafford. (Mirror)


  • Everton and Tottenham are continuing their talks over the potential transfer of Spurs’ England midfielder Harry Winks, 26. (Sky Sports)


  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has made contact with Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 27, amid interest from the London club. (Telegraph – subscription required)