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LIVE: PSG could spend £196m on Neymar; Chicharito set for West Ham

With the window well and truly open, Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers, gossip and speculation. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

TOP STORY: PSG chasing Neymar; Barca say 'not for sale'

Marco Verratti, Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe will be targeted by Barcelona if they lose Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Daily Mail.

A second report in the same outlet claims that Manchester United and Chelsea were interested in the Brazil international but withdrew due to the size of his reported £196 million asking price.

The Guardian claims that PSG are growing more confident about their chances of bringing Neymar to France, with the player's father due to hold discussions with the club. However, having missed out on signing him last summer from a similar situation, they remain cautious about circumstances changing suddenly.

They may not need to worry, though. According to GloboEsporte, Neymar has already told fellow Brazilians Marquinhos, Lucas Moura, Thiago Silva and Dani Alves that he will be with them in Paris next season.

Meanwhile, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu told the Associated Press that the striker is not for sale and that the club "count on him."


21. 57 BST: Time to call it a day for another edition of Transfer Talk. Stay logged on to for the latest headlines!

21.17 BST:  DONE DEAL Aston Villa have announced the signing of central defender Christopher Samba. The 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal after a successful trial at the Championship club.

Samba and John Terry at the back, anyone?

21.08 BST: DONE DEAL Birmingham winger Kerim Frei has left the club to join Istanbul Basaksehir in his native Turkey. 23-year-old Frei joined the Championship club in January but started just three league games. 

20.44 BST: Juventus turned down the chance to sign Patrick Schick from Sampdoria earlier this week and now appear to have a stumbling block in their pursuit of Fiorentina's Federico Bernardeschi.

Citing a report from Sky Sport Italia, Football Italia say that talks between the two clubs on Thursday failed to end in agreement. However, it is expected that a deal will be reached with a transfer fee of €40m being mooted. 

20.24 BST: Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla is close to a return to Universidad de Chile, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The 33-year-old began his career at the club 15 years ago and also returned for a short loan spell in 2007.

Pinilla, who also played club football in Chile, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brazil and Cyprus during a nomadic career, was part of Chile's Copa America-winning squads in 2015 and 2016. He also played at the 2014 World Cup.

20.01 BST: The Telegraph reports that Swansea are interested in Huddersfield midfielder Philip Billing, who could cost £10m. The 21-year-old made 24 appearances in the Championship last season, scoring two goals. 

19.19 BST: Why didn't Chicharito join MLS? 

19.09 BST: Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen says he will stay at the club despite reports claiming Crystal Palace are interested in signing the Dutch goalkeeper.

Cillessen joined Barca from Ajax last summer but was restricted to just 10 appearances in his first year at the club, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen preferred ahead of him.

That's led to speculation over his future, despite the Catalan club's reluctance to sell, which has intensified since the appointment of his former Ajax coach Frank de Boer at Palace.

"I have not spoken with Frank, I know him well but I've not talked to him," Cillessen told reporters, including ESPN FC, at the Red Bull Training Facility on Thursday.

18.21 BST: Who's ready for a Neymar update? After all, it's been nearly four hours since the last one! 

In an interview with the Associated Press, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said the Brazilian striker is "not on the market" and added that Neymar's buyout clause is "impossible to activate, if you want to comply with the financial fair play."

18.12 BST: What can Javier Hernandez bring to West Ham?

17.45 BST: DONE DEAL Javier Hernandez is officially coming to West Ham! The Hammers confirmed that a deal with Bayer Leverkusen has been agreed for the Mexico striker, pending a medical.

17.30 BST: The technical director of Inter Milan's owners Suning Sports, Walter Sabatini, says that no suitable offer has yet been received for Ivan Perisic.

The winger continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United, but the Nerazzurri are insisting on a reported €55m and Sabatini says that kind of an offer has not yet arrived. Full story.

17.21 BST: Cardiff captain Sean Morrison has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

Morrison said: "I'm really pleased to have got things done so quickly having spoken to the board and the gaffer. Fortunately, it's been quite easy going -- I made it clear that I wanted to stay at Cardiff City and the gaffer told me he wanted me. I'm absolutely delighted to be here for the next three years.

"Our form towards the end of last year showed what we're capable of as a team and hopefully we can take that straight into the new season."

17.09 BST: Liverpool are considering their next move after seeing a £66m bid for Naby Keita rejected by RB Leipzig.

The Liverpool Echo says Keita was Klopp's top target but it is yet to be decided whether they will up their offer or admit defeat.

16.57 BST: Fenerbahce have agreed a deal to purchase Gabriel "Gabigol" Barbosa from Inter Milan, according to Sky Sports Italia. It is now down to the 20-year-old forward whether he wants to make the move.

16.49 BST: DONE DEAL Belgian forward Thibaud Verlinden has signed a new five-year contract with Stoke.

16.31 BST: West Ham have agreed a deal to sell goalkeeper Darren Randolph to Championship club Middlesbrough, sources told ESPN FC on Thursday.

16.24 BST: Monaco have issued a statement warning any club who approaches Kylian Mbappe without first getting permission from them.

Mbappe, 18, has reportedly already been the subject of a €120 million offer from Real Madrid, with Arsenal, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona all linked with moves. Full story.

16.10 BST: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has told ESPN that he will join West Ham from Bayer Leverkusen early next week after undergoing a medical.

The Mexico international could make his debut against former club Manchester United at Old Trafford on Aug. 13. Full story.

16.02 BST: An unlikely one, but kicker reports that Wolfsburg are hoping to take Anthony Martial on loan from Manchester United.

15.45 BST: Pep Guardiola has given an update on Manchester City's goalkeeping situation and said that despite recent reports Claudio Bravo is staying at the club and former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina will not arrive.

15.33 BST: Manchester City have had a £44.5m bid for Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy rejected, according to Sky Sports.

15.18 BST: Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is in line to join Bolton Wanderers on loan, sources close to the Premier League club have told ESPN FC.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest in taking Blackman on loan, including Sheffield United, but Championship side Bolton are poised to win the race for the former England under-19 international. Full story.

15.01 BST: DONE DEAL Wolves have completed another unlikely signing by bringing in Ruben Vinagre from Monaco on a season-long loan.

The Championship side have already signed 20-year-old midfielder Ruben Neves from Porto for a division record fee of £15.8m.

14.42 BST: DONE DEAL Roma have signed Gregoire Defrel from Sassuolo on a season-long loan.

The 26-year-old striker will cost €5m, with the option to make the deal permanent for €15m.

14.27 BST: Le Parisien reckons PSG sporting director Antero Henrique is in London to discuss the transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. It is reported that they want Sanchez as well as Neymar, not one or the other.

14.12 BST: Neymar would join several Brazilians already at PSG including Dani Alves, Lucas Moura, Marquinhos and Thiago Silva.

Marquinhos joined Emery in speaking about his potential arrival, saying: "If he [Neymar] has told us Brazilians, he did not do so with me! [laughs] I do not know, I will leave it to our directors to speak about it. I do not know too much. If he comes, he is an exceptional player who would help us a lot."

13.57 BST: Paris Saint-Germain need one of the five best players in the world if they are to realise their goals, coach Unai Emery has said, and addressed the club's reported interest in signing Neymar from Barcelona.

"If PSG want to rival Bayern [Munich], Real [Madrid] and Barcelona, we need a player in the top five in the world," Emery said. "Since he joined Barcelona, Neymar has progressed a lot. I witnessed this while with Sevilla. Now, he is among the world's top five." Full story.

13.42 BST: Crystal Palace are planning a new bid for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, sources close to the Gunners have told ESPN FC. Palace saw their opening offer of £16 million rejected by Arsenal, who value the player at close to £20m. Full story.

13.30 BST: Aleksandar Kolarov is set to complete a move from Manchester City to Roma, according to talkSPORT, but only after the Premier League side have brought in fellow left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco for £50 million.

13.10 BST: DONE DEAL Six days after AC Milan said a deal had been agreed to sign Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus, the Rossoneri have finally announced that the transfer has been completed... Full story.

13.06 BST: Fancy some more Neymar-to-Paris-Saint-Germain speculation... Well, Sport is claiming that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu held a meeting with the Brazil international on a flight to New York in an attempt to get him to remain at the Camp Nou.

12.52 BST: Dani Ceballos has completed his medical with Real Madrid following his move from Real Betis...

12.42 BST: Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Kelechi Iheanacho will be departing Manchester City, amid reports of a £20 million move to Leicester. "He needs to play at that age and that's why he and the club decided it was best for him to leave," he said.

12.21 BST: That man Alvaro Morata has had more to say on his move to Chelsea, this time telling Sky Sports that he is joining the Blues because they are "the best club" following his arrival in London ahead of his medical.

12.05 BST: DONE DEAL Aston Villa have added more Premier League experience to their squad with the signing of Glenn Whelan from Stoke City in a deal that could rise to £2 million. Full story.

11.50 BST: Alvaro Morata has spoken about why he is set to join Chelsea, saying Antonio Conte has played a big part in him making the move from Real Madrid. "I've already spoken to Conte," Morata said. "I'm going to the team managed by the coach who has placed the most faith in me, and that's great for me." Full story.

11.28 BST: We've got another DONE DEAL, this time from Serie A where Juventus have signed Mattia De Sciglio from AC Milan for €12 million on a five-year contract... Leonardo Bonucci has already gone the other way in a separate deal. Full story.

11.18 BST: DONE DEAL Premier League new boys Brighton have completed the signing of midfielder Mathias Normann from Norwegian second-tier side FK Bodo/Glimt... Full story.

11.01 BST: ESPN FC's Paris Saint-Germain correspondent Jonathan Johnson with some information on Alexis Sanchez and a potential move to the French capital... 

10.46 BST: It's back to Neymar again now, with Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva saying he is not sure whether the Barcelona man will be joining the Ligue 1 side. "I don't know if Neymar is going to come, he hasn't said anything to me," he said. "When you have a project like PSG's, it's important to have players like that. If he comes, it would be good for the squad."

10.26 BST: Over in Germany, kicker is reporting that Javier Hernandez's transfer from Bayer Leverkusen to West Ham is done, with the Premier League club paying between €16-18 million for the Mexico international.

10.14 BST: We have ourselves a DONE DEAL -- Legia Warsaw have completed the signing of Cristian Pasquato from Juventus on a two-year deal with the option of a one-year extension...

09.51 BST: A Neymar update for you now, with GloboEsporte reporting that the Barcelona man has already told fellow Brazilians Marquinhos, Lucas Moura, Thiago Silva and Dani Alves that he will be with them at Paris Saint-Germain next season.

09.35 BST: DONE DEAL Cambridge United have signed former Republic of Ireland international David Forde -- and the video announcing the news below is well worth a watch...

09.21 BST: Liverpool are not giving up on Naby Keita... Having already seen a £66 million bid for the RB Leipzig midfielder rejected, they are now set to return with an offer of £70m, according to the Daily Mirror.

09.06 BST: If you believe the media, Monaco will have half a team left for next season -- but coach Leonardo Jardim has insisted not everyone will be departing. "When I listen to the media, Fabinho, [Kylian] Mbappe, Jemerson, [Thomas] Lemar, [Djibril] Sidibe are all supposed to leave... But we're a team and there needs to be some who stay," he said.

08.51 BST: Back to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who says his summer spending is not over and wants at least one more new player to follow Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof. "Everybody knows because I told them I would like four players and I'm ready to go from four to three because the market is difficult," he said. Full story.

08.34 BST: No surprise who dons the cover of Thursday's AS... It's Alvaro Morata ahead of his big-money move to Chelsea, of course.

08.20 BST: Chelsea are not stopping with signing Alvaro Morata, no, as sources have told ESPN FC that Antonio Conte's side are going head-to-head in a battle with Manchester City to sign Real Madrid defender Danilo. Both clubs want the full-back and sources say that any deal for the 26-year-old would cost around £26.5 million. Full story.

08.04 BST: Hello all and welcome back to Transfer Talk -- let's start with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who says he does not care that Alvaro Morata is set to sign for Chelsea. "I'm not interested in what Chelsea FC does, really," he said. "We have a player [Romelu Lukaku] who is now a top player." Full story.

Barkley wants to play for Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino is the man behind Ross Barkley's desire to join Tottenham, the London Evening Standard says. Having heard glowing reports about the Spurs coach from Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier while on international duty with England, the Everton midfielder is keen to play under him.

But should a move to Tottenham not materialise, Manchester United could make a late play, according to the Mirror.

They report that Jose Mourinho currently has other issues to address in the transfer market, but he is known to admire the 23-year-old and would be happy to bring him to Old Trafford if he could land him for less than £20 million.


-- Having lost out on Dani Alves to Paris Saint-Germain last week, Manchester City look set to pull a similar move on Chelsea by gazumping them in the race for Danilo. The Guardian reports that the Real Madrid defender will arrive for a fee of £26.5 million, which would take their summer spend on right-backs alone to £76.5 million.

-- Everton will step up their interest in Olivier Giroud now that the Arsenal striker's hopes of joining Borussia Dortmund appear to be over. The Telegraph reckons that Giroud was keen to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Dortmund next season, but now that he is staying put, Everton will make a move for the £20 million-rated France international.

-- The Daily Mail says Leicester will sign Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho for £20 million upon their return from a preseason trip to Hong Kong early next week. It is reported that the transfer is already at an advanced stage, with a fee and personal terms agreed.

-- Everton have had a bid that could be worth more than £6 million accepted for 17-year-old Newcastle defender Lewis Gibson, the Liverpool Echo reports, and hope to beat Tottenham and Southampton among others to his signing.

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