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Transfer Talk: Neymar angling for Barcelona return as he eyes PSG exit

Marcelo is confident Neymar will play for Real Madrid one day, regardless of whether Cristiano Ronaldo remains at the club.
Julien Laurens loves the rumour that Neymar and Thomas Tuchel got along during their first meeting while discussing Neymar's role next season.

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.

TOP STORY: Neymar angling for Barca return

Madrid-based outlet Marca says Neymar's representatives have contacted Barcelona to ascertain the likelihood of him returning to the Camp Nou.

The Brazil superstar jilted Barca to sign for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record €222 million transfer last summer, but his entourage have apparently...

Barcelona missed Antoine Griezmann but must now spend on midfield

Antoine Griezmann has finally announced his decision to stay at Atletico Madrid, and the FC panel can't quite believe how he went about it.

Barcelona's summer plans went up in smoke when Antoine Griezmann very publicly gave them the L in favour of sticking with Atletico Madrid. In a documentary that took inspiration from Lebron James' "The Decision," which aired on ESPN in 2010, we were given a glimpse into Griezmann's personal life over the past few months as he played Fortnite, basketball and weighed up his options: sign for Barca or stay at Atletico.

His sister, Maud, who is also his agent, phoned him at one stage of the documentary....

 By Chris Wright

Philippe Coutinho's Brazil teammates cover Barcelona star in eggs and flour for 26th birthday

Neymar leads an unpleasant surprise for Philippe Coutinho on his 26th birthday.

Philippe Coutinho turned 26 on Tuesday, so his Brazil teammates celebrated the milestone in time-honoured fashion.

The likes of Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus ambushing Coutinho during the morning training session at Brazil's World Cup camp and plastered the Barcelona star with eggs and flour.

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Unfortunately, it doesn't look like poor old birthday boy Phil was overly enthralled at getting various gloopy foodstuffs mashed into his hair and clothes.



Transfer Talk: Barcelona favour Thomas Lemar move over Christian Eriksen

Ale Moreno sifts through the potential transfers like Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League, Jorginho to Man City, Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool and more.

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the summer.

TOP STORY: Barca plot Lemar swoop

Barcelona have joined the queue of clubs circling for Thomas Lemar as Monaco prepare to lose another star player.

Sport reports that the Blaugrana have already begun talks with the Ligue 1 club for the France international, who is seen as the preferred candidate to upgrade their midfield over Christian Eriksen.

It is...

Abidal at Barcelona: Griezmann, Lenglet, deadwood and youth promotion his top aims

Frank Leboeuf has his say about the future of Antoine Griezmann, saying he might be better suited for a move away from Spain.
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu discusses his visit to Harvard University to explain what the club represents on and off the field.
As Antoine Griezmann considers his future, the FC crew discuss the pros and cons of staying at Atletico and moving to Barcelona.
In an interview with ESPN FC, Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu discusses potential summer activity and the state of La Masia.

It would have happened three years ago if Joan Laporta had returned to the Barcelona presidency. Laporta went head-to-head with Josep Maria Bartomeu in the club's elections and he thought he had a trump card: Eric Abidal. If he was elected, he said, fans' favourite Abidal would return to Camp Nou as the club's sporting director.

Boosted by a Treble under Luis Enrique, though, Barca's members decided to stick with the status quo. Bartomeu saw off the Laporta challenge and the job destined for Abidal...

Lionel Messi takes Argentina teammates to his Barcelona restaurant for lunch

Lionel Messi's sons Thiago and Mateo were more than pleased with Argentina's 4-0 over Haiti especially with their father scoring a hat-trick.

Argentina's players took advantage of spending an extra few days in Barcelona by visiting Lionel Messi's restaurant in the city on Thursday.

Barca forward Messi took his international teammates to Bellavista del Jardin del Norte in the centre of the Catalan city for lunch after it was confirmed that the Albiceleste's friendly against Israel on Saturday had been cancelled.

The restaurant, situated on the pedestrianised Enric Granados, which is filled with eateries and cafes, features a unique town-based...