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European Paper Talk: Roma target Samir Nasri after Riyad Mahrez interest ends

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri
Image: Man City midfielder Samir Nasri is a target for Roma, according to the Italian media

The transfer window is in full swing and our friends at Football Whispers have rounded up all the latest rumours from across Europe.


Samir Nasri is a Roma transfer target after the club turned their attention away from Riyad Mahrez. Leicester City demanded €40m (£35.7m) for the Algerian, which is more than the Italian side are willing to pay, and their sporting director Monchi took Nasri to Sevilla last summer. (Corriere della Sera)

After Marco Verratti switched his agent to Mino Raiola, Jose Mourinho has been in touch about a possible Manchester United move. (Tuttosport)


Manchester United transfer target Nemanja Matic is keen on a move to Old Trafford, however, Chelsea won't budge from their £50m asking price and that is proving a stumbling block. (O Jogo)

Nemanja Matic vies with Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini
Image: Nemanja Matic continues to favour a move to Man Utd, according to reports

Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira is in England to sort out a deal that could see Raul Jimenez leave the club. The forward is a West Ham and Everton transfer target. (Record)


After flirting with Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar will stay at Barcelona. The French side had already drawn out a contract but the Brazilian forward didn't give the final OK. Unofficial confirmation came from Gerard Pique who posted a picture with Neymar on Twitter with the caption: "He's staying". (Sport)

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However, despite Pique's message on Twitter, PSG haven't given up on Neymar. (Marca)

Neymar of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during of the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal
Image: Neymar is set to stay at Barcelona after links to a PSG move

With Neymar's future now seemingly sorted, signing Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho is now a priority for Ernesto Valverde's side. Philippe Coutinho is also believed to be a Barcelona transfer target as they look to surround Neymar with Brazilians to help him feel at home. (Mundo Deportivo)

Jesus Navas, who was released by Manchester City at the end of last season, should finally complete his return to Sevilla this week. (AS)


Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso lift the Bundesliga trophy after their final game in club football
Image: Philipp Lahm is taking a break from football after his retirement

After retiring this summer, Philipp Lahm will not be returning as a coach or pundit any time soon. The 33-year-old wants to take a break from football for the considerable future. (Sport Bild)

Bayern Munich will announce a new sporting director within the next six weeks. (Kicker)

Former Tottenham and Fulham midfielder Lewis Holtby looks set to stay at Hamburg, but they are willing to sell him if they receive a decent offer for the midfielder, whose contract runs out in 2018. (Bild)

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