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European Paper Talk: Neymar not going to Real Madrid, says PSG official

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during French L1 football match between Lille Losc and Pa

The January transfer window has closed but that has not stopped speculation surrounding players' futures.

Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the continental press to bring you the latest transfer talk and big stories from across Europe.


Paris Saint-Germain's academy sporting director Luis Fernandez has ruled out Real Madrid target Neymar leaving the French club. "Neymar isn't going to go to Real Madrid. If PSG have brought in Neymar or [Kylian] Mbappe, it's because they want them to stay, not to leave." (Cadena Ser)

Gerard Pique could be banned for between one and three games for his celebration against Espanyol. He put his finger to his lips, gesturing for the Espanyol fans to be quiet after his equaliser at the weekend. If the Spanish authorities see it as provocative, he will receive a ban. (Marca)

Lyon striker Mariano Diaz says Real Madrid have no buy-back clause for him. The former Madrid striker has been linked with a return after scoring 16 goals for the French side this season, but he told AS: "There isn't a buyback clause. I know that Madrid have a clause that will give them a percentage of my next transfer, but I'm completely a Lyon player. I signed a five-year contract with Lyon. I'm only thinking of this club and I'm very happy." (AS)

Sergi Roberto will sign his new contract at Barcelona after the first leg of their Champions League tie with Chelsea on February 20. His new deal will run until 2022 with a €500m (£444m) buyout clause. (Mundo Deportivo)

Denis Suarez, Sergi Roberto, goal celeb, Getafe v Barcelona, La Liga


Inter coach Luciano Spalletti does not think his side is capable of winning a trophy in the near future. He is quoted by Corriere della Sera as telling some Roma fans he met in a restaurant: "Can Inter win something? You didn't understand anything and they don't understand it here in Milan: with this Juve, which has two teams, you won't win a bean!" (Corriere della Sera)

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Sampdoria full-back Ivan Strinic has emerged as a target for AC Milan. The Rossoneri are confident of signing the 30-year-old Croatia international on a free transfer in June when his contract expires. (Gazetta dello Sport)

Maurizio Sarri is set to renew his contract with Napoli, despite reported interest from Chelsea. The 59-year-old boss wants guarantees his side will be strengthened, though, with Simone Verdi and Federico Chiesa on his wishlist. (Corriere dello Sport)

Napoli's coach from Italy Maurizio Sarri attends a press conference

Inter will sign Racing Club forward Lautaro Martinez for €20m (£17.7m) in the summer. (Tuttosport)


PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa is considering his future at the club as he feels that Yuri Berchiche is now ahead of him in Unai Emery's pecking order. (Le Parisien)

L'Equipe have revealed the highest earners in Ligue 1. Neymar sits at the top, earning €3.07m (£2.72m) before tax each month. Out of the top ten, the only player not at Paris Saint-Germain is Monaco's Radamel Falcao. In terms of managers, PSG's Unai Emery earns the most, followed by Monaco's Leonardo Jardim then Nantes' Claudio Ranieri. (L'Equipe)

Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring goal during the French League Cup semi-final football match between Monaco and Montpelli


Ajax winger Amin Younes admits he doesn't know if he will join Napoli next summer. The Germany international was on the verge of signing for the Serie A side in January, but the deal was cancelled after he had undergone a medical. It had been reported that the 23-year-old has signed a pre-contract agreement to move to Italy in the summer, but he's implied that isn't the case. "I don't know whether I'll go to Napoli next summer, so I can't tell you now," Younes said. "The deal didn't go through for personal reasons, a number of things happened, but I don't want to talk about it. A renewal (with Ajax)? I don't know, I can't rule anything out." (De Telegraaf)

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