European Paper Talk: PSG's Neymar offered to Barcelona
By Sam McGuire, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 16/06/18 10:17am
The World Cup might now be in full swing, but the transfer rumours are continuing to whirl.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European media market for the best stories.
Real Madrid transfer target Neymar could be set for a sensational return to the Nou Camp just 12 months after making a world record move to Paris St-Germain. Barcelona have been offered the chance to sign the Brazilian and are weighing up a move after Antoine Griezmann decided to stay at Atletico Madrid. (Marca)
Following on from the epic 3-3 draw between Portugal and Spain last night, Gerard Pique has accused hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo of diving to earn his side a fourth-minute penalty: "Cristiano has a propensity to dive." (AS)
Napoli are eyeing up a La Liga raid. The Serie A runners-up are interested in Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka as they look to replace Marek Hamsik and president Aurelio De Laurentiis is keeping an eye on the situation at Real Madrid. If the Champions League winners sign a new goalkeeper then he'll attempt to bring Keylor Navas to Naples. (Marca)
Real Madrid have an agreement in place with Liverpool transfer target Alisson. The Brazilian shot-stopper has a five-year deal on the table from the La Liga side, but a deal is yet be struck with Roma. Their €60million (£52.5m) offer was rejected with the Serie A side believed to want closer to €75million (£65.6m). (Sky Italia)
CSKA Moscow initially wanted €25million (£21.8m) for Aleksandr Golovin. Juventus had offered €15million (£13.1m) plus bonuses but remained confident a deal could be struck. However, after his impressive display during the opening match of the World Cup, there is a fear the Russian club will look to auction off their prized asset and the Serie A champions will be priced out of a move. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)
One-time Barcelona transfer target Fabian Ruiz is set to make a move to Napoli. The Serie A side identified the midfielder as a replacement for Jorginho with the Brazilian-born Italy international on the cusp of completing a move to Manchester City. (Corriere dello Sport)
Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a move to lure Leonardo Bonucci to the French capital and are hoping to use Gigi Buffon to smooth things over. The former Juventus shot-stopper is close to a move to PSG and believe the chance to reunite with the 40-year-old goalkeeper could convince Bonucci to leave AC Milan after just 12 months. (TuttoSport)
Bayern Munich are prepared to let Jerome Boateng leave the club after being so impressed by Niklas Sule. The 22-year-old signed for the Bavarian giants last season and made himself at home at the heart of their defence alongside Mats Hummels. Boateng, rumoured to be a Chelsea transfer target, could move after the World Cup if the Bundesliga champions receive a reasonable offer. (SportBild)
Paris Saint-Germain transfer target Miralem Pjanic would prefer a move to Barcelona if he did leave Juventus. The creative midfielder believes his game would be better suited to that played at the Nou Camp. (L'Equipe)