European Paper Talk: Real Madrid consider world-record bid for PSG's Neymar
By Thomas McIlroy, Football Whispers
Last Updated: 15/03/18 11:34am
Speculation that Neymar is a Real Madrid transfer target continues to rumble on, while Barcelona's Andres Iniesta is contemplating leaving the Nou Camp at the end of the season.
Our friends at Football Whispers have scoured the European media to round-up the latest transfer news.
Real Madrid's 'operation Neymar' has started. Los Blancos believe it will be a difficult deal but hope to bring the Paris Saint-Germain forward to the Bernabeu before the World Cup. (AS)
Real Madrid believe a bid of €300m could tempt PSG to sell Neymar to them this summer. That figure could be even less in the summer of 2019, with the Brazilian set to be available then for €222m, the same figure the Parisians paid Barcelona to meet his buyout clause last August. (Marca)
With Manchester United unhappy at Jose Mourinho's claims the club need to spend more money, the Portuguese manager could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain. (AS)
Andres Iniesta has admitted his Barcelona future is uncertain. "Before April 30 I have to make the decision whether I'm still in Barcelona or I'm going to China. I have to assess what is best for me and for the club," he told reporters after Wednesday's Champions League win over Chelsea.
"It is a decision that I will communicate to the club first and then you will find out. I will make a decision before April 30." (Sport)
Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons is a target for Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine want to bring in a midfielder during the summer, with club captain Bruno yet to play this season and Rodri set to join Atletico Madrid. (Marca)
Paris Saint-Germain have spoken to former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique about replacing Unai Emery at the Parc des Princes with the Spaniard set to leave after failing to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. (Paris United)
Businessman Saeed Al-Falasi, a member of Dubai's royal family, is interested in buying AC Milan, amid doubts of current owner Yonghong Li's finances. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Spal goalkeeper Alex Meret has admitted Napoli transfer rumours are flattering, but says he's focusing on his current side. The 20-year-old is on loan with Spal from Udinese and there have been reports that the Partenopei could make his parent club an offer for him in the summer.
"News and certain rumours have arrived," Meret said. "I'm pleased to be considered, especially by such an important club. Right now, I'm only thinking about Spal, we'll see what the future will be." (Corriere dello Sport)
Eintracht Frankfurt forward Kevin-Prince Boateng admits he would find it hard to turn down a return to AC Milan, even if it is unlikely.
"Would I go back? Of course! I'd go back to Milan right away, I could never say no," he said. "At the same time, though, I like being realistic and I know it's almost impossible." (Tuttomercatoweb)
Vitesse would like to keep on-loan Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount for another year, but the 19-year-old's future is in the hands of his parent club. (VI)
Mitchell Weiser is an option for Bayer Leverkusen, although there is also interest from England, Italy and other German clubs. The 23-year-old midfielder would cost €12m. (Kicker)
Cologne, sitting bottom of the Bundesliga, are likely to lose Jonas Hector in the summer. The 27-year-old left-back is likely to interest Borussia Dortmund, and should be available for between €7 and 8m. (Kicker)