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Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Madrid chase Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho

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A host of top European clubs including Liverpool, Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain, as well as Manchester United, are leading the hunt to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho this summer.

Sancho, 19, has enjoyed another stellar season in the Bundesliga, scoring 14 goals and providing 14 assists in just 22 matches.

Inevitably, this has led to transfer speculation about him. While Sancho has publicly said he is happy in Dortmund, the club has form for selling its stars for huge profits and Sancho could well sell for more than £100 million.

Manchester United have long been linked to a player who started out at rivals City. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a fan and would fit with the club’s strategy of buying players before they hit their peak years. 

Meanwhile runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool will be looking to strengthen their side, particularly if rumours that clubs are interested in signing Sadio Mane are true – there is also speculation that the player isn’t entirely happy on Merseyside.

Real Madrid are inevitably linked too as Zinedine Zidane continues his revamp of the ageing squad. Sancho would fit into Madrid’s model and could even be a replacement for Gareth Bale, who may finally exit the Bernabeu this summer.

Should all these clubs follow up their interest, then that £100 million figure could well escalate.

PSG eye up Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen as replacement for Neymar

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Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain are plotting a move for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen as a replacement for Neymar, according to reports. 

It seems that Neymar is edging closer to a move back to Barcelona, although a deal is far from certain. It has been reported that the Catalan club has offered Ousmane Dembele on loan, Ivan Rakitic and £150 million for the Brazilian but that has been rejected by PSG’s bosses.

However, should the Neymar deal happen, PSG want to spend £90 million on Eriksen, Le Parisien has reported.

Eriksen has been a star for Spurs since he joined them six years ago, but this summer he has expressed a desire to find a new challenge. He has also consistently rejected any offer of a new deal at the North London club. Eriksen is out of contract next summer so could leave for nothing then, so Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy will be aware that this could be the final opportunity to cash in on the Dane.

Of course, if Spurs do sell, it will leave them without their most creative player and no opportunity to replace him until January, with the English transfer window having already closed.

With PSG stalling on any proposed move for Neymar, this is a transfer story that could go right to the wire – the French and Spanish transfer windows close on September 2.

Juventus enter race to sign Neymar 

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Italian champions Juventus have made a bid for Paris St-Germain star Neymar as they try to gazump Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona. 

Juve have offered PSG £95 million and forward Paulo Dybala, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

Neymar has been the subject of a tug-of-war for his signature by Barcelona and Real Madrid all summer, with various bids involving cash and a variety of players said to have been made and rejected by PSG.

Barca have recently loaned Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich so have a space in the squad free.

Madrid have been revamping their squad over the summer, spending more than £300 million on new players, but Neymar would be the icing on the cake.

It was thought the race was between the Spanish clubs but now Juventus are serious contenders. The prospect of Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo in the same side would be mouthwatering too as they seek to finally win the Champions League.

However, whether PSG will sell is another matter. They have consistently rebuffed bids from Barcelona and Real Madrid and will want a deal worth north of the £198 million before they even consider selling one of their prized assets.

PSG rejects bids from Real Madrid and Barcelona for Neymar 

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Paris St-Germain have rejected huge offers from both Real Madrid and Barcelona for their star forward Neymar. 

The Spanish clubs are both desperate to do a deal – and Neymar is believed to want a to return to Spain – but the perennial Ligue Un champions are reluctant to sell.

Barcelona have reportedly offered PSG €100 million plus Philippe Coutinho. Meanwhile Madrid have reported made several player-plus-cash offers involving Gareth Bale, James Rodríguez and Ivan Rakitic. All have been rejected by PSG.

However, this is unlikely to be the final bid from either side. PSG are understandably holding out for as much as they can get and will want a deal worth at least as much as the £198 million they paid Barcelona for Neymar two years ago.

This transfer saga is likely to run until the transfer window closes on September 2

Neymar transfer to Barcelona stalls due to PSG demands, reports say

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Talks between Barcelona and Paris St-Germain over the former re-signing striker Neymar have stalled due to the French club’s demands, according to reports. 

Sport has reported that while PSG have said they are willing to let Neymar leave, their demands could scupper any deal.

PSG have supposedly asked for cash plus three players – unnamed – but Barca have balked over this. The thought is that PSG bosses don’t want to see the player return to his former club.

Real Madrid are also still said to be interested – despite spending more than £300 million this summer as manager Zinedine Zidane has rebuilt the squad – and are ready to jump in with an offer.

It is thought that Neymar himself will have to make a plea to PSG if talks are to reach any positive conclusion before the transfer window shuts for France and Spain on September 2.