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Football transfer gossip

Transfer news

Paris St-Germain are set to hold talks with Barcelona over a £196m deal to sign Neymar, Barca’s 25-year-old Brazil international forward. (Guardian)

PSG are willing to pay Neymar a signing on fee of £45m and will offer him a five-year contract worth £596,000 a week after tax. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are holding out for £44m for Atletico Madrid target Diego Costa, 28, after agreeing a deal to sign his fellow striker Alvaro Morata, 24, from Real Madrid. (Independent)

Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has played down talk of an imminent move for Spain international Costa. (Mirror)

Liverpool are ready to bid £70m for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, having had a £66m offer rejected for the 22-year-old Guinea international. (Mirror)

West Ham are set to sign former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 29, from Bayer Leverkusen. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have told the Hammers they will have to pay £20m if they want to sign 25-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere. (Daily Star)

Manchester City are set to sign Real Madrid’s 26-year-old Brazilian full-back Danilo for an initial £26.5m. (Guardian)

City are also closing in on a deal to sign Monaco’s 23-year-old French full-back Benjamin Mendy. (Times – subscription required)

Manchester United are being linked with Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, after the Italian hired Mino Raiola as his agent.(Sun)

The Red Devils are also monitoring Ross Barkley’s situation at Everton as they consider a move for the 23-year-old England midfielder. (Mirror)

But Barkley is keen to join Tottenham after hearing glowing reports about manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Standard)

United and Chelsea both looked into signing Barcelona forward Neymar but were put off by the 25-year-old’s £196m asking price. (Mail)

Inter Milan have told Manchester United they must include forward Anthony Martial, 21, in any deal for £48m-rated winger Ivan Perisic, 28. (Independent)

AC Milan have said 23-year-old attacking midfielder Suso – a target for Tottenham – is not for sale. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Talksport)

Everton have had a bid accepted for Newcastle United defender Lewis Gibson. The Blues want the 17-year-old to join their under-23s set-up. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle have offered out-of-favour forward Aleksandar Mitrovic, 22, to Lyon for £16m. (Foot Mercato, via Talksport)

Nottingham Forest are closing in on a £2m deal to sign experienced striker Daryl Murphy, 34, from Newcastle.(Nottingham Post)

Birmingham have opened contract talks with 21-year-old attacker Che Adams after rejecting a £5m bid for him from Fulham. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are closing in on their fourth summer signing – Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan, 33. (Birmingham Mail)

PSG will sell midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 30, so long as a suitable replacement can be found. (L’Equipe – in French)

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