Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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Antoine Griezmann has emerged as a top transfer target for Barcelona as the Catalans could well be in the market for a striker if Neymar decides to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee.

Armed with the money they would receive for the Brazil international, they could tempt Atletico into parting with their prized asset the very same summer the 26-year-old pledged his future to the capital club.

The France forward had looked set to join Manchester United earlier in the summer but rejected their advances following Atleti’s transfer ban being upheld. (AS)

Barcelona are keeping their options open as they plot ways they can replace Neymar. Having seen two bids turned down by Liverpool for their playmaker Philippe Coutinho, Barca are weighing up a third.

Juventus’ Paulo Dybala is also a possibility and would reportedly jump at the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi at club level.

Ousmane Dembele, a long-term target for the La Liga club, remains on their radar and his training ground bust-up with Roman Burki has fuelled rumours he could be on the move. (Marca)

Manchester City have sent four of their players on loan to Catalan-based team Girona. Pablo Maffeo, Marlos Moreno, Aleix Garcia and Douglas Luiz have all joined on a season-long loan deals. (AS)


Liverpool’s top transfer target Naby Keita looks set to stay in Germany for another season.

The Reds saw a bid worth £67m (€75m) rejected in July but despite Red Bull’s director of football Ralf Ragnick’s best efforts, the 22-year-old midfielder won’t be signing a new deal with the club which would see his £45m (€50m) clause, which is active next summer, removed from his contract. (SportBild)

Holger Badstuber has joined VfB Stuttgart following on from his contract expiring with Bayern Munich.

The versatile centre-back spent time on loan at Schalke last season and was courted by many clubs across Europe. However, he has settled with the team who gave him his first chance in football before his move to Bavaria. (Kicker)

Hertha Berlin are close to completing the signing of Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Valentino Lazaro.

It was believed RB Leipzig might have been interested in the 21-year-old but the club from the German capital have agreed a deal with the Austrians and Lazaro now just needs to complete a medical before the move can be made official. (Kicker)


Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario. Talks between the two clubs have been ongoing with the Serie A side wanting a player in exchange.

Luciano Spalletti’s men enquired about the availability of Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore and finally Julian Draxler with the former being a top target for the Italians. (Calciomercato)

Juventus are searching the market for a midfielder having lost out to Bayern Munich in the battle for Corentin Tolisso.

The Turin club have been linked with Blaise Matuidi and Steven N’Zonzi but they could turn their attentions once again to Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.

The Portugal international was a target for the club previously and could be allowed to leave the Nou Camp. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Napoli are planning for life after Pepe Reina. The Spaniard turns 35 at the end of the month and questions have been asked with regards to his pre-season form.

The club are said to be interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno and Real Sociedad’s Geronimo Rulli. (Calciomercato)

Having sold Federico Bernardeschi this summer, Fiorentina are in the market for a winger.

Linked with a move for Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic, they have now made a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Emre Mor. The Turkey international would be heading for Florence in a deal worth £13m (€15m). (Calciomercato)


Neymar’s imminent arrival in the French capital could see Julian Draxlerheading for the exit door.

Reports claim the German, who appeared reinvigorated in Paris following his move from Wolfsburg, could be one of the victims of Neymar’s arrival. (Le10Sport)

Manchester United have struck a deal with PSG for their right-back Serge Aurier.

The arrival of Dani Alves lead to Aurier being deemed surplus to requirements and Jose Mourinho has sanctioned a £27m (€30m) deal for the right-back. (Le10Sport)



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