Transfer Talk: Real Madrid circle as Neymar stuns PSG with £1m-per-week demand
Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window, and Transfer Talk has the updates on all the latest rumours.
Fresh doubt over Neymar's future at PSG
Neymar has made an astonishing £1 million-per-week wage demand to remain at Paris Saint-Germain next season, reports the Times, despite injury preventing the Brazilian from proving his class and lifting the French side to the latter stages of Champions League.
The 26-year-old's ankle ligament damage cruelly denied him the chance to prove he belongs on the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi level, as Real Madrid eased past them into the quarterfinals.
With Los Blancos circling this summer to offer the Brazil international an exit, Neymar is said to want increased terms to shun a move back to the higher-profile La Liga. The £1m per week pay demand will improve upon on the £264.5m guaranteed over his five-year deal in the French capital.
Meanwhile, Brazilian outlet UOL reported five factors that have caused Neymar to seek a quick exit from Ligue 1: increased fouling, a lack of protection from referees, the relatively poorer quality of play, sub-par playing surfaces and bus trips between games.
Liverpool set to lose out on top two goalkeeper targets
Real Madrid are set to beat out Liverpool in the race to sign Alisson from Roma and the Mirror claims the Reds' contingency, Bernd Leno, will opt for Napoli instead of Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp has chopped and changed between Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet this season and will finally address the position again in the transfer market.
But Los Blancos are now set to land the Brazilian for £70m -- a world record for a goalkeeper -- after a phenomenal season with the Giallorossi, having shelved their long-standing interest in Manchester United's David De Gea.
Bayer Leverkusen's Leno is likely to move to the San Paolo over Anfield, with the Partenopei readying a £23m offer to replace the outgoing Pepe Reina with many of European sides looking for a new No. 1 this summer.
Spurs line up Alfie Mawson and Salzburg sensation
Tottenham are targeting Red Bull Salzburg's Amadou Haidara, with the Mali international shining for Marco Rose's side on their way to the Europa League quarterfinals.
The 20-year-old has five goals and three assists across all competitions this season for the Austrians.
The Sun reports that Spurs also want Swansea's Alfie Mawson, fresh from his England call-up, while Mauricio Pochettino will also hope to tie Mousa Dembele down to a new deal beyond 2019, when his current contract expires.
Dembele, who turns 31 years old this summer, wants £100,000 per week to stay after a superb season at the heart of the side.
Man United set to pinch Fred ahead of Man City
Manchester United are ready to hijack Manchester City's move for Fred, according to the Star, with the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder set for a £40m move this summer.
The Blues were strongly linked to the Brazilian in January but the Ukrainian club stood firm at that time due to their involvement in the last 16 of the Champions League.
PSG and Tottenham are also keen on the 25-year-old, who has shone over the last five years since leaving Internacional in 2013.
- Tom Cairney will be able to leave Fulham this summer, according to the Mirror, but only for £20m.
West Ham had an £18m bid rejected in January and could return next transfer window, with Watford and Newcastle also monitoring his progress in the Championship.
- Luis Enrique appears to be out of reach as a candidate to replace Unai Emery as PSG manager.
Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the former Barcelona boss has made a prohibitive salary demand, meaning Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is now the favourite to succeed Emery.