According to a report from El Mercurio, Neymar and Dani Alves, former Barcelona team-mates of Alexis Sanchez, have asked the forward to move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Sanchez, who is not fully fit and missed Arsenal’s Community Shield victory over Chelsea on Sunday, has been targeted by a number of clubs during the transfer window – including Manchester City.
And while it would make sense for the Gunners to cash in on the 28-year-old given he has one-year left on his current deal, Arsene Wenger’s stance is that the player will not be sold.
Following Neymar’s world-record move to PSG and his link-up with fellow Brazilian Alves, Sanchez might well be tempted to join the duo in the French capital – although Financial Fair Play regulations are certain to come into play.
The trio played alongside each other for a solitary season at the Camp Nou, during the 2013-14 campaign.
Inigo Martinez is set to complete a €32 million move to Barcelona this week, according to Marca.
The 26-year-old is admired by Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde and Blaugrana are willing to meet the defender’s buy-out before the start of the La Liga season on August 20.
With two crunch Spanish Super Cup clashes coming up against arch-rivals Real Madrid on August 14 and 17, Barcelona would hope to tie-up a deal before then for the centre-back.
Martinez only penned a five-year contract with with the Basque club last season but is said to be very keen on a switch to the Camp Nou.
Manchester United are interested in signing Tottenham left-back DANNY ROSE, according to the Mirror.
United have reportedly turned their attention to signing the England international, despite the 27-year-old currently being sidelined with a knee problem.
Chelsea’s own pursuit of a left-sided defender has hit a major roadblock, with the Independent claiming Juventus have ruled out any hope of the Premier League champions signing ALEX SANDRO this summer.
But Antonio Conte could still be close to boosting his back line.
The Telegraph writes the Blues are hoping to sign Paris St Germain right-back SERGE AURIER, while they are looking to join the race for wantaway Southampton defender VIRGIL VAN DIJK.
Van Dijk has handed in a transfer request at St Mary’s – and the south-coast club are already lining up a replacement.
The Saints are hoping to sign Middlesbrough defender BEN GIBSON in a £30million deal, according to the Sun.
Stoke hope to sign last season’s loanee BRUNO MARTINS INDI, reports the Stoke Sentinel, while L’equipe claims Potters midfielder GIANNELLI IMBULA is closing in on a move to Monaco.
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Jose Mourinho has said Manchester United will pursue the Real Madrid forward – if he is not involved in Tuesday night’s Super Cup.
After the defender went public with his transfer request, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been linked with him.
The reported Manchester United target’s agent has been quoted saying his client is looking to leave Anderlecht.