🤑 Transfer gossip: Neymar replacement found? United want Maddison?
It may be Sunday but you know by now there is never any rest when it comes to the transfer market.
We look at what the latest news and rumours have to say.
Real Talk 👏
Paris Saint-Germain have lined up the man to replace Neymar if he leaves this summer and will plot a shock £100m on Crystal Palace for winger Wilfried Zaha, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Although Napoli still want Inter forward Mauro Icardi as their prime priority, Corriere dello Sport claim that they are now ready to move on and will hold talks with the representative of free agent Fernando Llorente on Sunday evening.
The Observer report that Alexis Sánchez remains keen on a move to Inter and talks between the Nerazzurri and Manchester United will resume on Monday as they look to finally conclude a deal, although wages remain a stumbling block.
Nacho Monreal is on the verge of an Arsenal exit and MARCA report that he will return to his homeland to join Real Sociedad on a two-year deal with an option for a third.
Fake News 😡
Although his immediate future remains up in the air and there is no guarantee he won’t move on before then, Paulo Dybala will be pursued by Tottenham again in January, per a Daily Mail story.
Tuttosport are again reporting that a non-starter midfield swap deal could take place between Barcelona and Juventus for Ivan Rakitić and Emre Can.
And in other Barça–Juve midfielder rumours, Mundo Deportivo have ‘confirmed’ on Sunday that there were no basis to the Clarín and TyC Sports reports from South America that the Spanish champions were ready to pay €60m for Rodrigo Bentancur.
Fantasy Football 💫
The transfer window hasn’t closed long for Premier League clubs but the Mirror are already stoking the fire of January rumours, suggesting that Manchester United want to sign James Maddison of Leicester City to solve their creativity issues.
According to the Weser-Kourier, Nabil Bentaleb has informed Schalke of his desire to join Werder Bremen and is likely to seal that switch on an initial loan deal, with an option to make the move permanent for a fee of €10m-€12m.
Continental interest in promising Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan continues to grow, with Sky Sports claiming that Fiorentina are the latest team to show an interest in taking him on loan.
What you missed yesterday 👇
There was only one significant piece of Saturday business as Guillermo Maripán joined Monaco from Alavés for a reported €18m fee.
🔴⚪️ AS Monaco are thrilled to announce the arrival of our new Chilean defender Guillermo Maripán, who joins us on a five-year deal from Deportivo Alavés.— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN ) 2019-08-24T20:02:53Z