Transfer Roundup: Barcelona offers Coutinho, Rakitic plus cash for Neymar; Pogba to Juve not ruled out

Sportstar gives you a round-up of all the major happenings from the summer transfer window, including Barcelona's will to offer Phillipe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic plus cash for Neymar, and Mino Raiola refusing to discount the prospect of Paul Pogba returning to Juventus.

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Paul Pogba appears most likely to join either Real Madrid or Juve if he leaves Manchester United.   -  Getty Images

- Barcelona offer Coutinho, Rakitic plus cash for Neymar -

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PSG is standing firm over Neymar, having paid €222m for the superstar forward two years ago.   -  AFP

 

Barcelona has verbally offered Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic, plus €40m, to PSG for Neymar, according to L'Equipe.

The report says PSG is standing firm over Neymar, having paid €222m for the superstar forward two years ago.

There have been contrasting reports about Barca's offer, with others saying it was Ousmane Dembele, not Rakitic, included as part of the deal.

 

- Rose set to leave Tottenham after being left out of tour squad -

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Left-back Danny Rose has battled Ben Davies for a place in Mauricio Pochettino's first team in recent seasons.   -  Getty Images

 

Danny Rose, Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou look set to leave Tottenham after being allowed to skip the pre-season tour of Asia to pursue transfers.

Spurs confirmed its 26-man travelling squad for their International Champions Cup fixtures in Singapore and Shanghai on Wednesday.

Rose, Janssen and Nkoudou have been granted extra time off granted "in order to explore prospective opportunities with other clubs".

Left-back Rose has battled Ben Davies for a place in Mauricio Pochettino's first team in recent seasons, although he still made 37 appearances last term and started the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool. Spurs will reportedly seek a fee in the region of £25million for the 29-year-old.

 

- Arsenal nowhere near Zaha value -

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Arsenal is in the market for wingers and Zaha is said to be at the top of a list containing Barcelona's Malcom and Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth.   -  Getty Images

 

Arsenal has not come remotely close to matching Crystal Palace's asking price for Wilfried Zaha, according to Roy Hodgson.

The Gunners are in the market for wingers and Zaha is said to be at the top of a list containing Barcelona's Malcom and Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth.

Zaha has generally refrained from commenting on the speculation but, earlier this month, his brother Judicael made a public plea for Palace to sanction the 26-year-old's "dream" transfer.

The south London club is believed to have rejected an opening offer of around £40million and the two clubs remain some distance apart in negotiations.

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"I don't think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation," Eagles boss Hodgson told Sky Sports.

"I'm sure the player realises that if someone's going to take him away from us, he'll expect clubs to pay the market value.

"Until someone does that, there's not much to discuss regarding Wilf."

 

- Raiola will not rule out Pogba following De Ligt to Juventus -

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Paul Pogba appears most likely to join either Real Madrid or Juve if he leaves Manchester United.   -  Getty Images

 

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has refused to discount the prospect of the Manchester United midfielder returning to Juventus.

Raiola has confirmed the France star is keen for a new challenge three years after returning to United from Juve in what was then a world-record fee of £89.3million.

Pogba appears most likely to join either Real Madrid or Juve if he leaves Old Trafford, although both clubs are likely to face difficulty in generating sufficient funds to tempt United into a sale.

The Serie A champions have signed Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax in a €80million deal, meaning they would almost certainly need to sell players or offer a part-exchange deal to United to stand any chance of securing Pogba's signature.

However, Raiola is not prepared to rule out Pogba's return to Turin, telling reporters on Wednesday: "I live my life day by day. This is what I can say. Today I am here; tomorrow, I don't know."

 

- Parma signs Inter youngster Karamoh -

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Yann Karamoh joined Inter from Caen in 2017, though failed to establish himself at San Siro, scoring just one goal in 18 appearances across all competitions.   -  Getty Images

 

Yann Karamoh has left Inter to join fellow Serie A side Parma on a season-long loan with an obligation for a purchase.

Parma has secured the 21-year-old on an initial one-year loan, but is obligated to buy Karamoh - who has penned a deal until June 2023 - at the end of the season for a reported €13million fee.

Karamoh joined Inter from Caen in 2017, though failed to establish himself at San Siro, scoring just one goal in 18 appearances across all competitions.

The forward spent last season on loan at Bordeaux, netting three times in 32 games, and Karamoh has now been deemed surplus to requirements by Inter coach Antonio Conte.

 

- James set for Atletico? That's a stretch -

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James Rodriguez is set to leave Real Madrid following a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich.   -  Bongarts

 

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo denied James Rodriguez is poised to join the LaLiga side, adding there have not been negotiations for the Real Madrid midfielder.

Tipped to move to Napoli throughout the off-season, Atletico has reportedly emerged as the favourites to sign James as the Italian outfit and Madrid struggle to reach an agreement.

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James is set to leave Madrid following a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich, who opted not to make the deal permanent at the end of 2018-19.

Asked about Colombia star James, Cerezo told reporters: "Atletico are interested in great players and James is a great player, but from that to he's going to come, there's some distance.

"Negotiations? Not that I know of, no."

 

ROUND-UP

- Romelu Lukaku's possible switch from Manchester United to Inter has moved slowly, but the Serie A outfit could be getting closer. According to The Sun, Inter will tell United it will meet its €83m (£75m) asking price if the deal includes bonus payments.

- Arsenal has had a quiet close season, but it is still chasing Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos. According to AS, Ceballos is set to join the Premier League outfit on a one-season loan deal.

- Daniele De Rossi was apparently contemplating retirement, but the Roma great could instead be set for a surprise move. Sky Sport says De Rossi is set to accept a short-term deal with Boca Juniors.

- Napoli is struggling to agree a deal with Real Madrid for James Rodriguez and it may turn its attentions to Nicolas Pepe. The Lille forward has been linked with numerous clubs this close season and Gianluca Di Marzio reports Napoli could move for the Ivory Coast international.

- Barcelona is extremely interested in signing Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo, according to Marca. The Spain youth international has reportedly been a target for Liverpool and Manchester United, but Barca is looking at negotiating with Betis over a €50m release clause.

 

(With inputs from Opta)