Transfer Roundup: Neymar's father to meet Juventus; Fekir 'negotiating' Lyon exit amid Betis rumours

Sportstar gives you a round-up of all the major happenings from the summer transfer window, including Neymar's father meeting with Juventus officials, and Nabil Fekir negotiating his Lyon exit amidst growing Real Betis rumours.

Neymar wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain following his world-record €222m transfer in 2017.   -  AFP

Neymar could team up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Serie A champion Juventus.

That is according to Rai Sport following a report claiming Neymar's father will meet Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici in Turin.

Neymar wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain following his world-record €222m transfer in 2017 and the Brazil international has been linked with a return to Barcelona and LaLiga giants Real Madrid.

 

- Nabil Fekir 'negotiating' Lyon exit amid growing Real Betis rumours -

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Betis is believed to want Fekir as a direct, ready-made replacement for Tottenham target Lo Celso but the Seville-based outfit is also said to be demanding €75m for the Argentina midfielder.   -  Getty Images

 

Lyon boss Sylvinho confirmed Nabil Fekir is in negotiations for a transfer as rumours of the club captain's impending move to Real Betis gather momentum.

The France international, who turned 26 on Thursday, is expected to be announced as a Betis player soon, although a barrier to a reported €25million move could be Giovani Lo Celso's unresolved future.

Betis is believed to want Fekir as a direct, ready-made replacement for Tottenham target Lo Celso but the Seville-based outfit is also said to be demanding €75m for the Argentina midfielder.

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That fee would require the usually frugal Spurs to shatter their club record expenditure for the second time in less than a month, having brought in Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon.

Ndombele's former Les Gones team-mate Fekir, at least, appears likely to be playing in Spain next season.

"We don't control the situation," Sylvinho told a news conference.

"He is negotiating his transfer, we don't know when it will be resolved but, for him and for the club, it would be best that it happens as quickly as possible.

"Of course we will miss him if he leaves. Nabil is a wonderful player, his technical level is exemplary, and it's beautiful to watch him play."

 

- Nkunku leaves PSG for RB Leipzig on five-year deal -

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Nkunku, a midfielder developed at PSG, made 22 Ligue 1 appearances under Thomas Tuchel last term, starting 13 times.   -  Getty Images

 

RB Leipzig has signed Christopher Nkunku from Paris Saint-Germain in a deal reportedly rising to €15million.

The France Under-21 international has signed a five-year contract with the Bundesliga outfit after failing to nail down a regular starting place in Paris.

It is believed Leipzig has paid an up-front fee of €13m, with a further €2m potentially due in bonuses.

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Nkunku, a midfielder developed at PSG, made 22 Ligue 1 appearances under Thomas Tuchel last term, starting 13 times.

In arriving at Leipzig, he becomes the third new addition to Julian Nagelsmann's squad, after Hannes Wolf and Luan Candido.

"I have heard a lot about the club and am convinced that the way football is played here suits me very well," Nkunku said.

 

ROUND-UP

- The future of Luka Modric is once again in the spotlight, but the Real Madrid star is reluctant to leave, according to Marca amid interest from AC Milan. Gianluca Di Marzio says Milan is keen on signing €40m-rated Merih Demiral from Juventus, while Tuttosport reports the Italian giant has turned to Manchester United's Eric Bailly after being put off by Liverpool's valuation of Dejan Lovren.

- With Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben no longer around, Bayern Munich is desperate to reinforce its wide areas but the Independent claims the Bundesliga champion has given up on signing Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea.

- Lyon captain Nabil Fekir is attracting a lot of interest from LaLiga and Valencia is now in pole position to sign the France international, according to Le10Sport. Diario Sport says Barcelona's Rafinha Alcantara is also hopeful of joining Valencia.

- According to Marca, Barcelona is ready to sell Arsenal and Tottenham target Malcom for £55m (€60.9m). Everton and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested in Malcom, who only arrived from Bordeaux in 2018-19.

- CalcioMercato claims Premier League giant Manchester United has entered the race to sign Roma sensation Nicolo Zaniolo. The 20-year-old has reportedly been involved in a tug-of-war between Tottenham and Juventus.

- Inter is edging closer to Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, who sat out Wednesday's friendly win over Leeds United in Australia. However, Corriere dello Sport also says Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani is an alternative for the Serie A side.

 

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