Rumour Has It: Real Madrid to offer EUR 130m and James or Bale for Neymar

We round up the front and back pages across Europe as Thursday sees the transfer rumour mill crank into gear again.

To Real Madrid or to Barcelona? Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.   -  Getty Images

The race is heating up for Neymar.

With Paris Saint-Germain reportedly willing to part with the world's most expensive player, two La Liga giants are set to go head-to-head. Will Neymar end up at former club Barcelona or bitter Spanish rival Real Madrid?



A return to Barcelona and a blockbuster transfer to Real Madrid both appear on the cards for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Madrid is reportedly ready to pay EUR 130 million for Neymar in a deal which would also include either James Rodriguez or Gareth Bale.

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But Globo Esporte says Neymar — who left Barca for PSG in a EUR 222m transfer in 2017 — is still on track for a Camp Nou comeback. It comes after Le Parisien claims PSG want EUR 300 m to part with the injured Brazil forward.



Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to become the world's most expensive full-back as Manchester United negotiate a GBP 55 million deal with Crystal Palace, according to the Daily Record. However, talks between the two Premier League sides have dragged on and the Red Devils have identified alternatives, with Sky Sport Italia claiming Napoli's Elseid Hysaj is a target.

- According to Marca, Atletico Madrid will announce the signing of Benfica sensation Joao Felix on Thursday. The 19-year-old has already undergone a medical and signed his contract ahead of the EUR 120m move.

Frank Lampard has notified his Derby County squad that he will replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea if the right offer arrives, the Mirror reports. Former Chelsea star Lampard is expected to move back to London following Sarri's switch to Juve.

Paris Saint-Germain outcast Adrien Rabiot is on the verge of signing for Serie A champion Juventus, according to Sportitalia. The French midfielder and free agent has reportedly penned a five-year contract worth EUR 7m plus bonuses, and a EUR 10m signing-on fee.

- According to the Daily Mail, Inter and Atletico Madrid are both eyeing a move for Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed a deal worth GBP 180,000 per week to join Inter, says The Sun. With Lukaku heading for the exit, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly eyeing Bournemouth's David Brooks.

Andre Gomes is on the verge of joining Everton permanently from La Liga champion Barcelona. Gomes enjoyed a successful loan spell in 2018-19 and a GBP 22m fee has "verbally been agreed," according to the Telegraph.

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