Rumour Has It: Neymar's father meeting with Barcelona

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

Neymar is heavily linked to a move back to Barcelona.   -  Getty Images

Slowly but surely, Neymar's return to Barcelona appears to be getting closer.

The Paris Saint-Germain star, who is sidelined with an ankle injury, is heavily linked with a return to Camp Nou, two years after his world-record EUR 222 million switch to the Ligue 1 giant. Amid reports of talks between Barca and PSG, steps continue to be taken for a possible return for Neymar.



Neymar's father and his lawyer are set to meet Barcelona representative Andre Cury on Tuesday, according to Esporte Interativo.

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The report says Cury, who was involved in Neymar's sale, will put forward Barca's point of view. If those talks go smoothly, Barcelona would only need to seal negotiations with PSG for a deal to be done.


- Christian Eriksen said last month he wanted a fresh challenge away from Tottenham amid links to Real Madrid, which is reported to be chasing a central midfielder. Marca report one of Eriksen's lawyers will meet with Madrid this week to find out their intentions.

- Gonzalo Higuain's future is unclear after Chelsea opted not to exercise its purchase option on the Juventus forward. Now, Tuttosport reports Atletico Madrid could be interested in Higuain.

- Frank Lampard's dream return to Stamford Bridge is a done deal. The Mirror reports the England great has agreed a three-year deal to become Chelsea manager, with confirmation expected in the next 48 hours.

- As it prepares to potentially make room for Neymar and Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona is expected to sell at least one player, with Ousmane Dembele linked with a move away. Kicker reports the La Liga champion has put the France attacker up for sale.

- Manchester United continues to try to get a deal done for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, United has reached an agreement with Fernandes and must now finalise a deal with the Primeira Liga outfit. Staying at Old Trafford, Gianluca Di Marzio reports Inter is set to resume talks with United regarding Romelu Lukaku on Tuesday.

- Nicolas Pepe is expected to leave Lille amid links to some of Europe's top clubs. In good news for Liverpool, L'Equipe reports the forward — who scored 22 Ligue 1 goals in 2018-19 — is keen on a move to Anfield.