Transfer rumours: Neymar's asking price lowered

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

Neymar is heavily linked to a return to Barcelona.   -  AFP

Neymar's return to Barcelona may be getting closer as Paris Saint-Germain seemingly accepts the star is set to leave.

Neymar, 27, is heavily linked with a return to Camp Nou, two years after his world-record EUR 222 million move to PSG. PSG reportedly set an asking price of EUR 300m for Neymar, but that has apparently continued to reduce, increasing the chances of the Brazil star heading back to Barcelona.

 

TOP STORY – PSG'S ASKING PRICE FOR NEYMAR KEEPS DROPPING

From EUR 300m to EUR 222m to EUR 130m plus two Barcelona players?

Le Parisien reports PSG would be willing to accept the latter offer for Neymar as it continues to soften its demands.

The report says PSG would settle for somewhere between EUR 130m and EUR 150m plus two players, with Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti all talked about.

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- Real Madrid has apparently opted not to pursue Neymar due to some interest in Kylian Mbappe. In some good news for the La Liga giant, Marca reports Mbappe is not working on a new deal with PSG. Still, the superstar forward is contracted at Parc des Princes until 2022.

- Paul Pogba wants out of Old Trafford. The Sun reports the midfielder, a reported target for Real Madrid and Juventus, will make a plea to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to let him leave Manchester United.

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- Perhaps Christian Eriksen's move from Tottenham to Real Madrid will become a reality. Marca reports Spurs chairman Daniel Levy called Madrid director general Jose Angel Sanchez to offer the midfielder, who is out of contract next year.

- Real Madrid still seems to want Liverpool star Sadio Mane. The Express reports Madrid is set to offer Marco Asensio to the European champion to secure a deal for star attacker Mane.

- Manchester United has slowly strengthened its squad this close season and there is apparently more to come. The Sun reports United is set to bid for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn, who will cost GBP 50 million. The newspaper also reports United is not giving up on Antoine Griezmann despite the Atletico Madrid star apparently being set for Barcelona.

- PSG might be likely to miss out on Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus, but it has other plans. La Gazzetta dello Sport reports PSG has spoken to Leonardo Bonucci's agent about a possible move from Turin to Paris.

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