Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly received financial support from his employers so as to get some important players at the ongoing transfer window.
The former Molde manager is now set to spend big on Barcelona playmaker Phillipe Coutinho who joined the Catalans from Liverpool during last year’s winter market.
The Brazilian hasn’t justified his £142m price tag since his switch to Camp Nou and this season has been a very poor one for him.
He has seen himself dropped down the pecking order under Ernesto Valverde, starting just nine games and scoring only four goals in the process.
His uninspiring form has reportedly forced the Catalans into making a move to re-sign Neymar from Paris St-German this month while declaring him ‘surplus to requirements’.
Despite Coutinho’s form, Solskjaer is more than willing to lure him to Old Trafford this month but Barcelona hope to sell him at a huge price.
According to Calciomercato, the Blaugranas are looking to receive nothing below £140m for his signature but it is very much unlikely that the Red Devils would be willing to take such an offer.
Solskjaer is optimistic the La Liga title holders will reduce the Brazilian price tag as the market progresses and he will Intensify his desire to lure him to Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer and his players are training hard ahead of their trip to Wembley Stadium where they will battle free-scoring Tottenham on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochetino’s side are third on the League table but they must be in their best form against the rejuvenated United team to get positive result
Man Utd Target Secures Transfer Move
Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has completed his move to fellow Spanish La Liga club Valencia in a swap deal.
This is according to trusted Spanish newspaper AS which revealed that the transfer won’t be announced until the 1st of July.
Jasper Cillessen is expected to move to Barcelona in a swap deal with Neto of Valencia with the transfer sum set at $34m.
The 30-year-old Dutch international shot stopper was previously linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United as a possible replacement for wantaway goalkeeper David De Gea, but it seems the Spaniard will be staying at Old Trafford beyond this summer.
David De Gea has one year left on his current deal with the Red Devils but recent reports claimed that he’s close to agreeing on a long-term deal to stay at the Theatre of Dreams beyond this summer.
Jasper Cillessen was an Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper before his move to Barcelona in 2016 as a replacement for Claudio Bravo who joined Premier League champions Manchester City shortly after Pep Guardiola took over at the Etihad Stadium.
During his time with the Blaugrana, Jasper Cillessen won two Spanish La Liga titles and two Spanish Copa Del Rey titles.
The Dutchman played second fiddle to Marc Andre Ter Stegen during his time at the Nou Camp.
Man Utd Target Wanted By Barcelona For Two Reasons
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar is a top transfer target for Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona this summer.
Barcelona are keen to seal a return for the Brazilian international star two years after he left the club for PSG in a world-record deal.
The Manchester United target has already agreed on personal terms with Barcelona with a yearly salary of €24m reported to be the agreement between the player and the Spanish champions.
According to Spanish media outlet Marca, Barcelona want Neymar for two reasons.
The first reason is because of the Barcelona players who have demanded the return of the former Santos player two years after leaving in controversial circumstances.
Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi is said to have been pushing for Neymar to return to the Nou Camp this summer.
Barcelona also want another option in their attackers due to the over-reliance on the duo of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele have not been able to replace Neymar in the Barcelona attack since the Brazilian left the club in 2017.
Neymar signed for PSG two years ago after his £198m (€220m) release clause was activated by the French Ligue 1 giants.
He has scored 51 goals in 58 appearances for PSG in two seasons.
Man Utd Target In €24m Agreement Over Return
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward Neymar has reportedly reached a salary agreement with Spanish champions Barcelona as he edges closer to a sensational return to the Nou Camp.
According to popular Spanish news outlet Sport, Neymar has agreed on a five-year deal with Barcelona thus taking him to the age of 32 at the club.
It was revealed that the long-term Chelsea and Manchester United transfer target will earn around €24m on a yearly basis.
The salary agreement with Barcelona represents a big pay cut from his current salary of €36.8m at PSG.
Brazilian national team star Neymar has already told his former Barcelona teammates that he’s coming back to the club after two years in France.
The 27-year-old signed for PSG in the summer of 2017 after the French champions activated the €222m release clause in his then contract with Barcelona.
The transfer from Barcelona to PSG made him the most expensive player in world football till date ahead of club teammate Kylian Mbappe.
Neymar has scored 51 goals in 58 games since he joined PSG but he has not been able to achieve his aim of winning the Champions League for the French Ligue 1 giants.
His other ambition of winning the Ballon d’Or has also not been realized at PSG.
Man Utd Target Don’t Know What’s Going To Happen On The Transfer Front
Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has revealed that he doesn’t know what is going to happen on the transfer front this summer.
The 27-year-old Brazilian player made this transfer admission in his latest interview as monitored by popular media portal Goal.
According to him, he doesn’t know where his future lies despite the numerous transfer links involving him.
Philippe Coutinho said that his focus at the moment is on the Brazilian team though the former Liverpool star pointed out that his Barcelona performances have not been good.
He scored just five league goals in 34 appearances for Barcelona during the just concluded campaign.
Coutinho has not been able to live up to his expensive transfer fee at Barcelona whom he joined in a £142m deal in January 2018.
The Brazilian player signed for Barcelona after the Catalan giants reached an agreement with Liverpool for his transfer.
Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a return to Liverpool in recent days despite the fact that he forced his exit last year.
Apart from Liverpool, Coutinho has also been linked with a move to other Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea.
French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have also been touted as a possible transfer destination for Philippe Coutinho whom Barcelona are open to selling this summer.
Liverpool Told To Shun Transfer For Philippe Coutinho
Merseyside giants Liverpool have been warned against the signing of Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho by one of the club’s legends.
Former Liverpool player John Aldridge while writing in his Sunday World column urged the club to stay away from their former player Coutinho this summer.
According to him, Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha represents a better transfer option for the Reds rather than a move for Philippe Coutinho.
Recent reports had claimed that Liverpool are open to the idea of re-signing Coutinho this summer after leaving the club 18 months ago in controversial circumstances.
Philippe Coutinho practically forced his exit from Liverpool in January 2018 in a deal reported to be around £142m including add-ons.
The 27-year-old has struggled to live up to his hefty price tag at Barcelona till date.
He has already told senior Barcelona officials that his future lies elsewhere with Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United also interested in him.
For Wilfried Zaha, Arsenal want to sign the Ivorian international player but lack of adequate funds means that the transfer won’t see the light of day.
Crystal Palace have slapped an asking price of £80m on Zaha while the Gunners have a transfer budget of just £45m.
Chelsea Target, Neymar To Take Huge €14m Pay Cut
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar will have to take a massive pay cut for him to join Spanish champions Barcelona this summer according to popular media portal Mundo Deportivo.
It was revealed that Neymar was given an upgrade in salary upon his move from Barcelona to PSG two years ago.
Neymar was on a yearly salary of €22m at Barcelona before his move to PSG where he earns €36m on a yearly basis.
The 27-year-old signed for PSG after the French Ligue 1 giants activated the €222m release clause in his then contract with Barcelona.
The PSG transfer made him the most expensive player in the history of world football till date.
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Neymar has already told senior PSG officials that he wants to leave the club for Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona this summer.
According to him, he shouldn’t have left Barcelona in the first place.
Barcelona will have to break their transfer record to re-sign Neymar who scored 105 goals in 186 appearances for the Blaugrana during his four-year spell at the club.
The record is currently held by Philippe Coutinho who joined Barcelona from newly crowned European champions Liverpool in January 2018 in a deal believed to be around £142m including add-ons.
PSG Leading Race To Sign Ex-Liverpool Attacker
French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are leading the race to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho according to fresh reports emanating from the Italian media.
Philippe Coutinho is expected to leave the Nou Camp this summer after failing to adapt to Barcelona and their playing style.
According to the specific report from popular Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato, PSG are in pole position to sign Philippe Coutinho if he leaves Barcelona during this transfer window.
The 27-year-old has endured a torrid time at the Nou Camp since his move from Champions League holders Liverpool at the start of last year.
Barcelona secured his transfer from Liverpool in a deal said to be around £142m including add-ons thus making him the third most expensive player in the history of world football after the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Coutinho left Liverpool in a controversial manner but the Reds were able to reinvest the transfer from his sale into the first team wisely.
Apart from PSG, Philippe Coutinho has been linked with other major European sides like Manchester United and Chelsea.
Coutinho didn’t enjoy a good season with Barcelona during the just concluded campaign but his form has seen a remarkable change in the colours of Brazil at the ongoing COPA America tournament on home soil.
Why Barcelona Ended Interest In De Ligt Revealed
Spanish champions Barcelona have ended their interest in highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt this summer according to the latest reports emanating from the media in Spain.
According to trusted Spanish news outlet Marca, Barcelona pulled out of a deal for De Ligt because the teenager was demanding for too much money.
Matthijs De Ligt was said to have demanded €12m per annum in salary in addition to a transfer fee between €70m to €75m.
Barcelona have decided to move on to other targets like Antoine Griezmann and Neymar.
According to the Spanish La Liga giants, the transfer fee initially earmarked for Matthijs De Ligt can be spent on the transfer of either Griezmann or Neymar who’s keen to return to the Nou Camp after two years with French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Juventus and PSG are now the top two favourites for Matthijs De Ligt though the strain in the relationship between PSG officials and the player’s agent Mino Raiola has swung the battle in favour of the Italian Serie A giants.
The Italians are expected to announce his signing in the coming days after a £62m (€70m) agreement was reached between Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus who have won the last eight league titles in a row in the top flight of Italian football.
Barcelona Unwilling To Meet Asking Price For Man Utd Target
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward Neymar is keen to return back to Spanish champions Barcelona during this transfer window but it could be a tricky one for the Catalan giants to seal due to the financial demands involved in a potential transfer.
According to the publication from trusted Spanish news outlet Marca, Barcelona are unlikely to meet the asking price for Neymar.
It was revealed that the deal could be worth a whopping sum of €600m over the next five years including an upfront payment of €250m.
PSG are willing to let Neymar leave since he falls into the category of players that don’t want to stay at Parc des Princes beyond this summer.
Earlier this month, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi called out disinterested players as he told them they can leave the club this summer.
Neymar is a long-term transfer target for Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea and he has been with French giants PSG for only two years following his move from Barcelona but the player is ready to return to Spain after his failed adventure in France till date.
The Barcelona to PSG transfer set the French champions back to the tune of €220m thus making him the most expensive player in the history of world football.
Barcelona device new strategy to win Champions League, set to sign Neymar
Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are said to be interested in re-signing Neymar from French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) during this summer’s transfer window just after two years at the Parc des Princes.
Recent reports claimed that the Spanish champions have made a bid for him to seal a sensational return to the Nou Camp this summer.
It was revealed that Barcelona have made a €200m bid for Neymar which is smaller than the €220m transfer fee that triggered his world-record move to PSG in 2017.
PSG have also reacted to the transfer overtures of Barcelona by telling their target that he’s not for sale at any price.
Barcelona are keen to rekindle the MSN combination that brought so many successes for the Blaugrana.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar (MSN) formed a potent strike force then and it led Barcelona to a fifth Champions League title in 2015 via a 3-1 win over Italian champions Juventus under the guidance of former player and manager Luis Enrique.
Neymar was one of the goalscorers against the Italians.
Barcelona Starting XI (4-3-3): Marc Andre Ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Christian Lenglet, Luke Shaw; Arthur Melo, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
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