Ligalive takes a closer look at the latest transfer news and rumors from the Bundesliga, the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and the rest of the footballing world.
In the spotlight are Real Madrid who plan to include Jovic and Navas in a final bid for Neymar, PSG who work on solving the image rights problem of Dybala and Arsenal London’s Nacho Morales who seems close to a two-year deal with Spanish side Real Sociedad san Sebastian.
Moreover, a Llorente move to Napoli seems to be on hold as Icardi is given a 48-hours ultimatum to decide on his future.
And finally: A Norwegian third division club has signed Lionel Messi.
Neymar begins improving PSG relationships while Real Madrid seem to be ready for a final bid
The strained relationship between the Brazilian soccer star and PSG appear to be improving, slightly. L'Equipe has reported that the striker has returned to full training. He seems to have put aside his issues with club director Leonardo.
Does this mean he will stay at PSG? No. But if interest from Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus is not coming to tangible results this summer, he will most certainly not go on strike but will continue to play for the French champion.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid may be targeting Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to join the squad according to reports from Football Insider. The 36-year-old Dutch shot-stopper would be a replacement for Keylor Navas who wants to leave Madrid and going to PSG instead.
Pepe Reina or Stekelenburg are two most likely candidates to fill the gap that Navas would leave. Reports in Serbia indicate that newly signed Luka Jovic will be part of a final Real Madrid bid to secure the services of Neymar, which will also include Keylor Navas.
According to Zurnal.rs, Jovic may be a bargaining chip for the Brazilian. The package deal proposed by the former Spanish champion may include Navas and Jovic and a transfer fee of €120 million (£110m/$135m) on top.
Eriksen still wants to leave Spurs for Real Madrid
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is deeply concerned that Christian Eriksen’s on-going desire to move to Real Madrid may be detrimental to both - the player and Tottenham. He looks for a swift decision.
The midfielder may be a candidate with Real when the Spanish giant is not able to sign Neymar. “It’s not the best situation for him [Eriksen] and everyone,” Pochettino said. “It is not what I think the club or the player expected [it] to be."
Man Utd will not replace Sanchez if he leaves during the summer transfer window
£11m per goal mistake Alexis Sanchez will not be replaced if he leaves the club this summer. This has been confirmed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Sanchez may leave the club to join Inter and would be the second United player to exit for the Italian side this summer after Romelu Lukaku.
Monreal close to Sociedad move
According to Marca, Arsenal's Nacho Monreal may have already signed a two years deal with Spanish La Liga club side Real Sociedad.
It looks as if the deal may be completed in the next few days. An option of a third-year extension is rumored to be part of the deal, too. The defender has spent seven seasons in the Premier League.
Llorente on hold as Icardi has been given 48-hour ultimatum
Serie A side Napoli have agreed on terms with Fernando Llorente but have put the deal on hold as they still await a decision from Mauro Icardi, Corriere Dello Sport claims.
According to the same source, the Italians have given the Argentine a 48 hours ultimatum to decide where he wants to play. Icardi has been Napoli's long-time target, but the striker has repeatedly confirmed that he would only leave Inter for Juventus Turin.
Norwegian third-division club IK Junkeren signs Messi and claims they want Ronaldo next
Norwegian third-division side IK Junkeren have signed Lionel Messi - a different Lionel Messi though. They signed a 16-year-old soccer player who recently changed his name to that of the Argentinian. IK Junkeren joked that they would be targeting CR7 now as well.
PSG working on Dybala's image rights
Ligue 1 champions finally want to sign the Argentinian Paulo Dybala this summer. For this, they are working on solving the image rights issues to land Paulo
The image rights have prevented the Argentinian from moving to Manchester United and Tottenham already
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