Tuesday 20 March 2018

Transfer Talk: €190m United target poised to pen new deal, Foxes plot audacious bid for Italian legend

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Manchester United target Neymar looks poised to commit his future to the club amid recent speculation of a potential £240m summer move to Old Trafford.

The Catalans reportedly turned down an offer from the Red Devils last year for Neymar, who has stated his wish to remain at the Nou Camp beyond June 2018.

English media claimed United were prepared to spend a whopping €300m - €190m on Neymar's buyout clause and the remainder on tying the player to a long-term contract at Old Trafford - to acquire the talented Brazilian.

Neymar Senior recently suggested his son could be forced to leave Barca once his current contract ends, if the player continues to be a target of the Spanish and Brazilian tax authorities.

The Express however says a new five-year deal with Barca is imminent.

Midfielder Michael Carrick has turned down the chance to join the Chinese Super League exodus according to The Daily Mirror, though Newcastle United are monitoring the situation of the 34-year-old who played at centre-half in United’s 5-1 win over FC Midtjylland last night.

Keen to keep their title push going, Leicester City have been linked with a spectacular move for a Serie A legend.

The Sun reports this morning that the Foxes are plotting a move for Roma great Francesco Totti, who has had a public falling out with the Serie A club's boss Luciano Spalletti.

Italy coach Antonio Conte expects to learn in the next 10 days whether he will be appointed as Chelsea’s next manager (The Times), while Andriy Yarmolenko's agent has talked up the chance of his client joining Arsenal this summer, claiming he will turn down Barcelona to move to the Premier League (The Express).

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