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1:49 am AEST 20/5/18
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Man Utd to go all out to sign Neymar

Neymar is desperate to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and, having grown tired of waiting for Real Madrid, will now consider a switch to Manchester United, reports Don Balon .

Madrid were considered to be the front-runners for the Brazil international's signature, although he has apparently got fed up of waiting for the Liga giants to make their move.

Now, Jose Mourinho and Manchester United will look to do everything they can to get Neymar to Old Trafford, with Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba having apparently contacted the 26-year-old about a possible transfer.

Hoffenheim beat Arsenal to Meyer signing

Hoffenheim have pulled off a transfer coup by agreeing a deal to sign Schalke midfielder Max Meyer, according to Leipziger Volkszeitung .

Meyer is out of contract at Schalke in the summer and has decided to leave, with Arsenal among the clubs to have shown an interest in the Germany international.

RB Leipzig were also keen on Meyer, but Hoffenheim have persuaded him to sign after clinching qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Roma boss 'convinced' Alisson will stay

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco is hopeful that goalkeeper Alisson will remain with the club through the summer.

The 25-year-old shot-stopper is wanted by the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid, having enjoyed a fine season in the Italian capital.

His coach, however, is optimistic that the Brazil international will not depart Italy.

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'Real Madrid should not go crazy for Salah'

Former Real Madrid star Predrag Mijatovic has cautioned his old club against pursuing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, believing they would be better served developing their own young stars.

Egypt international Salah has enjoyed a staggering debut season at Anfield, winning the Premier League's Golden Boot award and spearheading the Reds' charge to the Champions League final.

His form since moving from Roma is rumoured to have caught the interest of Madrid, but Mijatovic would prefer Los Blancos to focus on their emerging crop of talents.

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Benitez would welcome Torres to Newcastle

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has admitted that he would love Fernando Torres to join him at the club.

The 34-year-old striker is an iconic figure in the history of Atletico Madrid but will leave the Spanish side at the end of the season after helping them to win the Europa League.

Benitez has worked with Torres previously at Liverpool and Chelsea, and would be eager to be reunited with his countryman once again, even if he admits that it is a long shot.

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Bayern make €60m move for Bailey

Bayern Munich have put in a €60 million (£52m/$71m) bid for Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey, reports ESPN .

While the Bundesliga champions are eager to sign the winger, his current club are holding out for closer to €100m and would rather sell their prized asset to Real Madrid. Chelsea are also keeping an eye on him.

Jorginho subject to €75m bid

Manchester City have bid €75 million (£65m/$88m) for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to Italian broadcaster Radio CRC .

The Italy international, 26, is one of the top targets for Pep Guardiola this summer as the Premier League champions aim to become the first side to win back-to-back titles since Manchester United achieved it a decade ago.

City eye Iniesta in player-coach role

Manchester City are keen to bring Andres Iniesta into the club in a player-coach role, according to Yahoo Sport .

Arteta is expected to be confirmed as Arsenal manager in the coming weeks, and will thus vacate his coaching role at the club.

Iniesta and City are in talks over a deal, and the Barcelona legend is keen on a move.

Herrera hopeful over Manchester United future

Ander Herrera is hopeful he will remain at Manchester United next season, but accepts the club may reinforce their midfield this summer.

"My future is the FA Cup final. I want to be here next season and unless the club sack me, I will be here in pre-season and fight to keep adding games to my total," he said, as quoted by  The Guardian .

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Spurs close in on Barca youngster Riqui Puig

Tottenham are close to signing Barcelona youngster Riqui Puig, according to Sport .

The 18-year-old enjoyed a sparkling season in the UEFA Youth League and, though he has an offer to move into Barca's B team, Spurs have made contact with the teenager and are hopeful of completing a deal.

Marseille would ignore €80m Thauvin bid

Marseille would ignore an €80 million offer for Florian Thauvin, according to the club's president Jacques-Henri Eyraud.

The former Newcastle United flop has enjoyed a stunning season in Ligue 1 but the club is in no rush to cash in on him.

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Dembele to ditch Barcelona for PSG 

Ousmane Dembele is ready to give up on his Barcelona career and wants to negotiate a move to Paris Saint-Germain,  Don Balon  reports.

The French winger has struggled with injury and form since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund earlier this season and is ready to start talks with PSG, while Barca are even willing to sell for a cut price of €100 million ($118m/£87m).

Dybala emerges as Madrid's plan B

While Neymar remains Real Madrid's top target for the summer, Juventus ace Paulo Dybala has emerged as the club's secondary option, reports Don Balon .

Dybala is on the outs with Massimiliano Allegri, but the Spanish giants will face stiff competition for the Argentine from Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. 

Guardiola wants Kroos at City

Pep Guardiola wants to bring Toni Kroos to Manchester City this summer as he attempts to build a team that can challenge for the Champions League title, according to Don Balon

The manager is familiar with the midfielder from their time together at Bayern Munich, but he will face competition from former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, who would like to bring the German to Manchester United. 

Ramos to join Beckham's MLS side

Sergio Ramos is considering a move to Major League Soccer to join David Beckham's Miami team when his Real Madrid contract is up, reports Don Balon .

The Spanish defender and his former team-mate are still close friends, and Ramos is seriously considering a move to the United States for his twilight years. 

The Miami side will join MLS in 2020. 

Moyes tops Stoke's wishlist

David Moyes is Stoke's top choice to lead the club's promotion chase next season, according to the Mirror .

Paul Lambert's four-month run as the club's manager came to an end with the Potter's relegation. 

Moyes is a free agent after his deal with West Ham ran out this week and Stoke are hoping to land the 55-year-old as the club looks to make a quick return to the Premier League. 

Agent fee a sticking point on Evans move

The agent of Johnny Evans wants a £4 million fee ($5m) if he can secure a £3m move to Leicester City for the defender, according to the Daily Mail

Evans has a £3m relegation release clause in his contract, but the large fee for his agent is holding up a move to the Foxes, who are trying to sing him for the third window running. 

Hart to get Premier League lifeline

Former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is set to get a Premier League lifeline, with Southampton and Wolves set to offer him a place next season, the Mirror reports. 

The 31-year-old has been on loan at Torino and West Ham for the last two seasons and was left off England's World Cup squad for the summer. 

Saints chasing defensive duo

Southampton are set to bolster their back-line after the winter departure of Virgil van Dijk, reports The Sun

 A £20 million ($27m) move for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson is first up, with the club also interested in Swansea's Alfie Mawson.

Everton offer Rooney open-ended return

Wayne Rooney is still weighing up the option to join D.C. United in Major League Soccer, but has been given an open-ended invitation to return to Everton as a coach, reports the Daily Mail .

The move to MLS will not stop the offer from Rooney, but the chance to stay home and launch his coaching career might impact his decision to move to the United States.