Barcelona star (at least for now) Neymar was filmed this morning in an altercation during training, where it appears Nelson Semedo challenged him and Neymar responded angrily, having to be held back by Sergio Busquets. Normally, a scuffle on the training ground is nothing to read into, but considering the past two weeks have been full of rumors of Neymar agreeing to terms with Paris Saint-Germain over a record-shattering transfer, this will only up the amount of speculation. Tie that together with the fact that Neymar reportedly cancelled a meet-and-greet in China due to “transfer issues“ and that UEFA’s Financial Fair Play head told L’Equipe that if PSG signs Neymar, they will have made it work under the financial restrictions, an accomplishment in itself, you have all the signs pointing to Neymar heading out of Barcelona to shine in Paris. Meanwhile, on the Barcelona end, there are links to two major players that could be replacements. Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool is reportedly willing to take a pay cut to join the Catalan club, while Paulo Dybala of Juventus told reporters in Miami that it is up to Juventus to decide his future. This is without even bringing up the possibility of Kylian Mbappe (or Ousmane Dembele). Weeks ago we laughed at the idea of Neymar leaving, but with more and more dominoes seeming to fall, we could see a transfer that would shock the world soon.
Manchester United back in for Ivan Perisic but wary time wasted on Real Madrid's Gareth Bale may cost them
Manchester United, after being linked to a possible move for Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale, have refocused back on Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic to bolster their attack. Bale’s agent has said Bale will stay in the Spanish capital for at least another year, and United reportedly shifted their interest from Perisic, who they came just a few million away from signing, to Bale. Now they have renewed talks with Inter to try and sign the Croatian winger, who has been linked to Manchester almost the whole summer. There are rumors of either cash or cash plus Anthony Martial, which could make this a good deal for both sides.
Dortmund and USMNT star Christian Pulisic showed the kind of confidence we all love to see in an interview today, saying his Dortmund squad can win the league. This, of course, is a tall task for any team, as German kings Bayern Munich have won the league five years in a row and look set for not just the German title, but ready to contend for the Champions League yet again. After a breakout season in both Germany and with the National Team, will Pulisic be able to take another step up and lead his team to the top of Germany since the first time since 2012?
Javier Chicharito Hernandez has revealed he turned down offers from Spanish and Italian clubs in order to make the move to West Ham. Hernandez joined the London club from Bayer Leverkusen in a £16 million move, and said he is glad to be in “the best league in the world.“ He also said he has joined “one of the most historic teams in England” and that they hope to achieve their goals. This comes two years after he departed Manchester United for Germany, and after links to LAFC as they come into the MLS.
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