Barcelona will again be without Lionel Messi as they attempt to get their LaLiga title defence up and running against Real Betis on Sunday.
What the papers say Huge offers from Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid to lure Brazil forward Neymar from Paris St Germain have fallen on deaf ears. Barca’s first bid for a loan move with a 150million euros (£137million) option to buy the 27-year-old has been rejected, with PSG wanting 250m euros (£229m), according to Marca. And L’Equipe reports PSG have turned down a big offer from Real of 100m euros (£91.4m) plus three players – Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Lionel Messi could return to action for LaLiga champions Barcelona against Real Betis on Sunday after recovering from a leg injury.
What the papers say Paris St Germain are after Real Madrid duo Raphael Varane and Vinicius Jr in a swap for Neymar. The Sun, citing Telefoot, reports that LaLiga rivals Real and Barcelona are battling to sign the Brazil forward. But it is claimed the Bernabeu club are not willing to lose either Varane or Vinicius, increasing Barcelona’s chances of securing the 27-year-old.
Philippe Coutinho has spoken of his desire to live up to expectations after moving from Barcelona to Bayern Munich on loan for the 2019-20 season in a deal that includes an option to buy.
Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich from Barcelona on loan for the 2019-20 season, with the deal including an option for the German giants to buy the playmaker.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has called on Antoine Griezmann to be more involved in games after the Catalan giants were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao in their LaLiga opener.
Bayern Munich have agreed a deal “in principle” with Barcelona to sign Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan deal.
Bayern Munich have agreed a loan deal for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.
Aritz Aduriz consigned Barcelona to a 1-0 opening-day defeat at Athletic Bilbao with a spectacular overhead kick that belied his 38 years.
Barcelona’s pursuit of Neymar is at a standstill, according to Paris St Germain sporting director Leonardo.
Barcelona will be without talisman Lionel Messi for their opening LaLiga match against Athletico Bilbao on Friday.
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Aberdeen full-back Greg Leigh is looking to last season’s Liverpool-Barcelona Champions League semi-final as motivation to dump Rijeka.
Neymar transfer talks are “more advanced than before”, according to Paris St Germain sporting director Leonardo.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has urged former team-mate Neymar to speak out if he wants to return to the Catalan club.
Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner says the Spanish champions are in no position to re-sign Neymar.
Antoine Griezmann intends to stay calm and focused on making the most of a new start at Barcelona as the fall-out from his transfer from Atletico Madrid rumbles on.
New signing Antoine Griezmann is looking forward to being an important player for Barcelona and is relishing the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi.
Ajax have announced defender Matthijs De Ligt has been left out of their squad for their summer tour to Austria pending “a possible transfer”.
Atletico Madrid look set to pursue Barcelona for an additional 80 million euros (£71.7million) after claiming the 120m euros (£107.6m) received for Antoine Griezmann is “insufficient” to cover the player’s buyout clause.
What the papers say Manchester United are confident a compromise can be reached with Leicester in their pursuit of Harry Maguire, according to The Sun. But they have dropped their interest in Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff after being quoted £50million for him.
Barcelona have signed teenage West Brom striker Louie Barry, the LaLiga giants have announced.
Paris St Germain sporting director Leonardo is prepared to sell Neymar after the Brazil forward failed to report for pre-season training.
England forward Toni Duggan is searching for a new club after leaving Barcelona.
Midfielder Andre Gomes admits moving to Everton freed him from the pressure of playing for Barcelona and he hopes he can now flourish having signed a permanent deal.
What the papers say Newcastle are drawing up a shortlist to replace Rafael Benitez, with Porto boss Sergio Conceicao among those being considered for the manager’s job, the Mail says. St James’ Park officials have been in touch with 44-year-old Conceicao, who is reportedly not ruling out the prospect of a move, the paper says.
The manner of Neymar’s departure from Barcelona could hinder any possible decision to re-sign the forward, insists the club’s vice president.
Barcelona have announced the signing of Brazil international goalkeeper Neto from LaLiga rivals Valencia.
Arsenal will complete their pre-season campaign with a friendly against LaLiga champions Barcelona in the Joan Gamper Trophy at the Nou Camp on August 4.