The writing, it seems, is on the wall for Neymar, and Barcelona are preparing to react, according to the Mirror.
Philippe Coutinho is a well-documented target, having already seen an offer knocked back by Liverpool.
Chelsea’sEden Hazard, sidelined until September, would be another ambitious target
The Catalan club has identified a third valued commodity in Tottenham’s Dele Alli.
Armed with more than €200m, assuming Neymar’s buyout clause is triggered, and with the window winding down, Barca will likely need to spend most of their windfall to prize any of the three Premier League stars from their clubs
Real Madrid and AS Monaco have agreed an astonishing €180m fee for Kylian Mbappé, according to Marca.
The fee would see Real Madrid pay €160m for the teenager, with the extra €20m tied up in bonuses. The report does not say how much of the fee would be paid up front.
As things stand, such a fee would easily be the biggest ever.
Mbappé would reportedly earn €7m-a-year and sign a contract until 2023.
The two clubs met last week to discuss the transfer, with a €190m fee mentioned. Marca suggest only the approval of Zinedine Zidane – busy with the club’s pre-season tour in America – was missing to complete the deal.
After Álvaro Morata completed an €80m move to Chelsea there is no question Real Madrid can afford the fee and their interest in Mbappé is no secret. He would be expected to compete for a first team spot immediately.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United failed with a bid to bring Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to Old Trafford.
United had been strongly linked with a move for the Spain international before the Premier League club concluded a £75million deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton.
Mourinho indicated Morata had been one of United’s top targets as the club prepares to return to the Champions League, but no agreement could be reached with Madrid.
“I don’t like to speak about players who aren’t ours, because Morata is not our player. I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid,” Mourinho told reporters.
While United missed out on Morata, the club snapped up Lukaku and made the striker the second most expensive transfer in British football history, behind only Paul Pogba.
Mourinho suggested Lukaku’s Premier League experience and his personal relationship with the player from their time together at Chelsea were the primary reasons United sought to buy the Belgium international, the club also having been strongly linked with a deal for Antoine Griezmann before Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban nixed the Frenchman’s exit.
Chelsea have agreed a £39.8m fee with AS Monaco for midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko, report the Times.
The 22-year-old midfielder impressed for Monaco last year as the team won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals and Chelsea have been hoping to strike a deal for weeks.
Now the Blues are happy to push ahead with a move despite Bakayoko carrying a niggling knee injury that is likely to rule him out for two months. Chelsea have been assured there should be no long-term issues.
Antonio Conte was frustrated to see Romelu Lukaku move to Manchester United at the beginning of this week but having already signed German defender Antonio Rüdiger from AS Roma, Chelsea are finally making some progress towards building the squad Conte wants for the new season.
Tottenham are ready to offer a new five year contract to right-back Kieran Trippier.
The England international pushed his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans to such an extent last season that Tottenham are willing to sell Kyle Walker for the right price.
Manchester City remain keen on Walker though the £40m-plus asking price remains the obvious hurdle.
Trippier, who had interest from Everton this year, has also earned his call-up into Gareth Southgate’s England starting line-up and is expected to make a bigger impact next season.
The 26-year-old is already contracted until 2020 though is ready to sign the new deal when he returns from holiday.
Tottenham have an interest in Porto’s Ricardo Pereira but are weighing up other options also should Walker depart.
A move for Everton’s Ross Barkley remains unlikely at this stage, particularly with the Goodison Park club’s current high valuation at around £50m for the 23-year-old who has one year left on his contract.
Everton, meanwhile, will announce the signing of Sandro Ramirez from Malaga on Thursday. Everton scouts have also checked on Corinthians left-back Guilherme Arana.
ISRO lifts India into the elite group capable of putting heavier satellites into a precise orbit.
ISRO successfully launched GSLV MARK III, doubling India’s current launch capacity! The launch of the 640 tonne mammoth rocket happened at 5:28 pm IST on June 5 1997 at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, with the rocket lifting a high-throughput communications satellite as its first payload.
The satellite was released into its transfer orbit about 16 minutes after lift-off. Now under the control of the agency’s Master Control Facility in the Hussan city in Karnataka.
Over the next few days, the satellite will be nudging itself from the transfer orbit into its geosynchronous slot, during which time its solar panels and antenna reflectors will be deployed
As it cruised into space, ISRO’s ‘Bahubali rocket’ – GSLV MARK III and which weights as much as 200 fully grown elephants took its own “selfies” and sent them back after succesful launch!
The rocket being equipped with indegeneously developed Cryogenic stage and electronic propulsion systems is capable of transporting humans paving way for next chandrayaan and Mangalyaan missions to carry astronauts
We often times, think of only getting higher and more successful day by day, second by second. And in this marathon of being the most ‘satisfied’ person, we almost forget what really matters to us the most.
Sometimes we should take a moment or two to analyse and think what are the things we’re missing while playing this game called ‘life’. We miss some important moments like when we spend it with our loved ones. We don’t have to seize it but we surely have to cherish and enjoy these moments and know that
success ain’t life, it’s just a part of it.
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. We should always look for new possibilities and exploring the ever growing PHENOMENALISM of the world. Because those who don’t explore the book ‘world’ just stick to only one page and I believe that this should not be our all and all.
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.