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TOP STORY: PSG step up Dybala chase
The twists and turns surrounding the future of Juventus star Paulo Dybala have been well documented, but as reported by Calciomercato, it appears Paris Saint-Germain are in the driving seat for his signature as they aim to solve lingering image-rights issues for the forward.
The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Turin throughout the course of the summer transfer window, with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United being pinpointed as potential destinations for him. However, after both deals fell apart, PSG made it known that they were very interested in bringing the Argentina international to the French capital.
The club’s sporting director, Leonardo, has been in touch with Dybala’s former agent in order to get more clarity regarding the image-rights situation, with the plan being for PSG to acquire his sports rights before gifting the image rights to his family.
Icardi set for U-turn at Inter?
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi could be set to stay at the San Siro in a remarkable turn of events, Sky Italia reports.
The past few months have served as a countdown clock for many Italian football fans and media members alike, with report after report suggesting it was only a matter of time until Icardi left Inter. The 26-year-old has been with the club since 2013, establishing himself as one of the most potent goal scorers in the recent history of Serie A in the process.
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After being placed on the transfer market by Inter due to disputes between the two parties, Icardi is now said to be interested in remaining at the club despite their intention to cash in on the forward.
However, it is reported that the Italian giants are still open to any and all offers that might come in between now and the end of the transfer window.
Madrid seek Neymar fitness assurances
Real Madrid are still interested in adding Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar, but they want assurances from the French club over the Brazil international’s metatarsal, according to Marca.
The 27-year-old has missed 34 games across his two seasons in Paris, suffering metatarsal fractures both in January of this year and February 2018. Los Blancos reportedly accept that Neymar is a fragile player, but when dealing in sums totaling hundreds of millions of euros, they want to be certain of his fitness before finalising any deal.
PSG are said to be willing to comply with Madrid’s request to assess the player’s fitness, but have yet to deliver any sort of report to the Spanish capital. Of course, should Neymar be given a clean bill of health, Madrid will then just have the small matter of raising €200 million-plus in order to lodge a bid.
– Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi‘s father has confirmed that they are working hard on a deal that would see him leave the Emirates, the Mirror reports. Gunners boss Unai Emery made it clear earlier in the day that Mustafi’s future lies away from North London following a series of poor performances toward the back end of last season.
– L’Equipe is reporting that AS Monaco are still attempting to persuade Franck Kessie to join the Ligue 1 club, despite an agreement being reached between themselves and AC Milan. Kessie, who was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League at one stage during the summer transfer window, first joined Milan on loan back in 2017 on a two-year deal.