Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou CampTuesday, June 4Barcelona or Real Madrid is the next logical for Raheem Sterling – FerdinandLiverpool have entered the race to sign Ajax superstar Matthijs de LigtManchester United and Barcelona were considered favouritesLionel Messi should beat his Netherlands team-mate Virgil van Dijk to the Ballon d’OrAntoine Griezmann pay cutAtletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is prepared to accept a hefty pay cut to secure a transfer to Barcelona.That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim he’ll reduce his wages by £5.3million per-year to join Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp.That would still see the French international earn a whopping £15million per-season.Manchester United were hopeful of luring Griezmann to Old Trafford this summer, but the Daily Mail believe the Catalan giants are ‘on course’ to sign him when his release clause drops on July 1. Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Neymar’s next destinationNowhere. Neymar will not be allowed to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Barcelona this summer, according to reports.Neymar has been linked with a return to the Nou Camp this summer with the Catalan giants set for a busy summer.But according to Radio Monte Carlo Sport, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said Neymar will not be leaving the French capital.It’s claimed that Barcelona are only after the Brazilian because Lionel Messi wants him to return. Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Done Deal – Jovic joins Real MadridFrankfurt striker Luka Jovic will join Real Madrid on a five-year deal pending a medical.The 21-year-old Jovic, who joined Frankfurt initially on loan in 2017 from Benfica, scored 17 goals in 32 Bundesliga matches last season and another 10 in 14 Europa League games.”On a sporting level he is a big loss for us,” said Frankfurt sports director Fredi Bobic. “His explosiveness and goal threat are now known around Europe.”“But it was clear that there was a limit to what kind of bid we could refuse. For Eintracht Frankfurt this is a good and important transfer. We wish Luka all the best in the future.” Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Adrien Rabiot swoopManchester United look set to battle Everton for PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.Rabiot’s contract at the Parc des Princes expires this month.Barcelona were expected to snap the Frenchman up on a free transfer but the deal collapsed after the arrival of Frenkie de Jong.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are expected to launch an approach in the coming weeks but French outlet Le10 Sport claim Everton have held contract discussions with the player’s representatives. Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Raheem Sterling’s next stepJoining Barcelona or Real Madrid is the next logical for Raheem Sterling.That’s according to Tottenham legend Les Ferdinand, who believes the winger can reach the pinnacle of world football.“If he continues to have the success he’s having at Manchester City, then you could see a team like Real Madrid or Barcelona being the next stepping stone for him,” Ferdinand told talkSPORT.“When you look at some of the players playing for those teams at the moment, he’d certainly be in good company if he went to those football clubs.” Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Matthijs de Ligt to Liverpool?!Liverpool have entered the race to sign Ajax superstar Matthijs de Ligt.That’s according to German newspaper Bild, who claim de Ligt could be Jurgen Klopp’s ‘next triumph’ after securing the Champions League title.Manchester United and Barcelona were considered favourites to sign the 19-year-old centre-back.However, De Ligt could soon be joining his Dutch colleague Virgil van Dijk at Anfield. Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou Camp (Image: BILD)Frenkie de Jong back Lionel MessiFrenkie de Jong says Lionel Messi should beat his Netherlands team-mate Virgil van Dijk to the Ballon d’Or.Van Dijk was excellent again as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final and that’s seen him hailed as a Ballon d’Or contender.But De Jong, who will arrive at the Nou Camp in the coming weeks, believes there’s only one winner.”Van Dijk is a super good player who deserves to win the Golden Ball as the best football player of 2019, but to me Lionel Messi is the best and deserves to win,” he told De Telegraaf.Julen Lopetegui to SevillaSevilla have appointed Julen Lopetegui as their new manager.Lopetegui, 52, was axed by both Spain and Real Madrid in less than a month but returns to management after a year on the sidelines.Sevilla sacked previous manager Pablo Machin after their Europa League defeat to Slavia Prague – leaving Joaquin Caparros as interim boss. Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Lionel Messi warningLionel Messi has warned Barcelona against signing Antoine Griezmann.That’s according to French publication RMC Sport, who claim Messi would prefer to see Neymar return to the Nou Camp.Griezmann confirmed that he would be leaving Barcelona last month with Barcelona the favourites to secure his services.However, RMC Sport claim Messi told management that he’s concerned by the French international’s attitude and wants the Catalan giants to pursue Neymar instead. Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Thomas Meunier optionsThomas Meunier says he’ll consider leaving PSG as a free agent should the Ligue 1 champions not offer him a new contract.Meunier, who’s been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United, has 12 months left to run on his contract and PSG still haven’t made a decision on his future.Asked about the prospect of leaving next year, Meunier told Le Parisien: “It’s something that could suit me.”Quizzed on his potential suitors, the Belgian added: “There have been phone calls since January with interested clubs. There are a dozen clubs, all of which are in the top five of their leagues.” Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Paul Pogba considering Juve returnPaul Pogba is reportedly open to moving back to Juventus despite interest from Real Madrid.Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has made no attempt to hide his like of Pogba while Juve have been linked with a deal.And the Independent now claim Pogba is open to a third switch between the Red Devils and the Old Lady due to United’s struggles.It’s claimed that one of the reasons Pogba moved back to United three years ago was because he felt they were on the brink of a title challenge.But United haven’t come close to challenging for the title since the Frenchman has been back at the club.



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