Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Friday July 26Barcelona fear Real Madrid could scupper their plans to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-GermainLiverpool have been backed to prise former Reds star Philippe Coutinho away from the Nou CampBarcelona legend Andres Iniesta has spoken out on the future of much-talked about Ivan RakiticChelsea have all but ended the La Liga giants’ hopes of snaring Willian next summer14:00 UPDATE: How Barcelona will fund Neymar dealBarcelona have put three of Neymar’s countrymen on the market as they attempt to raise funds to re-sign the forward.Philippe Coutinho, Malcom and Rafinha Alcantara are all available to be bought this summer, according to ESPN.Barcelona are also said to be willing to listen to offers for Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti and Arturo Vidal.Neymar cost Paris Saint-Germain £200m when he headed to France in 2017 and it would cost more for him to return. Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Barca will clear the decks to make room for Neymar (Image: GETTY)13:05 UPDATE: Barcelona vs Newcastle transfer scrapBarcelona might have to fight off unlikely competition in the form of Newcastle to sign an understudy for Jordi Alba.The Magpies are being credited with interest in Augsburg defender Philipp Max by Chronicle Live.And that could mean a battle between Newcastle and Barcelona is on the cards before the transfer window shuts.Liverpool are keen on Max as well, with the 25-year-old left-back seen as potential back-up to Andy Robertson. Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Philipp Max is wanted by Barca, Liverpool and Newcastle (Image: GETTY)12:25 UPDATE: Neymar to Juventus doubtsBarcelona target Neymar would have no interest in quitting Paris Saint-Germain for Juventus if the opportunity arises.That is according to ESPN FC pundit Steve Nicol, who said: “This makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.”Neymar went to PSG because that’s where he wanted to go, and PSG were able to come up with the incredible amount of money he wanted.”Juventus, it would cost them an arm and a leg to buy him, and you’ve got to get someone who doesn’t actually want to go to you, to sign for you.”He actually wants to play for another team, in Barcelona. It makes no sense. Where’s he going to play? If he plays. As far as the money is concerned, Juventus would have to offload.” Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Steve Nicol doubts Neymar would head to Juventus (Image: GETTY)11:55 UPDATE: Neymar mood gets worseParis Saint-Germain have done themselves no favours this summer by releasing Neymar’s close friend Dani Alves.Neymar and Alves have plied their trade together at Barcelona, PSG and for the Brazilian national team.L’Equipe reckon Neymar’s stance on life in Paris has only worsened since Alves was let go at the end of last month.That has only strengthened his resolve to leave – with Barcelona in pole position to get him on board. Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Neymar is unhappy Paris Saint-Germain let Dani Alves go (Image: GETTY)11:25 UPDATE: Jurgen Klopp on Philippe CoutinhoJurgen Klopp has revealed he hopes Philippe Coutinho is happy at Barcelona – dampening speculation he could re-sign for Liverpool.”As I said, having him would make each team better – us included – but I really hope that he finds his luck at Barcelona,” Klopp said. “Or maybe he found it there.”We have contact, but not that close contact that I know exactly how he is doing, but the rest is only newspaper talk and stuff like that.”If everything was true what newspapers write about me — wow! If it’s similar to what they write about me, I would say he’s completely happy at Barcelona and wants to sign a new six-year contract or whatever.” Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Jurgen Klopp opened up about Philippe Coutinho (Image: GETTY)10:55 UPDATE: Antoine Griezmann deal backedBarcelona new boy Antoine Griezmann is destined to be a hit having completed his long-awaited move from Atletico Madrid.That is the verdict of Barca legend Andres Iniesta, who says Griezmann’s experience will help him to shine.”He is an exceptional player who knows La Liga and the team-mates he will have,” Iniesta said. “Everything indicates that he will do well.”Griezmann joined Barcelona earlier this month having previously turned down their advances last summer. Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Antoine Griezmann left Atletico Madrid for Barca this month (Image: GETTY) Barcelona transfer news LIVE: All of the latest updates and gossip from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)10:40 UPDATE: Barcelona make Neymar requestBarcelona have asked Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi to keep them abreast of developments regarding Neymar.The Nou Camp board are eager to team the forward up with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi again, as well as new recruit Antoine Griezmann.PSG are yet to make their mind up on Neymar and they would require a massive fee to let him leave after two years.Sport reckon Barcelona have requested to be kept in the loop so they know what’s going on with their former star. Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Barca have asked Nasser Al-Khelaifi about Neymar (Image: GETTY)10:30 UPDATE: Barcelona plot Philippe Coutinho exitBarcelona reckon Manchester City and Manchester United are potential destinations for out-of-favour Philippe Coutinho.Mundo Deportivo say the Manchester rivals, plus Paris Saint-Germain, have been earmarked as where the playmaker could touch down next.Barcelona are said to rate Coutinho at around £107m (€120m), a sizeable drop on the huge fee they gave Liverpool for him.Express Sport understands his previous affiliation means he would not consider a move to United, though. Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Philippe Coutinho could yet leave the Nou Camp this summer (Image: GETTY)10:15 UPDATE: No Liverpool offerLiverpool have not asked Barcelona about taking Philippe Coutinho on loan as speculation over his future rumbles on.Coutinho has been tipped to call it a day at the Nou Camp, just 18 months on from completing a dream move from Anfield.A return to Anfield has been touted as Jurgen Klopp adds to his squad of Champions League winners.Reports have claimed Liverpool offered to take the Barcelona misfit on loan, though ESPN FC reckon that is wide of the mark. Barcelona transfer news LIVE: A reunion between Philippe Coutinho and Jurgen Klopp is unlikely (Image: GETTY)10:10 UPDATE: Victor Lindelof speaks outBarcelona target Victor Lindelof is taking no notice of Barca’s reputed interest in prising him away from Manchester United.”I’m not the kind of person who thinks about that,” Lindelof said. “I’m here, I’m very happy here. That’s my focus. Manchester United is my club. I represent this club with great honour.”Lindelof has been touted as an alternative target after Matthijs de Ligt snubbed Barcelona to join Juventus.United would, though, put up a fight to retain his services given his vastly improved form last season. Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Victor Lindelof is not bothered about leaving Manchester United (Image: GETTY)10:00 UPDATE: Chelsea hand Barcelona blowBarcelona will miss out on a free transfer deal for Willian with the Brazilian poised to sign a new deal at Chelsea.Express Sport understands the winger has agreed an extension to his terms, which are due to expire next summer.Frank Lampard was originally going to wait until Willian returned to training after his exertions with Brazil before assessing the Barca target.However, Chelsea chiefs have moved to hammer out a contract because they are so keen to retain his services. Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Andres Iniesta is convinced Ivan Rakitic is going nowhere (Image: GETTY)09:30 UPDATE: Ivan Rakitic future predictionBarcelona legend Andres Iniesta is convinced Ivan Rakitic is keen to stay at the Nou Camp.Rakitic has been tipped to quit Barca as Ernesto Valverde attempts to generate funds to land Neymar.However, Iniesta appears to have had a chat with his former team-mate about his plans for next season.”I don’t know if he’s non-transferrable,” Iniesta said. “But I know he’s happy and wants to stay at Barcelona. I hope that he can keep performing like before. I’d be happy for him.” Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Chelsea are set to tie Barca target Willian down to a new deal (Image: GETTY)09:00 UPDATE: Philippe Coutinho to Liverpool?Barcelona misfit Philippe Coutinho is the ideal signing to give Liverpool some more creativity, believes Reds legend Jamie Carragher.”I still think they could add a creative player,” Carragher said. “They tried to sign one last season in [Nabil] Fekir, he’s actually gone this summer for a lot cheaper [joining Real Betis for £19.7m].”I said it before, I’d love to see Liverpool bring Coutinho back if that was possible in any way. Obviously, it hasn’t worked out for him at Barcelona. I just think that would be a great addition.”You’ve got [Adam] Lallana and [Xherdan] Shaqiri in those positions, but they’re not Coutinho. He would give Liverpool something that they don’t have compared to [Manchester] City.” Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Philippe Coutinho has been backed to rejoin Liverpool (Image: GETTY) Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Barca fear Real Madrid or Juventus will beat them to Neymar (Image: GETTY)08:30 UPDATE: Barcelona fear Real Madrid Neymar moveBarcelona believe their old foes Real Madrid could stop them from re-signing wantaway Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim Barca are concerned Florentino Perez could launch a raid on the Parc des Princes.While they are also said to fear Juventus, who could team Neymar up with their talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo.Juventus beat Barcelona to Matthijs de Ligt this summer and tax laws might make Italy a more optimal destination for the Brazilian.



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