Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from the BernabeuMonday, August 19AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini has flown to MadridHe plans to conclude a deal for striker Mariano DiazPSG want Raphael Varane and Vinicius Jr for NeymarPSG are prepared to accelerate their approach for Paulo Dybala PSG make Varane and Vinicius demandReports from Telefoot in France say PSG will only sell Neymar to Real Madrid if they send Raphael Varane and Vinicius Junior in the other direction.No matter how much they might want the Brazilian superstar, Real are unlikely to sanction such a deal.Vinicius remains one of the most highly-rated youngsters in world football while Varane is crucial to manager Zinedine Zidane’s plans.Real are understood to be keen on including either Thibaut Courtois or Keylor Navas in the deal instead. PSG want Raphael Varane included in any deal that would take Neymar to Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)Neymar latestBarcelona are preparing to launch another offer for Neymar.According to ESPN FC, the Catalan giants will approach PSG with a bid to take Neymar on loan with an option to make the deal permanent next summer.The report claims that NO players will be offered in exchange with the Spanish champions to pay in cash next summer.It’s said discussions are ongoing as to how much PSG will demand for his signature in 2020. Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from the Bernabeu (Image: GETTY)Paul Pogba bidReal Madrid will submit one final bid for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.That’s according to The Times, who claim Zinedine Zidane has not given up hope of luring the World Cup winner to Spain this summer.However, The Sun claim Pogba is not Real Madrid’s top target.That honour belongs to Tottenham star Christian Eriksen and the club intend to launch a deadline day £60m bid to force Daniel Levy’s hand. Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from the Bernabeu (Image: GETTY)Don’t be too good!The better Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos performs – the less chance Arsenal have of securing his services on a permanent basis.That’s the view of former Republic of Ireland international Tony Cascarino after Ceballos’ excellent display against Burnley on Saturday.“Dani Ceballos impressed me for Arsenal against Burnley,” Cascarino wrote in The Times. “He has a bit of everything: tenacity, technical ability, and he wore the shirt as if he was an Arsenal player from 15 years ago.“He is on loan so Arsenal will have to hope he doesn’t do too well, meaning they can’t sign him.” Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from the Bernabeu (Image: GETTY)Mariano Diaz talksAC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini has flown to Madrid to conclude a deal for striker Mariano Diaz.That’s according to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, who claim AC Milan are fighting it out with four other clubs for his signature.It’s believed Real Betis, Monaco, Marseille and Valencia have all expressed interest in signing the 25-year-old.Zinedine Zidane views Diaz as surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu – but finding someone to foot his £88k per-week wages could prove a stumbling block. Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from the Bernabeu (Image: GETTY)PSG demand two-player swapPSG have revealed their demands for Neymar.French outlet Telefoot claim the Ligue 1 champions have requested a two-player plus cash deal to approve Neymar’s move to Real Madrid.It’s said PSG want Raphael Varane and Vinicius Jr plus cash in exchange for their 27-year-old wantaway forward.However, the report adds that Real Madrid chiefs are against selling the talent pair – but could offer James Rodriguez, Thibaut Courtois or Keylor Navas instead.Paulo Dybala to PSGThis could be good news for Real Madrid and Barcelona in their pursuit of Neymar.And that’s because PSG are prepared to accelerate their approach for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, who they view as the ideal replacement for Neymar.The Daily Mail claim the Parisian side are looking to finalise a deal worth £73m for the Argentine by Wednesday.PSG’s sporting director Leonardo is due to meet with Dybala’s agent in the coming days. Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from the Bernabeu (Image: GETTY)Third bid approvedBarcelona chiefs have agreed to lodge a third offer for PSG star Neymar.It’s thought Barcelona have already seen two bids for the Brazilian superstar rebuffed by PSG – the latter including Philippe Coutinho.But Marca claim that after a meeting at the Nou Camp – Barcelona have decided to try their luck again.Coutinho, who was to be used as a makeweight in a potential deal, has now joined Bayern Munich on loan for the 2019-20 season.But even without the former Liverpool playmaker – Marca say Barcelona executives “maintain their interest” in Neymar.Statement requiredBarcelona are keen for Neymar to publicly declare his desire to rejoin the club from Paris Saint-Germain this summer in order to speed up a possible deal.Although both club and player are keen to get a deal over the line, PSG are standing firm over their star forward after paying a world record £200million to secure his services three years ago.Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo have now revealed why the deal is being held up, and outlined what the Catalan giants want Neymar to do in the coming days.The report claims that Barcelona want Neymar to remain certain that he won’t be playing for the French champions as he hunts an exit, despite their 2-1 defeat to Rennes on Sunday evening. Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from the Bernabeu (Image: GETTY)Thomas Tuchel on NeymarManager Thomas Tuchel says Neymar will not be sold until PSG can find a suitable replacement.Barcelona have been one of the busiest teams in the summer transfer window, spending over £200million on the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and other recruits.But Neymar won’t be joining that impressive list until a replacement is found.“We must replace him before we can sell him,” Tuchel said after the 2-1 defeat to Rennes on Sunday. “Neymar is a player who needs a replacement.“This situation won’t end today or tomorrow. If he stays, that would be important for us because he’s skilled at one-on-ones and every team needs a player like him.” Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from the Bernabeu (Image: GETTY)Forgive and forget!Barcelona should forgive Neymar for his past behaviour and do everything in their power to bring him back to the Nou Camp, according to Jordi Cruyff.“Let Neymar come back?” Cruyff told El Pais. “I am always in favour of the return or the incorporation of players who have exceptional quality and he is a clear case of a football player who, above all, makes a difference.“I understand the reaction of the fan who is still hurting at the moment and the manner of his departure, but the greatness of people is in understanding when one may have been wrong.“It is understandable because, in this sport, and also in the operation of clubs, feelings have a great influence. But I am a defender of second chances.”



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