Chelsea have turned down bids from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Willian. The Brazilian is into the final year of his current contract at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues are keen to keep him despite interest from the two Spanish teams.
Liverpool have been told that Ousmane Dembele is available this summer, but Barcelona will only sell if they receive the same fee they paid Borussia Dortmund for him. The Reds are said to be one of the Frenchman’s “preferred” destinations.
Barcelona spokesman Josep Vives says he does not want to talk about the prospect of Neymar returning to Barcelona. He said: “It’s something we’re not going to get into. Now he is a PSG player and we do not have to talk. We will not say anything because it will fall into a trap.”
Luis Suarez has refused to talk about a possible Barcelona move for Antoine Griezmann. He said: “What I have to say, as I said last year, is that he is a quality player. But he is an Atletico player and I prefer not to comment on it.”
Philippe Coutinho has ruled out leaving Barcelona for Manchester United out of respect for former club Liverpool. The Red Devils are Liverpool’s fierce rivals and are said to be monitoring the Brazilian.
Brazil manager Tite has given his thoughts on where Neymar should play his football next season. The Brazilian has been linked with a Barcelona return and Tite says: “I would go to a team where I always felt happy – as a person, as a human being and as a family, because there I will be professionally better. They are very particular situations. It is a professional issue. It has to do with where you feel good, where you feel happy.”
Luis Suarez has also been talking about Neymar and couldn’t hide his fondness for his former team-mate. He said: “I was privileged to fulfil one of the best years of my life as a football player at Barcelona next to the best in the world, Messi, and the second-best in the world, Neymar. For me, it was one of the best moments I’ve ever lived, won the treble. Who would not want to enjoy players like Ney?”