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PSG ready to swoop in and trigger Neymar's €222m buyout clause

PSG ready to swoop in and trigger Neymar's €222m buyout clause
From ESPN - July 17, 2017

The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

TOP STORY: PSG ready to pay 222m for Neymar

Marca reckons Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pay a world-record transfer fee of 222 million to sign Neymar, following a report in Sport that he feels his development at Barcelona is being stifled by Lionel Messi.

The Brazil international would be in line to earn 30m a year in Paris and would link up with international teammates, including Dani Alves, Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura. Manchester United and Manchester City also are credited with interest, although it is claimed the size of the transfer fee could present a problem, even for them.

Sport writes that Neymar, who is under contract at Barca until 2021, feels unsettled having won every major club honour with the Blaugrana and would now like to move on in order to become the main star and challenge for the Ballon d'Or, something he feels is not possible playing alongside Messi.

Lemar could free Alexis to leave Arsenal

The Mirror claims Arsene Wenger is hopeful of striking a deal to sign Thomas Lemar, but it could involve Arsenal breaking their transfer record for the second time this summer, after Monaco put an 80m price tag on the winger.

Lemar, who is said to be keen to join Arsenal, is their No. 1 transfer target, and his arrival could free Alexis Sanchez to leave the club.

The report goes on to state that Wenger might have to sell several players to partially fund the move, but that might not be a problem, according to the Telegraph, who reckons Crystal Palace have made a 16m offer for Calum Chambers. The defender could be joined by Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs and Lucas Perez in leaving Arsenal in the coming days.

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