Transfer rumors and football rumors: Neymar, Bernardo Silva, Frenkie de Jong

20 Jul 2022 | 08:32

The latest rumors and rumors from the pages later on Wednesday, including reports of a proposed swap deal between Man City and PSG.

According to reports, PSG have offered Neymar for Manchester City, but their offer of a swap deal with Bernardo Silva in the other direction has apparently been rejected (The Sun).

Chelsea are said to have told Barcelona they are interested in signing Frenkie de Jong (The Sun).

According to reports (The Sun), the club have also been made aware of Bayern Munich’s asking price for defender Benjamin Pavard.

Thomas Tuchel’s lengthy hunt is coming to an end, as Chelsea are close to closing in on Jules Koundé’s fee with Sevilla’s Jules Koundé but they may face competition from the French centre-back from Barcelona (The Guardian).

Cristiano Ronaldo could potentially move to Atletico Madrid marred by a couple of recent Chelsea transfers (Daily Mirror).

The Blues have attempted to sign striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer, according to Barcelona president Joan Laporta (Daily Mirror).

Timo Werner could lead a run-off of up to 15 players at Stamford Bridge as the club look to streamline their squad ahead of the new campaign (Daily Mirror).

And final Chelsea news Billy Gilmour will be in talks with Thomas Tuchel over his future after turning down a first-team tour of the United States (Daily Telegraph).

Bruno Fernandes seems to take a liking to star Cristiano Ronaldo – by suggesting that Manchester United would be better off without him on the team (The Sun).

West Ham have held further talks with Jesse Lingard amid interest in the former Manchester United midfielder from Nottingham Forest (The Guardian).

Lingard hopes to make a decision on his future by the end of the week as West Ham are currently leading the hunt for the England striker (Daily Telegraph).

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be ‘ready to do anything’ to exit Manchester United this summer amid fears that Lionel Messi could reclaim his Champions League (Daily Star) scoring record.

Christian Benteke is the target of Wolves (The Sun).

Marco Asensio is said to have sacked his agent – and that could put Arsenal and Newcastle on red alert (The Sun).

Oleksandr Zinchenko will undergo a medical for the Gunners today after flying to Orlando for the Gunners’ pre-season tour (The Sun).

Arsenal’s transfer director Edu finally tried to get Juventus better as the Serie A side conceded failure in their pursuit of Gabriel Magalhaes (Daily Mirror).

The North London side have been given the chance to secure the signature of long-term target Arthur Melo this summer (Daily Express).

Allan Saint-Maximin has been warned by Newcastle manager Eddie Howe after he was spotted repeatedly leaving his Ferrari right outside the front door of the club’s training ground (The Sun).

Newcastle were dealt a fatal blow in their pursuit of one of their summer transfer targets when winger Moussa Diaby announced that he would play for Bayer Leverkusen again next season (Daily Mail).

Monaco have made a £15m bid for Boubakary Soumare while Leicester are looking to recoup more than the £23m they spent on the unpopular midfielder (Daily Mail).

Leeds have signed former West Ham striker Sonny Perkins, 18, on a three-year deal. West Ham are entitled to compensation to Perkins and a fee will be set by the arbitration panel if they and Leeds are unable to reach an agreement (Daily Mail).

Leeds and Everton have had the opportunity to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa this summer (Daily Express).

Tottenham could offer a swap deal with Roma in a bid to land Italian club winger Nicolo Zaniolo this summer (Daily Express).