Monday’s gossip: Neymar agrees to Saudi transfer; Mitrovic, Caicedo, Tierney, Onana, Sangre

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5Times brings you the latest gossip on football transfers today from around the globe…

  • Brazilian striker Neymar, 31, has agreed to a two-year deal with Saudi Pro League team Al-Hilal that would pay him 160 million euros (£138 million), assuming a transfer deal can be worked out. 
  • Al-Hilal has rekindled its interest in acquiring Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 28, who now plays for Fulham.
  • Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, of Brighton, may complete a £115 million transfer as soon as Monday after passing his medical at Chelsea. 
  • Newcastle United is trying to negotiate a loan agreement for either the 26-year-old Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney of Arsenal or 25-year-old Marc Cucurella from Chelsea. 
  • Following Harry Kane’s departure to Germany, Tottenham continues to monitor the 22-year-old American attacker Folarin Balogun.
  • Ibrahim Sangare, a PSV Eindhoven player valued at £32 million, has drawn interest from Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and PSG. This summer, PSV turned down a bid from Nottingham Forest for the 25-year-old Ivorian Coast midfielder.
  • Benjamin Pavard, a 27-year-old French defender, was offered to Bayern Munich by Manchester United, but the German club turned it down. However, Pavard is pushing for United, who are anticipated to make a stronger offer to sign him. 
  • Amadou Onana, a 21-year-old midfielder from Belgium, is also a target for United, who are awaiting Everton’s approval.
  • Chuba Akpom, a former England Under-21 attacker, will be signed by Ajax for £10 million from Middlesbrough. 
  • 33-year-old Man City defender Kyle Walker will reject a transfer to Bayern Munich and extend his contract at the Etihad this week.
  • If Manchester City are unsuccessful in signing West Ham’s 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta, they will turn their interest towards 21-year-old French midfielder Michael Olise of Crystal Palace. 
  • Romeo Lavia, a 19-year-old Belgian midfielder playing for Southampton, is set to draw a match from Liverpool and Chelsea’s £55 million bid. 
  • To sign Romelu Lukaku, Juventus is in talks with Chelsea.
  • After being left out of the team for Tottenham’s 2-2 draw against Brentford under new manager Ange Postecoglou, Eric Dier‘s future at the club looks to be in doubt. 

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