Champions League


PSG will face added pressure for major silverware with Neymar signing

Reports have suggested that PSG have finally agreed a five-year deal worth £450m (after add ons and bonuses) to acquire Neymar from Barcelona. The Brazilian superstar is set to arrive in Paris on Friday to finalize the move that will make him the most expensive footballer in history. While the deal is yet to be finalized, it looks to be increasingly more like an inevitability at this point, as Barcelona have accepted Neymar's request to not take part in training this week.
Leonardo Jardim

Leonardo Jardim remains confident Kylian Mbappe is staying put at Monaco

Leonardo Jardim remains increasingly confident that Kylian Mbappe is going to stay at AS Monaco, at least for another season. Mbappe has been one of the most sought after talents in the summer transfer window thus far, prompting interest from top clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Barcelona. Monaco have already seen a handful of their top players make departures to other clubs, and next to Thomas Lemar and Fabinho, Mbappe is one of the surviving standouts from the group that won the Ligue 1 title last season.

Neymar, Sanchez rumors highlight PSG’s rejuvenation efforts

In recent weeks, both Neymar and Alexis Sanchez have been heavily linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain before the summer transfer window closes. The pair of world class stars have both expressed a great deal of interest in heading to the French capital and reports have suggested that negotiations have intensified with both players. Neymar is being touted with a colossal fee of around £190 whilst Sanchez would cost the Parisians around £70m.
RB Leipzig

Would RB Leipzig be missing out if they don’t sell Naby Keita to Liverpool for £70m?

Reports have suggested that RB Leipzig have already rejected two colossal bids in the region of £65m from Liverpool for midfielder Naby Keita. The Guinean international has been Jurgen Klopp's number one transfer target of the summer, but Leipzig have remained adamant in their stance that they're not going to sell the midfielder, whatever the price is Liverpool are willing to pay.
Thomas Muller

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller is in desperate need of a strong season

Thomas Muller had a disappointing 2016/2017 campaign with Bayern Munich; there's simply no disguising it. The German international tallied eight goals and fifteen assists across all competitions for Bayern last year en route to their fifth consecutive Bundesliga title. On the surface, his scoring record in the 2016/2017 campaign by no means reads a lackluster season, but it was most certainly one of the poorest seasons Muller's had in a Bayern shirt.
Mario Götze

Mario Götze faces an uphill battle with Borussia Dortmund this season

Mario Gotze missed the majority of Borussia Dortmund's 2016-2017 season due to being diagnosed with a metabolic disorder known as myopathy; a disease that causes complications in skeletal muscle tissues. It can result in muscular weaknesses and make it quite difficult to maintain and/or gain strength in the effected muscles. The German international only featured 16 times across all competitions and only registered two goals and two assists; numbers well under par in comparison to his three title-winning seasons with Bayern Munich, and his first three seasons in his first stint with Dortmund, for that matter.
Naby Keita

Naby Keita/Van Dijk narratives highlight resiliency of Jurgen Klopp

Naby Keita has been linked with a move to Liverpool for what now feels like an eternity. The RB Leipzig midfielder has arguably been the number one transfer target of the summer for Jurgen Klopp alongside Southampton's Virgil van Dijk. Efforts on both of those fronts have taken a number of setbacks, but developments over the past week and half have suggested that both moves could wind up happening.

Liverpool fans should welcome brief radio silence in the transfer window

Liverpool, more than any other team in the Premier League, seem to find themselves in these sorts of mini soap operas with players they're linked with signing this summer. Most recently, Liverpool's links with the likes of Southampton's Virgil van Dijk and RB Leipzig's Naby Keita have been heating up under the microscope and have both taken their fair share of setbacks. On the surface, it can be quite frustrating for the average Liverpool fan considering how successful other clubs in the league are quietly going about their transfer business without too much of a build up in the respective plots. Arsenal have already signed Alexandre Lacazette, Manchester City have already signed Bernardo Silva and Ederson, and Manchester United have already signed Victor Lindelöf and Romelu Lukaku.
Marco Verratti

Marco Verratti faces added pressure this season after his agent’s remarks regarding potential Barcelona transfer

Marco Verratti has been the subject of a potential move to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain for the past couple of weeks now. The Catalan giants have been quite vocal about how keen they are on acquiring the midfielder's services, but PSG are reluctant to let him go, regardless of what would likely be a considerable fee. His current contract is set to keep him in the French capital until 2021, without a release clause. Earlier this week, Verratti's agent, Donato Di Campli, commented on the transfer saga and suggested that PSG and its owners are unfairly doing whatever it takes to hold on to Verratti, despite the midfielder having an interest to join Barcelona.