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Premier League transfer news: Neymar, Mohamed Salah, Gareth Bale

Neymar reportedly wants to leave PSG - could he end up at Real Madrid, Man Utd or Man City?

Premier League transfer news and rumours

Neymar: PSG to Real Madrid/Man Utd/Man City

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has told Real Madrid that he wants to leave the French club, according to Spanish media.

And in a further bizarre twist, the Brazilian is reported to have warned the La Liga giants that “now is the time to act” and that if they don’t bid for him, he will “happily listen to offers” from both Manchester United and Manchester City.

The 26-year-old, who is currently out injured, signed for PSG from Barcelona in a world-record £200m deal last summer. (Daily Express via Don Balon)

Luke Shaw: Manchester United to Barcelona

Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw is a loan target for Barcelona, it is being reported today. The news comes weeks after the 22-year-old was first linked with a move to the Spanish giants. Shaw, who has fallen out of favour with United boss Jose Mourinho, is reportedly also a target for Chelsea, Tottenham, Leicester, Newcastle and former club Southampton. (The Sun)

Umtiti set to stay at Barcelona

Samuel Umtiti “looks set to stay” at Barcelona despite interest from Manchester United. During the Champions League win against Roma, the French defender was seen grabbing the Barca club badge - a sign he is committed to the Catalan side. (ESPN via Sport)

Bale and Salah to switch clubs?

Real Madrid want to sign Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and will offer Gareth Bale in part-exchange, according to reports in Spain. The Welshman is expected to leave Real this summer and has been linked with a return to the Premier League. (Daily Express)

Aleksandr Golovin: CSKA Moscow to Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to rule out a move for CSKA Moscow star Aleksandr Golovin before the two sides played each other in last night’s Europa League quarter-final first-leg tie. The Gunners won 4-1 at the Emirates but Golovin starred for the Russians and scored a superb free kick. (The Sun)

Premier League team news and talking points

Everton vs. Liverpool: Salah uses oxygen chamber

After going off injured in the midweek Champions League win against Manchester City, Liverpool star striker Mohamed Salah has posted a picture of himself on social media in an oxygen chamber. A groin injury means the 38-goal Egyptian is a doubt for tomorrow’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park, but he is confident of recovering in time. (Daily Mail)

Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs target second

Spurs are currently fourth in the Premier League table but manager Mauricio Pochettino is targeting a second-placed finish. He said: “We want to finish as high as possible. We are in a good position but there are still a lot of games to play.” (Sky Sports)

AFC Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace: Benteke a doubt

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is a doubt for tomorrow’s trip to AFC Bournemouth and will face a late fitness test on his injured groin. Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has confirmed that Junior Stanislas will miss the rest of the season because of a “serious knee injury”. Midfielder Adam Smith is also ruled out of the Palace clash. (Sky Sports)

This weekend’s Premier League fixtures

Tomorrow’s fixtures (3pm unless stated)

  • Everton vs. Liverpool (12.30pm, live on Sky Sports
  • AFC Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace 
  • Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Huddersfield Town 
  • Leicester City vs. Newcastle United 
  • Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur 
  • Watford vs. Burnley 
  • West Bromwich Albion vs. Swansea City 
  • Manchester City vs. Manchester United (5.30pm, live on Sky Sports)

Sunday’s fixtures

  • Arsenal vs. Southampton (2.15pm, live on Sky Sports
  • Chelsea vs. West Ham United (4.30pm, live on Sky Sports)

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