Real Madrid prepare £270m Neymar bid

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By / Transfers / Saturday, 18 August 2018 11:24

Real Madrid want Neymar, Jose Mourinho wants to keep Paul Pogba, Sunderland spent thousands on plastic flowers, and Blackburn up their bid for Ben Brereton.

Real Madrid prepare £270m Neymar bid

Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez is preparing a £270m for Neymar. However, the bid is not straightforward, as Real Madrid will only make the offer if Paris Saint-Germain fail their Financial Fair Play test. Their sponsorship deals are currently being examined, and should they not pass muster, Perez will offer the cash to prise away the 26-year-old Brazilian international from the French capital.

Perez must be struggling having failed to add a Galactico this summer at time when Barcelona have restocked and are ready for another Liga campaign. Eden Hazard seems set to stay, and Paul Pogba appears to have no interest in any other team than Barcelona. Awaiting the FFP decision seems a smart move, but there is a notable lack of alternatives.

Mourinho loves Pogba

After a couple of stories of a contretemps between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba, Mourinho has spoken to the press of his admiration and happiness with the player. Mourinho said that he "could not be happier" with the 25-year-old French international, despite rumours of him wanting to join Barcelona, and having told Mourinho that he should speak to his agent on contractual matters in future.

Mourinho said he "could not be happier" which, while seeming positive, also could mean that he has no hopes of the situation getting any better than it is now. Moving on from double-meanings, the most important thing to note is that Mourinho and Pogba are not stupid. There is little point in Mourinho bringing a war of words into the public in what will probably be his final season at Old Trafford - he needs Pogba on his side and on form.


Edi Kochoi

Edi Kochoi

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