Football gossip: Neymar, Bale, Rodriguez, Felix, Maguire, Rodri

Football gossip

Brazil forward Neymar, 27, continues to seek a return to Barcelona and does not intend to play for Paris St-Germain again. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid have made a bid for Neymar, offering PSG 130m euros (£115.5m), plus Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, or 27-year-old Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid are close to completing the 120m euros (£106.7m) signing of Benfica forward Joao Felix, meaning Manchester United will miss out on the 19-year-old Portugal international. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's efforts to rebuild his squad are being held up because they are frustrating other clubs with a series of low offers for targets. (Evening Standard)

Manchester City are set to beat Manchester United to the £65m signing of Leicester City's Harry Maguire, with a medical pencilled in for the England centre-back, 26. (Star)

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison, 22, has asked to meet United manager Solskjaer, who is keen to bring the England Under-21 international to Old Trafford (Star)

Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Rodri has chosen to join Manchester City instead of Bayern Munich, with the 22-year-old to cost the Premier League champions £62m. (Kicker - in German)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has repeated his desire to keep France forward Ousmane Dembele, 22, at the Nou Camp, despite interest from Liverpool. (Mirror)

Liverpool are considering a move for Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo, 22, as a replacement for fellow Spanaird Alberto Moreno, 26. (Mirror)

Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 27, will not join former boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, with Bosnia-Herzegovina international Miralem Pjanic, 29, a preferred option. (Mail)

Manchester City may sign Eibar's Asier Riesgo on a free transfer and make the 35-year-old Spaniard their third-choice goalkeeper. (Manchester Evening News)

Everton have opened talks with Chelsea about signing Kurt Zouma on a permanent deal after the French defender, 24, spent last season on loan at Goodison Park. (Telegraph)

Tottenham have held talks with the agent of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24, over a move from Sporting Lisbon. (Telegraph)

Lyon have had a £16m bid turned down for Arsenal and Tottenham target Joachim Andersen, with the 23-year-old Danish defender valued at £31m by his club Sampdoria. (Star)

Juventus hope to secure a deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from Paris St-Germain, with the 24-year-old French midfielder out of contract this summer. (Goal)

Liverpool do not plan to sell forward Divock Origi this summer, despite the 24-year-old Belgium international having just a year left on his contract. (Liverpool Echo)

Claude Makelele is being lined up for a role at managerless Chelsea after the former Blues and France midfielder left his job as head coach of Belgian side Eupen. (Evening Standard)

Brighton are set to complete the signing of Portsmouth's 22-year-old English defender Matt Clarke for £5m. (Sun)

Chief executive Tony Scholes says he will reveal Stoke City's new signings before the first team return for pre-season next week. (Stoke Sentinel)

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