Headlines Today: Barca Thrash Inter Miami 6-0; Guardiola Shuts Down Neymar Rumours

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday’s newspapers…

Inter Miami vs Barcelona 0−6

Inter Miami vs Barcelona

Barça took on Miami International at Lockhart Stadium in the USA. In the first half, Barca played a fluid game in front of the goal, with Rafinha assisting Aubameyang, then Balde assisted and new signing Rafinha scored on his debut before Rafinha added an assist and Fathi drew a shot on goal before halftime. In the second half, Depay scored from a corner kick, then Depay scored from a nimble turn in the box and Dembele scored a minute later. The game ended 6-0 for Barca against Miami International.

Pep Guardiola on Neymar links for Man City

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior 

Guardiola talks about Neymar’s links to Manchester City.
I’m sorry, but it’s not true,” he said. Their information is not correct, Neymar is an incredible player and from the information I have, he is a very good person. But it’s not true.” Every summer, Manchester City buy 150 players!

Le Parisien broke the news that Neymar could move to Manchester City before the summer window closes.

“I feel sorry for Le Parisien, but it’s not true. Their report is wrong. Neymar is an amazing player and he’s a very good lad. But this (report) is wrong. According to the media, every summer Manchester City buy 150 players.”

Zinchenko is also on his way out of Manchester City, with Arsenal as his next stop.

“Zinchenko, like Jesus and Sterling, are three players who have had a huge role and impact, very good people, very outstanding players who have chosen their own path to move on. Chelsea and Arsenal are both incredible clubs and if they succeed there I will be happy for them.”

De Ligt to be the new owner of Bayern’s No.4 shirt

De Ligt

Bayern officials have said that newly-joined centre-back Derek Drieght will wear the number 4 shirt, which is now available to buy in the club’s official shop.

Previously wearing Bayern’s number 4 shirt was Güler, who also played at centre-back and joined Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer this summer.

Bremer set to join Juve


According to previous media reports, Juve has submitted a total offer of €47 million to Torino for Bremer, with €40 million fixed and €7 million floating. Juve has offered Bremer a five-year contract with an annual salary of over €5 million after tax.

Bremer, a 25-year-old centre-back from Brazil, joined Torino from Atletico Mineiro in July 2018 for €5.8 million and has made 110 appearances for Torino so far in ’18, scoring 13 goals and providing five assists. Last season, Bremer has voted Serie A Defender of the Season for his outstanding performances.

Barcelona and Chelsea are in direct contact with César Azpilicueta.

César Azpilicueta

Daily Sport: Chelsea agree to let him go and promise Barca a deal, the two clubs are scheduled to meet next week to discuss the deal and Chelsea hope the offer can be higher

Cancelo gets the team’s number 7 shirt

Joao Cancelo

The latest announcement from Manchester City Football Club is that Portuguese international Cancelo will wear the team’s number 7 shirt in the future. Previously City’s number 7 shirt went to Sterling, who has now moved to join Chelsea.

Cancelo, who played as a defender and previously wore number 27 at City, joined the club from Juventus in 2019 and has played a total of 128 games for the team.

Manchester United 3-1 Crystal Palace

Manchester United 3-1 Crystal Palace

Manchester United will take on Crystal Palace at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. In the first half, Martial’s one-touch shot was blocked by Bartram before Dalot sent an assist and Martial broke through to score. The following play saw Ibbiowei break down the side and cut inside to hit a shot that was parried by De Gea and Maguire shot wide.

In the second half, United played a smooth game in front of goal, Van Der Beek assisted by Rashford, then Martial made the ball, Sancho scored a single goal, then Mattea scored a goal but was offside, Milivojevic assisted by Ward’s header from a corner, Crystal Palace pulled a goal back, ten minutes later Fish misplaced a clearance and pulled down Akinvalle, was shown a red card by the referee. The game ended 3-1 for United against Crystal Palace.

Roma 2-3 Sporting de Portugal

Roma 2-3 Sporting de Portugal

Roma played a friendly match against Sporting de Portugal at the Algarve Stadium in Portugal. In the first half, Edwards broke through to create a penalty which Gonçalves hit. Inácio then scored their own goal from a corner kick. In the second half, Inácio made up for it with a header and Abrahams assisted Pellegrini with the equaliser. Tabata finished the game with a shot just before the end. The match ended 2-3 for Roma against Sporting de Portugal.

The Guardian

Chelsea is close to agreeing on a deal with Sevilla for Jules Condé, but they could face competition from Barcelona for the French centre-back.

West Ham has further talks with Jesse Lingard as Nottingham Forest is interested in the former Manchester United midfielder.


PSG have reportedly offered Neymar to Manchester City, but their offer of a swap deal with Bernardo Silva has apparently been rejected.

Chelsea has reportedly told Barcelona that they are interested in signing Frenkie de Jong.

The Times

UEFA’s failure to contact Liverpool supporters’ groups about their experiences in the Champions League final has raised fresh concerns about how the event descended into chaos with scrutiny.

Chelsea prevented US captain Christian Pulisic from answering questions about gun control during a pre-season tour of his hometown.

England international Joe Marler admits he is still “buried in his head” over concussion concerns after a horrific incident caused him to forget he was a father.

In the next Gallagher Premier League campaign, in the build-up to the 2023 World Cup, England’s top players will be able to play less than half of their club’s regular season matches.


Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is thought to be “willing to do anything” to escape Manchester United this summer amid fears that Lionel Messi could claim his Champions League goalscoring record.


Cristiano Ronaldo is in danger of ruining his chances of moving to Atletico Madrid because of a couple of failed transfers from Chelsea recently.

Chelsea tried to sign striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer, according to Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

Arsenal’s transfer chief Edou has finally managed to get the better of Juventus, with the Serie A side admitting to failing in their pursuit of Gabriel Magalhaes.

Barcelona boss Javi Hernandez will not be in charge of his side’s first pre-season game against Inter Milan in Miami after being denied entry to the United States once again.

Timo Werner could lead Chelsea’s purge of up to 15 players as the club looks to streamline its playing squad ahead of a new campaign.


Newcastle have been dealt a fatal blow in pursuit of one of their summer transfer targets as winger Moussa Diaby declared that he would be playing for Bayer Leverkusen again next season.

Monaco have made a £15m bid for Boubakary Soumare with Leicester seeking to recoup more of the £23m they spent on the out-of-favour midfielder.


Nicolo Zaniolo

Tottenham could line up a swap deal with Roma in an attempt to get their hands on the Italian club’s winger Nicolo Zaniolo this summer.

Arsenal have been given the opportunity to secure the signature of long-term target Arthur Melo this summer.

Leeds United and Everton have been offered the chance to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa this summer.


Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard is hoping to make a decision on his future by the weekend with West Ham United currently leading the chase for the England forward.

Billy Gilmour will hold talks with Thomas Tuchel over his Chelsea future after dropping down from the first team’s tour of the United States.


Rangers fans are set for a huge Champions League ticket boost for their club’s crunch eliminator against Belgian shock troops Union Saint Galloise.


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