Football gossip

Paris St-Germain and officials met for the first time to discuss a transfer for PSG’s forward , 27, but no agreement was reached after a three-hour discussion. (Le Parisien – in French)

Barca are prepared to offer PSG £93m plus forward Philippe Coutinho, 27, and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, in exchange for . (ESPN)

PSG have suggested to Barca that an offer of £93m plus Coutinho, Rakitic and Portuguese right-back Nelson Semedo, 25, will be enough to sign . (Mail)

Barca are exploring a loan deal for , in order to bring him in this summer before making a permanent return from PSG. (Independent)

will not entertain any offers for French midfielder , 26, before the an transfer windows close. (Telegraph)

United may pay some of Alexis Sanchez’s wages if the Chile forward, 30, agrees to make a loan move to Roma. (Sun)

Sanchez clashed with fellow forward Mason Greenwood after being fouled by the 17-year-old in one of his first training sessions after returning from injury. (Sun)

Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 30, is ready to run down the last year of his contract so he can leave on a free transfer next summer. (Mirror)

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 30, missedtraining with for Wednesday’s Super Cup as the Reds have opened transfer talks with Roma. (Telegraph)

United are in talks over a new contract for midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21, after interest from . (Times)

Officials from ian club Flamengo have flown to to discuss signing Marseille’s Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 29, on a two-year deal. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

MLS side DC United are one of the clubs who have made an offer to former England striker Daniel Sturridge, 29, who is a free agent after leaving at the end of last season. (ESPN)

Manchester City escaped a similar transfer ban to because the club “accepted responsibility” over breaking rules on signing young players. (Mirror)

Former France defender Adil Rami has been sacked by Marseille after he missed training to take part in the television game show Fort Boyard. (L’Equipe via Le Parisien – in French)

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