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Emre Can to Juventus, Nasri nearing Man City exit and all of today's transfer gossip

The Old Lady are linked with a £31 million move for the German international, but Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is optimistic he will sign a new contract.

Reds midfielder Emre Can.
Reds midfielder Emre Can.
Image: Peter Byrne

HERE ARE THE good, the bad, and the unlikely football moves being talked about today…

PSG could be left empty-handed in their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez and Neymar, as moves for both South American forwards appear to be off.

French newspaper Le Parisien report that plans to bring the Chilean to the Parc des Princes have been put on hold after talks collapsed between both parties.

Wage demands are cited as the reason behind the collapse, with Arsenal now certain to hang onto their star player — even turning down the offer of a swap deal which would see a PSG player go the other way.

Arsenal have signed just two players so far this window and are now eyeing up a move for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho.

Soccer: Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting Lisbon William Carvalho. Source: DPA/PA Images

The Daily Star report that the the London club are in talks with the 25-year-old and there are plans for a second bid after an initial offer of £20.6 million was rejected.

The midfielder’s release clause sits at €35.7 million, but club president Bruno de Carvalho is reportedly willing to accept an €26 million.

Meanwhile Jurgen Klopp said he is confident Emre Can will sign a new contract at Liverpool.

The Reds boss said the club had overseen “good talks” with the German international amid interest from Serie A champions Juventus.

The Daily Mail report that the Italian double winners are going to make a £31 million bid for the player, who is entering the final year of his contact on Merseyside.

Reports coming from Manchester City suggest Samir Nasri has become an outcast during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, with a source detailing that some players didn’t even know why the midfielder was with the squad.

Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Barclays Premier League - Etihad Stadium Man City outcast Samir Nasri. Source: PA Archive/PA Images

Nasri returned to City following a season-long loan to Seville but The Daily Telegraph and The Times report that manager Pep Guardiola is desperate to offload the midfielder, with some team-mates ignoring Nasri on their pre-season tour due to his “arrogant attitude”.

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Meanwhile, Everton are continuing to splash the cash this summer and are reportedly lining up a £40 million bid for Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Daily Express report that Ronald Koeman is prepared to take his spending this window beyond £130 million with the acquisition of the playmaker.

Gylfi Sigurdsson file photo Sigurdsson is a wanted man. Source: David Davies

Sigurdsson did not travel with the Swansea squad on the club’s tour of the US in order to force a move through.

Everton are willing to fork out a substantial amount for the Iceland international and could pay him a weekly wage of £90,000 should he make the switch to Merseyside.

International friendly - FC Schalke 04 vs Ajax Amsterdam Riedewald links up with his former manager Frank de Boer at Palace. Source: DPA/PA Images

Finally, Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Jairo Riedewald from Ajax.

The highly-rated Dutch defender made his senior debut for Ajax aged 17 and today completed an £8 million move to Selhurst Park.

Retro Deal of the Day: Robbie Fowler to Cardiff City

On this day in 2007 Robbie Fowler moved from Liverpool to Cardiff City.

Soccer - Robbie Fowler Press Conference - Ninian Park Source: PA Archive/PA Images

‘God’ had spent a second stint at Anfield and moved to the Championship club on a free transfer at the age of 32, signing a two year deal.

However, Fowler spent just one season playing with the Bluebirds — scoring four goals in 13 appearances — before moving to onto Blackburn after refusing a pay-as-you-play contract with Cardiff for the 2008/09 season.

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