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EXCL: Liverpool still following TWO alternatives to Lavia, today could be crucial for Chelsea signing, Arsenal like another Man City player, and more

Today's exclusive transfer column, featuring Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and more!

The truth about Neymar’s options this summer

Neymar to Al Hilal - the deal is done. He’s completed his medical tests, signed a contract, and we’re waiting for an official statement. From what I’m told, Neymar will travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday together with his family. That’s the idea at the moment, for him to be announced in front of the fans as a new Al Hilal player.

I’m aware of reports about top clubs in Europe turning down the chance to sign Neymar, but to be honest I think it’s easy to put Neymar’s name now everywhere, and from what I understand, Manchester City never discussed with Neymar, same for Manchester United. Chelsea were offered this chance by PSG in June and they decided to go for different, young players. It was never something concrete. They preferred to protect their young investments like Mykhaylo Mudryk.

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