Here are today’s national football rumours . . .
Manchester United are playing the ‘long game’ with Neymar and he could move to Old Trafford ‘in a year or two’, South American football expert Tim Vickery told talkSPORT. The Barcelona forward has reportedly been subject to a world-record £140 million bid from United, although the Catalan club have made it clear they will not be selling the Brazilian. (talkSPORT).
Tottenham are in talks to sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-min for a reported £22m as they consider ending their interest in West Brom striker Saido Berahino. (BBC Sport).
PSV Eindhoven are exploring the possibility of taking Manchester United starlet Andreas Pereira on a season-long loan. The Brazilian recently signed a three-year contract at Old Trafford after impressing Louis van Gaal. (talkSPORT).
Roberto Martinez has re-iterated Everton’s intent to keep John Stones and said: “money can sometimes not buy everything” as they rejected a third bid from Chelsea (Sky Sports).
Manchester City are confident they have finally agreed a deal to sign Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 24, from Wolfsburg for an initial £54m. (Guardian).
Aston Villa striker Libor Kokac has rejected a move to Celtic but could still leave the club before the end of the transfer window. (Birmingham Mail).