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According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Manchester United are willing to activate the €200 million (£173m) release clause in Barcelona forward Neymar’s contract.

On top of the world record transfer fee, United are also willing to pay Neymar €25m (£21m), or £416,000-a-week, to make the switch to England.

The timing is perfect for United to make the move for Neymar now several reasons. One is that his buyout clause increases in value over the next five years. It rises to €222m in 2017 and then to €250m between 2018 and 2021.

Arsene Wenger has revealed contract negotiations with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been put on hold until the summer.

The pair have just over a year remaining on their current deals at Arsenal and both are holding out for parity with the highest-paid Premier League players.

There remains uncertainty over whether Ozil or Sanchez can be tempted into extending their contracts at the Emirates Stadium, with Wenger’s own future still unknown.

The Arsenal boss has said he has made up his mind on whether he will remain in charge beyond the end of the current campaign but is yet to reveal if he will sign a two-year contract which is currently on the table.

Crucial Week Ahead For These Six Countries

Club football takes a backseat over the next two weeks as the first international football of the year takes place across the world.

For some countries the latest round of important qualification matches for the 2018 World Cup in Russia have become must-win games, while for some countries they can all but lock up a place in Russia next summer with ins.

Here is a look at the highlights of the upcoming round of international games.

1: Four Points A Must For USA

I thought MLS had moved past this. Signing over the hill European players for big money contracts? Wasn’t the way forward the signing of younger, up-and-coming stars like Giovani dos Santos and Sebastian Giovinco ?

Well it seems that the Chicago FIre did not get the memo, as the have just signed Manchester United reserve Bastian Schweinsteiger to a one-year designated player contract that guarantees him $4.5 million in 2017 and includes a mutual option for at least one more year.

That salary makes the World Cup winner one of the 10 highest-paid players in MLS this season.

We will have some blockbuster matches in the USA this summer.

Manchester United will face Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup.

Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Roma and Tottenham will also take part in the tournament, which will also include a Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona in Miami.

United will play both of the Spanish giants, starting with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in Santa Clara, California, on July 23. In 2014, the two giants played in front of 109,000 fans in Michigan, with United winning 3-1.

Manchester United will face Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the United States this summer as part of the International Champions Cup.

Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Roma and Tottenham will also take part in the tournament, which will air on ESPN networks in the U.S. The ICC previously unveiled a Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona in Miami.

United will play both of the Spanish giants, starting with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in Santa Clara, California, on July 23. In 2014, the two giants played in front of 109,000 fans in Michigan, with United winning 3-1.

According to reports out of Spain, Real Madrid have grabbed Juventus striker Paulo Dybala right from under bitter rivals Barcelona’s noses.

The Argentine striker has grown in stature under Allegri, attracting the attention of bith Spanish giants. Dybala scored 23 goals for Juventus last season and has bagged 14 goals this year. There is no doubt that the Argentine forward is a world class talent and would be a stunning addition to any side in world football.

According to reports, Real Madrid are desperate to sign Dybala this summer and Florentino Perez has already reached an agreement with the player. However, nothing has been agreed with Juventus and Los Blancos will need to agree on a fee before the transfer can happen.

Arsene Wenger To Stay At Arsenal

According to various different media outlets, Arsene Wenger is expected to sign the new two-year deal on the table and return as Arsenal manager next season.

Wenger wants to go out as a winner, which is why he is expected to overhaul his squad this summer.

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil , who have both rejected new deals, are expected to be sold as there are doubts over the commitment of the pair and a growing sense that it may be best to sell.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he would prefer to win the Europa League than finish fourth in the Premier League.

United are up to fifth for the first time since September following Sunday’ s 3-1 win at Middlesbrough, but now that the Reds there is a growing feeling among the fans that Mourinho’s men can go all the way to the final on 24 May, with chants of “Follow, follow, follow, ‘cos United are going to Stockholm” ringing around the away end on Teesside.

And the United boss believes winning another trophy has added value to finishing fourth in the top flight.

Jurgen Klopp Not Happy With Man City Draw

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was the unhappiest of the two managers after watching his side draw 1-1 at Manchester City on Sunday.

The Reds took the lead early in the second half at the Etihad Stadium as Gael Clichy’s challenge on Roberto Firmino was penalised and James Milner calmly scored from the spot.

Sergio Aguero levelled the game on 69 minutes with a close-range finish, before both teams created further chances to score, including a brilliant opportunity for Lallana.

In the end, they had to settle for a point apiece, which leaves Liverpool in fourth place in the Premier League table with nine fixtures remaining.