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Roberto Carlos promises to bring Neymar from Barcelona to Real Madrid

Former Real Madird defender Roberto Carlos believes he could be key to taking Barcelona's Neymar to the Santiago Bernabeu.

A strong message from Roberto Carlos. Credit: PA

The 42-year-old former Brazil international confirmed he was currently involved in talks to join new Real manager Zinedine Zidane's backroom staff at the Primera Division club.

The World Cup winner is confident he could persuade compatriot Neymar, who came third at Monday night's Ballon d'Or ceremony, to join Los Blancos from rivals Barca.

He told marca.com: "I had a meeting with Real Madrid about my future with the club.

"Soon I will know how I can collaborate with Zidane's Madrid."

While, regarding Barca striker Neymar, he added: "I can take him to Real Madrid. He's very young. I am sure next year he will finish even higher in the Ballon d'Or."

Transfer rumours: Neymar on Man City radar

Neymar is aware of Man City's interest. Credit: PA

Barcelona's brilliant Brazilian Neymar, 23, is in negotiations over a new club contract, but says he is also aware of Manchester City's interest in him. Realistically though, he is likely to remain in Spain on a significantly improved contract. (Independent)

Watford striker Odion Ighalo, 26, is a £12m target for Primera Liga club Atletico Madrid, among others. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are tipped to make a £33m offer for Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson, 22. The young Brazilian is enjoying a superb season in Serie A and would give United another attacking option. (Daily Star)

Juventus and Inter Milan are both keen on signing string-pulling midfielder Cesc Fabregas from ailing Chelsea – given his lack of form this season, the 28-year-old Spaniard may welcome a break from English football. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa's Gallic boss Remi Garde is trying to convince Chelsea striker (and compatriot) Loic Remy, 28, to join the Midlands club on loan until the end of the season – either way, Remy faces a possible relegation fight. (Daily Mirror)

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Barcelona want Neymar for life

Neymar. Credit: PA

Brazilian forward Neymar will remain at Barcelona "for life" – so wishes the club's technical director Roberto Fernandez.

The 23-year-old underlined his status as one of the best players in his team last season when he scored 43 goals in all competitions as Barcelona won a Primera Division, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble.

Neymar is tied to the European champions until June 2018 and Barca recently expressed their intention to reward the Brazil star with a new deal that would make him the second highest paid player at the club behind Lionel Messi.

"We are currently working on Neymar's contract extension and I don't think there will be any type of problem," Fernandez said, as reported in Marca.

"I have no doubt in my mind that Neymar will spend the rest of his life at Barcelona."

Neymar given four-match ban

Neymar will miss the rest of the Copa America. Credit: PA

Brazil captain Neymar has been handed a four-match ban, ruling him out of the remainder of this year's Copa America.

The Barcelona attacker has been punished for his role in Wednesday's post-game fracas, when he was shown a straight red card for confronting Jeison Murillo and Carlos Bacca after the Group C defeat to Colombia.

Brazil, who have yet to make sure of their place in the last eight, do have the right of appeal.

Bacca has been banned for two matches and fined $5,000 for his part in the melee.

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Barcelona in the dock over Neymar signing

Barcelona president Jose Maria Bartomeu, his predecessor Sandro Rosell and the club are set to stand trial for alleged "crimes against the Treasury and corporate crime" over the signing of Neymar.

Neymar is in superb form for Barcelona this season. Credit: PA

Judge Jose de la Mata called for the opening of the trial on Wednesday and the three parties accused have 10 days to respond to Spain's National High Court.

The trial centres around investigators' allegations the club only declared that they paid €57million for the Brazil star when they actually paid "at least" €83m.

All three parties have denied any wrongdoing on several occasions.

Video: Barcelona star Neymar confronts Man City fan

Barcelona forward Neymar appeared to confront a Manchester City fan at the full-time whistle of the Champions League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Neymar was substituted in the 80th minute of the last-16 first-leg game, which Barca won 2-1, and footage posted on YouTube shows the 23-year-old apparently remonstrating with a section of City's support from the visiting dugout.

Once the full-time whistle was blown, the Brazilian then walked to the pitch side and looked to be in a heated discussion with one City supporter in particular, with stewards intervening to defuse the situation.

Luis Suarez scored twice on his return to England although City striker Sergio Aguero narrowed the deficit before Lionel Messi missed an injury-time penalty. Watch highlights on our Champions League site.

Pele offers support for Neymar after World Cup injury

Pele is among many high-profile football stars including Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Gilberto Silva who have sent their support to Neymar after the Brazil attacker's World Cup was ended by injury.

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