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While transfer speculation swirls around him, Neymar keeps scoring goals, this time against Manchester United in the ICC.
ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno and Gab Marcotti don’t see eye to eye when it comes to Neymar’s future with Barcelona.

Thursday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP: For the second time this week, Neymar was Barcelona’s match winner as they beat Manchester United 1-0

– Nicolas Otamendi, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Brahim Diaz scored the goals as Manchester City eased past Real Madrid 4-1 at the Memorial Coliseum. 

– Mark Ogden on the lessons we learned from City’s big win over the European champions. 

-Claudio Marchisio scored his second goal from the penalty spot in the 89th minute to give Juventus a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain. 

MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho called the talented players and of Barcelona “beautiful” to watch and rated Paul Pogba among the world’s best following Man United’s 1-0 loss at FedEx Field on Wednesday night. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could yet return to Manchester United for the second half of the season, Jose Mourinho has suggested. 

– Mourinho has described the change in schedule for the African Cup of Nations to the summer months as “fantastic” news for European clubs.

BARCELONA: Ernesto Valverde said he wouldn’t like to be drawn against Manchester United in the Champions League this season after Barcelona beat Jose Mourinho’s men 1-0.

– Brazil and Barcelona forward Neymar has been cleared of criminal charges in a tax evasion case in his home country, his father announced. 

Nelson Semedo says he has always been a Barcelona fan, even before joining the club this summer, because as a kid he was infatuated with Brazil star Ronaldinho. 

MAN CITY: Pep Guardiola has warned his players not to read too much in Manchester City’s International Champions Cup victory over Real Madrid.

– Nicolas Otamendi says teammate Gabriel Jesus has forgiven him after the Brazilian was left with a broken eye socket when they faced each other in a national team friendly in June.

REAL MADRID: Zinedine Zidane says he hopes to keep Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo at the club, while remaining coy over their chances of signing Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe.

GOLD CUP: Jordan Morris scored in the 88th minute to give United States a 2-1 win over Jamaica in the Gold Cup final on Wednesday night. 

– U.S. manager Bruce Arena lauded his team’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica in the Gold Cup final but acknowledged that there is plenty of room for improvement as it prepares for a pair of World Cup qualifiers in September.

– Morris was redeemed as United States lifted the trophy, Jeff Carlisle writes

– Midfielders Darlington Nagbe and Michael Bradley scored highly in Jason Davis’ player ratings

WATCH Taylor Twellman says Bruce Arena deserves a ton of credit for the success. 

CHELSEA: Antonio Conte has revealed his dream striker signing would be Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Conte says a manager must be in charge of the dressing room or there will be “anarchy” and he is setting himself up to be sacked.

– Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has joined Fulham on a season-long loan, the Championship club confirmed on Thursday.

– Michy Batshuayi and Jeremie Boga are making the most of preseason, Phil Lythell writes.

LIVERPOOL: Three trials are anticipated for the six men facing charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

– Steven Gerrard says he is preparing players to be ready for Jurgen Klopp in the Liverpool first team ahead of his first season in charge of the under-18s side.

JUVENTUS: General manager Beppe Marotta has said that Juve have turned down multiple bids for Paulo Dybala, while adding that they have made an offer to Lazio for Keita Balde.

LEIPZIG: Sporting director Ralf Rangnick has hit out at the advisors of Naby Keita and Emil Forsberg for unsettling the midfielders this summer. 

BAYERN MUNICH: CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out selling Renato Sanches to AC Milan but said Bayern Munich would consider sending the Portugal midfielder out on loan.

MONACO: Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev says no agreement has been reached with anyone for the transfer of Kylian Mbappe but confirmed there have been “very big enquiries” made for the striker.

PSG: Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta says Neymar would be very welcome if he decides to join from Barcelona.

EVERTON: Ronald Koeman has told a news conference that he “100 percent” expects Ross Barkley to leave the club.

– England manager Gareth Southgate has said Wayne Rooney can earn an international recall following his transfer from Manchester United to Everton.

LIVERPOOLJohn Barnes talks to ESPN FC about Philippe Coutinho, Jurgen Klopp and the 30th anniversary of his move.

WATCH: Steve Nicol gives his thoughts on the Coutinho and Naby Keita transfer sagas.

FIFA: Angel Maria Villar, who is being held in jail in Spain on suspicion of corruption, has resigned from his roles as FIFA senior vice president and UEFA vice president.

MLS: Jurgen Klinsmann has said his son Jonathan could have signed for every Major League Soccer team but his move to Hertha Berlin is a “great story for the family” as the goalkeeper has joined his grandfather’s favourite side.

– Dom Dwyer says he feels like he’s “coming home” after being traded to Orlando City SC on Tuesday.

SERIE A: Juventus will begin the defence of their Serie A title with a game against Cagliari at their renamed Allianz Stadium, while Inter Milan host Fiorentina in the pick of the opening weekend’s matches.

Torino say they have no interest in selling striker Andrea Belotti to AC Milan this summer.

PREMIER LEAGUE: The Premier League has been awarded a new High Court order for the 2017-18 season to allow it to block pirated streams of matches via Kodi set-top boxes.

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE: The world players’ union is pushing for the creation of a footballers’ association in China amid concerns about overdue payments in the burgeoning league.

NEWCASTLENo reasonable grounds exist for believing Newcastle United FC engaged in a suspected tax fraud, two High Court judges have been told.

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