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TRIBAL TRENDS - TOP 5: Messi wants specific Neymar replacement at Barca; Verratti to... Man Utd?; Chelsea name Matic asking price;

It's that time of week again where we look back over the past seven days and check out what articles Tribal readers have fancied the most.

Overall, we've got stories about all the major clubs including Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United.

The story interested our readers the most this week is hardly surprising. It involves the Neymar to PSG saga, of course..

The Barcelona star has the football world on edge, with the question: will he go or will he stay?

But according to Don Balon, Neymar's teammate (and reported reason for leaving) Lionel Messi has REPLACE1363856728 to replace the 23-year old … Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp REPLACE1064043352.

The German was stunned to hear of the reported fee that PSG are willing to pay for Neymar, believed to be 222m euros.

"Really? 222million Euros? I can't believe that something like this would happen. But if it does happen then it changes everything actually," said the 50-year old.

On the other side of the El Clasico divide, Real Madrid are scrambling to re-negotiate the contract of Mateo Kovacic.

The Croatian midfielder has grown increasingly frustrated with his playing time at the Bernabeu. His discontent has piqued the interest of Manchester United, who is still yet to sign a central midfielder this summer.

According to Okdiario, United are prepared to offer Kovacic REPLACE620572179.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has agreed to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, but only if they…

Meet the Blues £50m asking price.

And our final article to round off the top 5 comes in the form of a Tribal feature piece, which analyses the mooted departure of Marco Verratti from PSG.

Verratti has been linked with a move to Barcelona, but having recently replaced his agent with Mino Raiola, a switch to Manchester UnitedREPLACE689714984 probable.

Top 5 Tribalfootball stories July 19 - July 25

1. Messi on phone to Barca to replace Neymar with…

2. Reds boss Klopp: Neymar signing would change everything

3. Real scramble as Man Utd offer to double Kovacic wages

4. Blues owner Abramovich agrees to sell Matic to Man Utd if...

5. Smokescreens & betrayal: Why Verratti likely to join Man Utd over Barca

- We also identified what our readers were searching -


Our top 5 stories this week searched through Google provided an eclectic mix of articles. Besides the Neymar drama, there stories about Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen.

1. Messi on phone to Barca to replace Neymar with…

2. Atletico coach Simeone makes Costa demand ahead of Chelsea

3. Gunners know Thomas Lemar wants deal done

4. Leverkusen teammates happy Chicharito leaving for West Ham

5. Paris Saint Germain locker room Neymar in Paris is done deal


The top 5 articles found through the world's most popular social media site, Facebook, saw stories linked with… Liverpool! No surprise there from our Tribal readers!

1. Juve reach deal with Emre Can ahead of Liverpool bid

2. Reds boss Klopp: Neymar signing would change everything

3. Guinea insider: Reds Naby Keita deal now days away

4. Reds set fee limit for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita

5. Reds, Gunners among 4 offers made to Bayern striker Muller

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