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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Trending: Barcelona sue Neymar for breach of contract

Sid Lowe delivers the latest on Barca's transfer targets, Messi's unsigned contract extension and players siding with Neymar.

Wednesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending...

BARCELONA: Neymar is to fight a claim by Barcelona for compensation after his former club announced they are suing him for a breach of contract following his move to Paris Saint-Germain. 

- Neymar reunited with old Barcelona friends Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez for some social media fun. 

- Barcelona confirmed that their social media accounts were hacked after they had appeared to announce the signing of Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain.

- Barca are reported to have lodged a fourth bid for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho. More in Transfer Talk

- Jean Michael Seri says a move to Barcelona would be "good" but he doubts he has played his final game for Nice. 

Pep Guardiola says a club could activate Barcelona star Lionel Messi's €300 million buyout clause -- but sources have told ESPN FC that it will not be Manchester City.

- Luiz Felipe Scolari said the loss of Paulinho to Barcelona was a major factor in Guangzhou Evergrande's 4-0 thrashing in the first leg of their Asian Champions league quarterfinal loss to Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday evening.

- WATCH: Andres Iniesta's comments on a potential exit are a warning sign for Barcelona. 

ENGLAND: Wayne Rooney, England's all-time top scorer, has announced his immediate retirement from international football.

REAL MADRID: Sergio Ramos has been suspended for one game following his sending off in Sunday's 3-0 La Liga win at Deportivo La Coruna, ruling him out of this weekend's home clash with Valencia.

- Madrid's appeal to reduce Cristiano Ronaldo's five-game ban was rejected by a Spanish government's tribunal on Tuesday.

Ronaldo is to play all 90 minutes in Real Madrid's Trofeo Bernabeu game against Fiorentina on Wednesday -- even as he continues to rail against perceived "injustices" suffered since he last played a home game.

- Stars in Spain are suffering from red card fever, Graham Hunter writes.

- Future Real Madrid player Vinicius Junior says he "must be patient" as hype over the 17-year-old continues to grow following his double strike in Flamengo's 2-0 win over Atletico Goianiense last weekend.

ATLETICO MADRIDAntoine Griezmann has been given a two-game suspension after being sent off for using an offensive word to the referee during Saturday's 2-2 draw in their La Liga opener at newly promoted Girona.

PSGParis Saint-Germain are yet to make a concrete offer for Kylian Mbappe, and may delay plans to sign him until next summer, despite both parties being interested in a move, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.

TOTTENHAM: Paris Saint-Germain's Serge Aurier is close to joining Tottenham Hotspur and the Premier League club are also set to beat the French side to the signing of Estudiantes' Juan Foyth, a source close to the Ligue 1 outfit has told ESPN FC.

- Tottenham have announced the signing of goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga from Southampton.

Hugo Lloris has told former Tottenham teammate William Gallas that the club's fans may have to be patient a little longer before they see their side lift a trophy.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Napoli, Sevilla, Celtic, Olympiakos and Maribor all booked their places in the Champions League group stage. Full round-up here

- Nice coach Lucien Favre criticised his star striker Mario Balotelli for putting in a "negative performance" as they lost their playoff to Napoli. 

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp realises the weight of expectations are on Liverpool's shoulders but losing in their Champions League second leg against Hoffenheim is the furthest thing from the manager's mind. 

- WATCH: FC's pundits are unconvinced Liverpool can qualify for the group stage

- Klopp has said he would welcome Philippe Coutinho back into the Liverpool squad despite the Brazilian's attempts to force a move to Barcelona. 

CHELSEAThomas Tuchel has had no contact with Chelsea over replacing Antonio Conte, multiple sources have told ESPN FC.

MAN CITY: City are preparing an improved bid for West Brom defender Jonny Evans, sources close to both clubs have told ESPN FC.

Fernandinho says Manchester City showed the sort of spirit that wins titles in their 1-1 Premier League draw with Everton on Monday night.

BUNDESLIGA: The head of the video assistant referee (VAR) project in Germany has suggested that "unacceptable" problems with the new technology could ultimately bring a premature end to the trial period.

FIFACarlos Tevez, Juan Sebastian Veron and Dirk Kuyt have been named by hackers Fancy Bears as three of the players permitted to use otherwise-banned medicines during the 2010 World Cup.

MAN UNITED: Manchester United are still in the hunt for Ryan Sessegnon but there is a growing feeling at Old Trafford that the teenager would prefer to stay in London if he decides to leave Fulham, sources have told ESPN FC.

Gary Neville has told Jose Mourinho to resist the temptation to bench Marcus Rashford in favour of Anthony Martial.

- WATCH: FC's Paul Mariner says Luke Shaw will eventually push Daley Blind out.

AC MILAN: Milan have confirmed the signing of Nikola Kalinic from Serie A rivals Fiorentina on an initial season-long loan deal followed by an obligation to make the move permanent next summer.

- AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has apologised after Fiorentina took offence to a joke he made when unveiling Kalinic.

STUTTGART: Julian Green faces an uncertain future with German club Stuttgart, a source close to the player confirmed, following a report that said the U.S. international is for sale.

MLS: The struggling Los Angeles Galaxy will go on the road -- where they have been most comfortable this season -- to face Columbus Crew SC on Wednesday without injured Designated Players Giovani dos Santos and Jermaine Jones.

- New York City FC will host the Houston Dynamo in East Hartford, Connecticut, on Sept. 23 because of a scheduling conflict.

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