Transfer news: Repercussions of Neymar transfer; how top clubs are expected to react

With an imminent world record signing of Neymarjr to PSG, football experts are expecting top European clubs to shift in their seats and act swiftly.

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What does the transfer for Neymar mean for clubs other than PSG, who directly benefit from the deal? Well, for starters, Barcelona get richer by close to £200m. And although it doesn't straight away guarantee success, more so with one of their most prolific players lost, it does give them a host of options.

ESPN reported the Catalan club have already made two bids for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, and are expected to launch a third one quite soon, even though the Merseyside club remain robust in their rebuttal right now.

Jurgen Klopp has publicly expressed his desire to retain the Reds' star player and are unwilling to allow Liverpool's Brazilian leave Anfield in the summer transfer window.

Coutinho has been instrumental in Liverpool's limited success over the course of the past few seasons. It is safe to say that the former Inter Milan man is the star man at the Merseyside club. With the whole team built around him, Klopp sees him as the driving force for the upcoming season.

Even if hypothetically this were to happen, Liverpool would never allow him to leave for anything shy of a £100m at least.

Barcelona's other options, if this doesn't fall through, would be Paulo Dybala, the dynamic Argentinian from Juventus. Or Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. Acquiring Dybala seems to present the same problems for the La Liga giants as in the case of Coutinho, since Dybala is a vital cog in the Turin club's machinery.

Which makes Dembele the most obvious choice as of now. And the cheapest. Even so, the Frenchman had very recently said in an interview that he has no intentions of leaving Dortmund.

Arsenal have already acquired the services of Lacazette from Lyon to bolster their attack. They are now looking to sign Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, who has had a stellar season with the Ligue 1 winners in win the title and reach the Champions League semi-final last season. Although the risk losing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City or PSG still hovers over the horizon.

Manchester United are looking to bring in Serge Aurier from PSG for £27m, although the 24-year-old Ivorian defender had been found guilty for an incident that occurred outside a Paris nightclub last year. Due to which he has been banned from entering the country. Things would become clearer on that end since the due date of his appeal is in a few days.

This month could very well turn into one of the busiest transfer windows of all time as football enters a whole new era.