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Sport Rumour Has It: Man City plotting January bid for Messi, Man Utd eye Madrid midfielder

10:50  18 october  2020
10:50  18 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

Lionel Scaloni insists Messi has resolved his issues with Barcelona

  Lionel Scaloni insists Messi has resolved his issues with Barcelona Messi's bombshell announcement had tongues wagging about the maestro's possible destination, but Barcelona have managed to keep hold of their star man for the time being.Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni is pleased the country's all-time top goalscorer Lionel Messi is staying put at Barcelona.

- Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona but his possible move to Manchester City could prove difficult. Tuesday's Mundo Deportivo claims City will abandon their bid to bring Messi to Manchester if they are forced to pay a transfer fee for the six-time Ballon It comes as the Red Devils eye a new centre-back.

Barcelona believe Lionel Messi is set to join Manchester City but the embattled LaLiga giants are The Dutch star has been linked to Barca and Real Madrid but United are in pole position to land the 23-year-old. It comes as Sky Sport reports Everton have reached a deal to sign Allan from Napoli.

Will Manchester City land Lionel Messi?

a baseball player holding a racket: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi © Anadolu Barcelona captain Lionel Messi

City were reportedly close to luring Messi to the Premier League during the previous transfer window.

Messi remains at Barcelona, but City are believed to be planning another move.

TOP STORY – CITY CONTEMPLATING MESSI MOVE

Manchester City are considering an offer to prise Lionel Messi from Barcelona in January, according to the Daily Star.


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Messi handed in a transfer request at the start of the season and the Barca captain was tipped to join City before opting to remain at Camp Nou.

Rumour Has It: Messi's Man City transfer back on, Juve to rival Madrid for Camavinga

  Rumour Has It: Messi's Man City transfer back on, Juve to rival Madrid for Camavinga Manchester City are reportedly still eyeing a move for Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who wanted to leave Camp Nou at the start of the season.Messi wanted to leave Barcelona, but he decided to remain at the embattled LaLiga giants.

Barcelona believe Lionel Messi is set to join Manchester City but the embattled LaLiga giants are eyeing a £250million (€280m) compromise, according to the Messi wants to leave Barca and the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has been linked to the likes of City , Inter, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Man Utd target Jose Gaya as Alex Sandro alternative. Manchester United have given up on their pursuit With the possibility of FIFA getting involved, Inter will have to consider whether it is worth the trouble Liverpool have made a €180 million (£158m/0m) bid for Real Madrid midfielder Marco

Pep Guardiola's City, however, have not given up on Messi as they eye a £15million (€16m) bid for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner – who was also linked to Juventus, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain previously.

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- The Mirror claims Barca are eyeing January moves for Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and City defender Eric Garcia. Lyon captain Memphis Depay has also been linked.

- Liverpool and Tottenham are set to battle it out for the signing of Leeds United's £50million midfielder Kalvin Phillips, reports the Mirror.

- The Sun says Manchester United are circling for Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde. United believe a swap deal involving Paul Pogba could be possible due to Valverde's £640m (€705m) release clause.

- N'Golo Kante has no intention of leaving Chelsea, according to Le10 Sport. The France international has been linked to Inter and Madrid.

Lionel Messi's debut 16 years on: The staggering numbers behind a genius .
Lionel Messi continues to astound and to celebrate the 16th anniversary of his Barcelona debut, we crunch his Opta numbers.Few could have imagined that his appearance as an 82nd-minute substitute for match-winner Deco in a 1-0 victory at Espanyol would be the first step towards a career many consider the greatest of all time.

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