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Sports Transfer Gossip: City resume Messi chase, Haaland prefers Real to United

15:55  25 october  2020
15:55  25 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Man City-linked Messi would thrive in any league but finishing career at Barca is more 'romantic', says Mendieta

  Man City-linked Messi would thrive in any league but finishing career at Barca is more 'romantic', says Mendieta The Spaniard says there is no doubt the six-time Ballon d'Or winner could flourish away from Camp Nou, yet he does not want him to leaveThere was a time when the idea of Messi, Barca's all-time leading goalscorer, departing Camp Nou would have been unthinkable.

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All the latest transfer rumours and gossip coming out of Manchester United , Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Dortmund forward Erling Haaland wanted to sign for Manchester United . Haaland told Solskjaer of his desire to join Manchester United in December.

The summer window may be closed, but that's done little to dampen a frenzied rumor mill fueled by missed opportunities and future targets. With the January period fast approaching, here's a look at what's hot in transfer talk.

  Transfer Gossip: City resume Messi chase, Haaland prefers Real to United © JOSEP LAGO / AFP / Getty

Manchester City make second push for Messi

There's been no shortage of speculative tales in the Daily Star this week. The chief claim among them is Manchester City's plan to make another advance for Barcelona star Lionel Messi in January. City believe an offer around €16 million will be enough since Barca risk losing Messi for nothing next summer. Sure.

Paris Saint-Germain smell blood in the water, and so does an unnamed MLS side monitoring Messi's rift with president Josep Maria Bartomeu, whose fate hinges on the 2021 election. Cue Bartomeu's exit, a new Messi deal, and an admission from the Columbus Crew about being the other interested party.

Messi, the chef's surprise

 Messi, the chef's surprise © Supplied by Sports.fr Lionel Messi is equal to himself, brilliant in some matches, a little more discreet in others. Very reserved at the time of the arrival of Ronald Koeman at the head of FC Barcelona, ​​Lionel Messi is now fully convinced by the Catalan coach. The lull is likely to be short-lived in Barcelona. A new storm is looming over the Barça .

Transfer News: Man Utd make Tottenham enquiry, Liverpool's £78m hunt, £208m Man City offer. EXPRESS SPORT brings you all the latest transfer news Were Messi to sign such a deal, he would earn £41.6m per season and an incredible £208m by 2021. Even taking tax into account (the UK's top

Erling Haaland transfer clause emerges as shock Man Utd summer switch is discussed. Erling Haaland moved to Borussia Dortmund in January, snubbing Manchester United interest in the process.

Impoverished Barca seek more bargains

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A destitute Barca side has fallen on hard times and is now eyeing a host of free transfers for the summer. Last week, City's Sergio Aguero, Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik, Southampton's Oriol Romeu, PSG pair Juan Bernat and Angel Di Maria, and AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma were mentioned as targets.

This week, they're again linked with Eric Garcia (City) and Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), while adding a thrifty bid for Memphis Depay (Lyon), according to the Daily Mail. ESPN says Barca are also eyeing Sporting KC's Gianluca Busio and San Jose Earthquake teen Cade Cowell. American kids are all the rage.

Tail between Red Devils' legs branded as hope

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke knows better than most when he says, "In this industry, you can never say that a player is completely unsellable." The Daily Star reckons that's enough to renew Manchester United's hopes of signing Jadon Sancho. Apparently, that's all it takes.

BVB: Real trainer Zinedine Zidane praises Erling Haaland

 BVB: Real trainer Zinedine Zidane praises Erling Haaland Real Madrid trainer Zinedine Zidane spoke in praise of striker Erling Haaland (20) from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. The coach of the Spanish record champions commented on his protégé Martin Ödegaard (21) before the LaLiga game against Cadiz ( Saturday, 6.30 p.m. live on DAZN ) and then dropped a sentence about his national team-mate Haaland.

Barcelona news, transfer gossip and updates are coming thick and fast and Express Sport has all the latest Barcelona news LIVE updates and transfer gossip from the Nou Camp. That’s according to The Athletic, who claim Haaland told manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed

Manchester United 's transfer target Erling Braut Haaland has been praised by former RB Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch. Manchester United transfer target Erling Braut Haaland will become one of the best players in the world, and is set apart from other players because of his mentality, which is what

Actually, it takes €120 million. United knew this from the jump. Watzke claims the appraisal won't budge - meaning Ed Woodward and Co. won't save a penny - and Daniel James might start 20-plus matches in all comps under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's replacement, Sam Allardyce. A win-win situation.

Haaland is not an idiot, prefers Real to United

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Speaking of United and Dortmund, Norwegian stud Erling Haaland prefers a move to Real Madrid over United, according to the Manchester Evening News. His buyout clause can be triggered in 2022, but not this coming summer. Apparently playing with countryman Martin Odegaard is a factor.

Real prefer Kylian Mbappe to Haaland, although Todo Fichajes believes a €40-million bid for volcanic-hot Everton poacher Dominic Calvert-Lewin is pending. This would have been funny a month ago. Real are also pondering activating the buy-back clause in Sergio Reguilon's Tottenham terms.

Phoenix Rising FC relinquishes hosting rights for 2020 USL Championship Final after earning home-field in part due to forfeit

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TRANSFER NEWS is picking up with the Premier League season having reached its conclusion. With the window officially open, Lionel Messi 's future remains uncertain while Willian could be playing his last game for Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Follow all the latest gossip and rumours below

Barcelona news, transfer gossip and updates are coming thick and fast and Express Sport has all the latest from the Nou Camp. Barcelona news LIVE updates and transfer gossip from the Nou Camp. Tuesday, March 17. Lionel Messi would like Barcelona to re-sign PSG superstar Neymar this summer.

Chelsea's Kante giving Blues clues

There's a lot of noise coming out of Chelsea on the heels of their busy summer. Midfield lynchpin N'Golo Kante claims he has no intention of leaving despite interest from Inter Milan and Real Madrid, the Daily Star reports. With or without Kante at Stamford Bridge, these Declan Rice rumors won't go away.

In other Chelsea news, left-back Emerson seeks a January exit, intriguing Inter, Napoli, and Juventus, according to The Express. Also, Jorginho spoke on being tempted to join Arsenal, who grabbed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid instead. Methinks that was a wise choice. Kepa to Sevilla? Sure.

Ozil ogles caffeinated MLS move

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Sticking to Arsenal's midfield, Lucas Torreira has no intention of returning following a season-long loan with Atletico Madrid, per Ovacion Digital. Maybe Torreira missed the part where the club shipped him to the Mattress Makers to facilitate Partey's move the other way.

Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil has been linked with MLS. The Houston Dynamo, New York Red Bulls, Vancouver Whitecaps, San Jose Earthquakes, and Philadelphia Union have Designated Player slots, but Ozil is reportedly keen on D.C. United because he plans to open a coffee shop at Audi Field.

No goals from open play in six games - Messi becoming a big problem for Barcelona boss Koeman

  No goals from open play in six games - Messi becoming a big problem for Barcelona boss Koeman Barca are winless in three league matches, and when you’re not picking up points, the big questions get asked - and they don’t come bigger than MessiIt’s still early in the season, but worryingly they are winless in three league matches, having drawn 1-1 with Sevilla and fallen 1-0 at Getafe. When you’re not picking up points, the big questions get asked quicker and they don’t come bigger than Lionel Messi.

Manchester United news and transfer gossip is coming in thick and fast and Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Old Trafford. Man Utd news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY). Juan Mata to Real Oviedo.

BARCELONA star Lionel Messi reportedly wants the club to sign two Manchester United players - as well Barcelona star Messi is aware the club need more firepower if they are to stave off Real Madrid for And Spanish website El Gol Digital say Messi has told the club that two Manchester United

Bits and bobs

With Virgil Van Dijk on the shelf, Brighton's Ben White or Schalke's Ozan Kabak have both landed on Liverpool's radar. Stop the presses - former Reds defender Jamie Carragher has said that RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano should be their No. 1 target. Why don't you just buy him yourself, Carra?

Everton forward Yannick Bolasie is in limbo following loans at Crystal Palace, Anderlecht, and Sporting, with the winger calling the last destination "ill-fated." Now, Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock says Bolasie and his agent are at fault for a failed deadline-day move to the Riverside. Can we get this guy a new agent?

AC Milan are tracking the situation involving Leicester and Newcastle target Florian Thauvin at Marseille, with the Frenchman's contract counting down. Midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is also in the final year of his deal with Milan, which has alerted rivals Inter Milan, largely in part because they're over Christian Eriksen.

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Barcelona on the brink: Bartomeu's legacy laid bare by pay-cut chaos .
Without another salary reduction, the club won't be able to pay player wages from January on - a damning indictment of the former president's reignAdmired? Barca are now a laughing stock, their 'mes que un club' motto nothing more than a perverse joke at this point. Their team specialises in humiliating defeats on the field; their board, in embarrassing scandals off it.

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