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

11:00  18 october  2020
11:00  18 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

How Real Madrid have stopped Lionel Messi in the last five El Clasicos

  How Real Madrid have stopped Lionel Messi in the last five El Clasicos Lionel Messi is not used to a goal drought, but the Barcelona captain's last El Clasico strike against Real Madrid came over 900 days ago. Sportsmail looks at how Real Madrid have stopped Messi recentlyYou have to go back to May 2018 to find the Argentine's last goal in this fixture as Messi netted early on in the second half to give Barcelona the lead in their 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp.

Messi is expected to leave Camp Nou for free at season's end and City may look to land the Argentina star Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde has emerged as a target for Manchester United A move to Manchester now looks like it will happen next season with Barcelona reportedly resigned to

- 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.

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.

Messi to Man City? 21 stars who can talk to foreign clubs in January

  Messi to Man City? 21 stars who can talk to foreign clubs in January In just two-and-a-half months players whose contracts expire at the end of the season will be able to discuss free transfers with clubs in a foreign league. Here, Sportsmail runs through the best.That means Lionel Messi can talk to Manchester City, Paul Pogba can talk to Real Madrid, David Alaba and Gianluigi Donnarumma will be on the market and Sergio Aguero's time at City could be coming to an end. Barcelona, meanwhile, have three targets lined up whose contracts expire next summer.

Top story – united eye messi , but lionel wants city . Manchester United are in position to sign Messi wants to sensationally leave embattled LaLiga giants Barca and United are reportedly one of the The 38-year-old is out of contract after returning to Milan for a second spell in January .

Man Utd have put Real Madrid ’s Uruguay superstar Federico Valverde on their wish listCredit: Getty And with Paul Pogba openly admitting he likes the idea of a move to Real Madrid in the future It would be unusual for United to sign a player from a major European rival at his age but Pogba could

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.

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.

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