Lifestyle News

Gossip update: Messi’s father in Spain for Barca talks

Gossip update: Messi's father in Spain for Barca talks thumbnail

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi’s father has arrived in Spain to hold talks with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu about the Argentina international’s future. (Sky Sports)external-linkMessi, 33, has agreed a five-year deal with City Football Group worth £623m that will see him spend three seasons at Manchester City before joining MLS side New York City FC.…

Football gossip

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi’s father has arrived in Spain to hold talks with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu about the Argentina international’s future. (Sky Sports)external-link

Messi, 33, has agreed a five-year deal with City Football Group worth £623m that will see him spend three seasons at Manchester City before joining MLS side New York City FC. (Record)external-link

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, has agreed a three-year contract to join Barcelona for about 15m euros (£13.3m). (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

However, the Reds say they have had no contact from the Spanish club about the Netherlands international. (Goal)external-link

Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, had a medical at Chelsea on Sunday, with a £72m deal for the Germany international expected to be confirmed imminently. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Manchester United will not give up in their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, 20, until the England winger publicly says he wants to stay in Germany. (Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain have made a bid of £25m plus £5m in add-ons for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, with Bayern Munich and Juventus also interested in the 25-year-old Spain defender. (Guardian)external-link

Real Madrid and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez and Napoli’s Brazil midfielder Allan, both 29, will both have medicals at Everton on Wednesday before completing moves to Goodison Park. (Sky Sports)external-link

Newcastle United are hoping to sign Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 26, on a free transfer after his departure from Bournemouth. (Chronicle)external-link

Premier League clubs will vote on Thursday on a curtailment plan to be used to determine final league positions if future seasons are abandoned. (Mail)external-link

A second vote on the use of five substitutes in the Premier League next season is facing defeat at Thursday’s meeting. (Times – subscription required)external-link

Chelsea want £80m for on N’Golo Kante with Inter Milan interested in the France midfielder. (Express)external-link

However, 29-year-old Kante is keen to stay with the Blues. (Goal)external-link

West Ham United have accepted a £20m bid from Premier League newcomers West Bromwich Albion for English midfielder Grady Diangana, 22. (Mail)external-link

The Baggies are also close to completing a £1m deal for Ivorian defender Cedric Kipre from Wigan Athletic. (Sun)external-link

Leicester City have agreed a deal worth £22m to sign Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne, 24, from Atalanta. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, 27, is keen on a move to Arsenal but the Gunners need to offload players before meeting the Ghana midfielder’s £44.5m release clause. (Goal)external-link

Monaco have expressed an interest in Watford‘s French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure after Everton failed with a bid for the 27-year-old. (Evening Standard)external-link

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is ready to sell the club’s record 60m euros (£53.8m) signing, 23-year-old France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who only joined the club in July 2019. (Sun)external-link

Spain’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, is prepared to stay and fight for his Chelsea place, even if the club are successful in signing a new goalkeeper. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Newcastle are attempting to structure a deal for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, 28, that would see 30-year-old Scotland winger Matt Ritchie rejoin the Cherries, but Aston Villa are also keen on the England striker. (Sky Sports)external-link

Fulham boss Scott Parker will sign a new three-year contract after guiding the London club back to the Premier League. (Sun)external-link

PSG have made contact with Inter Milan and Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, who is also a target for Tottenham. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Crystal Palace have rejected an offer in the region of £20m for Norway forward Alexander Sorloth, 24, from RB Leipzig. (Mail)external-link

Juventus want Barcelona and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, 33, or Roma‘s Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko, 34. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)external-link

Al Nassr have offered Arsenal‘s German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, a 20m euros (£18m) contract to join the Saudi Arabian side. (Fanatik – in Turkish)external-link

Tottenham have announced former Swansea chairman Trevor Birch as their new director of football operations. (Evening Standard)external-link

Fulham are looking into possibility of signing Burkina Faso winger Bertrand Traore, 24, from Lyon. (Sky Sports)external-link

Wednesday's Daily Express

Wednesday’s Daily Express

Around the BBC iPlayer banner

Around the BBC iPlayer footer

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.