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

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.

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.

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 …read more

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