Xavi: Xavi has asked Barcelona president Joan Laporta to re-sign Lionel Messi from Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The boss wants Messi alongside Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, who he believes can play the ‘Barcelona way’, although City is expected to pay at least €100m to part with the Portugal international. will demand a fee.
AC Milan and Inter have both rejected the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United this summer. Player representatives are working tirelessly to find an escape route but offers are few and far between.
Chelsea has failed with a £40million bid for Everton’s Anthony Gordon, who Thomas Tuchel believes will provide genuine competition for Reece James at wing-back. The Blues’ £12m bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also been knocked back by Barcelona, who believe they can double that fee for the Gabon international.
Liverpool is expected to make a £51m bid for Sporting CP midfielder Matthís Nunes, although other reports have suggested the Portuguese side could bid closer to the £30m mark. Barcelona scouts have drawn up a five-man shortlist in response to Xavi’s request for a new right-back: Aaron van Busaka, Juan Foyth, Jeremy Frimpong, Diego Depot, and Thomas Meunier.
Harry Kane will demand a release clause in his negotiations over a new contract with Tottenham. The striker is happy to stay but wants the chance to move on if Spurs fail to fulfill his ambitions, with Bayern Munich closely watching.
Espanyol striker Raul De Tomas is on Manchester United’s radar. The 27-year-old, who scored 17 La Liga goals last season, is expected to be available for around €30 million. Some of that money could be raised through the sale of James Garner, with United now open to offers for the young midfielder.
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Arsenal is ready to offload Grant Xhaka to make room in their squad for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, who has a year left on his contract and is not interested in signing a renewal.
The Gunners have been offered the chance to resume negotiations for Juventus midfielder Arthur but have swiftly turned them down, and the Brazilian is now expected to stay in Turin as no other suitors can be found.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has warned Marco Asensio that minutes are not guaranteed this season but is happy to keep the winger around as first-team cover.
Everton’s search for a new striker has led them to Southampton’s Che Adams, who is now the Toffees’ top transfer target for the remainder of the window.
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