Messi wants immediate Barcelona exit, Neymar targeted - transfer talk
Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona immediately, according to Esporte Interativo, while Sport says the club are ready to go after Neymar.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reportedly has no plans to stick about at the crisis club, while former Camp Nou star Neymar could be targeted for a return.
Amid the chaos at the LaLiga giants, there is fresh speculation over Messi's future. The superstar is contracted at Barça until 2021, but could perhaps make a move sooner.
TOP STORY – MESSI WANTS IMMEDIATE BARCELONA EXIT
Messi wants to leave Barcelona immediately, according to Esporte Interativo.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner has been linked to Premier League giants Manchester City and Serie A side Inter recently. He was expected to renew at Barcelona, but their capitulation in the Champions League has led to turmoil at the club.
Tudo sobre Messi querer sair imediatamente do Barcelona e mais no Conexão Europa— Esporte Interativo (de 🏠) (@Esp_Interativo) August 17, 2020
Marcelo Bechler trouxe a informação de que Lionel Messi não quer esperar até 2021 para deixar o Barcelona e o treino do PSG nesse domingo são destaques do #ConexãoEuropa de hoje!@santander_br pic.twitter.com/XLUBjJY28x
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- According to Sport, Barcelona are preparing a deal for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, ready to offer Antoine Griezmann and 60 million euros to bring the Brazil international back to the club.
- Pochettino is a candidate for the Barcelona job, but the Argentinian may have options. The Sun reports City are eyeing Pochettino amid doubts over Pep Guardiola's future as manager.
- It looks like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is staying at Arsenal. The Telegraph reports Arsenal have agreed terms with the forward over a new deal.
- Chelsea are expected to sign at least one defender this close season. According to the Mirror, they are preparing a move for City defender John Stones - even if they land Brighton and Hove Albion's Lewis Dunk.
- Another Brighton and Hove Albion defender is apparently attracting interest. The Sun says Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Leicester City are interested in Ben White, who spent 2019-20 on loan at Leeds United.
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