The January transfer window will open in a few days and there is a lot of speculation about possible deals. Read the latest gossip below and see all the official appointments.
Messi dreams of playing in MLS.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi touched on many topics in an extensive interview with La Sexta on Sunday night, but his comments about the possibility of one day playing Major League Soccer have fascinated fans of the sport in the US.
When asked if he wanted to play in MLS, Messi answered: No, I can’t: I’ve always dreamed of living in the United States and discovering the competition there.
Barcelona talked a lot about the future of the Argentine international, especially with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, but admitted that a decision would not be taken until June.
No [I will not talk to the other clubs because] I have nothing clear until the end of the year, added Messi. I’ll wait till the end of the season. The most important thing is to think about the team and try to win titles and not be distracted by other things.
I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I’m concentrating on what we have in front of us for the next six months. It would be wrong to tell you what I’m going to do next, because even I don’t know.
The city’s football group owns the New York Soccer Club, while Inter Miami CF David Beckham seems to have linked up with all the world stars. So there will undoubtedly be intrigue if Messi ever lands on the shores of the state.
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Wijnaldum reviews contract offer
Giorginio Wijnaldum wants to think about a contract offer from Liverpool before making a decision, reports Fabrizio Romano.
It is assumed that they have made the Dutch international state an offer to which it has not yet responded.
His current contract expires in the summer of 2021, which means he can go on a free transfer.
Mr Wijnaldum said he would give priority to Liverpool and inform the club before negotiating with other clubs as a free agent if he decided to do so.
Weapons sight. Replacement bulb for Bellerine
Arsenal are looking for Tarik Lamptey to replace Hector Bellerin as Barcelona the Spaniard to sign.
The Gunners want to keep Bellerin, but are planning to take him back to Barcelona via La Masia, just in case.
They consider Brighton Lampada and Hove Albion as the best option, have closely followed its evolution.
According to the report, Bayern Munich and Manchester City both have their eyes on him.
– Diego Costa has asked Atletico Madrid to terminate its contract prematurely for family reasons, AS reports. His current contract expires in the summer of 2021, but he wants to leave immediately. The 32-year-old would have already received several offers in case of departure.
– Sampdoria, Bologna, Turin and Villarreal are all interested in the signature of Fiorentina striker Patrick Catrone, reports Calciomercato. The 22-year-old has been given limited playing time this season, so La Viola is ready to let him go. Lazio would like to use Felipe Caicedo or Leonardo Pavletti from Cagliari as a replacement.