David Beckham has contacted Lionel Messi over a huge money switch to Inter Miami, reports The Sun.
Manchester City are hoping to convince midfielder Leroy Sane to sign a new deal before Bayern Munich have another chance to bid for the Germany international in January, according to the Evening Standard.
Chelsea will try to sign £35million-rated Nice defender Youcef Atal in January if they can get their transfer ban lifted by the start of 2020, The Sun reports.
Tottenham will battle Paris St Germain to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in January, says The Sun.
Players to watch
Josh McEachran: The Former Chelsea Academy midfielder has been handed a trial at Birmingham after also being linked with cross city rivals Aston Villa, The Sun reports.
Milan Skriniar: Manchester City failed with a bid in the summer to sign Inter Milan’s Slovakia defender but could try again in January, Tuttosport claims.
Jose Gaya: Chelsea will try to sign the Valencia and Spain left-back when their transfer ban ends next summer, Talk Sport reports.
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Real Betis star signing Nabil Fekir hit back at reports suggesting his ‘knee injury’ last season was responsible for Liverpool backing out from signing him at the last minute.
The then Lyon attacking midfielder was close to joining the Reds last summer and a deal worth £53 million was said to be all but confirmed. However, the Premier League giants withdrew at the last moment. Fekir branded the supposed serious knee injury false and claimed he does not know why the deal fell through.
The Frenchman joined the La Liga side this summer for £22m and is turning himself into a crucial member of the team.
“Lots of lies were told and they affected me,” he told L’Equipe.
“Especially those told about my family. It hurt them and me. Especially when you know that what’s being told is false.
“What was said is not the truth. My knee is good – I had a quick medical check at Clairefontaine (France’s national training base) – my knee wasn’t even mentioned.
“If my knee had been in such a bad state, would Aulas (Lyon chairman Jean-Michel) have made [a huge offer to keep me]?
“But the worst thing is the idea that people could suggest that it’s because of my family that the transfer didn’t happen. It’s a lie. But you have to live with it.
“You want the truth? Even I don’t know – I promise you!
“I did my medical and then [Liverpool] decided not to sign me. At some point they wanted to have me believe it was because of my knee – but an excuse needed to be found.
“The medical tests that I did at Clairefontaine were very clear – my knee is perfectly fine and I feel fine. There are no issues at all with my knee.”
Barcelona are preparing a contract to keep record goalscorer Lionel Messi at the club for the rest of his career, the Mirror reports in a story broken by Mundo Deportivo.
The 32-year-old Argentina star’s current deal expires at the end of the 2020/21 season, and the La Liga champions want to offer him a lifetime contract.
The Express reports that Chelsea could be forced into offering left-back Emerson Palmieri a long-term contract with former manager Maurizio Sarri looking to sign the Brazil international to Juventus.
Paul Pogba is rarely far from the headlines, and today is no different.
According to The Sun, he stayed at Manchester United instead of moving to Real Madrid because of a £150m sports sponsorship deal.
Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis is proving very popular, according to The Star.
Both Manchester United and Manchester City are set to compete for the 20-year-old next summer, the paper says.
Liverpool centre-back Virgil Van Dijk is bemused by talk that he is is to be offered a new £200,000-per-week contract by the European champions, according to the Liverpool Echo.
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