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Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world

Bayern out of race to sign Messi

Bundesliga giants can’t afford Barca legend

Bayern Munich cannot afford to join the bidding for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, claims the club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

He told Tuttosport when asked if the Bavarians will enter the race for the Argentine: “No.”

Explaining that call, Rummenigge added: “We can’t pay a player of that size. It is not part of our policy and philosophy.

“Honestly, hearing that Messi could leave Barcelona makes me a little sad. Leo has written the history of that club and in my opinion he should end his career with the Blaugrana.

“There are internal and private aspects there that I don’t know about and that is why I will not interfere.”

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Bonucci rejects Man City

Leonardo Bonucci has declined the opportunity to join Manchester City as he wants to continue with JuventusSky Sport Italia report.

Pep Guardiola made a renewed attempt to sign the Italy international centre-back, although the 33-year-old is happy to remain in Turin and is looking forward to working alongside new head coach Andrea Pirlo.

Dembele lined up as Suarez’s successor
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Barca look to Lyon for another goalscorer

Sport reports that Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is a top target for Barcelona as they look to find a suitable successor to Luis Suarez in their No.9 berth.

The Liga giants are preparing to part with an experienced Uruguayan frontman, leaving them in the market for another proven goalscorer.

Atletico to use Partey in Lacazette raid

Atletico Madrid are prepared to use Thomas Partey in a part-exchange with Arsenal that will see Alexandre Lacazette head to Spain.

Marca report that the La Liga giants are happy to include Partey, Angel Correa or Vitolo in a bid to bring a France international forward onto their books.

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Bartomeu to meet with Messi

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is planning to hold face-to-face talks with Lionel Messi, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Liga giants are eager to prevent a star man from leaving Camp Nou and hope a compromise can be reached that allows him to stay put.

Liverpool won’t let Wilson leave on loan

Liverpool will not be sanctioning another loan move for Harry Wilson, claims Sky Sports.

The talented midfielder spent the 2019-20 campaign at Bournemouth and will only be allowed to leave Anfield again on a permanent agreement.

Benevento ready bid for Kluivert
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Ambitious Serie A new boys Benevento are ready to make a move for Roma winger Justin Kluivert, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Netherlands international has been at Stadio Olimpico since the summer of 2018.

Wolves to make second bid for Maitland-Niles

Wolves will, according to Sky Sports, table a second bid for versatile Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The Gunners have knocked back at offer of £15 million ($20m) as they look to generate around £20m ($26m) from any sale of a highly-rated academy graduate.

Melbourne City manager Mombaerts to depart

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Erick Mombaerts is set to depart Melbourne City for Ligue 2 club Troyes AC, claims The World Game.

City’s current assistant coach Patrick Kisnorbo is expected to replace Mombaerts as manager with the club set to face Sydney FC in the A-League grand final on Sunday.

McKennie set for Juventus move

Klopp unsure over Liverpool’s transfer funds

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted the coronavirus pandemic has made signing players a lot more complicated.

“Now, in corona times, you have to think five times before making a transfer because nobody knows what will happen after corona,” Klopp told Servus TV.

“We always have to pay attention to the financial aspect. Because we don’t know exactly how much money we will have available. Others seem to deal with it a little more positively when you look at Chelsea.

“There are a lot of interesting players out there but if someone is interesting for us I can’t say right now. But I am very happy with my team right now. If something transfer related will happen we have to see.”

Glory coach Popovic set for Greece move

Messi’s future tied to Suarez’s

The agent of Luis Suarez believes that both the Uruguay striker and Lionel Messi will take each other’s opinions into account when deciding life after Barcelona.

Messi and Suarez have struck up a strong friendship since the latter’s arrival at Camp Nou in 2014, initially forming two-thirds of the club’s famed MSN attacking line-up with Neymar prior to the Brazilian’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain.

As well as enjoying huge success on the pitch the pair and their families often holiday together, while new Barca coach Ronald Koeman’s decision to cut the Uruguayan from his plans allegedly weighed in Messi’s subsequent request to leave the Catalan club after 20 years.

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Conte wants Vidal at Inter

Thiago Silva says farewell to PSG ahead of Chelsea move

Thiago Silva took to social media on Wednesday to bid farewell to the Paris Saint-Germain faithful ahead of his anticipated move to Chelsea.

Silva joined PSG in 2012 from AC Milan and went on to lead the French side to seven Ligue 1 titles in eight seasons, part of a total haul of 23 trophies during his time at Parc des Princes.

But the Brazil defender was not offered a fresh contract at the end of his current deal, instead signing a temporary extension which came to an end with PSG’s defeat to Bayern Munich in Sunday’s Champions League final, the first in the club’s history.

Watford’s Doucoure wants Everton move

Abdoulaye Doucoure is holding out for a move to Everton from Watford, claims Telefoot Chaine via GFNF.

Wolves, Fulham and Hertha Berlin have all made offers for the 27-year-old, but he’s eager to play under Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park.

Man Utd still chasing Grealish

The Red Devils haven’t given up

Manchester United remain in contact with Astom Villa over a potential move for Jack Grealish, according to the Daily Mail.

Grealish is valued at £80 million ($105m) and the Red Devils are considering including goalkeeper Sergio Romero in a deal to sign the attacker.

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AC Milan closing in on Diaz

Real Madrid midfielder Brahim Diaz is poised to join AC Milan, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

The two clubs have agreed to a deal with only Diaz himself left to approve the move.

Diaz, 21, only made 10 appearances in all competitions for Real Madrid last season.

PSG begin Messi talks

The Ligue 1 side are hoping to reunite the attacker with Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain have begun conversations with Lionel Messi’s representatives as they look to bring the Barcelona star to France, reports Ole.

While Manchester City remain the favourites to sign the Argentine, the Ligue 1 giants have now formally joined the race to add Messi to their star-studded side.

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