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Man Utd and Man City lead race for Messi

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Man Utd and Man City lead race for Messi

Both Man Utd and Man City will fight each other this summer to sign wantaway attacker Lionel Messi from Barcelona.

The two Manchester rivals (Man Utd and Man City) are reportedly keen to sign Lionel Messi after the Argentine superstar voiced out his plans to leave the Camp Nou this summer.

With Lionel Messi set to leave Barcelona, the question remains ‘where would be his likely destination.’

Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus have all enquired about his availability, but sources confirm the player wants a Man City move.

However, Manchester United are ready to do battle for the six time Ballon d’Or winner.

TOP STORY – UNITED EYE MESSI, BUT LIONEL WANTS CITY

Manchester United are now in pole position to sign unhappy Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, according to reports from Deportes Cuatro on Wednesday.

Messi is understandably unhappy with life at Barca and wants to leave this summer, and Manchester United have a chance to sign the Argentine.

Meanwhile, there have already been talks between the Barcelona captain and Lionel Messi, and the Argentine international is keen to rejoin his former boss Pep Guardiola.

Both Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus are also monitoring his situation.

TRANSFER ROUND-UP

– According to The Telegraph, Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez is very close to joining Everton. Rodriguez has previously worked under Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern and Real Madrid.

– Fabrizio Romano has confirmed Chelsea will soon complete the deal for Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell. The London club are also set to unveil former PSG captain Thiago Silva and Bayer 04 Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz by the end of the week.

– Calciomercato reports Zlatan Ibrahimovic is close to agreeing a contract extension with Milan. The 38 year old is currently enjoying a second spell with Milan.

– Barca have now switched attention to Gabriel Jesus as a long term replacement for veteran forward Luis Suarez, according to Esiwe Chosen. Suarez has been placed on the transfer list at Barcelona, and his former club Ajax are reportedly trying to resign the Uruguayan.


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