Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Messi 'chooses Man City' after PSG enquiry

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

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    Galatasaray target Man Utd's Fred

    Fred Manchester United 2019-20

    Manchester United midfielder Fred is the subject of interest from Galatasaray - according to Fotomac.

    The Turkish club are eager to bring the Brazil international in on a permanent deal, but will also consider a loan.

    Fred impressed for United last season, but lost his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI to Nemanja Matic when the Premier League resumed after lockdown.

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    Wolves accept Spurs £15m bid for Doherty

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    Wolves have accepted Tottenham's £15 million ($20m) bid for Matt Doherty - according to The Telegraph.

    The 28-year-old will undergo a medical with the north London club this weekend before joining up with Jose Mourinho's squad.

    Doherty racked up 50 appearances across all competitions for Wolves in 2019-20. 

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    Messi wants Barca board meeting as he seeks amicable exit

    Lionel Messi remains determined to leave Barcelona, however the Argentine player wants to meet with the board and leave the club on good terms, Goal understands.

    On Tuesday, Messi told the club he wants to leave after nearly 20 years at Camp Nou, having come through their La Masia academy and emerged as one of the world's best players.

    The situation between Messi and the club has deteriorated massively in recent months, with the player angry over the decisions made under president Josep Maria Bartomeu, such as the sale of Neymar and their refusal to buy him back, and the sacking of manager Ernesto Valverde earlier this season.

    Read the full story here.

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    Leeds set to sign Koch from Freiburg for €13m

    Leeds United are set to sign Robin Koch from Freiburg - according to Kicker.

    The Whites will bring in the 24-year-old for an initial €13 million (£12m/$15m) fee, with performance-based bonus payments set to be included in the final deal.

    Koch has spent the last three years of his career at Freiburg, and has also won two caps for Germany at international level.

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    Ex-West Ham winger Valencia joins Fenerbahce

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    'Arsenal should cash in on Lacazette to fund summer transfers'

    Ray Parlour has expressed his belief that Arsenal should cash in on Alexandre Lacazette to fund a summer transfer spree.

    Mikel Arteta is currently in the process of shaping a squad capable of fighting for a place in the top four, while preparing for his first full season in charge at Emirates Stadium.

    The Spaniard has already been able to add former Chelsea midfielder Willian to his ranks on a free transfer, while Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have signed permanent deals after successful loan spells.

    Read the full story on Goal.

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    Atalanta and Napoli chasing Boga

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    Atalanta and Napoli are both interested in signing Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga - according to Calcio Mercato.

    Napoli have submitted a €30 million (£27m/$36m) offer for the 23-year-old, but Atalanta are ready to table a rival bid, and will include Italian midfielder Matteo Pessina in any potential deal.

    Boga contributed 11 goals and two assists to Sassuolo's Serie A cause in 34 appearances last season.

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    'Liverpool won't go near Messi' - Barca star tipped for City move

    Former Liverpool man Jamie Carragher has said that he can't see his old club going “anywhere near” wantaway Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, adding that the only Premier League team he can see the Argentine joining is Manchester City.

    Messi sent shockwaves through the football world with the recent revelation that he wants to leave Barcelona, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner having become frustrated with life at Camp Nou under the stewardship of Josep Maria Bartomeu.

    The under-fire Barca president and his board members saw a vote of no confidence lodged against them on Friday, with the Catalan entrepreneur's time at the top of the club's food chain largely regarded as a disaster both on and off the pitch.

    Read the full story on Goal.

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    Ejaria joins Reading permanently from Liverpool

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    Atletico set to re-sign Carrasco on permanent deal

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    Atletico Madrid are set to re-sign Yannick Carrasco on a permanent deal - according to Marca.

    Dalian Professional have agreed to sell the 26-year-old back to the Los Rojiblancos, and he is now set to sign a four-year contract at Wanda Metropolitano.

    Carrasco left Atletico to undertake a new challenge in the Chinese Super League back in February 2018, but ended up returning to the club on loan in January.

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    Arteta confident Arsenal will reach transfer goals

    Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta is confident the club will achieve all their transfer goals before the October 6 deadline.

    The Gunners could only finish eighth in the Premier League last season, their worst finish since coming 12th in 1994-95.

    Arsenal always looked likely to be busy in the transfer market following that disappointment, as they look to rebuild under Arteta, who replaced Unai Emery late last year.

    Read the full story on Goal.

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    Man Utd loan Kovar to Swindon

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    Four Premier League clubs eager to sign Higuain

    Four Premier League clubs are eager to complete the signing of Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain - according to Corriere Dello Sport.

    The 32-year-old is set to leave Juventus ahead of the new season, with Fulham, Aston Villa, West Ham and Newcastle all ready to offer the former Chelsea loanee the chance to return to England.

    Juve are planning to terminate Higuain's contract a year before its expiry date, with new head coach Andrea Pirlo set to overhaul the squad after an underwhelming 2019-20 campaign.

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    Inter to listen to offers for Vecino

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    Inter are ready to listen to offers for Matias Vecino - according to Calcio Mercato.

    Antonio Conte has told the 29-year-old midfielder that he is no longer in his plans, and the Nerazzurri are now prepared to sanction his departure for around €20 million (£18m/$24m).

    Vecino only featured in 20 Serie A matches for Inter in 2019-20, scoring twice.

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    ‘Aubameyang shouldn’t touch Barcelona with a barge pole!’

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should not “touch Barcelona with a barge pole”, with Perry Groves confident the Gabonese striker will favour a new contract at Arsenal over a move to Camp Nou.

    Fresh terms at Emirates Stadium are yet to be agreed with Aubameyang, who has entered the final 12 months of his current deal, leaving the Gunners in a difficult position when it comes to his future.

    No sale has been considered yet, with those in north London confident that a compromise will be reached.

    Read the full story on Goal.

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    Mooy leaves Brighton

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    Kolarov agrees terms with Inter

    Inter have agreed personal terms with Aleksandar Kolarov as he prepares to complete a move from Roma, according to football journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    An agreement between both clubs is thought to be close, with the former Manchester City left-back all set to join Antonio Conte's side at San Siro.

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    Arteta would love Messi in Premier League

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    Man City defender Palmer-Brown extends Austria Wien loan

    Austria Wien have confirmed that they have extended centre-back Erik Palmer-Brown's loan to cover a further year.

    The defender joined the Austrian club last season and, having made 23 competitive appearances, has seen his time with the club extended into the 2020-21 campaign.

    Head coach Peter Stoger told the club's official website: "We are very happy that we can continue the exciting cooperation with Manchester City and Erik in this difficult period.

    "It was important to us that we could keep a player in this position who already knew the club and the league. Especially after Alexandar Borkovic's move to Hoffenheim, we were looking for a solution that was good for everyone and now we have found a very good one."

  • Barca star's father informed PSG of decision

    Messi 'chooses Man City'

    L'Equipe are reporting that Lionel Messi's father Jorge has informed Paris Saint-Germain that the Barcelona superstar has decided to move to Manchester City.

    The French newspaper claims that PSG's sporting director Leonardo made contact with Jorge Messi to inform him of the Ligue 1 champions' interest in his son.

    The Brazilian was, however, politely informed that Messi had already made his mind up over a switch to join Pep Guardiola at City.