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  • November 1, 2022

INTER MIAMI are looking to complete a deal for Lionel Messi, and it has now been revealed that they have been in talks with him for years.
It is believed that Inter representatives have been in talks with Messi's father, Jorge, for two years and now there is an increasing confidence that he will opt for the MLS move.
This has dealt a blow to Barcelona and PSG, who both thought that he would play for them after his contract expires.
Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur have entered talks with Antonio Conte over a new deal in north London.
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Unai Emery is yet to arrive at Villa Park, but he's already making big plans.
According to Defensa Central in Spain, the new Villa boss wants to bring Eden Hazard back to the Premier League in order to build his new team around.
The Belgian's disappointing four-year spell at the Bernabeu certainly appears at an end, and it's felt that a return to England could suit all parties.
With just 18 months remaining on his contract, Real are aiming to recoup a fee for the 31-year-old rather than let him leave on a free in 2024.
The former Chelsea star would hope that a move back to a league in which he flourished would reinvigorate his career, while Emery would be handed his desired 'team leader'.
Manchester United have high hopes for Marcus Rashford and will present him with a new contract before the year is out.
That’s according to The Mail, who insist that manager Erik ten Hag sees the forward as ‘central to his plans’.
The 25-year-old’s time at Old Trafford appeared over in the summer after a disappointing 2021-22, but he now looks a new player under the Dutch coach.
Rashford’s representatives met with Paris Saint-Germain officials back in August, but a move to the French capital failed to materialise.
The United ace, who scored his 100th goal for the club in Sunday’s 1-0 win over West Ham, has eight months remaining on his current deal with the Red Devils.
After a difficult fortnight, there is finally some good news for Liverpool: Luis Diaz is back in training.
The Colombian forward shared images on social media of him working out in the gym as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
At the moment, the 25-year-old is working out alone but there is the expectation that he will be able to rejoin the rest of the squad shortly.
Diaz added emojis of an egg-timer, a flexing bicep and a flame to suggest that his rehabilitation is progressing well.
There has been no timeframe given for the Liverpool star's return to first team action, but there remains the hope that he will be available when the season reconvenes after the World Cup.
Newcastle are ready to test Brighton with a £30m bid for Leandro Trossard when the transfer window reopens.
The high-flying Toon are the latest club to show an interest in the Seagulls' in-form Belgian, and now have the cash available to force a sale.
The Northern Echo understand that Eddie Howe and Dan Ashworth have shortlisted the left-sided forward as they target reinforcements in January.
However, they could face competition from Arsenal, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, who have all been linked to the 27-year-old.
Trossard has struck seven goals in the Premier League this season, and has just eight months remaining on his contract at the Amex – although Brighton do hold the option of extending it by a year.
Manchester United have high hopes for Marcus Rashford and will present him with a new contract before the year is out.
That’s according to The Mail, who insist that manager Erik ten Hag sees the forward as ‘central to his plans’.
The 25-year-old’s time at Old Trafford appeared over in the summer after a disappointing 2021-22, but he now looks a new player under the Dutch coach.
Rashford’s representatives met with Paris Saint-Germain officials back in August, but a move to the French capital failed to materialise.
The United ace, who scored his 100th goal for the club in Sunday’s 1-0 win over West Ham, has eight months remaining on his current deal with the Red Devils.
Liverpool are once again rumoured to be interested in RB Leipzig's Konrad Laimer, according to reports in Germany.
The midfielder, who has been a long-term target for the Reds, is out of contract next summer, but Jurgen Klopp is expected to accelerate plans to sign him in January as he attempts to halt the club's slide.
However, the Anfield club will face competition from Bayern Munich, who are also keen on the Austrian international.
The German champions were close to capturing Laimer earlier this year, but the deal collapsed at the last minute.
And now it's Liverpool who are considered favourites to get their man with the 25-year-old said to have a preference for the Premier League.
The stories linking Real Madrid with a summer move for Gabriel Jesus are refusing to go away.
The LaLiga giants were initially interested in prising the striker away from Manchester City, but opted against an approach due to potential passport issues.
However, he is said to be a player that manager Carlo Ancelotti greatly admires, and the Spanish heavyweights may test Arsenal’s resolve at the end of the season.
Jesus, who has five goals and seven assists in 16 apps for the Gunners, penned a five-year contract when moving to the Emirates in July.
It has been confirmed that former Manchester United ace Paul Pogba will miss the World Cup.
The midfielder has not played a competitive game since rejoining Juventus from the Red Devils in the summer.
The 29-year-old was found to have injured his knee in July ahead of a pre-season friendly with Barcelona.
With Qatar 2022 on the horizon, the Frenchman initially opted against knee surgery before deciding on an operation.
And despite his best rehabilitation, Pogba has not recovered in time to take part in this month’s competition.
His agent Rafaela Pimenta said: “Following [a] medical review in Torino and Pittsburgh, it is extremely painful to inform Paul Pogba will still need recovery time from his surgery.
“For this reason, Paul will not be able to join Juventus’ squad before the World Cup break nor the French national team in Qatar.”
The final round of Champions League group stage games begin this evening, and for the two English teams in action, there's plenty on the line.
Tottenham travel to Marseille as Group B leaders, and the equation is simple: they must not lose.
A draw or better will ensure Spurs' path into the Round of 16, but defeat in the south of France will see them eliminated.
Liverpool have already qualified from Group B, but take on first place Napoli at Anfield.
In the unlikely event that Jurgen Klopp's team win by four goals or more, it will be they that finish top.
Meanwhile, in the same group, Rangers will be looking to avoid embarrassment when they host Ajax.
A defeat of 2-0 or worse for the Scottish Premiership outfit will make them statistically the worse side to have ever played in the group stage of the Champions League.
David Beckham's Inter Miami are on the verge of a stunning swoop of Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi.
According to The Athletic, Inter representatives have been in talks with Messi's father, Jorge, for two years.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's PSG deal is due to expire in the summer, and there is now an "increasing confidence" that he will opt for Miami.
The French champions are keen to extend the 35-year-old's time in Paris, while the forward's former club Barcelona are hoping he'll decide on an emotional return to the Nou Camp.
The Argentina international has scored 12 goals and provided 13 assists in 17 games for the Parisians across all competitions this season.
Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is cautiously optimistic Bukayo Saka will be available for Sunday’s clash at Chelsea.
Saka injured his ankle during the 5-0 home win against Nottingham Forest and hobbled off the pitch after just 27 minutes.
Arteta said: “It was a bad kick and he was limping, but I don’t see it being anything further than that.
“Let’s see how he is in the next couple of days.”
And Tottenham have entered contract talks with manager Antonio Conte over a new long-term deal.
That is despite Conte publicly refusing to commit his future to Spurs with his contract running out in June 2023.
The North Londoners are five points off table-toppers Arsenal and according to The Athletic, club chiefs would like to reward the Italian head coach for the team's form.
New terms would see the ex-Chelsea manager earn a raise on his already £13million-a-year contract.
Finally, Juventus superstar Paul Pogba is set to miss the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
According to Sky Sports, Pogba has suffered a knee injury setback and won't be part of France's squad next month.
The midfielder has yet to make an appearance for Juve ever since returning to Turin from Manchester United in the summer.
The 29-year-old looks like he will have to wait for much longer for his second debut with the Bianconeri.
Casemiro has dethroned star team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United’s “King of the Gym”.
Both icons have been getting more bench practice than they hoped this season at United.
But they played the whole of Sunday’s 1-0 Premier League victory at home to West Ham – showing their strict regime is worth the weight.
It’s claimed the Brazil international can leg-press 300kg “with his eyes shut” whereas Ron is known to push 30 reps of 250kg
Barcelona star Frenkie De Jong does not want to leave the Nou Camp in January.
De Jong was a primary target for Manchester United in the summer, although he repeatedly snubbed a move.
Now, Sport claim the midfielder doesn’t want to leave Barca halfway through the season.
That works as a transfer blow for United and Chelsea who are still keeping tabs on the Netherlands international
Arsenal ace Reiss Nelson was targeted by three clubs who wanted him on loan before his impressive display against Nottingham Forest.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told  CaughtOffside: “Mikel Arteta was really happy with his approach to training.
“Nelson can be a really important player for Arsenal to be used when rotating their squad for now.
“More than three clubs asked for Nelson on loan in the summer, but Arsenal decided to keep him”
Manchester United ace Diogo Dalot doesn't rule out quitting Old Trafford in the summer.
The defender has been previously linked with Barcelona and Juventus.
Dalot told Sky Sports: “I don’t think it’s the time to think about my contract situation. We’re in the process to improve our game as team.
“I love to play for Man United as I always try to show. I’m happy – this is the most important thing”
Brighton are interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk ace Mykola Matviyenko in the January transfer window.
The Seagulls' new manager Roberto De Zerbi worked with Matviyenko during his one season with Shakhtar before Russia's unjust invasion.
According to The Athletic, De Zerbi is now hoping to link up with the centre-back once more on the south coast.
It is thought Ukraine international would set Brighton back around £17.2million
Arsenal are keeping tabs on Midtjylland ace Gustav Isaksen ahead of the January transfer window.
That is according to Calciomercato, who report the Gunners are impressed with Isaksen’s performances in Denmark.
Mikel Arteta is said to be keen on adding young talent to his ranks from the New Year.
Arteta is looking for players to offer competition for Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli down the wing
Tottenham have entered contract talks with manager Antonio Conte over a new long-term deal.
That is despite Conte publicly refusing to commit his future to Spurs with his contract expiring in June 2023.
The North Londoners are five points off table-toppers Arsenal and according to The Athletic, club chiefs would like to reward the Italian tactician for the team's form.
New terms would see the ex-Chelsea boss earn a raise on his already £13million-a-year contract
Manchester United are weighing up a January swoop for Norwich’s Max Aarons, reports SunSport’s Philip Cadden.
United manager Erik ten Hag is keen to bring in another right-back to rival Diogo Dalot, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future in doubt.
The Red Devils have been long-term admirers of Aarons and were one of eight teams who scouted the 22-year-old at England Under-21s victory over Germany at Bramall Lane in September.
Norwich value the defender at £10million, while United also keep tabs on Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong
Real Madrid are set to launch a bid for Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus in the next summer transfer window.
Jesus was linked with Real last summer, only for them to pull out of because of an “issue with his passport”.
According to Goal, the centre-forward is on a five-man shortlist compiled by Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The same report claims that Ancelotti sees him as a perfect understudy, and potential successor, to star striker Karim Benzema
Arsenal are the frontrunners to sign Leicester star Youri Tielemans, whom they targeted during the summer.
Manchester United and Juventus were also thought to be interested, but the Foxes managed to keep hold of Tielemans.
According to The Mirror, the Gunners are the favourites to seal a deal for the midfielder, whose contract expires at the end of the season
A summer move is thought to be the most likely time for the Belgium international to move to the Emirates
A racist troll who abused Chelsea and England star Reece James has been tracked down to the Middle East just three weeks before the World Cup starts in Qatar.
An arrest is imminent after James, 22, gave statements to Instagram, police and officials abroad.
Reece told The Sun: “It’s tough.”
The full-back has told how he is determined to fight back against the online menace saying: “Whenever I see it I report it”
Arsenal sent scouts to watch Palmeiras ace Danilo last week ahead of the January transfer window.
According to reporter Ekrem Konur, the Gunners stepped up their pursuit of the midfielder by having club representatives monitor him during the Brazilian giants’ 3-1 win over Athletico Paranaense.
However, it did not go as the 21-year-old or the scouts would have planned as the holding midfielder was substituted at half-time.
The Brazilian made way for Gabriel Menino, a change which turned the game.
However, it is believed Arsenal remain keen and may try to prize him away in January for a fee of around £26million
Juventus superstar Paul Pogba is set to miss the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
According to Sky Sports, Pogba has suffered a knee injury setback and won't be part of France's squad.
The midfielder has yet to make an appearance for Juve ever since returning to Turin from Manchester United last summer.
The 29-year-old appears like he will have to wait for much longer for his second debut with the Bianconeri
Arsenal are in talks with William Saliba over a new long-term deals with fears he could walk out for free next summer.
Saliba’s contract is due to expire in June 2024, meaning he could walk out of the Emirates for free.
The Gunners hold a 12-month option, but according to The Athletic, the North Londoners want to tie the centre-back down to a new long-term contract.
Should Arsenal hit a stumbling block in negotiations, the France international won’t be short of options.
In fact, reports suggest Paris Saint-Germain are keen on the 21-year-old, who loves life in France
Arsenal are considering making an offer for Orlando City star Facundo Torres.
Torres, 22, has stood out in the MLS this season and the Gunners have been made aware of him by scout Toni Lima.
Lima has been credited with recommending Neymar to Barcelona and Philippe Coutinho to Inter Milan when both played in Brazil.
According to The Evening Standard, the winger could be signed to provide competition for Bukayo Saka down the flanks.
Since touching down in the United States the Uruguay international has registered 14 goals and 10 assists in 40 league matches
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