Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is reportedly keen for the five-time Champions to firm up their interest in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
According to a report from renowned English news portal Daily Express, several Barcelona players, including club captain Messi, are in support of the Nou Camp giants’ reported move for the 25-year-old.
Argentinian forward Messi was officially made the Barcelona skipper in the summer following the exit of former club captain Andres Iniesta who now plays his football at Japanese outfit Vissel Kobe.
Despite the fact that Messi and other senior players are in support of the move for Paul Pogba, club scouts are not convinced that the France World Cup winner can thrive in the ‘tiki-taka’ style at Barcelona.
Paul Pogba is desperate to leave Manchester United when the transfer window reopens after falling out with manager Jose Mourinho badly.
Spanish champions Barcelona will need to fend off other potential suitors like Italian champions Juventus and French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in their pursuit of him.
The feud between Pogba and Mourinho has dominated the Red Devils’ season and also threatened to derail the push for major honours.
Manchester United are far behind their rivals in the race for the league title and have also been knocked out of the Carabao Cup.
Liverpool Eyeing Summer Move For German Defender
Reigning European champions Liverpool are reportedly in the hunt for Augsburg defender Phillip Max during this summer’s transfer window.
According to The Sun, Liverpool want to sign the Augsburg left-back before the end of this transfer window.
Liverpool are in the hunt for a new left-back this summer after the exit of Alberto Moreno this summer.
Spanish international Alberto Moreno left the club at the end of last month after his Liverpool contract expired.
Alberto Moreno was the backup left-back to first choice Andy Robertson at Liverpool before his exit.
The Spaniard has joined La Liga outfit Villarreal on a free transfer at the start of this month.
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Moreno was part of the Liverpool team that won last season’s Champions League title at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.
The 26-year-old was an unused substitute for Liverpool who won the title by beating fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in their final meeting at the start of last month.
Phillip Max could be his direct replacement at Liverpool ahead of the new season.
Max is a key player for German Bundesliga club Augsburg and the Reds want to sign him.
The 25-year-old is rated at around £18m according to the aforementioned publication.
Juventus In Talks With Man Utd For Quality Attacker
Italian Serie A champions Juventus have reportedly opened talks with Manchester United over one of their players.
This is according to popular Italian news outlet Tuttosport which revealed that Juventus are in talks to sell petite attacker Paolo Dybala.
Juventus are said to be in talks with two clubs.
The Italians have been in negotiations with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and English club Manchester United for the aforementioned player.
Dybala has not resolved his future at Juventus since the Old Lady appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager.
Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus this summer after just one season with the west London giants.
The Italian tactician has penned a three-year deal at Juventus until the end of the 2021/22 season.
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Paolo Dybala is still on holidays after his exertions for Argentina at the recently concluded COPA America tournament in Brazil.
Hosts Brazil emerged as champions while Dybala and Argentina finished the tournament in the third position ahead of immediate past champions Chile.
Brazil won the tournament on home soil after a 3-1 win over surprise finalists Peru.
Paolo Dybala is expected to return to Juventus in the coming days after his holiday.
The rest of the Juventus are in the United States at the moment for the International Champions Cup (ICC).
Inter Milan Offer Tempting Swap Deal For Romelu Lukaku
Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan have offered a tempting swap deal in their chase of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku this summer.
This is according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian media.
Romelu Lukaku has emerged as the top transfer target for Inter Milan who are keen to end the Serie A dominance of rivals Juventus.
Italian champions Juventus sealed an eighth straight league title at the end of last season as the likes of Inter Milan, Napoli and AS Roma.
New Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has requested for the signing of the aforementioned Lukaku as he tried to build a squad capable of usurping Juventus at the top of the Italian football.
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Conte wants Lukaku to be the man to lead his frontline in the new season but the financial demands from Manchester United could prevent a deal.
Inter Milan have had several bids turned down by Manchester United who want to recoup the money spent on him.
The Red Devils spent £75m to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton in 2017.
The latest bid from Inter Milan is a swap deal of €65m plus Nerazurri winger Ivan Perisic who has previously been linked with Manchester United.
The latest bid form Inter Milan was confirmed by Calciomercato.
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