Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona, but where will he go?
Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus are possible destinations.
But, both Manchester clubs are believed to be targeting the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
TOP STORY – UNITED EYE MESSI, BUT LIONEL WANTS CITY
Manchester United are in position to sign wantaway Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, according to Deportes Cuatro.
Messi wants to sensationally leave embattled LaLiga giants Barca and United are reportedly one of the clubs capable of signing the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
However, The Athletic claims neighbours Manchester City and Messi have held talks, with the superstar open to playing for Pep Guardiola again.
Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus have also been linked.
▪️ Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave
▪️ Messi’s people have spoken to Pep about joining #MCFC
▪️ #MCFC distancing themselves from the move
▪️ What are terms of his contract & could he leave for free?
▪️ Could this be a ploy to get rid of #FCB president Bartomeu?
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) August 25, 2020
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– Calciomercato claims Zlatan Ibrahimovic is close to signing a new deal with Milan. The 38-year-old is out of contract after returning to Milan for a second spell in January.
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