PSG’s Lionel Messi to mull return to Barcelona or venture to MLS?

The summer transfer window is here and there’s a lot of gossip about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest rumours, comings and goings and of course deals done!

TOP STORY: Messi back to Barcelona?

Although there is no chance of an immediate move, there will always be interest Lionel Messi‘s future and Diario Sport have discussed what that could entail.

The Argentine has one year left on his contract at Paris Saint-Germain but the 35-year-old will wait until the end of the season to decide on his next move.

The report states that Messi could move to Major League Soccer, stay at PSG or return to Barcelona – although it is also mentioned that he could even hang up his boots.

Barcelona President Joan Laporta made headlines earlier this month when he said the ‘Messi chapter’ at the Camp Nou was not over. Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said it’s ‘impossible’ to bring Messi in at the moment but he hasn’t finally closed the door on bringing him back in the future.

Inter Miami CF’s chief business officer also hinted at a future move for Messi, stating that a potential deal would serve as a “reference point for football in the United States”.

Before joining PSG in 2021, the 35-year-old had spent his entire career at Barcelona, ​​where he scored 672 goals in 778 games and won a host of trophies.

Messi is aiming for a first World Cup win with Argentina later this year in Qatar. He is his country’s all-time leading scorer with 86 goals in 162 games and last year broke Pele’s record for most goals for a South American nation.

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PAPER GOSSIP

– Real Madrid show interest in signing Fabian Ruiz as a free agent in 2023 if his Napoli contract is not renewed, reports Fabrizio Romano. Carlo Ancelotti remains a huge fan of the Spaniard, having initially been the man who brought the midfielder to Napoli during his time there.

– Juventus will challenge West Ham United to sign the Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic, according to Calciomercato, who adds that the old lady contacted his agent to see where the Hammers stand in their negotiations. Eintracht are asking €15m and bonuses of €2.5m-3m could also be asked, although it might not be too late for Juventus to switch.

Angelino missed RB Leipzig’s German Supercup defeat by FC Bayern Munich on Saturday to settle his future, as reported by Sky Sports Germany. David Raum’The imminent arrival means the Spaniard would no longer be as prominent and will therefore be looking to leave TSG Hoffenheim.

– AS Roma will change clothes to sign Free Agent Andrea Bellotti if Eldor ShomurodovFC Barcelona’s loan deal to Bologna is confirmed, reports Calciomercato. The former Torino striker would much rather join them than Valencia as it would allow him to stay in Italy and he will ask €3m but could settle for less depending on the length of the contract and bonuses on offer.

– PSG want Everton to pay almost everything Idrissa Gueye‘s salary if he joins the Premier League as reported by Fabrizio Romano. The clubs are currently in talks to finalize a deal, having started talks earlier this week with all parties interested in a move, including Gueye himself. Romano had previously mentioned that PSG would like to move him on as soon as possible.

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Emma Bowman

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