Monday's Transfer Gossip: Bonucci,  Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Mbappe, Loftus-Cheek, James, Mount

Football Transfer News: Summer transfer closed but, Clubs are still negotiating a possible move ahead of winter window .

  • Juventus and Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 35, has been linked with a move to Tottenham after asking to be sold in the January transfer window.


  • Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 31, says 30-year-old Senegal forward Sadio Mane’s departure to Bayern Munich is not to blame for their poor start to the Premier League season.


  • Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has ruled out signing Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo because of the 37-year-old’s age.


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  • Chelsea have suffered a blow in their attempts to add former Liverpool transfer chief Michael Edwards to their staff as the 43-year-old wants time to consider his options.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic claims Barcelona manager Xavi wanted him to stay at the club and that it was the 32-year-old’s own decision to leave the Nou Camp for Emirati side Sharjah in the summer transfer window.
  • Manchester City would face no financial barriers in signing France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, who wants to leave Paris St-Germain despite signing a new contract in the summer.


  • Dutch defender Pascal Struijk, 23, says he wants to sign a new deal with Leeds United.


  • Chelsea were always planning to offer England right-back Reece James, 22, and midfielder Mason Mount, 23 new long-term deals with the club, even before it was sold to a consortium led by American investor Todd Boehly in May.


  • England manager Gareth Southgate could collect a £4m bonus if he guides the Three Lions to World Cup glory in Qatar.


  • AC Milan could make a move for Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26, in January.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: James, Ake, Milinkovic,  Leao, Loftus-Cheek, Rodriguez, Vlachodimos, Toney

Football Transfer News: Summer transfer closed but, Clubs are still negotiating a possible move ahead of winter window .

  • Reece James is expecting good news when he undergoes a definitive scan on a knee injury that has threatened his World Cup dream on Thursday.
  • Manchester City have told a number of clubs – including Bayern Munich and Inter Milan – who have enquired about Dutch defender Nathan Ake that they will not be selling the 27-year-old in January.


  • Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri is unhappy with reports linking Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, with a move to Juventus.


  • Kevin De Bruyne has claimed Manchester City are surging clear of Liverpool this season because they are a more controlled and consistent team than their “up and down” rivals.


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  • Newcastle United officials are prepared to meet with the club’s supporters to discuss renaming St James’ Park.
  • AC Milan are preparing to open talks about a new deal with Portugal forward Rafael Leao and would like to get a deal sorted before the World Cup. Chelsea have been linked with the 23-year-old and are following the situation closely.


  • AC Milan are interested in 26-year-old Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, whose deal with the Blues runs until 2024.


  • Manchester United have reportedly “intensified” their scouting of Benfica goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos and are keen to sign the 28-year-old Greece international, who is also a target for Leicester City.


  • Manchester United season-ticket holders have been left outraged after being told to provide a description of their clothing and photographic ID so they can be identified on CCTV to prove they were at home matches the club claim they did not attend.


  • Chelsea are targeting Norwich’s Stuart Webber as their next sporting director.


  • Chelsea are close to a deal to appoint Southampton’s head of senior recruitment Joe Shields as their director of recruitment.


  • Paris Saint-Germain have been accused of hiring a digital agency to carry out smear campaigns against star player Kylian Mbappe.


  • Brentford have opened talks about a new contract with 26-year-old England striker Ivan Toney, who has been linked with Tottenham.


  • Leeds United are set to offer 25-year-old English midfielder Jack Harrison, who attracted interest from Newcastle United in the summer, a new, improved deal.


  • Wolverhampton Wanderers are in advanced negotiations with former Olympiakos boss Pedro Martins, who recently failed to agree a deal to become Hull City boss, as the Molineux club look to appoint a successor to the sacked Bruno Lage.


  • Rangers star Leon King is attracting interest from three Premier League giants, according to a report.

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: James, Zaha, Neymar's, De Tomas, Gakpo, Gnonto, Moleiro, Ziyech

  • Chelsea are looking to hand new contracts to England full-back Reece James, 22, and England forward Mason Mount, 23.


  • Tottenham looked into signing Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29, from Crystal Palace before the transfer deadline.


  • Paris St-Germain offered Neymar to Manchester City just before the transfer deadline – but the Premier League champions turned down the chance to sign the Brazil forward, 30.


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  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said that the club sold Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour to Brighton as the 21-year-old did not want to go out on loan again.


  • Torino say they wanted to bring 28-year-old Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet back to the club but Leicester City “simply wouldn’t let him go”. Praet was on loan at the Serie A side last season.


  • Manchester United failed in a deadline-day bid to sign Spain striker Raul de Tomas, 27, from Espanyol.


  • Leeds United managed to sign Italy striker Wilfried Gnonto for just £4m after refusing to meet FC Zurich’s £7m asking price for the 18-year-old.


  • Newcastle and Aston Villa approached Tottenham on deadline day about signing Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura, 30.


  • Spain winger Bryan Gil, 21, has hinted he is unhappy at Tottenham after a second loan move to Valencia collapsed on deadline day as Spurs were unable to find a replacement.


  • Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits he is following club orders by using France forward Antoine Griezmann sparingly to avoid triggering a 40m euro (£34.5m) clause in the deal which saw the 31-year-old return on loan from Barcelona.


  • Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo, 23, will sign a bumper new contract at PSV Eindhoven after interest from Manchester United, Leeds United and Southampton this summer.


  • Gakpo thought he was leaving PSV for Manchester United until the last week of the transfer window.


  • Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez says he turned down an offer of 25m euros (£21.6m) for 18-year-old Spanish forward Alberto Moleiro, who was linked with Barcelona and Manchester City earlier this summer.


  • Manchester United’s football director John Murtough has accepted the club should have abandoned talks over signing Netherland midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, from Barcelona much earlier than they did.

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Aubameyang, Bellerin, Ronaldo, De Jong, Carrasco, Gallagher, James, Luiz

  • Chelsea will follow up the £70m signing of Leicester’s French defender Wesley Fofana, 21, by pushing to get the transfer of Barcelona’s Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, over the line. The Blues also want to sign Everton’s 21-year-old English winger Anthony Gordon this week.


  • Arsenal’s Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 27, could join Real Betis, where he was on loan last season. Bellerin has not played for the Gunners since May 2021.


  • Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United for Napoli this week. United’s Portugal forward, 37, has started just one Premier League game this season.


  • Liverpool and the Netherlands Under-21s defender Sepp van den Berg, 20, is set to join Schalke on loan.


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  • Leicester City are in talks with Schalke to sign Morocco midfielder Amine Harit, 25.


  • Fulham have agreed a deal with Paris St-Germain to sign French left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 29, while the Cottagers are also making efforts to bring in Roma’s 23-year-old Dutch winger Justin Kluivert.


  • Tottenham are in talks about a potential loan move for Leeds United and Wales winger Daniel James, 24, before Thursday’s 23:00 BST transfer deadline.


  • Aston Villa have a “strong interest” in Brighton boss Graham Potter as a potential replacement for Steven Gerrard, who has lost three of his first four league games this season.


  • Newcastle are keen on Chelsea’s French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 28, who is on a two-year loan at AC Milan. Nottingham Forest are also keen.


  • Tottenham have reignited their interest in Atletico Madrid’s versatile Belgium midfielder Yannick Carrasco, 28.


  • Barcelona and the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, will remain at the club despite being heavily linked with Manchester United and Chelsea during the summer transfer window.


  •  De Jong is travelling to England before the end of the summer transfer window, sparking speculation about his future.


  • Aston Villa and Wolves are both interested in signing West Ham’s English defender Craig Dawson, 32.


  • Juventus will try and sign Aston Villa’s Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 24, if they cannot strike an agreement with Paris St-Germain for Argentina’s Leandro Paredes, 28.


  • Crystal Palace have made a £27m offer to buy Chelsea’s 22-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher, who impressed while on loan with the Eagles in 2021-22.

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Grimaldo, James, De Jong, Martinez, Lewandowski, Lenglet, Raphinha

  • Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, this summer amid interest from Chelsea and Napoli.
  • Arsenal are considering a move for Benfica’s 26-year-old Spanish left-back Alex Grimaldo, with manager Mikel Arteta eager to add cover for Kieran Tierney.


  • Chelsea are looking to offer England defender Reece James, 22, a contract extension despite his current deal running to June 2025 – in an attempt to fend off interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid.


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  • Arsenal’s 21-year-old English midfielder Matt Smith is wanted by a host of Championship clubs including Millwall and Luton.


  • Newcastle remain in talks with Everton over the signing of 21-year-old English winger Anthony Gordon.
  • English left-back Omar Richards, 24, is set to leave Bayern Munich for Nottingham Forest.


  • Norwich City are interested in Manchester City’s 25-year-old Colombian forward Marlos Moreno.


  • Chelsea are set to offer Spain defenders Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, and Marcos Alonso, 31, plus £51m to beat Manchester United in the race to sign Barcelona’s 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
  • Chelsea remain favourites to sign Raphinha for £55m, with Leeds still waiting on an offer from Barcelona for the 25-year-old Brazil forward.


  • Portugal forward Fabio Silva, 19, is set to join Anderlecht on a season-long loan from Wolves, who bought him for £35m two years ago.


  • Leeds are prepared to pay a club record £32m to sign 21-year-old Belgium striker Charles de Ketelaere from Club Bruges.


  • Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 27, from Manchester City.


  • Paris St-Germain want to sign Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, and Sassuolo and Italy forward Gianluca Scamacca, 23.


  • Newcastle have joined Liverpool in being interested in 26-year-old Real Madrid and Spain winger Marco Asensio. 
  • Tottenham are close to signing Barcelona’s France defender Clement Lenglet, 27, on a season-long loan.


  • Manchester United have been asked to pay combined transfer fees of £106m to sign Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez, 24, and Brazil winger Antony, 22, from Ajax.


  • Fulham have made two offers for West Ham’s 25-year-old French defender Issa Diop.


  • Brentford boss Thomas Frank is adamant they will not give up on signing 30-year-old Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is expected to join Manchester United.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Torres,  Guardiola, Haaland, James, De Jong, Dembele, Reguilon

  • Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Real Madrid.The Spanish giants are keen on signing the 37-year-old, who played for Real from 2009 to 2018. (Sunday Mirror)


  • Manchester City and Manchester United are also competing to sign Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 25, from Villarreal. (Todofichajes – in Spanish)


  • Erik ten Hag, who will leave Ajax to take over as Manchester United manager at the end of the season, wants to sign Feyenoord and Netherlands left-back Tyrell Malacia, 22, for the Old Trafford club. (Sunday Mirror)


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  • Chelsea are concerned England midfielder Mason Mount will leave the club. Under current government sanctions, the Blues cannot offer the 23-year-old a new contract, with Manchester City and Liverpool thought to be interested in him. (Sun on Sunday)


  • Crystal Palace, Watford and Fulham are monitoring FC Koln’s 25-year-old German defender Timo Hubers, who has also been linked with Leeds United. (Football Insider)


  • Newcastle United have offered English midfielder Sean Longstaff a four-year contract, with the 24-year-old’s current deal running out in the summer. (Sunday Times – subscription required)


  • AC Milan have agreed a deal with Lille to sign Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 24, for about 20m euros (£16.8m) and add-ons worth up to 5m euros. (Football Italia)


  • Netherlands defender Sven Botman, 22, has been linked with Newcastle United and AC Milan and says he expects this season to be his last at Lille. (Get French Football News)


  • Manchester City believe manager Pep Guardiola will sign a new deal in the summer, with talks having taken place about extending the Spaniard’s stay until 2025. (Sunday Mirror)


  • Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in signing England midfielder James Ward-Prowse from Southampton, while Arsenal, Newcastle United and Tottenham are monitoring developments concerning the 27-year-old. (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says the club beat Manchester United to the signing of Erling Haaland in December 2019 because they were prepared to put a release clause into the 21-year-old Norway international’s contract. (Goal)


  • Chelsea will look to offer 22-year-old England right-back Reece James, who has been linked with Real Madrid, an improved contract once they have new owners in place. (90 Min)


  • Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been linked with Manchester United but Barcelona boss Xavi says the 24-year-old is “the present and the future” at the Spanish club. (Manchester Evening News)


  • France forward Ousmane Dembele, 24, has a more lucrative offer from Paris St-Germain than current club Barcelona, but his preference is to stay at the Nou Camp where his contract runs out in the summer. (Sport)


  • Crystal Palace are closing in on signing Lens and Mali midfielder Cheick Doucoure, 22. (Sun on Sunday)


  • Everton are interested in signing 29-year-old England centre-back James Tarkowski, whose contract at Burnley runs out in the summer, if the Goodison Park club avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Football Insider)


  • Real Madrid will take up a 40m euros (£33.5m) buyback option to sign Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon, 25, from Tottenham. (Todofichajes – in Spanish)


  • Wolves are open to selling 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, with the West Midlands club looking to bring in strikers and midfielders to add to their squad. (Sunday Times – subscription required)

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Kessie, Alli, Raphinha, James, Haaland, Coutinho, Botman

  • Tottenham are leading the race to sign Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, whose contract with AC Milan runs out in the summer. Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in the 25-year-old but Spurs have already held talks with Kessie’s camp. (Express)


  • Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe does not want to make a move for Tottenham’s 25-year-old English midfielder Dele Alli as he wants to strengthen other parts of his team in January. (Football Insider)


  • Chelsea are ready to compete with Liverpool to try to sign Brazil winger Raphinha, 25, from Leeds United in the summer. (Sport Italia, via Express)


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  • Real Madrid are interested in Chelsea and England right-back Reece James, 22, and could try to tempt the Blues by offering Belgium winger Eden Hazard as part of any deal. (El Nacional – in Catalan)


  • Real Madrid’s priority is to sign Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, from Borussia Dortmund next summer but the Spanish club are looking at Fiorentina’s 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic as an alternative if they miss out. (El Nacional – in Catalan)


  • Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, is a target for Napoli, who are managed by ex-Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. (Tuttosport, via Football Italia)


  • Ferran Torres has reportedly passed his Barcelona medical ahead of his £55m switch to the Nou Camp once the January transfer window opens.(Daily mail)


  • Real Madrid are willing to include Eden Hazard in a bid for Chelsea star Reece James, according to reports.(Daily mail)


  • Barcelona misfit Samuel Umtiti has emerged as a £17m target for relegation-haunted Newcastle. (The sun)


  • Bayern Munich are stepping up their interest in Leeds star Raphinha to rival Liverpool. (The sun)


  • Manchester United are not currently negotiating a January Paul Pogba sale, according to reports. (The sun)


  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has reportedly approved the pursuit of Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho. (Daily mail)


  • Blackburn are offering a sensational £10m bonus to their squad if they secure Premier League promotion this season.(Daily mail)


  • Only 0.3 per cent of fans have been unable to show their Covid status when asked, according to recent Premier League data.(Daily mail)


  • Lewis Hamilton is taking a “social media break”, according to his younger brother, who expressed his concerns that social platforms have become “a very toxic place”.(Daily telegraph)


  • A police force formally apologised on Monday to the family of Dalian Atkinson, six months after an officer was jailed over the footballer’s death.(Daily telegraph)


  • Newcastle are reportedly ‘in the mix’ for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang though the frozen-out Arsenal forward is believed to be eyeing up a different destination.(Daily star)


  • AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on signing young Manchester United defender Charlie Wellens. (Daily star)


  • Barcelona want to offload Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho and the 29-year-old’s preferred option is a switch to Arsenal. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • French club Lille want at least 30m euros (£25m) if they are to sell 21-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman. (Tuttomercatoweb – in Italian)


  • Italy striker Andrea Belotti is set to leave Torino when his contract with the Serie A side runs out in the summer, with AC Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina interested in the 28-year-old. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Rudiger, Rice, Mbappe, Asensio, Saka, Coutinho, James, De Ligt

  • Antonio Rudiger is set to become one of football’s highest-paid defenders in history by quitting Chelsea on a free transfer, potentially for Bayern Munich or Juventus on a £400,000 weekly wage.(Daily mirror)


  • Manchester United are looking at alternatives to 22-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice given West Ham’s £80-90m valuation. (ESPN)


  • Mark Clattenburg claims he was accused of match-fixing back in 2015 by a fellow official after buying a new car.(Daily mail)


  • Tottenham and Arsenal are both open to signing Barcelona outcast Philippe Coutinho in January with the Catalans potentially contributing 50 per cent of his wage.(Daily mail)


  • Borussia Dortmund are considering Manchester United’s French forward Anthony Martial, 25, as a potential replacement for Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21. (90min)


  • Manchester City will look to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Paris St-Germain’s 22-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe next summer. (Transfer Window, via Mail)


  • Arsenal had a £34m bid for Real Madrid‘s 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio turned down this summer. (Cadena Ser, via Mirror)


  • Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Arsenal’s 20-year-old England forward Bukayo Saka(La Razon, via Star)


  • Chelsea could ask for as many as four Real Madrid players in any potential deal for the Blues’ 21-year-old English right-back Reece James. (Express)


  • Real Madrid are lining up a shock move for Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold in next summer’s transfer window.(The sun)


  • Manchester United could spend more than £160m to bring Erling Haaland and Declan Rice to Old Trafford next summer.(The sun)


  • Philippe Coutinho’s Barcelona career hit a new low when he was overlooked by Ronald Koeman against Cadiz and two untried teenagers were selected instead.(The sun)


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  • Ray Parlour has urged Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma because “he’s got everything”.(The sun)


  • Chelsea will move on from their pursuit of Sevilla’s French defender Jules Kounde, 22, and PSG’s Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos, 27, to focus on signing Juventus and Netherlands 22-year-old Matthijs de Ligt(Star)


  • Manchester City could have signed Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati over the summer but it appears the Catalan club were only interested in a cash deal, not a swap potentially involving Bernardo Silva or even Raheem Sterling. (Daily star)


  • Juventus remain in negotiations with Argentina forward Paolo Dybala, 27, over a new contract and have made an improved offer. (Calciomercato – in Italian)
  • Ronald Koeman’s departure from Barcelona is only a matter of time because of a combination of the team’s poor results and a rapidly disintegrating relationship with Joan Laporta.(The guardian)
  • Liverpool will not apply to pilot safe standing at Anfield this season despite manager Jurgen Klopp’s support for the idea.(The times)
  • AS Roma are leading the race to sign Rangers strike Ianis Hagi, according to reports in his native Romania, with a price tag of £17m having been set.(Scottish sun)


  • Barcelona will look to sell Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, in the January transfer window. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Former Barcelona player Xavi Hernandez could replace under-pressure manager Ronald Koeman at the club. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has given Pep Guardiola a mandate to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe in January “at any cost”.(Daily mail)


  • Real Madrid rejected a £34m offer from Arsenal for Marco Asensio over the summer despite doubts whether he will sign a new contract at the Bernabeu.(Daily express)


  • Alexandre Lacazette could be used as a bargaining chip by Arsenal in their pursuit of Sevilla striker YoussefEl-Nesyri. (Daily express)


  • Real Madrid are interested in Chelsea defender Reece James according to reports in Spain, with the Premier League club looking at potential defensive swaps including Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy(Daily express)


  • Manchester United transfer chiefs are becoming more sceptical about making West Ham’s Declan Rice their No 1 midfield target because of his inflated price tag.(Daily mirror)


  • Reims boss Oscar Garcia is putting himself forward as a possible candidate to take over as Barcelona manager, where he previously had a spell as a youth team coach.(Daily Record)

Leeds United Close To Sign  Man Utd Winger For Club Record £30m

Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa has been monitoring James ever since the winger,

move to Elland Road from Swansea collapsed in January 2019.

West Yorkshire side are closing in on a club record £30m deal to sign Manchester United winger Daniel James.

James subsequently joined United that summer and has scored nine goals in 74 appearances for the Red Devils.

Leeds were thinking about making a move during the last summer window but brought in Brazilian Raphinha instead.

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However, with James facing an uncertain Manchester United future once the arrival of,

Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus is confirmed, Bielsa has gone back in for the 23-year-old.

It is understood a fee has been agreed in principle, with only the final details remaining to be completed.

The fee would be a club record for the West Yorkshire side, eclipsing the 29m euro (£24.8m) they paid Valencia for striker Rodrigo 12 months ago.

The Argentine is on the lookout for a new home after leaving CampY Nou and the Colombian thinks he should link up with his old rival in Turin

Lionel Messi should head to Serie A and sign for Juventus in order to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez has claimed, adding that it would be a “dream” pairing for football fans.

The Argentine is a free agent after his expected renewal with the Blaugrana failed to materialise, with Paris Saint-Germain thought to be his most likely new destination ahead of Manchester City.

But now Everton star Rodriguez has weighed in stating that the forward should instead switch to Turin and link up with the Colombian’s former Real Madrid team-mate Ronaldo – arguably his only true peer for skill and success in the modern men’s game.

What has been said?

“Messi should go to Juventus and play with Cristiano Ronaldo,” James said on a livestream on Twitch ahead of the Toffees’ final pre-season test against Manchester United.

“It would be a bomb. It’s the dream of many fans to see those two play together.

“Messi managed 30 goals and 30 assists for Barcelona per year at least. Now they will have to look for other players to do that.”

Rodriguez mulls Clasico sea change

The 30-year-old, himself linked with a move away from Goodison Park after manager Carlo Ancelotti departed to take charge of Madrid once more, also considered the state of La Liga amid a spate of transfers.

Aside from Messi’s Barca exit, long-serving Blancos mainstay Sergio Ramos has also left the club for PSG, while other key faces could be moved on from Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabeu.

“Football has changed a lot, Messi leaving Barcelona confirms that,” James added. “Who would have imagined that he would leave Barcelona or that Sergio Ramos would leave Real Madrid?

“El Clasicos in La Liga are going to be different. Before, the cameras were for Cristiano and Messi. Now people will still watch but it won’t be the same.”

The bigger picture

Had Messi renewed with Barcelona, he likely would have faced his old rival Ronaldo in his first game back, with the Blaugrana set to face Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy this weekend.

Instead, his next game – and for who – remains firmly up in the air, though PSG appear to be in the driving seat for his services.

The Argentine was previously courted by the French heavyweights, as well as Premier League champions City, before he looked to have locked in an extended stay at Camp Nou.