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Friday's Transfer Talk Update: Lionel Messi, N'Golo Kante, Lautaro Martinez

Friday's Transfer Talk Update: Messi, Kante, Martinez
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Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.

With all eyes fixed on the January transfer market, clubs around the UK and Europe are already lining up potential mid-season moves.

Friday morning's headlines:

Manchester City reportedly prepare to offer Barcelona three players plus £90m for club captain Lionel Messi, who is seeking a move elsewhere. Read more.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will break his silence in the next few days after handing in a transfer request, according to a report. Read more.
Newly-promoted Leeds United are reportedly lining up a £27m bid for Lazio defender Luiz Felipe, but may have to break their transfer record again to seal the deal. Read more.
Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos reportedly wants to rejoin former club Real Betis despite speculation linking him with a further spell at Arsenal. Read more.
Chelsea reportedly make contact with Rennes over a £22m deal for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, but the Ligue 1 outfit are holding out for a fee of £45m. Read more.
Inter Milan are reportedly ready to offload Lautaro Martinez, Marcelo Brozovic or Milan Skriniar as part of a move to bring Chelsea's N'Golo Kante to the club. Read more.
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly among the clubs interested in signing £22.4m-rated left-back Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid this summer. Read more.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is hopeful that the Gunners will soon wrap up a deal for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. Read more.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci reportedly turns down the chance to join Manchester City as he wants to work under former teammate Andrea Pirlo. Read more.
The 33-year-old came through the academy at the Rosario-based club. Read more.
Mikel Arteta suggests that it is only a matter of time before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs a new contract at Arsenal. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly reject an approach from AC Milan for defender Serge Aurier, despite the likelihood of signing Wolves right-back Matt Doherty. Read more.
Josep Maria Bartomeu is reportedly willing to resign as Barcelona president if Lionel Messi promises to remain at Camp Nou. Read more.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reveals that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is keen to return to the Emirates Stadium ahead of the new season. Read more.
Neymar allegedly asks Paris Saint-Germain to make an approach for want-away Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Read more.
Motherwell have received a club-record fee for the 21-year-old midfielder. Read more.
Matteo Guendouzi and Mesut Ozil were out of favour at the end of last term. Read more.
Marc Jurado, 16, and Alvaro Fernandez, 17, are joining from Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly complete a £15m deal to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers full-back Matt Doherty, paving the way for Serge Aurier to leave the club. Read more.
Lionel Messi reportedly enquired about Barcelona's transfer plans - a question new manager Ronald Koeman was unable to answer - before asking to leave the club. Read more.
The former Rodo man El Makrini will have to depart before Alex Dyer can do business with ex-West Brom man. Read more.
The teenager returned to Norwich only to be sent to IA in Iceland for the 2020/21 campaign. Read more.
The agent of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez suggests that his client's future will be linked to that of "best friend" Lionel Messi after the Argentine's transfer request. Read more.
Chelsea snap up former Nice defender Malang Sarr on a five-year deal for their second defensive signing in the last two days. Read more.
Any deal to take Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi to Manchester City would reportedly cost the Premier League club more than half a billion pounds. Read more.
The 21-year-old midfielder almost joined Celtic in June 2019. Read more.
The 34-year-old would welcome "the best player of all time" to England. Read more.
Barcelona could target Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane as a replacement for Lionel Messi, according to a report. Read more.
Manchester City are confident of signing Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly this summer, according to a report. Read more.
Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United's first-choice target despite the availability of Barcelona's Lionel Messi, according to a report. Read more.
Lionel Messi wants former Barcelona teammate Neymar to join him at Manchester City, according to a report. Read more.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge rules Bayern Munich out of the race to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona. Read more.
Hoops boss Neil Lennon said some players have been looking for a way out of Parkhead Read more.
New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman reportedly plans to build a new-look team around Antoine Griezmann following Lionel Messi's request to leave the club. Read more.
Former forward Ronaldo urges Barcelona and Lionel Messi to prolong their "strong relationship", despite the Argentine handing in a transfer request. Read more.
Liverpool reportedly have no plans to hand a new contract to Georginio Wijnaldum, whose current deal expires at the end of the upcoming season. Read more.
Barcelona legend Rivaldo claims that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is ideally suited to get the best out of Lionel Messi during the rest of his career. Read more.
Manchester United reportedly remain in contact with Aston Villa regarding a potential deal for playmaker Jack Grealish. Read more.
Lionel Messi reportedly intends to turn up for Barcelona training on Monday, despite requesting a transfer away from the Spanish giants. Read more.
The 2020/21 top-flight campaign gets under way on September 12. Read more.
An angry Neil Lennon said he would make squad changes after Celtic lost to Hungary's Ferencvaros. Read more.
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