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Transfer rumours: Messi, Lamptey, Chukwueze, Alli, Nunez



Manchester City could offer Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, a pre-contract in January before a move to England next summer. (Telegraph – subscription required)

City are prepared to make England forward Raheem Sterling, 25, and Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, the highest-paid players in the Premier League. (90 Min)

Atletico Madrid have joined Bayern Munich and Sevilla in keeping tabs on Brighton’s England Under-21 right-back Tariq Lamptey, 20. (Mail)

Manchester UnitedLeicester City and Everton are all interested in Villarreal and Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze, 21. (90 Min)

Paris St-Germain would be keen on a move for Tottenham Hotspur’s England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, if he is made available in January. The French club made three failed attempts to sign Alli on loan in the summer. (Mail)

Barcelona have targeted Uruguay and Benfica forward Darwin Nunez, 21, as a long-term replacement for his compatriot Luis Suarez. The 33-year-old left Barca for Atletico Madrid in September. (ESPN)

Barca will make a fresh offer of £7m for 19-year-old Manchester City and Spain defender Eric Garcia, who is out of contract at the end of the season, in January. (Mirror)

Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignation as Barcelona president could complicate moves for Garcia and Lyon’s Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, in January. (Marca)

Napoli’s 35-year-old former Spurs striker Fernando Llorente has been linked with Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard has not made an appearance for Napoli this season. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

David Alaba, 28, has criticised Bayern Munich after discovering the club have withdrawn their offer of a new contract. The Austria defender’s present deal runs until the end of the season. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain wanted to sign Thiago Alcantara, 29, in the summer but instead ended up with his brother Rafinha, 27, after the Spain midfielder moved from Bayern Munich to Liverpool(France Football)

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte says he twice turned down the chance to coach Real Madrid because he did not want to take charge of a side who had already started their season. (Marca)

Brighton head coach Graham Potter dropped top scorer Neal Maupay, 24, against Tottenham on Sunday because of the French forward’s bad attitude. (Telegraph – subscription required)