Man City renew Messi interest, Madrid to sign De Gea for £52m

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have held talks with Lionel Messi
Manchester City have renewed their interest in Lionel Messi after he rejected new contract talks
Manchester City have renewed their interest in Lionel Messi after he rejected new contract talks

Manchester City are ready to move for Lionel Messi next summer after Spanish newspaper Marca claimed the Barcelona and Argentina forward, 29, has indicated he will not renew his deal at the Nou Camp. (Manchester Evening News)

However, Barcelona believe the contract story is “an act of revenge” after refusing to attend Marca’s awards gala last month. (Sport)

England striker Daniel Sturridge is ready to leave Liverpool in January, with West Ham and Stoke ready to pay £28m for the 27-year-old. (Mirror)

West Ham have lined up Watford captain Troy Deeney, 28, as their number one target. (Mirror)

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 23, wants a new contract that would boost his £50,000-a-week salary to give him parity with other top Premier League forwards. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester United legend Gary Neville revealed his best current Red Devils starting XI in a speech at the Oxford Union – and it did not include Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Wayne Rooney. (The Sun)

Real Madrid are considering meeting the £52m release clause in the contract of United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26. (Marca – in Spanish)

Sunderland will have to pay more than £10m for Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa, 30, if they want to sign the Argentine in January. (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will go head-to-head with his former club Borussia Dortmund to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 20. (Bild – in German)

Hull are ready to give former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison a route back to the Premier League. The 23-year-old is available from Lazio for £600,000. (Sun)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez will play for Chile in their World Cup qualifier against Uruguay, despite warnings from Arsene Wenger to not risk the 27-year-old’s fitness. (Guardian)

Iran forward Sardar Azmoun – who is said to have attracted the interest of Liverpool – is not looking to leave Russian side FC Rostov in the near future, according to the 21-year-old’s agent. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham could make a move for Galatasaray winger Bruma, although Tottenham are also interested in the Portuguese 22-year-old. (Fanatik – in Turkish)

Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic, 27, who broke his nose playing for Serbia against Wales, will wear a protective mask so he can play against Liverpool this weekend. (Daily Echo)

Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who is interesting Manchester United and Tottenham, will become England’s first-choice stopper “one day”, says team-mate Victor Anichebe. (Sunderland Echo)

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