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Barca want Kante to replace Busquets, Lisbon make new Ronaldo bid



Antonio Conte is keen to reunite with Chelsea's N'Golo Kante

Chelsea’s France midfielder N’Golo Kante’s deal with Chelsea runs out next summer and the 31-year-old France international is a leading target for Barcelona as they look to replace 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets. (Relevo – in Spanish)

Wolves are preparing to make a third bid to appoint Spaniard Julen Lopetegui as manager. (Sun)

Ajax’s Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 25, says he was “disappointed” a move to Chelsea in the summer did not materialise after they made a late bid. (ESPN via 90 Min)

Barcelona are hoping to sell 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay in January, with Juventus interested. (Sport)


Barcelona president Joan Laporta wants to bring Paris St-Germain‘s Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, back to the club in January. (Sport)

Messi will decide on his future after the World Cup and will not leave PSG in January even if he decides not to sign a new contract. (Ben Jacobs – Twitter)

Sporting Lisbon are ready to propose a deal to Manchester United to sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, for a second time. (Sunday Mirror)

Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, is not happy with his lack of first-team football at Barcelona and wants to return to Serie A, where he played for AC Milan. (Fichajes – in Spanish)

Manchester City are preparing to offer Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, an improved five-year contract. (Football Insider)


Barcelona have entered the race to sign Newcastle United’s Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, after failing to land Bernardo Silva from Manchester City. (Sun)

Brighton want £85m for 20-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who has been linked with Chelsea and Newcastle United. (Sunday Mirror)

Brighton and Everton are interested in Monaco’s 25-year-old Brazilian left-back Caio Henrique. (IG Esporte – in Portuguese)

West Ham’s English defender Craig Dawson, who almost joined Wolves this summer, wants to leave the Hammers in January. The 32-year-old’s contract runs out next summer. (Football Insider)


Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says he has not made a decision about when he will return to management. (Sportstar)

Blackburn Rovers are planning to keep Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz in the January window even if it means he leaves on a free transfer in the summer. (Sun)

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