Transfer gossip: Messi turned down Man City, Liverpool cannot guarantee Coutinho stay, Arsenal duo to leave in January?

Lionel Messi reportedly turned down an offer to join Manchester City on £850,000-a-week wages before signing a new deal with Barcelona. The Premier League leaders also offered the 30-year-old Argentina forward an £88m signing bonus, claim reports in Spain.

Jurgen Klopp has admitted there are no guarantees Philippe Coutinho will stay at Liverpool in the January transfer window, with Barcelona still in the hunt for the Brazilian midfield maestro.

Manchester City look set to make another offer for Alexis Sanchez in a bid to sign the Chilean star from Arsenal in January. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has said Sanchez will see out his contract with the club until the end of the season ‘unless something unbelievable happens’, but City could be ready to make a ‘huge’ bid to tempt Arsenal to cash in before losing him for nothing.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is wanted by new Everton manager Sam Allardyce and a bid could be made for the 28-year-old in January, with the Gunners prepared to sell for the right fee

Chelsea have received a big boost ahead of the January transfer window, as top Blues target Alex Sandro appears ready to leave Juventus, according to reports

West Ham’s pursuit of William Carvalho appears to be back on after the club resolved their spat with Sporting Lisbon. The 25-year-old Portuguese star is rated at £30million and the Hammers could make a bid in the New Year.

Tottenham and England star Dele Alli has signed a contract with the same agency that represents Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane.

Southampton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace are all interested in 22-year-old Dundee defender Jack Hendry, who has drawn praise from Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Swansea City could target Slavia Prague’s Jan Boril in January as part of plans to bolder the squad’s defence.


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