Messi in a potential move to play with Neymar again. Manchester United plan to poach Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid next summer. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil could stay in Europe after his Arsenal exit, Gini Wijnaldum is playing a waiting game with Liverpool over stalled contract talks, a few Premier League clubs are interested in potential free-agent Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba tests positive for COVID-19.
Manchester United are monitoring Atletico Madrid’s English defender Kieran Trippier, 30. A potential move for Trippier actually could make sense. He’s experienced in the Premier League, he has a deadly cross on him and his family are Manchester United fans. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to improve his options in defence and targets right-back competition for English full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 23. (Telegraph – subscription required)
Arsenal’s out-of-favour Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil could stay in Europe once he leaves north London, according to the Mirror. Ozil’s contract at the Emirates comes to an end next summer and he is “determined to resurrect his career” at another club in Europe instead of heading straight to the MLS for a lucrative deal. The Mirror state that there is interest in the 32-year-old from Italy and Turkey – while Ozil has not given up hope that a “huge club like Paris Saint Germain” or another Premier League club could put their faith in him. (Mirror)
Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, has hinted that he is waiting for the club to make the first move with regards to extending his contract. (Mirror)
German International Thomas Muller has admitted talk of a return to the international fold with Germany is a long way off despite his imperious club form in the Bundesliga.
Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo has played down the prospect of the club signing Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi if the 33-year-old leaves Barcelona next year. But since Neymar’s comments about wanting to play with Messi again, rumours a circulating behind a massive move. (Mail)
Neymar is said to have already exchanged views with Leonardo several times about his wish. However, the Brazilian sports director keeps a low profile in public: “We have to show respect. Messi is a Barcelona player. If someone talks about our players, we are not happy about it. So we’re leaving the players from other clubs alone. Now is not the time to think about the transfer window. “
Messi would be free at the end of the season
Manchester United Jesse Lingard has takers, The 27-year-old has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford and his current contract expires at the end of the season. Manchester United have the option to extend his deal by 12 months – which they may trigger in order to receive a transfer fee for the midfielder – but it is reported that Lingard will demand to leave in January if the club decides against activating the clause.
The English Football League will remind its clubs and players of their coronavirus responsibilities after a weekend in which Norwich City’s Max Aarons hugged a supporter at Carrow Road. Telegraph
Celtic FC Under-fire Neil Lennon has admitted Celtic’s title hopes are hanging by a thread – along with his managerial reign. Daily Record
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