Transfer Update: Lionel Messis transfer move from Barcelona intensifies

Trabzonspor have rejected a transfer bid from French Ligue 1 side Lille for the services of Ghana international Abdul Majeed Waris . The French club submitted a transfer bid of €5.5 million with Trabzonspor willing to talk with deals around the region of €6.5 million.

Wesley Sneijder has agreed to signing for Italian Champions Juventus from Galatasaray according to Corriere dello Sport. Manchester United have been reported interested but are set to lose out on the Dutch player. De Telegraaf are reporting a transfer deal worth €8 million between the player and Juventus.

Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony’s proposed move to Premier League Champions Manchester City is heating up after the Swansea player disclosed his pleasure to play in the UEFA Champions League.

Bony who has been linked with a £30 million transfer move to Manchester City said:

‘Would I like to play in the Champions League? Why not!.

‘Every player wants to play in the Champions League and World Cups, it’s the wish of every player.

‘The discussion is still going on [between the two clubs], now I’m going to join my national team so I’m just focusing on that.’

Lionel Messi’s rumoured transfer from Barcelona is gathering pace with clubs standing by with blockbuster transfer deals to pounce.

Barcelona legend Luis Suarez has disclosed that despite Messi currently being happy at Barcelona, the Argentine might have doubts over his future with the Catalan club.

Suarez said:
‘I think Messi is still happy at Barcelona because the club has helped him a lot. They have been very supportive ever since he was a kid.

‘But he might start to have doubts if a stratospheric offer were to come in. And you have to be careful when a player starts to gets doubts. It could be that Messi’s era at Barcelona is nearing an end.

‘Barcelona did not perform as we have come to expect from them last season and people might start having doubts if another season like that happens.

‘Things have been said that would never have been said before. It’s still early, though, and you have to give all this some time.’

Former Barcelona assistant coah Henk Ten Cate also disclosed that the Argentine forward is still playing for the Spanish side because of a promise he made to former boss Tito Vilanova.

Henk Ten Cate also believed a move for Messi away from Barcelona will be in the best interest of all. The former Barcelona assistant coach said to De Telegraaf:

‘As far as I know, these problems all started about two years ago. Messi is only still at Barcelona because he promised it to Tito Vilanova at his deathbed.

‘But I think a transfer would be in everybody’s best interest. Lionel has been at Barcelona for quite a while and he needs a new challenge. He’s still worth a lot of money now, but his value will only go down from here on.

‘I really want to be supportive, because he has been on another level for 10 years. But I’m not sure he will get back to his best.

‘It isn’t normal to shine for 10 years like he has done. Most of the big names can only keep it up for seven or eight years. And to be honest, he wasn’t at his best either last season, even if his statistics were still great.’

Chelsea have been reported interested in signing Lionel Messi are believed to have met the player’s father over a £200 transfer move.

Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has been offered to Liverpool by Inter Milan in a swap deal for Anfield player Lucas Leiva .

The Serbian has endured a difficult start to football life in Italy after transferring from the Old Trafford club.

Inter Milan are keen on signing Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva according to Calciomercato.

Chelsea have confirmed Lewis Baker will join Sheffield Wednesday until the end of the season.

Ched Evans’ chances of playing football again after his rape case was once again squashed on Thurday as Oldham pulled out of a deal to sign the player.

Louis van Gaal has set his transfer eyes on Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul if David De Gea joins Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Red Devils are very close to signing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is reported not willing to be second choice to David De Gea. The Old Trafford club have also opened talks of a contract extension with current number one David De Gea.

Tottenham Hotspur are set to part ways with player Aaron Lennon according to Sky Sports. The London club have also confirmed Jermain Defoe will be training with them during the Major League Soccer break.

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