MESSI FUTURE IN DOUBT?
Could Lionel Messi be on his way out of Barcelona? That's the big issue that Gulliem Balague address in his latest column after the Argentina star broke yet another La Liga record at the weekend.
A lot of fans, much like Messi himself, are fed up that Barcelona haven’t built a competitive team.That is why he has come out with ambiguous declarations about his future.
On one hand he says “I see myself at Barcelona until the end of my career” and on the other he says “things do not always happen as you want them to”.
Mario Balotelli's agent has rubbished the possibility the Liverpool striker could return to play in Italy. Balotelli's representative Mino Raiola has rejected speculation linking the striker with moves to Inter Milan and Napoli.
A return to Inter ? Impossible. Not for Mancini but for other reasons for which is not due to talk about. Neither Napoli. Mario doesn't return to Italy
REGIONAL PAPER TALKFor a full round-up of all the best stories from today’s regional papers, check out our updated Regional Paper Talk feature, which includes the following transfer lines and many, many more.LONDON EVENING STANDARD: Chelsea must pay Croatian side Rijeka £8million for forward Andrej Kramaric.LONDON EVENING STANDARD: Roma are considering a move to take Erik Lamela back from Tottenham, according to reports in Italy.EXPRESS & STAR: Boss Kenny Jackett will scour the loan market in a bid to shore up Wolves’ dodgy defence – but insists outcast Roger Johnson has not crossed his mind as a solution.
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has repeated his frustrations at being kept on the Gunners' bench, heightening speculation he may leave in January's transfer window.
I like London, I like the club, but I don't like the situation. I'm not some clown who can sit out his contract in the stands
Derby will assess goalkeeper Lee Grant's fitness before deciding whether or not to further extend Jack Butland's loan. Butland's initial month-long deal from Stoke was extended by seven days last week to take in Saturday's trip to Watford, where the England Under-21 international made a handful of important saves as the Rams won 2-1 at Vicarage Road.
Burton have extended the loan of midfielder Darragh Lenihan from Championship Blackburn. Lenihan's initial month-long stay at the Pirelli Stadium ended at the weekend but the promising 20-year-old will now remain with the Brewers until January 3, 2015.
Sky Sports understands Portsmouth are set to sign Preston North End winger Lee Holmes on loan.
Speculation in Italy is linking Aston Villa with Fiorentina's Josip Ilicic.The player is also being watched by a number of Serie A sides.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Roma are considering a move for Spurs' Erik Lamela.
Here's a round up of of today's newspaper headlines in Paper Talk including:
DAILY EXPRESS: Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi is being linked with a £28m summer move to Liverpool or Chelsea.
- DAILY STAR: Liverpool midfielder Lucas could leave Anfield and join up with former boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli.
- DAILY MIRROR: Brendan Rodgers' position at Liverpool is under threat after the team's poor start to the season.
The Daily Star says Arsenal are showing an interest in Basel defender Fabian Schar and could go in pursuit of him in January.
The Daily Star says Manchester United will land Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri in January by accepting a swap offer from the German giants for midfielder Ander Herrera. Reports in Germany claim that Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is desperate to add Herrera to his squad while Swiss star Shaqiri has failed to earn a regular place in the Spaniard's starting XI.
This season, more of the games that matter are live on Sky Sports.
- Will Liverpool sell Balotelli?
- Messi on the move?
- Cech to command January interest?
- Valdes ready for Prem move?
- Gerrard destined for Anfield stay
Real Madrid are keen to keep reported Arsenal target Sami Khedira after next season, according to Carlo Ancelotti.
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