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PSG Set To Beat City To Messi After Neymar Asked To Bring Former Teammate

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PSG look to beat Manchester City to Lionel Messi as they ‘make contact with his representatives’ after Neymar asked club chiefs to bring his former Barcelona team-mate to Paris
– Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona in news that has shocked world football
– A number of top European clubs have been linked with a move for Messi
– Yet Neymar has reportedly asked PSG about trying to sign the Argentine
– In addition, the former team-mates have spoken on the phone about a move
– PSG sporting director Leonardo has made contact with Messi’s representatives
Neymar has reportedly asked his current club PSG if they can sign Barcelona’s Lionel Messi
Neymar has reportedly asked his club Paris Saint-Germain to sign Lionel Messi, with sporting director Leonardo making contact with the Argentine’s representatives.
Messi and Neymar, who played together at the Camp Nou from 2013-2017, have also reportedly spoken earlier this week, as the Brazilian looks to persuade his club to sign Messi, with Manchester City also keen on the 33-year-old.
However, according to Sky Sports, the Ligue 1 champions – who lost in the Champions League final to Bayern Munich on Sunday – are yet to make a formal offer for Messi, despite Leonardo calling the player’s representatives to ask about the specifics of Messi’s contractual situation at Barcelona, details a separate report in Spain.
The report in Spanish outlet AS says that Leonardo wanted to discover what the clause is that binds Messi to Barcelona still – amid uncertainty surrounding his current deal – and also what salary and length of contract Messi is looking for.
In addition, Leonardo reportedly called again to inform Messi’s representatives that there are a number of elements PSG must consider before submitting an offer, particularly with regards to conforming with Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
Abiding by FFP rules will also be a concern for City, with both clubs having trouble with the UEFA regulations in the past.
Messi is currently on wages of £95m-a-year, with his fixed salary totalling £64m (€71m) but bonuses for signing, staying, and for winning trophies taking this figure well above that.
PSG sporting director Leonardo has made contact with Messi’s representatives about a move
Just by playing 60 per cent of games until the 2021 date when his contract ends sees Messi earn on average £95m (€106m) a season. But the potential – if he were to win the treble and win FIFA’s player of the year award – exists to push the final figure over the £110m (€122m) mark.
Barcelona captain Messi shocked the world of football on Tuesday when he effectively handed in a transfer request.
Messi, 33, has not played for any other team and his sudden keenness for pastures new has alerted a number of top clubs, including Man City, Manchester United and Inter Milan.
However, United are not expected to bid for the Argentine this summer, whilst City are contemplating a move which would reunite Messi with his former coach Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
Messi and Neymar played together at the Camp Nou from 2013-2017 and have remained close
But Neymar, who has in the past year constantly been linked with a reunion with Messi at Barcelona, now wants his former team-mate to move to Paris, as the Qatari-owned club look to go a step further in Europe next season.
Neymar and Messi played together at Barcelona for four years and won a famous treble in 2015, forming a deadly partnership with Luis Suarez under manager Luis Enrique.
Yet the Brazilian, 28, moved to PSG three years ago in a world record £200m move, and has won three Ligue 1 crowns since moving to Paris.
But Europe’s greatest prize – at PSG – still alludes him and the prospect of forming a partnership alongside Messi and Kylian Mbappe has persuaded Neymar to ask his club to plunge for the Argentine forward.
Neymar was devastated after PSG lost the Champions League final on Sunday to Bayern
Speaking after the final defeat to Bayern, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel said: ‘What coach says no to Messi?’
Meanwhile, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu would step aside if Lionel Messi agreed to commit his future to the club, according to reports in Spain.
However, a separate report has revealed that the under-fire 57-year-old has tried to call Messi to bring about peace talks – but was ignored by the Argentine star.

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Wilfred Ndidi Sustains Abductor Injury , Could Be Out For Up To 12 Weeks

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Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi could be out for up to 12 weeks because of an abductor injury he sustained in Sunday’s league win over Burnley.
The 23-year-old missed Wednesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal and may require surgery.
“It is an abductor injury – it may have come off the bone which could be a nasty injury,” said Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers after the loss to the Gunners.
“We will wait to see if he needs an operation – if so it will be 12 weeks.”
Ndidi has been operating as a makeshift central defender for the Foxes so far this season in the absence of the injured Jonny Evans.
Leicester have won both of their league games this season, to leave them top of the Premier League on goal difference.

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Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Edouard Mendy From Rennes

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OFFICIAL: Chelsea complete the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes, with the goalkeeper joining on a five-year deal at a cost of £22 million ($29m).
The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead.
After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’
On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.’

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Luis Suarez Joins Atletico Madrid From Barcelona

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Subject to passing his medical and agreeing and formalising the Uruguayan’s contract.
Atlético de Madrid and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement over the transfer of Luis Suárez, subject to passing his medical and agreeing and formalising the Uruguayan’s contract with our club.
FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Luis Suárez. The Madrid club will pay FC Barcelona 6 million euros in variables.
FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suárez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.
On Thursday 24 September from 12.30pm CEST there will be a farewell event for the player and following that a remote press conference. You can see all the day’s event surrounding the Uruguayan striker’s goodbye live on Barça TV+, FC Barcelona’s official digital streaming platform.
13 titles in six seasons
Luis Suárez is leaving Barça after six glorious seasons. He has played a key role in winning no fewer than thirteen major trophies:
La Liga: 4
Champions League: 1
Copa del Rey: 4
Clubs World Cup: 1
European Super Cup: 1
Spanish Super Cup: 2
He joined the club in the summer of 2014 and made his competitive debut in the Clásico against Real Madrid. He scored his first goal in a 4-0 win in the Champions League at APOEL, while he got his first Liga goal against Cordoba in December.
His natural goalscoring instinct has brought plenty of pleasure to Culers over the years, including the winner against Juventus to secure the club’s fifth Champions League. In his second year at the club, 2015/16, he earned the Golden Shoe as Europe’s top scorer, scoring 40 goals in La Liga and 59 in total.
Other memorable nights include his performance in the famous 6-1 comeback against Paris Saint-Germain, and in total he is departing after contributing 198 goals in 283 games, making him the third highest goalscorer in Barça history, only topped by César and Leo Messi – and he has also contributed 97 assists.

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