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Barcelona coach Xavi has asked the club to re-sign Lionel Messi from Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi joined PSG on a free transfer from Barça last year, but did not reach the same heights he did in Catalonia.
This comes after the Blaugrana drew 0-0 against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, with new strikers Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha failing to get on the scoresheet.
As a result, Xavi is now keen to bring at least two more attacking players to Camp Nou.
And according to journalist Guillem Balague, the Spanish tactician wants ex-teammate Messi to return.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have made Chelsea ace Conor Gallagher their top target in the final weeks of the summer transfer window, SunSport’s Dan King reports.
The Magpies would also like to sign Leicester star James Maddison, but their hopes of landing him are slim at present.
So the Toon will now step up their bid to persuade the Blues to sell their £40million midfielder.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insists he remains a “huge fan” of the England international.
But Tuchel acknowledges the challenge Gallagher faces to win a place in his starting X and admits every player comes at a price.
And Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered to both Inter Milan and AC Milan this summer.
But both Milan clubs have rejected the option of signing Ronaldo before the September 1 deadline.
That would mean the star striker has been rejected by at least nine clubs this summer.
Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atlético de Madrid have offered the Portugal captain .
Finally, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has hinted that he is willing to let Arsenal target Youri Tielemans run out of contract and leave on a free transfer next summer.
Rodgers told The Times: “It’s not ideal but it’s happened before – players have left here for free before.
“It wouldn’t be the first, but at the moment it’s about keeping an eye on the team and the squad, making sure they’re ready.
“The club will negotiate and speak with the players’ representatives from the entire squad.
“So far, there is no change in Youri’s situation, no offers. So he continues to work well and has done well in this first part of the season.
“Youri is a top international so every game he plays, in fact every training session he plays, he tries to be the best player he can be.
“There’s a lot of speculation about him, but he’s looking to prove a point in every game he plays.”
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