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Messi hints his playing days are numbered


Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi suggested he could end his playing career soon, depending in part on family responsibilities.

Read his full comments on GOAL!

Arsenal working on Martinelli extension


Rabiot feels "fortunate" to continue at Juventus after snubbing United


Adrien Rabiot was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer but the deal fell through and he stayed back in Serie A with Juventus. Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, he confessed that it was the "best decision" to continue in Turin.

“It’s true, there were contacts in the Premier League. But in the end, it was perhaps fortunate that I stayed, perhaps the best decision. The Premier League remains the most followed league, but I don’t think about the future. I stay focused on the World Cup. The club and I are in no hurry. There is serenity and we will have time to weigh up every possibility," he stated.

Milan and Roma set to fight for Aouar


AC Milan and AS Roma are trying to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon, according to

It further reports that Roma are ahead in the race for the playmaker as Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen his midfield to do well in the European competitions.

Barcelona cannot sign players in January


La Liga's Financial Fair Play prevents Barcelona from signing players in January, confirmed Joan Laporta.

Tottenham will not sale Kane in 2023


Tottenham Hotspur will not sell Harry Kane in the summer of 2023 even if he refuses to extend his contract beyond 2024, as reported by The Daily Mail.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding his future in the past few months as media reports continue to link him with Bayern Munich.

Bellerin does not want to leave Barcelona in January


Hector Bellerin wants to see out his contract with Barcelona and has rejected the idea to move to a new club in January amidst growing interest from Roma, as reported by SPORT.

He joined Barcelona in the summer on the transfer deadline day from Arsenal in a one-year deal and has struggled for minutes at the Catalan club.

City aim to sign Kroos from Madrid


Manchester City are ready to offer Toni Kroos a bumper wage to lure him to the Etihad, according to Sport.

The 32-year-old is yet to sign an extension with Real Madrid and his contract expires in June 2023. City are willing to offer him £12.2million-a-year (€14million-a-year) as wages.

Newcastle ready bid for Perrone


Newcastle United are keen to sign Velez Sarsfield midfielder Maximo Perrone, according to Diario Popular.

They are ready to match the valuation of £12.2million (€14million) set by Sarsfield, even though it has been reported that he has a release clause of £7.8million (€9million).

Cahill announces retirement


Gary Cahill has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36. He won the Champions League and Premier League with Chelsea.

He wrote: 'Football is a game that has given me so much enjoyment and success and as I make the decision to hang up my boots, I can honestly say I gave it everything I had."

Mount and Chelsea yet to agree to extension terms


Chelsea and Mason Mount have not yet agreed on all terms to extend his contract that runs till 2024, but both sides are hopeful that they will reach a conclusion following another meeting in January, according to The Athletic.

Todd Boehly and co-owner Behdad Eghbali have had several meetings with Mount's representatives and there are some details which remain to be finalised.

Dybala has UCL clause in Roma contract


Paulo Dybala has a release clause in his Roma contract which is only €20m, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport via Mundo Deportivo.

The clause can be activated if Roma do not qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Beckham wants Ronaldo at Miami


David Beckham wants to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Miami, according to The Sun via Sky Sports.

It is believed that the forward's days at United are over after the explosive interview he gave to Pier Morgan and his agent Jorge Mendes is already looking for alternative options.

United want to replace Ronaldo with Mbappe


Manchester United want Kylian Mbappe to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Mirror.

Victor Osimhen is also on their shortlist as it will be difficult to prise away Mbappe from PSG.

Leeds keeping tabs on Guerrreiro


Leeds United sent scouts to watch Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro in the Bundesliga, according to 90Min.

They are monitoring the right-back who will be out of contract with Dortmund in June 2023.

Busquets draws Saudi interest but prefers MLS (Konur)


Two clubs in Saudi Arabia are tracking Barcelona veteran Sergio Busquets, claims Ekrem Konur. However, the midfielder would rather play in MLS.

Busquets is widely expected to leave the Blaugrana soon as they continue to embrace youth.

LAFC to renegotiate Tello contract


MLS champions LAFC announced a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday, including the decline of Cristian Tello's contract option.

The ex-Barcelona attacker barely played in 2022, but LAFC will try to bring him back at a lower contract rate for 2023.

Hazard: I could leave Real Madrid next summer


Eden Hazard has accepted that his time at Real Madrid could end soon.

He told Marca that he wants to keep playing football but knows the club may be ready to move on from him before his contract expires in 2023-24.

Read his full comments here!

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