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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Messi wants PSG to sign Barcelona star

Lionel Messi, PSG
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Messi wants to bring a former Barca teammate to PSG

Lionel Messi has urged Paris Saint-Germain to look into the prospect of signing Jordi Alba ahead of the January transfer window.

Like at every club, a new manager means changes. Xavi apparently would be open to allowing Alba to leave Barcelona. Therefore, Messi hopes PSG could do a deal for his old teammate. The Parisians would be interested in signing a new left-back. [El Nacional – in Catalan]

Dean Smith could be set for a quick Premier League return

Despite Aston Villa sacking him at the weekend, Dean Smith’s wait for a new managerial job might not last long.

Norwich City are interested in appointing the 50-year-old as Daniel Farke’s replacement at Carrow Road. Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl are also in contention. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Saul to stay at Chelsea

Despite making only two Premier League appearances this season, Saul Niguez intends to see out the rest of his loan deal at Chelsea.

The Spanish midfielder joined the Blues on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid on the final day of the summer transfer window. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Chiesa to join Real Madrid?

Los Blancos are reportedly plotting a bold transfer move for Juventus ace Federico Chiesa.

The winger’s two-year loan deal from Fiorentina expires at the end of the season. Talks are currently ongoing between Chiesa and Juventus over a permanent agreement. However, if things don’t work out, Real Madrid are waiting in the wings. [El Nacional – in Spanish]

Manchester United in no rush to sack Solskjaer

Despite another humbling home defeat at the hands of Manchester City this time, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to continue.

Manchester United are reluctant to sack their manager unless they already have a ready-made replacement to ensure a smooth transition of power. [Manchester Evening News]