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Friday's La Liga transfer talk news roundup: N'Golo Kante, Lionel Messi, Andreas Pereira

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for La Liga on Friday, August 21.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Friday, August 21.

Friday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:


Manchester United to sign N'Golo Kante this summer?

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante pictured on July 4, 2020© Reuters

Manchester United can be backed at odds as short as 1/2 to sign France's World-Cup winning midfielder N'Golo Kante from Chelsea during this summer's transfer window.

Kante struggled to show his best form for the Blues during the 2019-20 campaign and was restricted to just 28 appearances in all competitions due to some injury problems.

The 29-year-old could allegedly be available for transfer this summer as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard considers moving the team in a new direction.

One bookmaker have placed United as the 1/2 favourites to sign him, with a spokesperson from Oddschecker claiming that the Frenchman could be on his way to Old Trafford before the transfer deadline at the start of October.

Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been mentioned as potential suitors, while a recent report claimed that Inter Milan were interested in his signature.

Kante helped Leicester City win the 2015-16 Premier League title before arriving at Stamford Bridge.



Lionel Messi 'tells Ronald Koeman he has doubts over Barcelona stay'

A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020© Reuters

Lionel Messi reportedly told new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman on Thursday that he has serious doubts about remaining at Camp Nou this summer.

The Argentina international is believed to have held a face-to-face meeting with Koeman to discuss his future amid suggestions that the attacker could seek a move away from the Catalan giants ahead of next season.

According to RAC1, Messi informed Barca's new head coach that he was considering an exit and currently sees himself 'more out than in' at the club.

The team's shocking 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League allegedly had a huge impact on Messi, whose current deal at Camp Nou is due to expire next summer.

Manchester City and Inter Milan have both recently been credited with an interest, and it is believed that the former would be the favourites to sign him should he seek pastures new.

The 33-year-old scored 31 times and registered 26 assists in 44 appearances for Barca in 2019-20, but he only managed three goals in the Champions League.


More transfer news from La Liga:

Arsenal suffer blow in Joelson Fernandes pursuit?
Joelson Fernandes, who has been strongly linked with Arsenal, is on the verge of penning a new deal with Sporting Lisbon, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira a target for Benfica, Valencia?
Andreas Pereira is reportedly ready to leave Manchester United and could be offered an escape route by Benfica or Valencia. Read more.

Owen Hargreaves urges Manchester City to sign Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez
Former Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves urges the club to sign Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez as a replacement for Sergio Aguero. Read more.

Ronald Koeman 'wants to bring Georginio Wijnaldum to Barcelona'
New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman wants to bring Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to Camp Nou, according to a report. Read more.

Lionel Messi 'meets with Ronald Koeman to discuss Barcelona future'
Lionel Messi met with new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman on Thursday, according to a report. Read more.

Barcelona to make shock move for Everton defender Michael Keane?
Everton centre-back Michael Keane emerges as a shock rumoured target for Barcelona, who are now under the management of former Toffees boss Ronald Koeman. Read more.

Report: Juventus to move for Barcelona striker Luis Suarez
A report claims that Luis Suarez could be on his way out of Barcelona this summer, with Italian champions Juventus showing an interest. Read more.

Leeds United showing interest in Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno?
Leeds United are reportedly in the running to sign Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno ahead of their return to the Premier League. Read more.

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