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Wednesday's Transfer Talk Update: Thiago Alcantara, Lionel Messi, Boubakary Soumare

Wednesday's Transfer Talk Update: Alcantara, Messi, Soumare
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Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.

With all eyes fixed on the January transfer market, clubs around the UK and Europe are already lining up potential mid-season moves.

Wednesday morning's headlines:

Everton are reportedly close to reaching an agreement with Real Madrid over a move for James Rodriguez, who is said to be keen on a move to Merseyside. Read more.
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta insists that Lionel Messi cannot legally leave the club for free this summer and urges the Catalans to hold out for a £630m fee. Read more.
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez reportedly holds talks with David Beckham's MLS side Inter Miami amid widespread speculation over the striker's future. Read more.
Manchester United are reportedly among the clubs monitoring Lionel Messi's situation at Barcelona following the Argentine's request to leave Camp Nou. Read more.
Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho reportedly wants to move back to the Premier League rather than stay at Camp Nou. Read more.
Rio Ferdinand claims that his friend and former West Ham United teammate Frank Lampard wants to bring Lionel Messi to Chelsea following his transfer request to Barcelona. Read more.
Former Paris Saint-Germain striker and current free agent Edison Cavani is reportedly a target for La Liga champions Real Madrid ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. Read more.
New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman reportedly told Luis Suarez that he is not in his plans in a brutal phone call that lasted just sixty seconds. Read more.
Newly-promoted Leeds United agree a club-record deal thought to be worth around £27m for Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno. Read more.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is reportedly on course for a legal battle with the club after claiming that a clause in his deal allowing him to leave for free is valid. Read more.
Barcelona talisman and six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi reportedly asks to leave the club this summer. Read more.
The 33-year-old winger left Chelsea at the end of the season. Read more.
Liverpool are reportedly only prepared to consider permanent offers for Harry Wilson during the summer transfer window. Read more.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva will reportedly undergo a medical with Chelsea on Thursday ahead of penning a contract with the Premier League side. Read more.
The 29-year-old made 57 appearances in all competitions for the Seagulls. Read more.
The 25-year-old has agreed to make the switch to Paisley after leaving Sky Bet League One side AFC Wimbledon this summer. Read more.
Morgan Gibbs-White, 20, has made 70 first-team appearances for Wolves. Read more.
A report claims that Arsenal will turn focus to signing midfielder Boubakary Soumare once they have finalised a deal for Lille teammate Gabriel Magalhaes. Read more.
Thomas Tuchel has asked Paris Saint-Germain to offer Thiago Silva another contract extension to stop him from joining Chelsea, according to a report. Read more.
A report claims that Arsenal are now set to look elsewhere for a new midfielder after conceding defeat in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey. Read more.
Bayern Munich are reportedly after a reduced £27m offer from Liverpool for Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Read more.
A report claims that Luis Suarez may reunite with former Barcelona teammate Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain this summer. Read more.
Luke Thomas made his debut for the Foxes at the end of last season. Read more.
The Ross County striker has been linked with a move to England. Read more.
Arsenal reportedly offer right-back Hector Bellerin to Paris Saint-Germain as they look to offload defenders due to the imminent arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes. Read more.
The agent of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes appears to confirm that his client is set to join Arsenal after turning down a more lucrative offer from Manchester United. Read more.
Free agent defender Malang Sarr could reportedly become a Chelsea player by the end of the week. Read more.
A report claims that Chelsea will complete the signing of Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell in the next three days. Read more.
Inter Milan have either already made a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, or will soon do so, according to the club's former president Massimo Moratti. Read more.
Rumoured Real Madrid and Barcelona target Donny van de Beek will only consider leaving Ajax if a Premier League club makes an offer, according to a report. Read more.
A report claims that Napoli's Allan remains a target for Everton, but the Premier League side may have to hand over £30m for the midfielder. Read more.
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