Transfer rumours: Inter Milan trying to sign Lionel Messi

Talk of Inter moving for Lionel Messi is gathering steam as the Serie A club reportedly tries to sign the Barcelona star.

Lionel Messi has been linked to Inter Milan ever since Massimo Moratti's comments about the possible switch.   -  Getty Images

Could Lionel Messi swap Barcelona for Inter?

Messi has been linked to Inter since ex-president Massimo Moratti said the six-time Ballon d'Or winner joining the Serie A club was not a "forbidden dream." The 32-year-old's future at Camp Nou has made headlines throughout the 2019-20 season.

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Inter is seriously working on trying to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to TNT Sports. Former Inter president Massimo Moratti said the Nerazzurri luring Messi – contracted until 2021 – to San Siro was not impossible and speculation has intensified since those comments.

TNT Sports says Inter is ready to push through negotiations for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, while boyhood club Newell's Old Boys have also made an offer.

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AS Diario claims Manchester United and Juventus are both chasing Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez. Napoli and Everton have also been linked to the Colombia international.

- Philippe Coutinho is close to returning to the Premier League. Sport reports the former Liverpool star is nearing a loan switch to Chelsea from Barcelona. The Brazilian has spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Bayern Munich.

- Milan is interested in signing in-demand Brescia star Sandro Tonali, according to Calciomercato. The Italian has been linked to the likes of Juve, Inter and United.

- Juve star Paulo Dybala is set to sign a new contract with the Serie A champion, says Calciomercato. Meanwhile, the same outlet reports that Juventus is interested in Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante.

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- Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane is chasing Rennes sensation Eduardo Camavinga, says AS Diario. The Frenchman wants to sign the 17-year-old if Madrid is unable to lure Paul Pogba from United.

Mundo Deportivo reports Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are among the clubs battling for Achraf Hakimi. The Moroccan full-back has spent the past two seasons on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Madrid. Juve, Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested.

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