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Euro Paper Talk: Messi future to be decided; Nainggolan exit

Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona is close to being decided, while Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is reportedly looking to leave the club this summer, according to the European media.


Matteo Darmian is reportedly considering leaving Manchester United to strengthen his claim for a place in Italy’s 2018 World Cup squad.

The 26-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under Jose Mourinho and is concerned that may affect his hopes of heading to Russia next summer.

Mourinho is expected to have a real shake up of his United squad over the summer and Darmian could be one of the first names to be shown the door.

Inter Milan have been linked with the full-back and according to Tuttosport a €10m (£8.4m) bid could seal the defender’s return to Serie A.


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reportedly wants to sign Juventus duo Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro to solve his defensive issues at The Etihad.

City’s link to Bonucci is nothing new, with the Italy defender expected to be courted by a number of Europe’s top sides this summer, but Sandro would certainly give them an upgrade over Gael Clichy at left-back.

The 26-year-old Brazil international has pace to burn and has more quality going forward than Clichy, while Bonucci is seen as the ideal long-term partner for John Stones at the heart of City’s defence.


Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is close to agreeing a new deal with the Spanish giants (Marca)

Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan could leave Roma in summer (tuttomercato.com)

AC Milan star winger Suso wants to re-negotiate his new contract after the club was recently taken by new owners (Calciomercato)

AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella want to strengthen the Rossoneri squad next summer with the signing of Manchester United targets Keita Balde and Stefan De Vrij from Lazio (Il Corriere dello Sport)

PSG star Angel Di Maria has been shortlisted as a potential attacking reinforcement for Juventus (Tuttosport)

Unai Emery could be the next manager of AS Roma with the Spaniard who is set to leave PSG (Il Corriere dello Sport)

Real Madrid are keen on 22-goal Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe but their attempts to sign him could be thwarted by Paris Saint-Germain (AS)

Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has revealed that star striker Sandro Wagner could follow in Seb Rudy and Niklas Sule’s footsteps and switch allegiances to fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich this summer (SportBild)

Roma will not exercise their purchase option to sign on-loan Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen (various)

Tony Adams has confirmed that Nigel Reo-Coker and Kieran Richardson will not be joining Granada FC this season (Sky Sports)

Outgoing Sevilla director of sport Monchi says he is destined for Roma “unless there is a twist” (AS)

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