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Sunday’s gossip: Messi, Ronaldo, Kante, Alvarez, Depay, Kessie, Silva

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta wants to bring Paris St-Germain‘s Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, back to the club in January. (Sport)external-link

Sporting Lisbon are ready to propose a deal to Manchester United to sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, for a second time. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Chelsea’s France midfielder N’Golo Kante’s deal with Chelsea runs out next summer and the 31-year-old France international is a leading target for Barcelona as they look to replace 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets. (Relevo – in Spanish)external-link

Wolves are preparing to make a third bid to appoint Spaniard Julen Lopetegui as manager. (Sun)external-link

Ajax’s Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 25, says he was “disappointed” a move to Chelsea in the summer did not materialise after they made a late bid. (ESPN via 90 Min)external-link

Barcelona are hoping to sell 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay in January, with Juventus interested. (Sport)external-link

Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, is not happy with his lack of first-team football at Barcelona and wants to return to Serie A, where he played for AC Milan. (Fichajes – in Spanish)external-link

Manchester City are preparing to offer Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, an improved five-year contract. (Football Insider)external-link

Barcelona have entered the race to sign Newcastle United’s Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, after failing to land Bernardo Silva from Manchester City. (Sun)external-link

Brighton want £85m for 20-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who has been linked with Chelsea and Newcastle United. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Brighton and Everton are interested in Monaco’s 25-year-old Brazilian left-back Caio Henrique. (IG Esporte – in Portuguese)external-link

West Ham’s English defender Craig Dawson, who almost joined Wolves this summer, wants to leave the Hammers in January. The 32-year-old’s contract runs out next summer. (Football Insider)external-link

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says he has not made a decision about when he will return to management. (Sportstar)external-link

Blackburn Rovers are planning to keep Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz in the January window even if it means he leaves on a free transfer in the summer. (Sun)external-link

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