FC Barcelona News: 28 December 2013: PSG Reportedly Prepare Audacious Bid For Lionel Messi

Shaun Botterill

Silly season is well and truly upon us, as reports from France claim that Paris Saint Germain are readying an audacious €250 million bid for Lionel Messi

Could PSG lure Lionel Messi to Paris? - France - France 24

Will Lionel Messi join Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi along the banks of the River Seine to form the most formidable attack in history? That’s what Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to achieve, according to local daily Le Parisien. "Several sources at PSG quietly admit they are working on a bid for Messi, having failed to lure Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo," the French newspaper said on Friday.

Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo has revealed he would consider a move to Barcelona should they make a substantial offer. "It's always good to have your name linked to Barcelona," He told Globo Esporte. "This is the third time there has been interest from them. I have a long contract which includes a buyout fee, and if anyone wants to pay that, they can sign me."

"There is no doubt I will cry when Valdes leaves," the 29-year-old told reporters. "We just have to hope we can win trophies this season so that he enjoys a good departure." Iniesta also attempted to play down recent critical remarks made by Lionel Messi about vice-president Javier Faus and backed the Argentine to win the Ballon d’Or in January. He said to La Sexta: "Messi is a fundamental player for both me and the club. Sometimes things are said without thinking or without meaning to cause hurt.

La Liga strugglers set to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to land Barcelona winger | talkSPORT

La Liga side Elche are heading the queue to land Barcelona youngster Isaac Cuenca, reports Marca. And Elche will look to take advantage of his desire for first-team football by pressing ahead with a move when the transfer window re-opens on New Year's Day.

Casillas hints at Real Madrid exit - Goal.com

Iker Casillas has hinted his future may be away from Real Madrid after claiming he would not join a side where he would be the second-choice goalkeeper. The 32-year-old, who is currently understudy to Diego Lopez at the Bernabeu, has spoken of his desire to be first choice again at club level.

Atletico confident Diego Costa will not join Premier League club - La Liga News | FOX Sports on MSN

Atletico Madrid director of football Jose Luis Caminero insists Diego Costa is not interested in moving to the Premier League in January. He said in an interview with Marca: "Right now Costa does not think of leaving, he is contracted to Atletico. He has renewed with us which is important. He has shown that he wants to continue at this club."

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