LIVE Transfer Talk: Pochettino wants Messi, Depay at PSG

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The January transfer window opens in a matter of days and speculation is heating up about potential deals. Check out the latest gossip below and see all official deals here.

TOP STORY: Pochettino wants Messi and Depay

Mauricio Pochettino is expected to replace Thomas Tuchel as Paris Saint-Germain manager and speculation is growing as to who he could bring with him; with names including Lionel Messi and Memphis Depay.

Le Parisien believe that the former PSG captain's return to Paris could pave the way for the French champions to sign fellow Argentine Messi from Barcelona.

With Neymar openly campaigning, PSG have been heavily linked with the 33-year-old, whose contract runs out in June next year, and Pochettino has made it no secret that he would love to coach his fellow Argentine.

Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo cite a France Football claim that Pochettino could prioritise Depay from Lyon. The Dutch forward has been linked previously with a move to Barcelona, but PSG sporting director Leonardo could be tempted by a relatively low transfer fee, believed to be in the region of €5 million.

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21.43 GMT: Pending free agent Georginio Wijnaldum would be a welcome addition at any club in the world, so there's no reason why Barcelona wouldn't be interested in the Liverpool midfielder.

20.56 GMT: Lucas Torreira's loan at Atletico Madrid hasn't gone according to plan, having played just 303 minutes this season, and Mundo Deportivo reports that Torino are keen to end his suffering and bring him back to Italy. The only issue is that the 24-year-old has no interest in the move, nor do Atleti, and the loan agreement with Arsenal likely doesn't allow for it.

20.09 GMT: Dele Alli has struggled for minutes at Tottenham Hotspur, so how could he reasonably expect to play for Real Madrid amid rumours of a move to the Bernabeu?

19.22 GMT: Sergio Ramos' Real Madrid contract expires in the summer, and there's no news yet of a new deal. So with the uncertainty surrounding Los Blancos' captain, Marca details the shortlist of potential replacements in the Spanish capital: Pau Torres of Villarreal, Bayern Munich's David Alaba and Sevilla product - from where Ramos himself joined Madrid -- Jules Kounde.

18.35 GMT: Why on earth would Mohamed Salah want to leave Liverpool right now? ESPN's Shaka Hislop doesn't think he does.

17.18 GMT: Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard was on the scoresheet again on Saturday in a 3-0 win at Hamilton, but if the speculation is true he might not be at Parkhead for much longer. Calciomercato reports that Edouard is being tracked by both AC Milan and Juventus as the window prepares to open again.

Arsenal, Aston Villa and Leicester City are all thought to be tracking him but could the 22-year-old be headed for Italy?

16.29 GMT: Jack Grealish has been linked with a move to Liverpool following speculation over Mohamed Salah's long-term future. Janusz Michallik praises Grealish's ability with the ball, but wonders if the Aston Villa captain would fit in at Anfield.

15.36 GMT: Dele Alli has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain ever since he fell out of favour with Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho. With former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino expected to be named PSG's new coach those rumours are only going to intensify. And The Sun is already reporting that Poch will indeed offer Alli a route out.

14.45 GMT: Janusz Michallik doesn't see Christian Eriksen heading back to north London to play for Arsenal in the transfer window. Is Paris Saint-Germain the most likely destination for the Inter Milan misfit?

13.52 GMT: David Alaba? Christian Eriksen? Ousmane Dembele? Dele Alli?

The coronavirus pandemic saw the summer transfer window impacted across Europe, though some clubs still pushed through some big-money moves. Now we're on to January and not much has changed, with loan moves, free transfers and cut-price deals on the agenda.

January is traditionally a quieter window, though with many top clubs struggling for squad depth under a mountain of games, there could be a few interesting deals. So which players are on shortlists around Europe? Who needs to find a temporary move? And who could be a bargain because their contract is running down? Check out our guide to the winter window.

13.00 GMT: David Alaba is one of the hottest properties on the January transfer market with his Bayern Munich contract due to expire at the end of the season and all talks ended over an extension. The Athletic reports that Real Madrid have moved to the front of the queue for his signature. Manchester United were interested but have pulled out of the chase due to the high costs, with Alaba having turned down an offer of £200,000-a-week from Bayern.

12.11 GMT: Janusz Michallik reckons Liverpool don't need to raid Southampton again to sign Jannik Vestergaard, despite all the injuries at the club.

11.20 GMT: Arsenal are 15th in the Premier League and need creativity in midfield. Man United got Bruno Fernandes last January, but what can the Gunners do? Tor-Kristian Karlsen looks at the transfer options for the Gunners next month. Could Christian Eriksen return to London?

10.24 GMT: Tottenham Hotspur will look to strengthen in the winter window, with Jose Mourinho linked with a move for Marcel Sabitzer of RB Leipzig. The Austrian midfielder could cost around £45m, according to the Daily Mail.

09.30 GMT: The Daily Mail reckons that Atletico Madrid could look to add to their English contingent with the signing of Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal. Kieran Trippier is out for 10 weeks after being handed a worldwide suspension for breaching FA betting regulations, and Maitland-Niles could come in on loan to fill the void.

Maitland-Niles was expected to leave in the summer before a strong start to this season saw him become part of Mikel Arteta's plans. But he has started only four Premier League games and could look for a new challenge.


Juve prioritise Pogba return

Juventus are looking to strengthen in January and, following a defeat to Fiorentina this week that sees them sixth at Christmas, Andrea Pirlo has been rumoured to be prioritising Paul Pogba, reports Calciomercato.

Pirlo is said to be looking at players who can come straight in and improve the quality of his team, and while the major sticking point could be Pogba's fee, Juventus are said to be exploring a loan deal with an option to buy, based on a reduction of his salary.

Sami Khedira is among the players who could leave to free valuable funds for new arrivals, while Paulo Dybala continues to be linked with an exit.

Pogba has previous with the Bianconeri; he helped them win four consecutive Serie A league titles between 2012 and 2016. His agent is Mino Raiola, who recently spoke about his desire to get the French midfielder away from Manchester United.

Premier League giants, Madrid keen on Brighton's Bissouma

The Mirror suggests that Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid are also interested in acquiring Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma.

ESPN reported earlier this month that Liverpool were keeping tabs on the 24-year old as a possible replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, who is yet to commit his future to the league leaders and is free to talk to non-English European clubs in January.

Bissouma has two years left on his contract and so it could take a bid of around £30m to tempt the south-coast club into parting ways for a player who has been one of Brighton's standout performers during a season, in which he's missed just one game since the campaign restarted in September.


- Atalanta are close to announcing a move for Shakhtar Donetsk star Viktor Kovalenko in January. Goal reports the midfielder has agreed terms and already signed a pre-contract agreement ahead of a move at the end of the season, but Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini is not ruling out a move next month.