SOLNA, SWEDEN - AUGUST 03: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona  during the International Champions Cup 2016 match between Barcelona and Leicester City at Friends arena on August 3, 2016 in Solna, Sweden. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Messi ‘Suspends’ Barca Contract Talks, Liverpool ‘Want’ Turan, Others

By Adebayo Williams

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has suspended talks of a contract extension with the Spanish giants. The 29-year-old has reportedly told the club that he wants to see out his current contract before making any decisions regarding his future. It is rumoured that the player’s war with tax authorities in Spain is behind his rather shocking decision.

Liverpool are reportedly interested in pricing Turkish midfielder Arda Turan away from Camp Nou. The player, who has had a mixed time at the Spanish outfit since his move from Atletico Madrid, may be open to a move following his limited play time. The Reds are also said to be currently in talks of extending Philippe Coutinho’s contract. The Brazilian midfielder is rumoured to be wanted at Barcelona.

Manchester United have slapped a  £51.6 million transfer fee on goalkeeper David De Gea. The 26-year-old Spaniard has been a target for Real Madrid in the last few transfer windows. The former Atletico Madrid stopper almost made a move last summer with a last minute glitch in paper works foiling the move.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane has reportedly suspended talks with the White Hart Lane side over a contract extension. The forward is said to be wanted at Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.

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