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£80m Bale Man Utd move, Messi to City NOT Chelsea, Arsenal on Dybala alert
Real Madrid have fuelled rumours Gareth Bale could leave the Bernabeu, with Carlo Ancelotti admitting the star is unhappy.
Madrid are thought to be willing to listen to offers for the Welshman, with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal planning to spring an £80m bid.
Speaking to Real’s official website ahead of his side’s champions League tie against Schalke, Ancelotti said: “I don’t think that Bale is happy with what he is doing. He understands that well and is going to try to improve.”
Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona and join Manchester City according to the club’s international sporting director Ariedo Braida.
Messi, who has a £205m release clause, has attracted myriad clubs including Chelsea although any club would have to shatter the world transfer record to sign him.
And Braida thinks City could be a viable option for Messi telling Esport 3 as quoted by Sky Sports: ” think it’s almost impossible he (Messi) will leave but with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, who have so much money, it could happen. Sometimes strange things occur.”
Arsenal remain on alert for Paulo Dybala.
The Palermo striker is on the Gunners and Manchester United’s radars but is expected to cost suitors at least £30m.
And Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini thinks Dybala can be as good as Messi and told Radio Anch’io Sport: “For me, Dybala is the Messi of the future, his valuation is worth at least €40m, but let’s see what happens.”
Barcelona are reluctant to let Pedro leave the club in the summer.
The back-up striker is being linked with moves to Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal and is valued at £20m.
But Charles Rexach, a member of Barcelona’s technical committee, told Esport3: “He (Pedro) has prominence here. [He] is very important at Barca. I do not see Pedro away from Barca.”