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Manchester United are set to sign Burnley star Wout Weghorst on loan after agreeing a compensation fee with Besiktas, where he played on loan.
United have been seeking a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after axing him in November.
According to A Spor, Weghorst is collecting his things and saying goodbyes at Besiktas before flying back to the UK to join the Red Devils.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have now turned their attention to Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram after signing Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid.
That is according to 90Min, who claim the Blues have even spoken to Thuram’s representatives amid the ongoing January transfer window.
The centre-forward is out of contract at the end of the season and has attracted plenty of interest from Europe’s biggest bidders.
The West Londoners have also been trying to land RB Leipzig superstar Christopher Nkunku but there has been a delay and they now want Thuram for some immediate addition.
With the France international refusing to extend his Gladbach contract, the Bundesliga outfit are keen to agree to a sale this month and have welcomed Chelsea’s interest.
But the 25-year-old wants to explore all his options before making a final decision as he would attract a more lucrative contract as a free agent in the summer transfer window.
And Liverpool have been accused of offering Borussia Dortmund superstar Jude Bellingham’s father a job with the club amid their bid to sign the England international.
According to Nacional (via the Daily Mirror), the Reds are prepared to offer Bellingham’s dad Mark a scouting job with the club.
The Merseysiders are also said to be keeping tabs on the midfielder’s brother Jobe, who still plays at Birmingham.
The Spanish outlet also claims that plan aims to blow Real Madrid out of the bidding war.
Finally, Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi is being eyed up by Al-Hilal in a deal worth £245million per year.
Ronaldo arrived in the Middle East earlier this month after agreeing a staggering £173m-a-year transfer to Al-Nassr.
It makes the five-time Ballon d’Or winner the highest-paid sports star in the world by some margin as he prepares to finish his career with the club.
But according to Mundo Deportivo, Messi could be given the opportunity to dwarf the star forward’s wage packet in the coming months.
The 35-year-old is out of contract in the summer but reports have claimed he has a “verbal agreement” with PSG to extend his stay at Parc des Princes.
But the Argentina captain is now being linked with a lucrative move to Al-Hilal – Al-Nassr’s bitter rivals – in a deal that would see him earn around £70m more than Ronaldo each year.