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Lionel Messi set to leave PSG this summer with Barcelona eyeing sensational deal - Paper Talk

Plus: Manchester United remain interested in Napoli's Victor Osimhen and club chiefs went to watch him play against AC Milan; Zinedine Zidane is ready to return to management and is targeting a post at old club Juventus; East Kilbride confirm Darvel hero Mick Kennedy as their new manager

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Lionel Messi is set to leave PSG this summer as the club embarks on a new strategy focused on recruiting young French players - with Barcelona eyeing a sensational deal.

PSG's Lionel Messi was on target on his return

Stan Collymore believes Mason Mount will make a "step up" if he leaves Chelsea for Premier League rivals Liverpool this summer.

Julian Nagelsmann will not be the next Chelsea manager after pulling out of the race but Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is a surprise name on the club's shortlist.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou celebrates at full time during the Viaplay Cup final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park, on February 26, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

N'Golo Kante and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are summer targets for Barcelona.

James Tarkowski claims Everton "expect more and need more" from their forwards as Dominic Calvert-Lewin returned in their goalless draw at Crystal Palace.

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Erik ten Hag has been able to name his first-choice midfield of Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro just seven times this calendar year, of which United have won six and drawn one.

The aftermath of owner Todd Boehly's dressing-room team talk continues to reverberate around Stamford Bridge as the club step up their hunt for a new manager, with an appointment expected within the next few weeks.

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku will play in the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against Juventus on Wednesday after his one-match ban was overturned on Saturday by the president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) as a measure to fight racism.

West Ham fans hoping to see their club in a European final for the first time in almost 50 years are set to be left disappointed thanks to Uefa's miserly ticket allocation.

Leicester star James Maddison is expected to return for the crunch clash with Leeds after missing the Foxes' win over Wolves due to illness.

Zinedine Zidane is ready to return to management and is targeting a post at his former club Juventus, according to reports in France.

Zidane has been out of work since May 2021


Saturday's Dutch league match between relegation-threatened Groningen and NEC Nijmegen was abandoned after a cup of beer thrown from the crowd struck the assistant referee.


Xabi Alonso is emerging as a strong candidate to be the next West Ham manager - if David Moyes leaves.

Newcastle are confident of landing Arsenal's Kieran Tierney with Eddie Howe on the lookout for a new left-back.

Burnley are in trouble with the EFL after playing a weakened team against Reading last week.

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler could be up for the manager's job at League Two Tranmere.

Wrexham fans were treated to another taste of Hollywood before their crunch game against Boreham Wood as Ant-Man star Paul Rudd turned in the local pub for a pre-match beer.


Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has already dropped a subtle hint that Arsenal could emerge as his next destination as he continues to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge at the end of the campaign.


Manchester United remain interested in Napoli hotshot Victor Osimhen and club chiefs even went to watch him in last week's Champions League defeat to AC Milan.

Gary Neville has revealed that he would've loved to have featured under Jose Mourinho during his playing career.


Aaron Hickey is a £30m summer target for Manchester City.

East Kilbride have confirmed Darvel hero Mick Kennedy as their new manager.


Michael Beale says he will back the Rangers board if they decide not to hire a replacement for Ross Wilson.

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