Sunday, 17 November 2019 14:17

Manchester United are being linked with a January transfer window swap deal involving Gareth Bale and Paul Pogba.

Given that many of United’s issues are in attack at the moment, it could make sense to revive interest in Bale, whose future at Real Madrid has looked in doubt for some time.

According to the Sun, Man Utd were keen on Bale in the summer and could be interested again as they’re after a big-name signing to rescue their season.

 

Meanwhile there is a speculation that Pep Guardiola may be in his final season at Manchester City. The report claims that Guardiola’s contract runs until 2021, but may have a break clause that allows him to leave a year early. That speculation has intensified with his wife’s return to Barcelona, and the suggestion that he could be in line for a return to Bayern Munich.

 

And Barcelona are ready to extend Lionel Messi’s contract. Spanish newspaper Marca quotes Eric Abidal talking about his future, saying: “I know the president is talking to his representatives to ensure the contract is closed once and for all. I hope he stays for many years, and I think that will be the case. It will be Leo's decision. And as he says, Barcelona first and foremost. He is the best."