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Transfer Talk: Messi will decide his future at season’s end

The transfer window may have slammed shut, but that doesn’t mean the rumour mill has shut down! Speculation over summer moves is heating up so check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here.

TOP STORY: Messi will decide his future at season’s end

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Lionel Messi will wait until the end of the season before determining his future, reports Goal.

Despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, the report states that Messi has yet to make contact with the French champions. Nor has he made contact with Manchester City, or any other club for that matter, and instead intends to wait until the season concludes before deciding whether he will remain at Barcelona or move on to pastures new.

The Argentina captain’s contract expires in the summer, and he has routinely been linked with a move to Paris, where he could line up alongside former Barca teammate Neymar. Man City also attempted to lure Messi to the Premier League last summer.

However, it would appear that any talk of a move is premature, with Messi keen to see out the season before committing to a new destination, if any.

Aguero tempted by Barca move … if Messi stays

Sergio Aguero will be a free agent if he doesn’t extend his contract at Manchester City this summer, and he appears willing to talk to Barcelona, reports Cadena SER.

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However, Aguero’s interest in a move to Camp Nou is dependent on compatriot Messi staying beyond the end of the season to play alongside him. Aguero and Messi are reportedly friends, and so it would be a deal breaker if Messi were to leave for, say, PSG.

There is, of course, a chance the two players could play together at Man City, where Aguero has established himself as a club legend. One thing is for sure, though: With both players’ futures in doubts, Europe’s biggest clubs will be keeping tabs on the duo’s contract developments — with at least one Barca presidential candidate reportedly already making contact with City’s No. 10.

Tap-ins

Mundo Deportivo reports that RB Leipzig will be Brian Brobbey‘s most likely destination when he leaves Ajax Amsterdam on a free transfer this summer. Sporting director Marc Overmars confirmed earlier in the week that the 19-year-old will leave the club when his contract expires this summer, and Leipzig are reported to now be the front-runners to sign the forward.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by WCT staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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