Chelsea ahead of Liverpool to sign wonderkid from Barcelona

After Chelsea were emerged busiest during the transfer window, Frank Lampard has begun to think ahead to sign more players during the winter.

Chelsea were reportedly ahead of Liverpool as both teams look forward to sign a Barcelona wonderkid.

The opening of the winter transfer window draws ever closer, with less than two months to what could be a busy market for many clubs.

Latest reports suggests that Lionel Messi could be close to agreeing a deal to join Manchester City next summer, as it is claimed that the Argentina international could make the move, if Sergio Aguero and Pep Guardiola will remain at the Etihad.

Plus, Manchester United tipped to be on red alert as the pair of Marc Overmars and Edwin Van der Saar are set for a new challenge away from Ajax.

Lionel Messi
Manchester City are still hopeful of signing Argentine talisman Lionel Messi, 33, from Barcelona when his contract expires next summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

The Cityzens are said to be ready to offer the six time Ballon d’or winner a pre-contract agreement in January before signing him in the summer.

But reports also claim that Messi will only sign for the Etihad outfit, if fellow Argentine Sergio Aguero and the current Man City boss Pep Guardiola will extend their stay at the Etihad. (El Chiringuito via Mirror)

Alejandro Balde

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is set to promote highly-rated teenager, Alejandro Balde, into the first team, amidst interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, who are said to be monitoring the talented left-back and are considering making a move on him. (Sport via Express)

Gleison Bremer

Torino’s Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer, 23, has attracted the interests of Liverpool and Everton, with the two club’s said to be keen on signing the 23-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)

David Alaba

Bayern Munich’s Austrian defender, David Alaba, 28, is yet to agree a new deal with the German club, with his current contract set to expire at the end of next summer.

The 28-year-old is being linked with several clubs across Europe – Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus.

But reports claim that Italian side Juventus are leading the race to sign the talented defender, which will come as a huge blow to Liverpool’s quest to sign him as cover for their injury-hit defense line. (Tuttosport – in Italian)

Marc Overmars

Former Arsenal winger and current Ajax sporting director, Marc Overmars, says he is ready for a new challenge alongside Ajax Executive Edwin Van der Saar, amidst speculations linking the pair with a possible switch to Old Trafford.

The duo could bring the needed revolution into Manchester United transfer department, after a series of disappointing transfer negotiations in the past windows.

Ed Woodword has faced a lot of criticism over his transfer policies since taking the role of chief executive at the club, with United’s transfer policy deemed outdated.

Manchester United who are looking to rejuvenate their transfer department could higher the duo, who have helped transformed Ajax into a major Contender in Europe.

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