The Diego Costa transfer saga continues to rumble on with the Chelsea striker set for talks today with manager Antonio Conte falling their falling out last week, and while the Blues will not allow him to leave this month, it’s been revealed that both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid want to sign the Spain international in the summer. Follow all the latest news here.
- Barcelona considering summer bid for Diego Costa as Atletico eye return
- Costa set for clear-the-air talks with Antonio Conte today
- Manchester City could renew interest in Lionel Messi as part of overhaul
- Dimitri Payet prepared to take a pay cut in order to leave West Ham
- Manchester United reject second offer from Lyon for Memphis Depay
- United also miss out on first-buy clause for highly-rated Flamengo forward Vinicius Junior
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The January transfer window closes at 23:00 on Tuesday 31 January
Good morning and welcome to The Independent's transfer live blog where we'll bring the latest news, updates and done deals every day right up until deadline day. Here's the latest news this morning:
Manchester City are prepared to pay Barcelona £100m for forward Lionel Messi, according to The Sun.
The Mirror claims that Manchester United are keen on signing Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney.
United could recoup Tierney's estimated £10m fee by offloading Memphis Depay to Lyon, with the Daily Mail suggesting the French side have already had two bids rejected.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman will allow James McCarthy to move to Sunderland - if defender Lamine Kone goes the other way as part of any transfer deal, claims the Daily Star.
Watford want Fiorentina forward Mauro Zarate despite the fact the Argentine forward has twice been relegated from the Premier League, according to the Mirror.
Follow all the transfer news as it happens here throughout the day.
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