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Transfer news live: Manchester United confident of Antoine Griezmann signing, Barcelona eye Diego Costa

Follow the latest transfer news on Tuesday 17 January

Griezmann is United's priority transfer target for the summer window
Griezmann is United's priority transfer target for the summer window

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.

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The January transfer window closes at 23:00 on Tuesday 31 January

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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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Should Diego Costa join Barcelona or Atletico Madrid?

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Here's the latest on Marseille's attempts to talk West Ham into selling Dimitri Payet after banishing the midfielder from the first-team squad: 

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In what could prove to be big news ahead of the summer, Manchester City have held talks with Barcelona over a future £100m bid for Lionel Messi. Here's a round-up of today's biggest transfer stories you might have missed: 

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