Saudi Arabia won't give up on Lionel Messi; Chelsea target Gustavo Moscardo; And AS Roma are already planning the future of Romelu Lukaku. Here are some of the main stories from the last few days of the transfer market from TribalFootball's transfer expert Rudy Galetti.
MESSI, SAUDI WON'T GIVE UP
A few months ago, Leo Messi decided to accept the offer of Inter Miami, definitively leaving Europe after an incredible career spent with Barcelona and, in recent years, at PSG. As everyone knows, the Argentine was also very close to landing in Saudi Arabia, with a verbal agreement in principle with Al Hilal who, after Leo's definitive refusal, turned their attention to Neymar, convincing the Brazilian to embrace their project.
However, for the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and the PIF it's not enough: for this reason, they are exploring the opportunity to go back in to convince Messi to play in the Saudi Pro League.
The idea the Saudi Federation are internally evaluating is to ask for Leo on loan from Inter Miami, taking advantage of the winter break expected in MLS between the end of the 2023 and the start of next season. For sure, it's a complicated track, but SAFF will certainly do their best to make this happen.
Not only Messi: in addition to the Argentine player, the Saudi Federation include in the target list for 2024 other "big" names, as Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric, Kevin De Bruyne and Thiago Alcantara. The aim is the same: create a League stacked with football stars.
CHELSEA'S GREEN LINE, NEXT STOP MOSCARDO
Chelsea are always looking for valuable young players. Not for nothing, the chairman Todd Boehly has made investments for the present, but also for the future, strengthening scouting and youth structures.
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