Transfer Rumours 05/12: Man United Eye Barnes as Sancho Option, Inter Plot Double Chelsea Raid, PSG Move for Messi?

Dec 5, 2020, 4:02 PM GMT+5:30
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

As we inch closer to the January transfer window, we take a look at some of the top transfer rumours of the day from the best sources possible.

We will also provide a rating to these transfer rumours, giving our opinion on how likely a particular transfer rumour is to become a reality.

Here are today's top transfer stories.....

United eye Barnes as Sancho alternative

Manchester United are reportedly targeting Leicester City's Harvey Barnes as a potential Jadon Sancho alternative, according to the Daily Star, who quote the Sun.

The report adds that Leicester value Barnes at £60m, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will have to wait to bring Barnes to Old Trafford as the Foxes seem reluctant to sell one of their top-performing players midway through the season.

Rumour Rating: 4/10

Winks to seek Spurs exit

Harry Winks could reportedly seek a move in January to enhance his England credentials before the European Championship, according to the Mirror.

Jose Mourinho has inexplicably frozen Winks out and the Tottenham midfielder has not started a Premier League game since September. Conversely, England boss Gareth Southgate is a huge admirer of Winks, and played him in all three of England’s games last month.

Rumour Rating: 5.5/10

Conte plotting double Chelsea swoop

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly plotting a double raid on his old club in January, according to reports from Italian publication Tuttosport.

The Inter boss will reignite his interest in N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud during the winter transfer window.

Rumour Rating: 6/10

Arsenal want Ozcan

Arsenal are reportedly interested in bringing Istanbul Basaksehir midfielder Berkay Ozcan to England, according to Transfermarkt.

The midfielder's performances this term have caught Mikel Arteta's attention, and the Gunners could now attempt to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

Rumour Rating: 6/10

PSG to make a move for Messi?

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaifi has declined to stoke the fire that is Lionel Messi's Barcelona future amid rumours linking him to the Ligue 1 champions.

However, ESPN report that the French club are exploring the possibility of signing the Barcelona man in the summer, especially after the comments made by Neymar earlier this week.

Rumour Rating: 5.5/10