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Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi demands Sergio Aguero deal, Mane urged to join

Barcelona are looking to strengthen their side in the January transfer window. Express Sport brings you updates throughout the day.

Barcelona transfer news LIVE

Sunday, January 19

  • Lionel Messi wants Sergio Aguero to join him at Barcelona
  • Sadio Mane has been urged to leave Liverpool for the Nou Camp
  • Tottenham have been offered Samuel Umtiti

Lionel Messi demands Sergio Aguero transfer

New Barcelona boss Quique Setien has reportedly ignored Lionel Messi’s request to make a transfer move for Manchester City star Sergio Aguero.

Setien replaced Ernesto Valverde at the Nou Camp recently and is already looking at freshening up his squad.

The claim that Messi urged Setien to make a move for the City star with Messi and Aguero playing together for Argentina.

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi wants Sergio Aguero at the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)

But the report adds that Setien has not followed up on Messi’s advice despite Luis Suarez being out injured.

Suarez recently underwent surgery on his knee with Barcelona confirming the ace would miss the majority of the rest of the season.

That has left Barcelona light up front and looking at their options.

Sadio Mane urged to join Barcelona

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane must join Barcelona or Real Madrid if he is to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or, claimed Mady Toure, who founded the Generation Foot academy in Dakar, where the striker once trained.

“The fact Sadio has won the African Ballon d’Or will spur him on to win the European one too,” Toure toldThe Guardian.

“That’s his objective. Sadio always told me he would become one of the best players in the world.

“He said that to me and now he is among them but he has to leave Liverpool now. It’s his last year and he has to leave Liverpool when it’s up to go to Barcelona or Real Madrid.”

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Samuel Umtiti has been offered to Tottenham (Image: GETTY)

Barcelona offer defender to Tottenham

Barcelona have offered Tottenham the chance to sign out-of-favour defender Samuel Umtiti, according to The Telegraph.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is hopeful of signing a new centre-back this month, and Umtiti could fit the bill.

The France international has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp after coming back from injury.

With Euro 2020 around the corner, Umtiti is likely to be looking for first-team football to guarantee his place in the France squad.

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