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Friday Transfer Rumour Roundup: 250 million Euros for Messi?

Lionel Messi, Varane Sami Khedira

Real Madrid’s Varane from France, right, and Sami Khedira from Germany, left, duel for the ball with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina during their Copa del Rey soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)


Four of the remaining Champions League clubs are linked in this Friday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup... to each other.

French newspaper Le Parisien is reporting that Paris St-Germain is weighing up a move to trigger Lionel Messi’s 250 million Euro out clause from Barcelona. That price tag would add up to nearly four times the price they paid for Edinson Cavani this summer and certainly make Les-Rouges-Et-Bleu one of the Champions League’s favorites during their run. What would Laurent Blanc do with Messi, Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all in his stable?

Financial Fair Play, huh?

If Manchester United wants dynamic Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, it’s going to cost them 40 million pounds, according to the Daily Mail. Reus, 24, would be the second high profile Black and Yellow star to skip town after Mario Gotze left for Bayern Munich in the summer.

Would a Demba Ba exchange be enough for Chelsea to woo Inter Milan into sending Fredy Guarin to Stamford Bridge. The Colombian midfielder, 27, has said he’d like to stay in Italy. Is MLS really a destination for both Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole? And would Raul really consider coming to the NASL? Meanwhile. could 34-year-old Fred find his way back to MLS? Who would be interested?

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