4pm transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi to the MLS, Chelsea want six in January, De Gea to Juventus – The Sun

DEADLINE DAY may have passed for most of Europe, but the world's biggest clubs, including Chelsea, are lining up for a winter spending spree.

And the Premier League has its first managerial casualty with usual suspects Watford replacing Javi Gracia with Quique Flores.

Follow all the latest transfer news and gossip here…

  • ALEXIS SANCHEZ is eyeing a permanent switch to Inter Milan at the end of the season, according to reports.

    The Chilean finally ended his Manchester United nightmare by completing a loan deal at the Serie A giants last week.

    In total, Sanchez scored just five times in 45 appearances for the Red Devils since his high-profile 2018 transfer from Arsenal.

    And it appears United's feelings towards Sanchez remain mutual with the 30-year-old desperate not to make an Old Trafford return.

    According to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, Sanchez is “dreaming” of completing a permanent move despite his Inter deal having no obligation to buy him outright.

  • A MOVE to Major League Soccer is one option being contemplated by Lionel Messi, according to reports in Spain.

    Now aged 32, the Argentine’s post-Barcelona career continues to be a topic of speculation.

    Mundo Deportivo claim a switch to the United States is of interest to Messi but there is no suggestion he will move soon.

    Similarly, a spell with boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys in the Argentine city of Rosario remains on his agenda.

  • EX-CHELSEA midfielder Josh McEachren is on trial at Championship side Birmingham City despite being linked with Aston Villa earlier this summer.

    The playmaker is still without a club after leaving Brentford in the summer.

  • UNAI EMERY wanted to delay Nacho Monreal's Arsenal departure so he could play in the North London derby, it has been claimed.

    The Spanish veteran left-back departed for Real Sociedad just 24 hours before the Gunners 2-2 draw at home to their bitter rivals.

    But Spanish boss Emery wanted the 33-year-old to stay a little longer, according to the Athletic.

    Sead Kolasinac played instead of Monreal and put in a very accomplished performance.

  • CHELSEA are reportedly confident of being able to return to the transfer market with a vengeance in January, but who will be first on their radar?

    FIFA's transfer ban prevented them from signing players in the summer, even if they brought in Christian Pulisic and made Mateo Kovacic's move permanent regardless.

    Here Sun Sport looks into who might be top of the manager's wishlist.

    Wilfried Zaha

    Arsenal and Everton failed with summer bids for the Crystal Palace winger but it could have been a different story had Chelsea been in the market.

    Ben Chilwell

    Interest in the Leicester defender is high and Lampard has earmarked left-back as a key area for improvement.

    Ruben Dias

    Reports in Portugal say that the Blues have been scouting Benfica avidly in recent months and standout defender Dias has caught their eye.

    Kristof Piatek

    Notching 11 goals since signing from Genoa in January, the Polish star may find his head turned if the Rossoneri don't start the season well.

    Houssem Aouar

    After Tanguy Ndombele banked Lyon over £60m from his move to Tottenham, the latest hot young midfielder coming through the Ligue 1 club is local lad Aouar.

    Former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was a big fan of the 21-year-old playmaker as he broke into Les Gones' first-team.

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