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LIVE Transfer Talk: Lionel Messi can leave Barcelona for free in 2020

Gab Marcotti assesses the latest transfer rumours, including Liverpool's reported interest in Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne.

The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January.

TOP STORY: Messi can leave Barcelona for free

Lionel Messi IS Barcelona, so plenty of eyebrows have been raised by the revelation that his contract has a clause in it which allows him to depart the club for free in 2020 so long as his destination is not "elite" -- read: anywhere in Europe's big five leagues.

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Barcelona's historic run between 2008-12 to be chronicled in new documentary

'Take The Ball, Pass The Ball' will feature former and current Barcelona players looking back on Pep Guardiola's four years and 14 trophies with the club.

Barcelona's latter day golden era is the subject of an intriguing new documentary which is due for release next month entitled "Take the Ball, Pass the Ball".

Based on the book "Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World" by ESPN FC's Spanish writer Graham Hunter, the film offers a definitive look at the club's silver-laden period between 2008 and 2012.

With Pep Guardiola at the helm, Barca's star-studded squad morphed into the perfect footballing entity, fuelled by the emergence...

Even Lionel Messi would struggle at Manchester United this season - Paul Scholes

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets, including what Manchester United should do to get the most out of Alexis Sanchez.
Will Alexis Sanchez be the key to Manchester United's success this season? The ESPN FC guys weigh in.
Paul Mariner pinpoints the reasons why Alexis Sanchez has found it difficult to adjust to life at Man United since leaving Arsenal in January.
ESPN FC' Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer react to Paul Scholes' assertion that even Lionel Messi couldn't turn around the current Manchester United.

Paul Scholes has told ESPN FC that Alexis Sanchez's form shows that even Lionel Messi would struggle playing for Manchester United this season. 

United sit eighth in the Premier League and have only won one of their last five matches in all competitions, with manager Jose Mourinho under mounting pressure. 

Scholes, in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with ESPN on United's form, was talking about the January signing of Sanchez from Arsenal, and why he, despite his winner against Newcastle...

Lionel Messi dazzled by champion pizza tosser during international break

When it comes to eating copious amounts of pizza prepared by one of the world's best dough tossers, Lionel Messi knows carbs don't count when they're consumed on holiday.

Messi, whose weakness for the dish has been well-documented, spent time during his Argentina sabbatical by receiving a first-hand demonstration from chef Fabian Martin -- twice crowned in Naples as the world pizza champion and apparently a member of, yes, the Pizza Hall of Fame.

The Barcelona star, along with his wife, Antonella...

Lionel Messi's Argentina absence a 'pity for football' - Neymar

Brazil's Philippe Coutinho insists he wants to beat Argentina to claim bragging rights in what he views as one of the greatest rivalries in football.
Brazil and Manchester United's Fred insists he is honoured to be called up for the national team but insists he is looking forward to being back at the club despite recent negative results.
Liverpool and Brazil's Fabinho insists he is still trying to settle into life under Jurgen Klopp and that his demands in training and matches are extremely intense.

Brazil forward Neymar said he hopes Lionel Messi will return to play for Argentina as it is a "pity" he is missing international football at the moment.

Messi has taken a break from the Argentina squad since captaining them to the round-of-16 at the World Cup, where they were beaten by eventual champions France.

Argentina face Brazil in a friendly in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, and Neymar had hoped to be facing his former Barcelona teammate.

"It's a pity for football," Neymar was quoted as saying in...