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Transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi latest, Thiago closer to Liverpool, Man Utd updates

We could be about to witness one of the biggest transfers in history after Lionel Messi told Barcelona that he wanted to leave the club.

Officials confirmed the decision of the Argentinian, who used a burofax to tell the club that he wanted to exercise the rights in his contract to walk away.

But who will sign him? Man City, PSG and Inter Milan seem the front runners, but could Juventus or even Manchester United enter the race?

Elsewhere, Arsenal are close to making a decision on Thomas Partey and Liverpool have been given a price tag for Thiago Alcantara.

And then there is Chelsea, who could be just moments away from four (yes, four) further additions.

Whatever happens, Daily Star Sport will be across it all and provide the latest updates throughout the day.