PSG and Juventus weighing summer swap of Icardi, Dybala

The coronavirus pandemic made the summer transfer market unlike any before it, but there were still plenty of deals done, and you can check out the major ones here. The window might be closed across the top leagues in Europe, but here are the best rumours from around the globe.

TOP STORY: Icardi and Dybala swap on the cards

Calciomercato is reporting that Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus could look to swap forwards Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala.

This is not likely to happen as soon as January, but is something the two clubs are considering for the summer transfer window.

Icardi has been linked with Juventus many times in the past, before eventually agreeing to head to Paris from Internazionale for €50m in May, but a move back to Italy could seemingly now come to fruition.

The report also says the likelihood of this exchange will

Report: Lionel Messi a Potential Summer Transfer Target for PSG | Bleacher Report

Barcelona's Lionel Messi gestures during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

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Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly “exploring the possibility” of trying to complete a transfer for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi during next summer’s transfer window.

ESPN’s Julien Laurens reported Friday that PSG have retained interest in Messi since being one of the clubs to explore a deal in the summer before he ultimately remained at the Camp Nou. 

Manchester City led the pursuit to land Messi following the 2019-20 season, but the Parisians were also involved in discussions, per Laurens. A dispute between the six-time Ballon d’Or winner and Barcelona about a release clause in his contract brought a halt to the negotiations, though.

In September, Messi explained to Goal’s Ruben Uria that Barca held firm on their belief he needed to inform them about his intentions to leave before June 10, even though the campaign ended late because of the coronavirus pandemic and led to a later transfer