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Messi 'to study' any exit offers

Lionel Messi's father, who acts as the player's agent, has downplayed the stir his son caused by hinting at an exit from Barcelona.

Jorge Messi: "The plan is to stay here, but since people read between the lines they exaggerate."

He says "Leo is happy, but if one day the club says, 'We have an offer for you, we want to sell you,' well, we would have to study it."

Lionel Messi (above) said on Tuesday that he would like to stay at Barcelona but "sometimes not everything happens the way you want."

The 27-year-old Messi, Barcelona's all-time leading scorer, is under contract until 2018.

Last May, Barcelona said they had improved the terms of his contract.

Harry ready

for window

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is hoping to bring in some new additions when the January transfer window opens who "could make the difference" in terms of Premier League survival.

The west London club, promoted back to the top flight after winning the Sky Bet Championship play-off at Wembley, are second from bottom of the table, but only a point behind 17th-placed Crystal Palace.

QPR have been linked with a move for former England striker Jermain Defoe, who is with Toronto in the Major Soccer League. Redknapp said: "We have got one or two targets, and are just waiting to see if we can get them over the line."

Sinclair set for City exit

Manchester City's forgotten man Scott Sinclair admits a lack of first-team football means he will have to reconsider his future in January.

The 25-year-old has not made a Premier League start for over two years and has played just 22 minutes in two matches this season, one of which was the Community Shield.

Sinclair said: "It has been very frustrating for the last couple of years.

"All I can do is re-evaluate in January and go from there."


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