Gossip Column: Douglas Costa, Emre Can, Messi, Coutinho, Özil, Onyekuru, Smolov

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Saturday, 25th November 2017

Juventus have decided to exercise the option on Douglas Costa‘ season-long loan, and will buy the Brazilian winger from Bayern Munich on a club-record €46 million.
ESPN

Costa might not be the only player that joins Juventus on a permanent basis, however, as Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has reportedly agreed to terms with The Old Lady ahead of a potential move next summer.
The Sun

FC Barcelona fans can breathe now, as Lionel Messi has finally signed a contract extension with the club. He will remain with the Camp Nou outfit until the end of the 2021 season.
ESPN

Now that Messi signed the extension he is likely to have some sort of opinion on new transfers, and that’s exactly what he did when he told club officials that he prefers “Coutinho over Özil” as the club’s next star signing.
Daily Mail

Everton have one the biggest prospects in Europe under contract, but he might never play for The Toffees. Henry Onyekuru is yet to play a game for the club, but teams such as FC Barcelona and Manchester United are already tracking his progress.
TalkSPORT

West Ham are planning to take a £15m punt on Russia captain Fyodor Smolov in January. The 27-year-old striker has previously been tracked by Borussia Dortmund.
Daily Mail