Messi wants Arda Turan to leave so Arsenal full-back & Man United target Griezmann can join La Liga champions

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Leo Messi wants Barcelona star exit to make way for Arsenal full-back

Leo Messi wants three Barcelona players including Arda Turan to leave in order to make way for a shortlist of players he has drawn up according to Dario Gol.

Per the source, Messi wants Turan, Andre Gomes and Paco Alcacer to be sold in the summer so that Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann, Monaco stars Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva as well as Borussia Dortmund youngster Ousmane Dembele.

Messi is reported to be desperate for former Barcelona youth player Bellerin in particular to join.

If Barcelona do target Griezmann they could face competition from Manchester United who are interested in the French international according to the Independent.

The claims made by Dario Gol conflict with reports suggesting Messi and Turan have established a close relationship.

Just last week Messi had his beard trimmed by Turan’s Turkish barber.

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Turan does have three-years remaining on his contract and has told Turkish-Football that he wants to stay at the club.

The Turkish international star has 13 goals and seven assists in all competitions this season.

Turan was however, signed by Luis Enrique who is leaving at the end of the season. It remains to be seen what the board and incoming manager has in plan for the 30-year-old.