OLIVER HOLT AT THE SPARTAK STADIUM: If Messi’s club career has been defined by a series of individual and team triumphs, his international career has been beset by disappointments.
Sevilla have also made an offer for the 21-year-old centre back though less than West Ham. A fee is still to be agreed while he is also looking for greater personal terms than have been proposed.
Despite the World Cup getting full underway in Russia, clubs across Europe are still working to get their transfer business done. Sportsmail’s MATTHEW SMITH brings you all the latest.
Kick-off is at 5:00pm, but Sportsmail’s ADAM SHERGOLD will be bringing you live updates from 3:00pm with team news expected an hour before the start.
Los Ticos looked to shake off the effects of a heavy final warm-up friendly defeat to Belgium as they trained at the Samara Arena ahead of their World Cup opener against Serbia on Saturday.
Not many teams will want to face Age Hareide's much-improved side, who thrashed Ireland 1-5 in qualifying
Diego Maradona has reportedly been spotted making a ‘clearly racist gesture’ towards South Korea fans at the World Cup in Russia. Maradona was attending Argentina’s game against Iceland.