Daily News Summary: Messi secures Barca win; Chelsea & Man City into FA Cup last 16

Welcome to flavblist ‘s Daily News Summary, we bring you all important news in the past 24 hours. Make sure you do not miss out.

TOP HEADLINES

Barcelona 2-1 Alaves: Messi late free-kick goal seals great comeback win for Catalans

Barcelona had to rely on Lionel Messi once again as they came from behind to beat Alaves 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Sunday evening.

Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle: Blues qualify for FA Cup last 16 as Batshuayi nets double

Game is over and the final score is Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle. Michy Batshuayi double and Marcos Alonso free-kick send Chelsea into FA Cup last 16.

Cardiff 0-2 Man City: De Bruyne & Sterling send Citizens into FA Cup next round

Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling saw Manchester City beat Cardiff 2-0 in their FA Cup fourth-round clash at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal close in on £60m Aubameyang signing from Dortmund (multiple reports)

The 28-year-old is set to become the Gunners’ record signing just five months after they set that mark to add Alexandre Lacazette

TRANSFER HEADLINES

Boateng advises Borussia Dortmund’s Aubameyang on current transfer situation

The Ghanaian midfielder urged the Gabon international to offer an open dialogue with the the Black and Yellows in a bid to push for his exit

Man United striker Ibrahimovic is set to join LA Galaxy (ESPN)

Manchester United veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is close to a move to MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy, according to ESPN.

Barcelona, Real Madrid & Man City are all interested in Inter centre-back Skriniar (GdS

Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all said to be interested in securing the signing of Inter’s Milan Skriniar.

Barcelona’s pursuit of Arthur is heating up

Despite signing Yerry Mina and Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s winter transfer business isn’t over as their pursuit for Arthur hots up.

THESE THINGS HAPPEN

Cristiano Ronaldo warned off sending late-night texts to Rhian Sugden by her miffed fiance

Cristiano Ronaldo has been warned off pestering former Page 3 girl Rhian Sugden by her fiance.

Benzema throws down the gaunlet to Zidane

The French striker was not happy at being taken off against Valencia and made his feelings abundantly clear despite his coach’s backing throughout a poor run of form.

Almost two years and 74 league games without conceding a penalty

Alaves left the Camp Nou with the feeling that they could have had a late penalty, and the fact it wasn’t given means that it’s been 74 league matches across almost two years since once was given against Barcelona.

Free-kick for Messi’s goal shouldn’t have been given (AS)

There was an offside in the build-up just before the free-kick that Messi scored from to give Barcelona victory over Alavés.

Former Real Madrid star Kaka scores twice for ‘Barcelona’

Kaka put on the boots again, a special guest for Noche de Amarillo (Yellow Night) – Ecuadorian side Barcelona de Guayaquil presented their squad.

WHAT THEY SAY

‘He better not go to England!’ – Payet warns Neymar over Premier League move

The France international has said that the attention the Brazilian gets in Ligue 1 is unique, but there are others who suffer similarly to him

Three strikers is the minimum – Conte drops transfer hint after Chelsea win

The manager is keen to increase his options in the penalty area – but despite a strong Batshuayi display, he declined to confirm the striker’s future

Luis Suarez defends subbed Coutinho after first La Liga start

Philippe Coutinho experienced a relatively quiet match at Camp Nou on Sunday but Luis Suarez defended the Barcelona recruit.

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