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Trending: RB Leipzig rule out early Naby Keita sale to Liverpool

Wednesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...

RB LEIPZIG: Leipzig have ruled out selling Naby Keita to Liverpool during the winter transfer window. "We want to qualify for Europe again, and we need Naby for that," sporting director Ralf Rangnick told Leipziger Volkszeitung.

- Keita has appealed against a penalty order for submitting a fake driver's licence, a Leipzig court spokesman tells ESPN FC. 

ARGENTINALionel Messi has told ESPN that it makes him angry when people claim he makes the big decisions for the national team.

BARCELONALuis Suarez has told Mundo Deportivo that Philippe Coutinho would make a big impact were he to sign for Barcelona and praised the Liverpool playmaker's professionalism following a failed summer move to the Camp Nou.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen is refusing to write Real Madrid out of the La Liga title race, despite Barcelona building an eight-point lead over the reigning champions.

LIVERPOOLAdam Lallana is set to make his comeback after a three-month injury layoff in a behind-closed-doors friendly next week, a source has told ESPN FC.

- Liverpool legends Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman have been impressed by the Reds' front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, despite the club being 12 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged the media not to read too much into England's forthcoming friendlies against World Cup holders Germany and Brazil.

ARSENAL: Alexandre Lacazette's agent says the Arsenal striker is not worried about being benched for Sunday's loss to Manchester City and that "everything is fine" between the player and Arsene Wenger.

- Arsenal legend Robert Pires has told ESPN FC he believes Arsene Wenger is still the right man to manage the club.

- Arsene Wenger and Arsenal are facing a barrage of criticism from club legends after seemingly falling out the Premier League title race.

MAN CITYManchester City have the most valuable squad in world football, followed by Tottenham Hotspur, a new study commissioned by CIES Football Observatory has said.

City have announced record revenues of £473.4 million, making a profit for the third successive year.

Ilkay Gundogan has said he is continuing to work his way back to full match fitness after missing nine months with a knee ligament injury.

TOTTENHAM: Danny Rose has told the BBC that a psychologist helped him deal with his nine-month injury layoff, saying he was struggling with anger and jealousy.

REAL MADRID: Ex-Italy international Christian Vieri has said Gary Lineker "should have known better" over his recent criticism of Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.

- Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas backed his former side Real Madrid to return to form.

WEST HAM: David Moyes has succeeded Slaven Bilic as the club's new manager, on an initial six-month contract lasting until the end of the season.

- Former West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa has taken a swipe at Slaven Bilic, saying the Hammers' decision to sack him was "better late then never."

- Moyes is a on a run of failure and West Ham fans are unconvinced by his appointment. He finds himself at a club struggling with its identity, writes John Brewin.

FIFAA video referee will be used in England's friendly with Germany on Friday night, the FA has confirmed.

England and Germany players will wear black armbands bearing poppies for Friday's friendly at Wembley.

MAN UNITEDPaul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are close to returning for Manchester United, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

- Benevento are one game away from breaking Manchester United's record of 12 consecutive league defeats from the start of a season after Sunday's loss at Juventus.

BAYERN MUNICHRobert Lewandowski has again urged Bayern Munich to invest in the transfer market to remain competitive at the highest level of the game.

- Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has said he will take the ideas of Lothar Matthaus on board when signing new players.

BORUSSIA DORTMUNDOver 200 Borussia Dortmund supporters have been banned from attending their club's next away match at Stuttgart on Nov. 17.

GERMANYMario Gotze said he is confident he is "at 100 percent" after making his return to the Germany national team for the first time in a year.

SPAIN: The Spain shirt that will be used in next summer's World Cup has sparked controversy after being linked to the country's Republican flag of the 1930s.

Cesar Azpilicueta says he has not received an explanation for his absence from Julen Lopetegui's latest Spain squad, but the Chelsea defender insisted that he has not given up hope of earning a place at next summer's World Cup.

Lopetegui says he could use a range of players at No. 9 for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

BELGIUMRadja Nainggolan says it was "painful" not to be called up by Belgium and has downplayed the notion that his bad-boy image was a reason for his absence.

UNITED STATESJosh Sargent, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams are among five young uncapped players who have been called into the 21-man United States squad that will face Portugal in a friendly in Leiria on Nov. 14.

MLSThe group seeking to bring an MLS expansion team to the city of Nashville scored a major victory Tuesday night, as the city's Metro Council approved a $275 million stadium project by a vote of 31-6 with two abstentions.

- LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers announced his retirement on Tuesday after missing the entire 2017 season through injury.

Los Angeles FC head coach Bob Bradley has been impressed with what Atlanta United has achieved this season as a new MLS franchise, but is adamant the Chicago Fire's feat of capturing the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup in their debut season in 1998 still takes some beating.

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