Soccer -Transfer Rumors

Manchester City are working out if they could bid for Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, if he becomes available. (ESPN)

Former Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti believes his former club are trying to buy Messi. (AS – in Spanish)

Chelsea are on course to spend more money than in any previous transfer window after agreeing deals to sign Germany’s 21-year-old midfielder Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusenand Paris St-Germain’s Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 35. (Times – subscription only)

Thiago says he will decide his future in the next 24 hours. (Standard)

Chelsea could also sign French free agent Malang Sarr on a four-year deal. The 21-year-old defender left Nice this summer. (Telefoot, via Mail)

Arsenal and Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 25, has been offered to Paris St-Germain (Times – subscription required)

Manager Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal’s Dutch legend Dennis Bergkamp to return to the club as his assistant. (Sun)

Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, is awaiting offers from Premier League clubs. (Sky Sports)

Leeds United’s interest in Argentina forward Nicolas Gonzalez, 22, is “very serious”, says Stuttgart’s sporting director Sven Mislintat. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Rangers’ 23-year-old English winger Ryan Kent has told manager Steven Gerrard he wants to stay at the club despite interest from Leeds (Sun)

Everton have reached an agreement with Napoli to pay £31.5m for their 29-year-old Brazil midfielder Allan. (Express)

The Toffees’ Italy forward Moise Kean, 20, is close to sealing a return on loan to his former club Juventus. (Tuttosport, via Mirror)

Barcelona will terminate the contract of 33-year-old Uruguay striker Luis Suarez. (RAC1, via Mail)

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof, 26, has been thanked by Swedish police for catching a thief who robbed an elderly woman. (Sky Sports)

Wolves are in advanced talks with Arsenal over a four-year deal for 22-year-old English full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are ready to send Portuguese keeper Joel Pereira, 24, to Huddersfield Town on loan. (Sun)

Valencia are keen on Real Madrid’s 23-year-old Spanish striker Borja Mayoral. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith said he has discussed transfer targets with new sporting director Johan Lange. (Birmingham Mail)

Bournemouth have made about 10 members of staff redundant. (Bournemouth Echo)

The England football band may drop ‘Rule, Britannia!’ in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. (Telegraph – subscription only)

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