Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Messi tells Barcelona to sign Alaba

Messi wants Alaba at Barca

Lionel Messi has advised Barcelona to sign Bayern Munich star David Alaba to help improve their defence, Diario Gol reports. 

The Liga leaders are likely to make a move for Antoine Griezmann in the summer, but Messi also wants to see the Austria international join the club. 

Chelsea to land Bale

Gareth Bale Real Madrid

Real Madrid will let Gareth Bale leave this summer, with Florentino Perez ready to offload the Welsh star to Chelsea, Don Balon reports. 

The Blues are looking to replace Eden Hazard, who is reportedly heading in the opposite direction to Madrid this summer, with Bale seen as the answer. 

Barcelona contact Diop

Issa Diop

Barcelona have been in contact with Issa Diop to discover the Toulouse defender’s plans for the future, according to Sport.

Diop is one of several young centre-backs being scouted by Barcelona due to the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen.

The 21-year-old could cost in the region of €25 million, while RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano and Schalke’s Thilo Kehler are also being watched.

Everton want Asamoah

Kwadwo Asamoah Juventus

Everton have joined the race to sign Juventus winger Kwadwo Asamoah in the summer, reports The Sun.

The Ghanaian is also on Tottenham’s radar but it’s the Toffees that have made the first move and have apparently made a firm approach for the player.

Monaco VP rejects Jardim, Fabinho rumours

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Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has rejected claims that Leonardo Jardim will leave the club at the end of the season.

Reports have linked Jardim with a switch to Premier League side Arsenal, where he would succeed former Monaco coach Arsene Wenger.

“For those such rumours to be spread two or three days before a cup final seems strange to me. Still, everyone works in their own way.”

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Arsenal keen to sign midfielder

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Arsenal are looking to sign a midfielder amid their battle to get Jack Wilshere signed to a new deal, The Telegraph reports. 

Sven Mislintat and his scouting team are searching to find replacements in case Wilshere decides to leave, while a centre-back is also seen as a priority. 

Liverpool step up Brewster contract talks

Rhian Brewster, Liverpool, 17/18 pre-season

Liverpool have stepped up their efforts to tie down Under-17 World Cup Golden Boot winner Rhian Brewster, The Sun reports. 

The youngster is garnering interest from several top clubs in the Premier League and across Europe, who would like to offer him his first professional deal. 

With his scholarship deal at Anfield coming to a close, the Reds are hoping to convince the 17-year-old to stay at the club. 

Willian is Barca’s back-up plan for Griezmann

Willian Chelsea

Barcelona are looking at Chelsea’s Willian as a back-up option should the club fail to land Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, reports Don Balon

The Brazilian would cost around €50 million, much less than the French forward who Atleti claim has a €200m release clause.

City growing confident of Isco deal

Isco Spain

Manchester City are growing increasingly confident that they can land Isco from Real Madrid this summer, The Mirror claims.

The Premier League side are willing to offer £75 million for the midfielder, and Pep Guardiola sees him as a chief target for the summer. 

Ashley to offload Newcastle

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Mike Ashley will again try to offload Newcastle, if the club avoids relegation from the Premier League, claims The Telegraph

The report states that there has been interest from multiple parties over recent weeks, but talks are on hold until it is clear which division the club will be in next year. 

West Ham confident of landing Russian striker

Fyodor Smolov - Russia

West Ham are confident of sealing a deal for Fyodor Smolov, The Mirror reports.

The club are looking at a £15 million move for the Russia captain, who has 12 goals in 30 caps for his country.  

Ben Arfa confirms PSG departure plans

Hatem Ben Arfa PSG

Hatem Ben Arfa has confirmed that he will be leaving Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires this summer.

He said on his Instagram account: “Soon my PSG adventure ends and despite the difficult moments, I am happy to have worn his shirt.

“I will keep wonderful memories of my team-mates, I appreciate their continued support and I will always love this club.”

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Dembele holding off on Spurs contract talks

Moussa Dembele, Tottenham

Mousa Dembele has cast doubt over his Tottenham future by failing to sign a new deal with the club, claims The Telegraph

The midfielder has been a staple of the Spurs midfield, but may leave this summer having not committed his long-term future to the Premier League side. 

Darwin Quintero close to MLS move

Carlos Darwin Quintero Club America Liga MX preseason training

Darwin Quintero arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night ahead of a move to Minnesota United, reports. 

The forward, who is set to become the first designated player in MNUFC history, was greeted at the airport by Loons fans and was pictured holding up a team scarf. 

Man Utd make Ronaldo offer

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Manchester United have made an offer to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Diario Gol

The report states Ronaldo is frustrated with Real president Florentino Perez, who has refused to sanction a new contract for the 33-year-old. 

And the Red Devils are hoping to take advantage by offering their former player a staggering €30 million per year to return to Old Trafford.