Latest – Man City in talks to trigger Lionel Messi’s £275m buy-out clause, thereby breaking Neymar’s transfer record (News, gossips, gists, rumours, transfer speculations & updates)

Man City are ready to break the world transfer record and meet forward Lionel Messi’s £275m buyout clause at Barcelona. Meanwhile, City officials have met Messi’s representatives to discuss the possibility of a move for the 30-year-old to the Etihad.

Chelsea defender David Luiz said his midfield orders from Antonio Conte against Tottenham were simple… to run.

Man City’s left-back Benjamin Mendy sent his commiserations to Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on his “bulletheader” in the Blues victory over Spurs.

Arsenal have offered winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, a four-year contract worth £125,000 a week to fend off interest from Chelsea.

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, 33, whose contract expires next summer, has revealed he is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal at the Nou Camp. Also, the La Liga side are set to pay the £36m release clause of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26, with hopes of playing him alongside Coutinho next season.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is planning to spend £200m on Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, and three defenders from Southampton: Virgil van Dijk, 26, Cedric Soares, 25, and Ryan Bertrand, 28. In addition, the Blues have also enquired about central defender Toby Alderweireld’s interest in leaving Tottenham, with the 28-year-old’s talks about a new deal progressing poorly.

Atletico Madrid are prepared to offer up to £50m for Chelsea’s 28-year-old striker Diego Costa. Meanwhile, Costa has turned down loan offers from Shanghai SIPG and Tianjin Quanjian that would have earned him £13m between now and November.

Man United expect 35-year-old striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign a new contract to stay at Old Trafford as early as this week. The Swede was released by United in the summer after suffering a knee ligament injury last season, but his latest fitness update shows he’s fighting fit.

Chelsea and AC Milan have been put on alert after Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, admitted he has to leave the club this summer.

West Ham are close to completing a deal for 25-year-old midfielder William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon.

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer says Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 27, is much too expensive for him to sign.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, has continued his long-standing dispute with manager Antonio Conte by reiterating his displeasure at the Italian’s text-message treatment.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis must decide whether he wants to spend £15m on Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer, 24, after the club sanctioned the deal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he must sell before he can buy and admits the club “have too many players“.

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has accused Barcelona of lacking class in their pursuit of 20-year-old winger Ousmane Dembele.

Leicester City players have told 26-year-old winger Riyad Mahrez, who is seeking a move away from the club, to stay at the King Power Stadium

Stoke police have trolled “missing person” Mesut Ozil on Twitter following Stoke City’s 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday.

Tottenham have been accused of creating an ‘artificial‘ atmosphere inside Wembley as they played a drum beat over the PA system against Chelsea on Sunday.

Newcastle are considering making a bid for their former striker Andy Carroll, 28, now with West Ham.

Lazio sporting director Ighli Tare has confirmed that Wesley Hoedt will be joining Southampton.
It is understood that his arrival would not have implications on the future of Virgil van Dijk. Southampton have consistently maintained Van Dijk is not for sale and have been in the market for a centre-back regardless.

Brighton have completed the club-record transfer of Colombian international winger Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge for an undisclosed fee, the club have announced.

Big-spending AC Milan have signalled the imminent arrival of Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina. The 29-year-old former Blackburn player scored 15 Serie A goals for Fiorentina last season but failed to attend training earlier this week as rumours of an imminent move to San Siro began to circulate.
Meanwhile, the Tuscans said Kalinic would be punished according to club rules for his unexplained absence.


Man City are ready to test Arsenal’s resolve again for Alexis Sanchez with a renewed £70m bid. Sanchez has a year to run on his Arsenal deal and the club have been eager to tie him down to a new deal, offering £300,000 a week to persuade their star to stay in North London.
The chance to renew his relationship with City boss Pep Guardiola is thought to be a factor in Sanchez’s decision making.


Liverpool will need to secure the signature of Virgil Van Dijk if they’re to realistically challenge for the Premier League title this season, according to Steven Gerrard.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to sign a contract as early as this week to return to Man United just a few months after he was released following a knee injury sustained in April,

Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal are preparing to do battle for the signature of PSG’s Julian Draxler after the French club made it known that he was surplus to requirements at the Parc de Princes.
The German international made just 17 appearances in a frustrating first season in the French capital and PSG said his chances are likely to be further limited by the club’s summer arrivals.


Man City cast-off Samir Nasri has arrived in Turkey ahead of a proposed move to Super Lig side Antalyaspor