Sunday Sports : Aosnews’ Roundup .
Marcelo Bielsa is monitoring developments with Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. The Leeds United manager is a confirmed admirer of his fellow Argentinian who has interest from up to 10 clubs.
Manchester United have held talks with Aston Villa over a deal for Jack Grealish as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also monitors developments with Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.
Galatasaray preparing shock move for Manchester United star Fred with Turkish giants set to make loan bid for Brazilian midfielder.
Barcelona and Manchester City both believe Lionel Messi is set for the Premier League with the Catalan club eyeing a compromise worth £250m. With City’s lawyers now examining the clause in Messi’s contract that gives them hope they can sign the Argentine for free, beleaguered Barca bosses hope that the Blues will agree to a players-plus-cash deal rather than take a £630m gamble in court.
Wolves are set to increase their £15m bid for Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who is rated at £25m by the north London side.
Chelsea have reportedly returned with an improved offer for Rennes’ Edouard Mendy, after their opening bid of £15m was rejected. The goalkeeper has been identified by the Stamford Bridge hierarchy as a potential replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Senior figures at Barcelona expect Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, to join Manchester City.
Manchester City are hopeful of a double high-profile signing, with Messi plus a new contract for manager Pep Guardiola.
Messi has told Barcelona he will not be turning up for coronavirus testing on Sunday.
A football agent who helped to take Messi to Barcelona claims it is “90%” sure he will stay at the Nou Camp.
Colombia international James Rodriguez, 29, will have a medical at Everton early next week as the Toffees close in on a deal for the Real Madrid attacking midfielder.
Tottenham’s Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, 27, has rejected a move to Wolves as part of the deal taking Republic of Ireland’s Matt Doherty, 28, in the other direction.
Inter Milan have told Tottenham they are interested in signing Tanguy Ndombele but want the Lilywhites to lower their £55m valuation of the 23-year-old France midfielder.
Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, is waiting to see if Barcelona bid for him before considering a move to Manchester United or Tottenham.
Manchester City’s bid to secure Kevin De Bruyne to a new £350,000-a-week contract has been put on hold following the arrest of the 29-year-old Belgium midfielder’s agent.
Newcastle have emerged as favourites to sign Arsenal’s English defender Rob Holding, 24, on a season-long loan.
Newcastle have made an enquiry about signing Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 23, but have been put off by the £25m asking price. The Gunners rejected a £15m offer from Wolves last week.
Aston Villa are preparing a £10m offer for Arsenal’s Argentine goalkeeper Emi Martinez, 27.
Everton and England defender Michael Keane, 27, has agreed terms on a lucrative new long-term contract at Goodison Park.
Newcastle have been linked with Porto’s Mali striker Moussa Marega.
French defender Niels Nkounkou, 19, has revealed Carlo Ancelotti made a personal phone call before he completed his Everton transfer.