Transfer rumours: Messi, Haaland, Sterling, Grealish, Rabiot, Abraham, Torreira

Transfer rumours: Messi, Haaland, Sterling, Grealish, Rabiot, Abraham, Torreira

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Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, will sign a new contract at Barcelona on reduced terms, so that they can pursue targets such as Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland. Barca have told Messi they are set to begin negotiating for the Norway striker, 20. (Eurosport)external-link

Manchester City are willing to sell England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, this summer to help finance potential moves for Borussia Dortmund’s Haaland and Aston Villa’s England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25. (Football Insider)external-link

Real Madrid can afford to sign Haaland this summer despite club president Florentino Perez’s claims to the contrary, says the forward’s agent Mino Raiola. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

Barcelona have made contact with Paris St-Germain over a potential move to bring Brazil forward Neymar, 29, back to the Nou Camp. (RAC1, via Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Chelsea are set to challenge Barcelona for the signing of Adrien Rabiot from Juventus this summer, with the France midfielder, 26, available for £17m. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle are among the clubs interested in English striker Tammy Abraham, 23, with Chelsea willing to accept £40m this summer. (ESPN)external-link

Arsenal’s Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, will not return for a second season on loan with Atletico Madrid but would like to join Boca Juniors. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link

Leicester, AC Milan and Wolfsburg are monitoring Le Havre’s Guadeloupean forward Josue Casimir, 19. (Foot Mercato – in French)external-link

Newcastle could make a summer move for Huddersfield midfielder Lewis O’Brien, 22, as a cheaper alternative to on-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock, 21. (Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, Newcastle want to beat Celtic to the signature of Crystal Palace and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 30. (Teamtalk)external-link

Aston Villa will sign a new centre-back this summer as part of a defensive makeover, with the club looking to offload Belgian defender Bjorn Engels, 26. (Football Insider)external-link

Juventus will ask Massimiliano Allegri, 53, to return this summer and replace fellow Italian coach Andrea Pirlo, 41. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian, subscription required)external-link

Arturo Vidal’s wage demands have stalled discussions over a potential move from Inter Milan to Marseille for the Chile midfielder, 33. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Spain forward Lucas Vazquez is close to agreeing a new deal with Real Madrid, despite Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain making offers to the 29-year-old, who is out of contract this summer. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

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