Transfer rumours: Messi, Havertz, Thiago, Bergkamp, Gonzalez, Allan

Football gossip

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

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

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 Leverkusen and Paris St-Germain's Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 35. (Times - subscription only)external-link

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

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)external-link

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

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

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

Leeds United's interest in Argentina forward Nicolas Gonzalez, 22, is "very serious", says Stuttgart's sporting director Sven Mislintat. (Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The England football band may drop 'Rule, Britannia!' in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. (Telegraph - subscription only)external-link

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