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

24 August 2020 0 By Total Football News
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

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