Transfer rumours: Koulibaly, Messi, Smalling, Sancho, Reguilon, Anderson

3 September 2020 0 By Total Football News
Football gossip

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says they want to sign Arsenal's 32-year-old Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, which could pave the way for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, to join Manchester City. (Standard)external-link

Lionel Messi's father has spent a second day negotiating with Barcelona over his son's potential exit, and Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says he hopes the 33-year-old Argentina forward does not sign for another Premier League club. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United's England defender Chris Smalling, 30, looks set to join Roma on a permanent basis. (Mirror)external-link

Monaco have rejected a sizeable bid from Manchester United for 19-year-old French defender Benoit Badiashile, who is set to stay at the club. (Metro)external-link.

Manchester United are attempting to finalise Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho's salary and agent fees before making a bid for the 20-year-old England international. (Star)external-link