Transfer rumours: Messi, Havertz, Upamecano, King, Wilson

31 August 2020 0 By Total Football News
Football gossip

Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona this summer and is "likely" to move to Manchester City, according to presidential candidate Toni Freixa. (Goal)external-link

Barcelona believe the only way the Argentina forward, 33, can legally leave for free is if he commits to not playing football next season. (ESPN)external-link

The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, has urged Messi to return to boyhood club Newell's Old Boys. (C5N, via Evening Standard)external-link

Chelsea have agreed to sign Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, for an initial club-record fee of £72m, which will take their summer transfer spending past £200m. (Guardian)external-link

Manchester United are targeting RB Leipzig's French defender Dayot Upamecano, 21. (ESPN)external-link

Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24, is poised to rejoin Arsenal on a season-long loan from Real Madrid this week. (Guardian)external-link