MANCHESTER United and Manchester City feature prominently in the gossip pages today as speculation hots up ahead of the summer transfer window.
And one of them could be set to make a world-record bid for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
There is also renewed speculation surrounding the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, as it looks like a busy summer lies in wait.
Man City are set to make a world-record £164m bid for Messi. (Daily Express)
Messi’s Barcelona team-mate, Cristian Tello, has told the Spanish giants he will leave if manager Gerardo Martino stays, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal interested. (Daily Express)
Thomas Muller – valued at £37m by Bayern Munich – has been told by the club he must ask to leave if he wants to join Man United. (Daily Mail)
Lee Tomlin and Emmanuel Ledesma hope an agreement can be reached to keep on-loan Sunderland striker Danny Graham at Middlesbrough – Sky Sports
Crystal Palace are set to open talks with in-form winger Yannick Bolasie, who has just 12 months left on his current contract at Selhurst Park – Sky SportsSwansea City striker Wilfried Bony is a target of Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Mirror)
Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, who has a reported release clause of £25m, is on Liverpool’s shopping list. (Metro)
Chelsea duo John Terry and Ashley Cole fear they will leave Stamford Bridge this summer, with both out of contract. (Daily Telegraph)
However, captain Terry may yet stay, after agreeing to halve his wages from £160,000-a-week. (Daily Star)
Cole, meanwhile, is attracting interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and LA Galaxy. (London Evening Standard)
Everton’s hopes of landing Valencia midfielder Carles Gil have been hit, with the Spanish club ready to reject all offers for him. (talkSPORT)
Arsenal will not make Kim Kallstrom’s loan from Spartak Moscow permanent in the summer. (The Sun)
Arjen Robben will be one of Louis van Gaal’s first targets should he take over at Man United. (Bild)
Chelsea are ready to bring back goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from his loan spell with Atletico Madrid in the summer. (AS)