Transfer updates on Lionel Messi, Kai Havertz, Adama Traore and more

Pep Guardiola has distanced himself and Manchester City from rumours linking FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi to the club.The Spaniard said he wants his former player to end his career at Barcelona.

Guardiola also hinted that John Stones could leave the Citizens at the end of this season.

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin is a wanted by a growing list of clubs across Europe after his sparkling display for the Magpies this season.

Allan Saint-Maximin Newcastle
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FC Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu said he's certain Messi will remain at the club. 

According to AFP Bartomeu said: "There's no doubt at all that Leo Messi will stay at Barca."

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly looking to sign Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. Meanwhile, Wolfsburg's Wout Weghorst prefers a move to the Gunners. The Dutch forward scored 20 goals and provided five assists this season.

Rennes have completed the signing of Martin Terrier from Lyon for €15 million.

Martin Terrier Rennes

James Rodriguez is set to depart Real Madrid at the end of this season for a cut price of £22 million. Manchester United, Everton, Wolves and some other clubs are interested in the Colombian.

Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen
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Chelsea are committed to working out a deal with Bayer Leverkusen for Kai Havertz.

The Blues have also lined up Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as backup in case they fail in their attempt to land Kai Havertz. PSG and Juventus are also interested in the Serbian.

Maurizio Sarri is prepared to do everything it takes to sign Jorginho for the third time in his coaching career. Sarri is desperate to bring his compatriot to Turin just like he did during his time at Napoli and Chelsea.

French news outlet, L'Equipe are reporting Atletico Madrid's fresh interest in current Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette. Inter and Juventus are monitoring the situation too.

Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal
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Manchester United are set to challenge arch rivals Manchester City for the signature of Napoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly.

At Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has identified Dani Ceballos as one of his priority signings this summer. The Arsenal manager wants the Real Madrid loanee to remain at the Emirates beyond this summer.

Premier League clubs are also looking to raid Wigan after the championship club entered administration.

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Nathan Ake has become Manchester United's latest defensive transfer target. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is quoted to have told the Dutchman to keep going because Manchester United need a left footed defender.

Although Chelsea have an option to sign Ake for £40 million. The price could reduce if the Cherries get relegated.

According to The Sun, Manchester United have agreed wage terms with Jadon Sancho, the Red Devils are unwilling to pay Borussia Dortmund's valuation of the player rumored to be around £120 million.

Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus will slug it out for the signing of Wolves' dynamic winger Adama Traore.

Adama Traore Wolves

As per local reports, Internazionle have joined the race to sign Nigerian ace, Victor Osimhen as Antonio Conte is desperate to add a player that will offer some level of competition for Romelu Lukaku.

Osimhen visited Italy earlier to meet Napoli's manager and officials, the striker is said to be considering some factors before agreeing to a deal that will see him move to Naples. Some Premier League clubs are also interested in Osimhen but the player wants assurances of regular playing time.

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