Major Transfer Rumours: Messi, Upamecano, Havertz, King, Wilson

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

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

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

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The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, has urged Messi to return to boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys(Evening Standard)

Chelsea has 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)

Manchester United are targeting RB Leipzig’s French defender Dayot Upamecano, 21. (ESPN)

Manchester United are looking to sell England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, and Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 24, as they are deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. (Mail)

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

Clubs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar have expressed interest in signing Germany’s Mesut Ozil this summer, but the Arsenal playmaker, 31, has no intention of leaving London. (Telegraph)

Tottenham have opened talks over a new contract for French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 33, despite signing Joe Hart on a free transfer. (Football Insider)

Spurs are in talks to sign Bournemouth and Norway striker Josh King and also want the Cherries’ English forward Callum Wilson, both 28. (Talksport)

Aston Villa is also interested in signing Wilson from Bournemouth(Mail)

Schalke are chasing Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, the 27-year-old Argentine who has also been linked with Aston Villa. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal has agreed to send English center-back Rob Holding, 24, on loan to Newcastle United, with the deal set to be completed this week. (Talksport)

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 32, is set to leave Barcelona and join former club Sevilla for a nominal fee. (Goal)

Inter Milan could look to offload Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, eight months after signing him from Tottenham. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

Crystal Palace is leading the chase to sign Chelsea’s English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, on a season-long loan. (Sun)

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