Transfer news LIVE! Messi to PSG; Kane newest; Lukaku to Chelsea FC; Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham reports today
Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona has thrown wide open the summer transfer window, and it could spark a race for the best free agent in history.
Barca confirmed on Thursday evening that LaLiga regulations make a new contract for Messi financially impossible… though it could be argued that the Catalan giants created this mess themselves. Where will Messi go from here? Tottenham striker Harry Kane is a key target ahead of Messi, according to Pep Guardiola. As a result, PSG are the favourites to sign Messi on a two-year contract, though Chelsea have also been linked. Spurs have completed the signing of Cristian Romero for £47m, while England captain Harry Kane has denied refusing to train at Spurs and insists he will return this weekend “as scheduled”. a +£100m deal with Inter Milan is anticipated to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea. After the Blues decided not to sign Erling Haaland this summer, his release clause of about £65m will trigger in next year, causing a transfer scramble.
In addition to Sancho, Raphael Varane is also on his way to United after flying in from Borussia Dortmund. Messi’s availability might put an end to PSG’s interest in Pogba. Arsenal has already signed Ben White for $50 million, and they’re interested in signing Inter Milan attacker Lautaro Martinez for the same amount. Makeweight Hector Bellerin could be utilized. Bruno Guimaraes of Lyon is being suggested as a replacement for Manuel Locatelli at Arsenal, while Martin Odegaard could return.