Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Thursday, August 27.
Thursday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has seemingly hinted that he would welcome the arrival of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
On Tuesday evening, it was revealed that the legendary Argentine had formally handed in a transfer request in a bid to force through an exit this summer.
Although Barcelona remain keen to keep hold of the 33-year-old, City are one of a number of clubs who are interested in the superstar.
Aguero, idolised at the Etihad Stadium like Messi is at Camp Nou, has responded to the speculation by removing the number 10 from his Instagram, something which could be perceived to be a gesture towards his compatriot.
Messi is synonymous with that particular shirt number, which he wears ahead of Aguero when the pair represent their national team.
Father Jorge Messi has allegedly travelled to England to hold discussions with the Premier League giants.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly prepared to hand Arsenal a choice of three players in a bid to push through a part-exchange deal for Alexandre Lacazette.
Having found himself in and out of the starting lineup under Mikel Arteta, the Gunners may be open to parting ways with the France international this summer.
For a number of months, Atletico have been among several clubs who are said to hold an interest in the attacker, who has scored 48 goals during his three years at the Emirates Stadium.
According to Marca, the Spanish giants want to boost their chances of signing the 29-year-old by giving Arsenal the opportunity to take their pick from a list of three players.
Rather than long-term Arsenal target Thomas Partey, the report says that Thomas Lemar, Angel Correa and Vitolo are the trio who have been mentioned.
Lacazette has two years remaining on his Arsenal contract.
More transfer news from La Liga:
Lionel Messi 'will report to Barcelona training on Monday'
Lionel Messi reportedly intends to turn up for Barcelona training on Monday, despite requesting a transfer away from the Spanish giants. Read more.
Ronald Koeman 'told Lionel Messi his privileges are over at Barcelona'
Newly-appointed Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman allegedly told Lionel Messi that his "privileges" were over ahead of the Argentine requesting an exit from Camp Nou. Read more.
Manchester City 'prepare three-year Lionel Messi deal with MLS clause'
Manchester City are reportedly preparing a three-year contract for Lionel Messi which would include the possibility of joining New York City FC at the end of it. Read more.
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara attracting interest from Arsenal, Everton?
A report claims that Rafinha Alcantara is interested in joining a Premier League club, with Arsenal and Everton possible destinations for the Barcelona outcast. Read more.
Lionel Messi makes contact with Pep Guardiola over Manchester City move?
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is interested in a reunion with former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, according to a report. Read more.
Lionel Messi 'risks FIFA ban over Barcelona dispute'
A leading sports lawyer claims that Lionel Messi risks a FIFA ban if he does not resolve a contract dispute with Barcelona. Read more.
Barcelona eye Lyon forward Moussa Dembele as Luis Suarez replacement?
Barcelona reportedly identify Lyon forward Moussa Dembele as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who has been told that he can leave Camp Nou. Read more.
Barcelona "working internally" to keep Lionel Messi at club
The 33-year-old rocked Barca with his request to leave on Tuesday evening. Read more.
Ronaldo urges Barcelona to keep hold of Lionel Messi
Former forward Ronaldo urges Barcelona and Lionel Messi to prolong their "strong relationship", despite the Argentine handing in a transfer request. Read more.
Ronald Koeman 'to rebuild Barcelona around Antoine Griezmann'
New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman reportedly plans to build a new-look team around Antoine Griezmann following Lionel Messi's request to leave the club. Read more.
Paris Saint-Germain 'cannot afford to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona'
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly priced out of deal for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi due to his salary, which is more than both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe combined. Read more.
Barcelona legend Rivaldo urges Lionel Messi to join Manchester City
Barcelona legend Rivaldo claims that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is ideally suited to get the best out of Lionel Messi during the rest of his career. Read more.
Clubs try to tempt Barcelona's Lionel Messi on social media
The news that the Argentine superstar has requested to leave Barcelona has set social media alight. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur interested in Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly making progress in their bid to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty. Read more.
Manchester United 'still in contact with Aston Villa over Jack Grealish'
Manchester United reportedly remain in contact with Aston Villa regarding a potential deal for playmaker Jack Grealish. Read more.