Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Thursday, August 27.
Thursday morning's Premier League 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.
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Frank Lampard 'to make Thiago Silva Chelsea captain'
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Report: Ben Chilwell to earn £190,000 a week at Chelsea
Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell could become Chelsea's highest-paid player once he officially joins the club, according to a report. Read more.
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.
Chelsea confirm signing of England international Ben Chilwell on five-year deal
Chelsea confirm the signing of England international full-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester City on a five-year deal for a fee thought to be worth around £50m. Read more.
Arsenal 'reject Wolverhampton Wanderers bid for Ainsley Maitland-Niles'
Arsenal reportedly reject an offer in the region of £15m from Wolverhampton Wanderers for midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Read more.
Manchester United 'see £22m Benoit Badiashile bid rejected by Monaco'
Manchester United reportedly see a £22.4m bid for defender Benoit Badiashile turned down by Monaco, who insist that the 19-year-old is not for sale. 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.
Dean Henderson pens new long-term deal at Manchester United
The goalkeeper has impressed on loan at Sheffield United in the last two seasons. 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.
Inter Milan 'revive interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele'
Inter Milan are reportedly ready to renew their interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele ahead of the new season. Read more.
Manchester City 'want to sign Gremio's Diego Rosa'
The Gremio midfielder does not turn 18 until October. 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.
Manchester City to offer Eric Garcia in bid for Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly?
Manchester City are reportedly prepared to include Eric Garcia in any proposal for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. 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.
AC Milan among clubs interested in Liverpool's Marko Grujic?
AC Milan are reportedly among the clubs who are contemplating an approach for out-of-favour Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic. 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.
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Liverpool 'have no plans to offer Georginio Wijnaldum new deal'
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Manchester United, Chelsea target Ben White 'to stay at Brighton & Hove Albion'
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Agent: 'Ben White not returning to Leeds this summer'
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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.
Liverpool yet to make move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expects Thiago Alcantara to leave Bayern Munich, but reveals that Liverpool - the rumoured frontrunners to sign him - have yet to make an offer. 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.
Brighton's Matt Clarke to spend second season on loan at Derby
The Brighton defender won the Rams' Player of the Season award last term. Read more.