Manchester City are working out if they could bid for Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, if he becomes available.

Former Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti believes his former club are trying to buy Messi.

Chelsea are on course to spend more money than in any previous transfer window after agreeing deals to sign Germany’s 21-year-old midfielder Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen and Paris St-Germain’s Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 35.

Thiago says he will decide his future in the next 24 hours. (Standard)

Chelsea could also sign French free agent Malang Sarr on a four-year deal. The 21-year-old defender left Nice this summer.

Arsenal and Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 25, has been offered to Paris St-Germain.

Manager Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal’s Dutch legend Dennis Bergkamp to return to the club as his assistant.

Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, is awaiting offers from Premier League clubs.

Leeds United’s interest in Argentina forward Nicolas Gonzalez, 22, is “very serious”, says Stuttgart’s sporting director Sven Mislintat.

Rangers’ 23-year-old English winger Ryan Kent has told manager Steven Gerrard he wants to stay at the club despite interest from Leeds.

Everton have reached an agreement with Napoli to pay £31.5m for their 29-year-old Brazil midfielder Allan.

The Toffees’ Italy forward Moise Kean, 20, is close to sealing a return on loan to his former club Juventus.

Barcelona will terminate the contract of 33-year-old Uruguay striker Luis Suarez.

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof, 26, has been thanked by Swedish police for catching a thief who robbed an elderly woman.

Wolves are in advanced talks with Arsenal over a four-year deal for 22-year-old English full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Manchester United are ready to send Portuguese keeper Joel Pereira, 24, to Huddersfield Town on loan.

Valencia are keen on Real Madrid’s 23-year-old Spanish striker Borja Mayoral.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith said he has discussed transfer targets with new sporting director Johan Lange.