Van de Beek to Man United, Messi latest, Havertz to Chelsea, Liverpool Sarr bid, Arsenal – Transfer news LIVE

Arsenal have added Willian and are closing in on the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes, while Chelsea have added Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell to a squad already boasting new arrivals Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

Manchester United continue to work on a deal for Jadon Sancho with Donny van de Beek set to join in a £40m deal, and Tottenham have signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty.

Liverpool are biding their time in pursuit of Thiago Alcantara, but the biggest story is that Lionel Messi has requested to leave Barcelona.

Crystal Palace win Gallagher loan race

Staying with Crystal Palace for a moment, it seems as if they are closing in on a deal for Conor Gallagher.

Football.London report that the young Chelsea midfielder underwent a medical on Sunday, with Palace seeing off competition from several other clubs in the race to land the 20-year-old on a season-long loan.

Gallagher – who featured for Chelsea in their pre-season friendly at Brighton on Saturday – initially shined in the Championship last season at Charlton before helping Swansea reach the play-offs.

Now he looks poised for a step up to Premier League football.

Arsenal target trio of new contracts

Arsenal are hoping that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won’t be the only player to commit his future to the club soon.

Standard Sport understands that the Gunners skipper is close to agreeing a new three-year contract at Emirates Stadium worth around £250,000 a week.

And according to The Mirror, Ainsley Maitland-Niles could also be set for a fresh deal if Arsenal resist transfer overtures from Wolves.

The report adds that there is also a new contract in the works for goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who impressed once again in the Community Shield win over Liverpool but will not be satisfied with reverting back to being Bernd Leno’s deputy amid interest from the likes of Aston Villa.

Argentine president wants Messi return

Argentina president Alberto Fernandez has urged Lionel Messi to return to his homeland.

Manchester City are the current favourites to sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner this summer after he formally requested an exit from Camp Nou.

Messi joined Barcelona at age 13 and has spent 20 years in total at the club, never getting the opportunity to play professional football in his native Argentina.

And Mr Fernandez now wants to see that remedied, encouraging the 33-year-old to go back to where his youth career started at Newell’s Old Boys.

“You are in our hearts and we have never seen you play in our country,” he said.

“Give us the pleasure of ending your career with Newell’s Old Boys, your club.”

Mr Fernandez added: “The great merit of [Diego] Maradona is that he played alone against the world.

“I’ve never seen a player like Maradona. I admire him deeply – more than Messi, to be honest, because he comes from the Argentinos’ youth. He was a kind of gladiator, with incredible strength.”

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