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  • ​Barcelona star Lionel Messi, 29, has rejected the club’s first offer in talks to extend his contract beyond June 2018.

  • However, Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre has knocked back reports Lionel Messi has turned down the club’s first offer of a new contract and says he expects an agreement to be finalised in the coming weeks.
  • Barcelona have held talks with France international Mbappe but failed to convince him to join them instead of their rivals Real Madrid.
  • Inter Milan’s new Chinese owners are preparing a £10m-a-year pay packet and the promise of considerable transfer funds to convince Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to return to his homeland.
  • Chelsea defender John Terry, 37, has been offered the chance to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian when he leaves Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
  • Terry has been linked with moves to Bournemouth, Stoke and West Brom and has told friends he has been offered wages of £100,000-a-week and a £5m signing-on fee by one Premier League club.
  • Real Madrid want to beat Barcelona to the signing of Hector Bellerin and are willing to offer Danilo in exchange.
  • Gareth Bale has told his representatives that he would be willing to join three of Europe’s elite clubs if he were to leave Real Madrid.

  • Ryan Giggs has revealed he sought treatment to help him adapt to life after Manchester United, saying he had become “institutionalised” by his long Old Trafford career.
  • Manchester City are planning a potential €60m move for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro.
  • City are set to replace Nike with Under Armour as their kit supplier.
  • Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac, 23, is expected to pick between offers from Arsenal, Manchester City and AC Milan by next week.
  • Arsene Wenger, 67, says playmaker Mesut Ozil, 28, is struggling to cope with the criticism he is receiving.

  • West Brom will try to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney after being knocked back last year in their pursuit of the 29-year-old.
  • Crystal Palace and West Brom will  lead the chase for Jermain Defoe this summer.
  • Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton are monitoring Leicester winger Demarai Gray as he eyes a move away from the King Power Stadium for more football.

  • Arsenal flop Lucas Perez is primed for a summer exit with Arsene Wenger set to snub him for Sunday’s game against Manchester United.
  • There are fresh doubts over Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal future after they did not recall him from his loan at Bournemouth to rehab his broken leg.
  • Bournemouth striker Josh King has been linked with Tottenham but Cherries boss Eddie Howe says he has no intention of selling the 25-year-old Norway international.
  • Newcastle have been linked with 21-year-old Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez, who has a £5.1m release clause in his contract.
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold says he will not be satisfied until he is captain of Liverpool.
  • Walter Mazzarri has told his weary Watford players to get used to his training methods – or go.
  • Bristol City defender Aden Flint, 27, is being chased by West Ham and West Brom.
  • Derby boss Gary Rowett is interested in Liverpool full-back Andre Wisdom – but not at £4m.
  • Pedro Caixinha is preparing for a wholesale clear-out of the Rangers squad.
  • Former Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger – now with MLS side Chicago Fire in the United States – has thrown the opening pitch at a Cubs game in the city.

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