Thursday’s transfer news and rumours – LIVE

Follow the latest updates live from the summer transfer window as Premier League clubs look to strengthen ahead of the new campaign, which begins in just over three weeks’ time. Lionel Messi’s future is no closer to being resolved despite the appointment of Ronald Koeman as Barcelona head coach, with the 33-year-old having become unhappy at the Nou Camp and Manchester City interested in swooping for him.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on bringing Gareth Bale back to Tottenham, with the winger having been in a feud with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane for some time now. Chelsea are also primed for a big-name signing, expecting to agree a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz before the end of the week.

Manchester United continue their chase of Jadon Sancho, with personal terms proving the issue at the moment in securing the services of the Borussia Dortmund man. Follow live updates below.

Several reputable and less reputable outlets are reporting an interesting swap deal in the works: Manchester United still want Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, despite a breakdown in negotiations last month, and are prepared to hand over goalkeeper Dean Henderson to smooth the deal. 

Henderson starred last season on loan at Sheffield United and is worth a hefty sum in his own right, but United are not in need of another goalkeeper with David de Gea at No1 and a reliable back-up in Sergio Romero. Watch this…

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