Transfer news and football gossip: Man United target Barcelona maestro, star striker told to join Liverpool, Dybala STAYING at Juventus

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s papers and online…

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to sign a new one-year contract. The 32-year-old Belgian, whose new deal will reduce his wages, will have a testimonial in August. (Daily Mail)

Lionel Messi WILL renew his contract at Barcelona, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The Argentine wizard’s current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2021. (Marca)

Manchester United have joined Chelsea in chasing Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, with the Red Devils reportedly sending a formal enquiry about the 30-year-old Croatian, who is rated at around £57million. (Sport)

It is claimed the Red Devils will have four key transfer targets in the summer transfer windows – Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez, Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic and Juventus winger Douglas Costa. (Daily Mirror)

Man United reportedly want to bring Ivan Rakitic to Old Trafford in the summer

Man United reportedly want to bring Ivan Rakitic to Old Trafford in the summer

The Red Devils will also make a summer move for 19-year-old Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix – FULL STORY

Liverpool players Naby Keita and Sadio Mane have told Germany striker Timo Wernerto move to Anfield if he leaves RB Leipzig this summer – FULL STORY

Juventus have ruled out selling Argentina forward Paulo Dybala this summer in a huge blow to Chelsea and Man United. (The Sun)

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, 30, could leave to join former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus this summer. (Daily Mail)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he tried to sign Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho while the 18-year-old was at Manchester City – FULL STORY

Liverpool target Timo Werner has scored 14 goals for club and country this season

Liverpool target Timo Werner has scored 14 goals for club and country this season

Rivals Man City and Man United will go head-to-head to sign 22-year-old Lyonmidfielder Tanguy Ndombele in the summer. (The Sun)

Wolves are set to make striker Raul Jimenez’s loan move from Benfica permanent in the summer in a £30m deal. (Daily Mirror)

Birmingham boss Garry Monk says striker Che Adams, 22, is unfazed by interest from Southampton. (Daily Mirror)

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