Transfer rumours: Messi, Ronaldo, Havertz, Pedro, Jimenez, Fraser, Chilwell, Alaba

Barcelona will offer Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, a new contract to keep him at the club until 2023. (Mundo Deportivo via Metro)

Chelsea want to sign Germany and Bayer Leverkusen’s 21-year-old attacking midfielder Kai Havertz and are willing to pay £70m, although the Bundesliga club value him at £90m. (Telegraph)

Spain forward Pedro, 32, has agreed to join Roma on a free transfer and must decide whether to sign a short-term extension to stay at Chelsea until the end of the season. (Guardian)

Pedro is unwilling to finish the season with Chelsea because he does not want to put the move to Roma at risk. (The Athletic – subscription only)

Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29, says rumours linking him with Manchester United and Liverpool are inspiring him to keep improving as he targets a move to a bigger club. (Bolavip via Mirror)

Aston Villa will demand at least £80m for 24-year-old English midfielder Jack Grealish but have not given up hope of keeping their captain if they avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Mail)

Scotland midfielder Ryan Fraser, 26, wants more than £100,000 a week to sign as a free agent after he turned down the offer of a short-term contract to stay at Bournemouth for the rest of the season. (The Times – subscription only)

Liverpool and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 25, is ready to reunite with former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick at Serie A side AC Milan. (Milan Live via Express)

Leicester City do not want to sell 23-year-old England left-back Ben Chilwell in the next transfer window – even if they are offered about £50m. (Sky Sports)

Bayern Munich will consider selling Austria left-back David Alaba, 27, rather than letting his contract expire. (Telegraph – subscription only)

Manager Mikel Arteta has asked the Arsenal board to back him to improve his squad in the transfer window after Premier League rivals Chelsea agreed a £54m deal to sign Germany striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. (Mirror)

Monaco’s 23-year-old Germany right-back Benjamin Henrichs – whom Bayern Munich are interested in – will probably join RB Leipzig(Bild Sport – in German)

West Ham and West Brom are monitoring 22-year-old Wigan and United States left-back Antonee Robinson. (Express and Star)

Orlando City captain Nani, 33, says Juventus striker and former Manchester United and Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, has said he will “probably” play in Major League Soccer before he retires. (ESPN)

Norwich City have had a bid of £500,000 accepted by Sunderland for 18-year-old England Under-19 midfielder Bali Mumba. (Football Insider)

Manager Danny Cowley says Huddersfield are “in a good place” as they seek to secure contract extensions for loanees including Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, 31, and English midfielder Trevoh Chalobah, 20. (Yorkshire Post)

Everton’s Irish goalkeeper Dan Rose, 16, has moved to German club Schalke. (Liverpool Echo)

The back page of Thursday's Guardian

The back page of Thursday’s Guardian


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