Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Dembele, Lewandowski, Pogba, Botman, Timber, Messi, Dennis

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Dembele, Lewandowski, Pogba, Botman, Timber, Messi, Dennis

  • Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club have offered France forward Ousmane Dembele a new deal but believes the 25-year-old is “tempted by other options he considers better”. (Catalunya Radio, via 90 Min)


  • Barcelona have set a budget of 35m euros to try to sign Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, from Bayern Munich and could offer 28-year-old Dutch forward Memphis Depay as part of any deal. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Juventus have offered 29-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, who will be available on a free transfer when his Manchester United contract runs out this summer, a three-year deal worth and annual £6.3m. (Goal)


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  • Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 22, is close to signing a new contract until 2026 with Juventus. (Sky Sport Italia, via 90 Min)


  • Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 34, has agreed a one-year contract with Juventus and will join the Serie A side when his deal with Paris St-Germain runs out in the summer. (Goal)


  • West Ham are interested in signing 24-year-old Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis from Watford, who have been relegated from the Premier League. (Mirror)


  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring 33-year-old Nemanja Matic to the Italian club, with the Serbia midfielder available on a free transfer in the summer when his contract at Manchester United finishes. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 34, will join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami in 2023 when his two-year deal with Paris St-Germain comes to an end. (Direct TV, via Marca)


  • Messi’s entourage have denied he will be moving to Inter Miami and say he has not yet decided what he will do when his PSG deal ends. (Diario Sport, via Mirror)


  • Manchester United have made a move for Lille centre-back Sven Botman as they attempt to beat AC Milan to the signature of the 22-year-old Dutchman. (Football Insider)


  • Ajax defender Jurrien Timber is also a target for Manchester United, with talks believed to be taking place between the two clubs for the 20-year-old Netherlands international. (Mirror)


  • Barcelona have decided to let France defender Samuel Umtiti leave at the end of the season and hope Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will reignite his interest in the 28-year-old. (Star)


  • Manchester City and Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir, 26, is close to a move to Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • England centre-back James Tarkowski will leave Burnley when his deal with them runs out in the summer and Newcastle United are in strong contention to sign the 29-year-old. (90 Min)


  • Arsenal, who have been linked with 25-year-old Manchester City and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, will prioritise signing a striker in the summer when they will invest heavily in their squad even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. (Telegraph – subscription required)

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