Top Transfer Stories: Chelsea Want Oblak, PSG Target Rashford, Bale to Leave Madrid for Free?

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Manchester City are expected to splurge money this transfer window after their European ban was overturned on Monday.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed he is "sure" Argentine forward Lionel Messi will remain at the Nou Camp beyond next year.

With that in mind, here's a look at the top stories of the day and we rate them on the scale of 1 to 10.

Chelsea to use Kepa as makeweight in Oblak deal

Chelsea are ready to trade goalkeeper Kepa for Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, The Mirror reports.

Frank Lampard's side will also have to stump up a transfer fee for the man regarded by many as the best shot-stopper in the game currently. Oblak, 27, has a £120m buy-out clause in the contract he signed last year, which expires in 2023.

Rating: 6/10

Barca eager to loan out Umtiti

Barcelona want to send Samuel Umtiti out on loan next season - according to Diario Sport.

Napoli, Lazio, and Roma are all interested in signing the 26-year-old this summer. Umtiti has fallen down the squad pecking order at Barca in 2019-20, but he still has three years remaining on his current contract.

Rating: 7/10

PSG plotting Man Utd raid for Rashford

Paris Saint-Germain have made Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford a top target for the next transfer window.

The Independent claims that the Ligue 1 champions are mulling over a big-money move for another versatile forward to slot in alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The PSG boss adores Rashford’s directness and versatility. He feels that willingness to run, as well as some of the more selfless aspects of his game, can greatly complement Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Rating: 5/10

Real Madrid ready to let Bale go for free

Real Madrid are ready to pay off the final two years of Gareth Bale's contract and allow him to become a free agent, ABC reports.

The Wales international has recently been pictured clowning around on the bench, doing little to help an already tarnished reputation in the Spanish capital. The club are reportedly so upset, they are ready to pay him the final two years of his deal to offload him.

Rating: 6/10

Arsenal still keen on Kluivert

Arsenal have reignited their interest in Roma winger Justin Kluivert, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with the Netherlands international in the past and may look to make a move when the next window opens. Kluivert will still be available this summer for a fee in the region of €30m and the Gunners aren’t necessarily out of the race.

Rating: 5/10