Transfer Rumours 07/08: Aguero Wants Barca Exit, Pochettino Comments on Messi Links, Chelsea to Bid for Lukaku

Sergio Aguero wants a shock exit from Barcelona because Lionel Messi has left
Sergio Aguero wants a shock exit from Barcelona because Lionel Messi has left / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

The summer transfer window is already heating up as managers eye new recruits to strengthen their squads. Harry Kane is still intent on leaving Tottenham, with the likes of Manchester CityManchester United, and Chelsea all interested.

Real Madrid have filled their vacant managerial spot by bringing back Carlo Ancelotti, who spent the last season with Everton.

Liverpool have already made their move in the market by signing RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, and will be looking to bring in a few more reinforcements too. United have gone ahead and brought in Sancho and many other top clubs are being linked with big names.

With that, here are the top transfer rumours of the day.

Aguero wants Barca exit

Sergio Aguero reportedly wants to leave Barcelona after just two months following Lionel Messi's departure from the club.

According to Beteve's 'La Porteria' programme, Aguero has told his lawyers to look for a way out of Camp Nou. The report adds that Aguero delayed signing his deal with Barcelona as he was looking for assurances that Messi would indeed stay on at the club.

Pochettino comments on Messi links

Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that signing Lionel Messi would not mean Paris Saint-Germain losing Kylian Mbappe.

The PSG boss laughed off suggestions that Mbappe could make way for Messi, instead suggesting that signing the Argentine might convince the 22-year-old to extend his stay with the Ligue 1 giants. "I have not spoken with [Messi]," he said. "And [any move] would not mean that Kylian would leave."

Chelsea to bid for Lukaku

Chelsea are reportedly lining up a £95m bid for Romelu Lukaku, according to the Daily Mail.

Chelsea offered to include Davide Zappacosta and Marcos Alonso as part of the deal, according to Calciomercato, but Inter have said they want a cash-only deal.

Mazatlan can sign Messi and Ronaldo, claims President

Mazatlan president Ricardo Salinas Pliego has claimed the Liga MX side could sign both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He ran a poll on Twitter asking fans if the club should go after Messi or former player-turned-politician Cuauhtemoc Blanco this summer. "I am thinking of inviting Messi to collaborate with Mazatlan," he wrote before sharing the survey. A fan was sceptical about the club's ambition, and Pliego replied: "I have plenty to bring Cristiano Ronaldo as well."