Transfer Rumours 15/08: Pogba Planning Real Madrid Move, Lazio Offered Coutinho, Simeone Denies Messi Rumours

Pogba is reportedly planning his Madrid move
Pogba is reportedly planning his Madrid move / Catherine Ivill/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.

Pogba planning Real Madrid move

Paul Pogba is reportedly planning to move to Real Madrid next summer, according to the Daily Star.
The Manchester United midfielder is in the final 12 months of his contract and has, so far, refused to put pen to paper on a new deal. The report claims that Pogba will run down his contract at Old Trafford before moving to Santiago Bernabeu on a free transfer.

Lazio offered Coutinho

Lazio have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Calcio Mercato reports.
Coutinho is one of several players that Barcelona are looking to offload amid their ongoing financial crisis, and the 29-year-old could be on his way out of Camp Nou before the transfer window shuts.

Simeone denies Messi rumours

Diego Simeone has dismissed reports that Atletico Madrid made an approach to sign Lionel Messi after the Argentine announced he would leave Barcelona.
"You can see that Barcelona's situation caused this exit and that it was huge for our league because of the standing Messi has in La Liga and in Barcelona," Simeone said. "It is clear that we were not talking to him and did not have the slightest chance of taking him."

Solskjaer confident over Pogba contract

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful fans can persuade Paul Pogba to extend his stay at Manchester United.
The Frenchman will be a free agent when his current deal runs out next June, but Solskjaer believes the return of fans to Old Trafford will help build bonds and could play a huge role in Pogba's decision. When asked if the love from supporters can change Pogba’s mind, Solskjaer replied: "The short answer is yes!"