Transfer Rumours 24/07: PSG Confident of Pogba Deal, Griezmann Could Replace Ronaldo, Messi's Barca Return in Doubt

Lionel Messi might not feature for Barcelona until January
Lionel Messi might not feature for Barcelona until January / Soccrates 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.

PSG confident of Pogba deal

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly confident of signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United this summer.

The 28-year-old has less than 12 months left on his contract at Old Trafford, and according to The Telegraph, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are expecting a bid from the Ligue 1 giants for the midfielder before the ongoing transfer window ends. The report adds that PSG believe they can lure Pogba to France for just £43m, and have been negotiating with his agent, Mino Raiola, over a potential move.

Griezmann could replace Ronaldo

Antoine Griezmann could reportedly be on his way to Juventus this summer, according to SPORT.

Barcelona are keen to offload the Frenchman as they look to balance their wage books, and Juventus could snap up the 30-year-old if they lose Cristiano Ronaldo, who is being monitored by Paris Saint-Germain.

Messi's Barca return in doubt

Lionel Messi may have to wait until January to play for Barcelona as the club might not be able to register the former club captain along with new signings Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, and Memphis Depay in time ahead of the new season.

Barca have a hefty wage bill they need to trim in accordance with LaLiga regulations and need to offload players during the ongoing transfer window. They have until August 31 to submit Messi's new contract and their other signings to LaLiga, according to ESPN.

Newcastle want Arsenal's Willock

Newcastle United are hoping to seal a permanent move for Arsenal star Joe Willock, according to Sky Sports.

The youngster enjoyed a fine spell with the Magpies last season, and Steve Bruce hopes to bring the midfielder back to St. James' Park but added that any transfer depends on Arsenal's plans for the 21-year-old.