Transfer Rumours 29/07: Messi's New Barcelona Contract, More Man Utd Signings Depend on Sales and More

Mudeet Arora
Messi's new Barcelona contract and other transfer rumours of the day
Messi's new Barcelona contract and other transfer rumours of the day / Gustavo Pagano/Getty Images

The summer transfer window is now in full flow as clubs try to strengthen their squads ahead of the 2020-21 season.

A lot of being names are being linked with big clubs across Europe.

With that in mind, here are the biggest transfer rumours of the day:

Messi returns to Barcelona to sign new deal

Lionel Messi has returned back to Barcelona in order to reportedly put pen to paper on a new deal at his childhood club.

The Barcelona hierarchy have been confident their star player would agree to new terms this summer and now he's back in Spain to strike a new deal in the next week, according to Sport.

Messi was on a £500,000-a-week contract but has reportedly agreed to take a 50 per cent pay cut in order to stay at the Nou Camp for another five years. 

Any more new signings for Manchester United will depend on sales

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's hopes of making further additions to his Manchester United squad is likely to hinge on the futures of Pogba and England winger Jesse Lingard, 28 as reported by The Telegraph.

Arsenal interested in Maddison but move hinges on Odegaard

Arsenal are interested in signing James Maddison from Leicester City but are still monitoring Martin Odegaard's situation at Real Madrid, as they look to sign an attacking midfielder this summer, as reported by Sky Sports.

Four players could leave Manchester United this summer

Sky Sports have revealed that four players including Jesse Lingard, Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones and Facundo Pellistri could leave on permanent deals or loans this summer.

Allegri hints at Pjanic return

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has hinted that 31-year-old Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who has struggled for game time at Barcelona, could return to the club as reported by Football Italia.

Real Madrid agree new contract for Dani Carvajal to avoid Varane repeat

Los Blancos are reportedly set to announce a new deal for Dani Carvajal in order to avoid a repeat of the Varane situation which led to his departure to Manchester United this summer.

Diario AS has reported that a three-year extension has been ratified.