Transfer rumours: Messi's suitors from MLS, Man Utd's Phillips interest

Sean Walsh
Messi & Phillips are both in the news
Messi & Phillips are both in the news / Xavier Laine/Getty Images/Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas has insisted that the MLS club will 'push' to sign Lionel Messi this summer, and has suggested that fellow co-owner David Beckham's relationship with Paris Saint-Germain will help in negotiations.

While Chelsea continue to pursue a free transfer for Ousmane Dembele, the Blues could also re-sign Eden Hazard on an initial loan this summer after a torrid three seasons at Real Madrid.

The sacking of Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and the uncertainty over their Premier League status could see Manchester United ramp up their interest in England midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Erling Haaland has still not made a decision on where his future lies, despite reports suggesting he has an agreement to join Real Madrid. Barcelona still fancy their chances of landing the striker and are looking to wrap up other free transfers to compliment the Norwegian, with the Blaugrana confident of completing a deal for Franck Kessie.

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma, who has emerged as one of La Liga's most exciting players following his move from Bournemouth.

Andreas Christensen has called his contract situation at Chelsea 'difficult', with the Dane's current deal set to expire in the summer and there are currently no signs of him extending his stay at Stamford Bridge. Barcelona and Bayern Munich lead the chase for his signature.

Eric Bailly could depart Manchester United this summer, with Barcelona interested in adding the Ivorian to their depth at centre-back.

Newcastle have been dealt two blows in their pursuit of a new left-sided centre-back this summer. Sporting defender Goncalo Inacio has signed a new deal with the Portuguese champions, while Lille's Sven Botman is likely to head to Milan instead.

Barcelona are yet to open talks with midfielder Gavi over a new and improved contract at Camp Nou, while Riqui Puig is attracting strong interest from Napoli.