Transfer rumours: Rice, Pogba, Messi, Keita, Rudiger, Lacazette, Roberto

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Manchester United made Declan Rice, West Ham's midfielder, their top transfer priority for next summer. The 22-year old England international was keen to move to Old Trafford but was disappointed that the Hammers' 100m value priced him out of any move in the last transfer window. (Independent) external-link

Mino Raiola, Paul Pogba’s agent, says that the 28-year old France midfielder could return to Juventus if his Manchester United contract expires at season's end. (Rai Sport via Corriere dello Sport - in Italian) external-link

Gonzalo Higuain, Inter Miami's striker, says that the MLS club has ambitions to sign Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi after the 33-year-old striker’s Paris St-Germain contract ends in 2023. (ESPN Argentina – in Spanish) external link

Liverpool are in talks with Naby Keita, a 26-year old midfielder from Guinea, about a new contract. The current deal with Naby Keita expires in 2023. (Calciomercato - in Italian) external-link

After Fluminense's January transfer, Kayky, a Brazil youth forward, was moved to Manchester City by the club. (Manchester Evening News). external-link

"I want a turnstile for my home" - Professor Van Tam, Boston United superfan. Professor Jonathan Van Tam on his 50-year-long love affair with Boston United.

Tottenham could rekindle their interest in Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, if the 28 year-old is unable to extend his contract at Chelsea beyond next season. (Express) External-link

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea's boss, says Rudiger isn't being distracted by speculation about his future and doesn’t believe there are “many reasons” to leave. (Mail) External-link

Callum Hudson-Odoi (20, Chelsea winger) is contemplating switching his international loyalty from England to Ghana (Mail) external link

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager, insists that Alexandre Lacazette from France, whose contract expires next summer, is part his plans. The 30-year-old striker will be an "instrumental" player for the Gunners this year. (Metro) External-link

Louis van Gaal, Netherlands manager, has removed Manchester United midfielder Donny van der Beek from his provisional squad for internationals in Oct due to the 24-year-old not being given enough playing time. (Manchester Evening News). external-link

Georginio Wijnaldum is "worn out", and his summer move to Paris St-Germain in July from Liverpool was a "mistake", according to a close friend. External-link - L'Equipe - French

Sean Dyche, Burnley's boss, hopes that a lot of players will be committed to the club now that he has signed a new contract with Turf Moor. (Times - subscription required. external-link

Sergi Roberto, a 29-year-old Spain defender, will sign a contract extension for Barcelona with Barcelona within the week following an agreement with Joan Laporta, club president. (Marca). External-link

DAZN, a streaming platform, is intensifying its efforts to purchase BT Sport. This would allow it to take over the rights to broadcast Premier League football live on pay-TV channels. (Times - subscription required. external-link

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