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Today's Gossip: Pep Prepare Monstrous Messi Bid; Big Guns Battle For Dembele


Pep Guardiola ready to pay £100 million to lure Lionel Messi to Man City

City Consider Landmark Messi Move
Manchester City are preparing a monstrous £100 million Offer for Lionel Messi, according to the Mirror, as Barcelona sweat on the Argentinian's alarming contract situation.

Pep Guardiola wants to make his former player a priority this summer, particularly given the 29-year-old has just one year remaining on his current deal.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner appeared distinctly unlike himself as the Blaugrana suffered a humiliating defeat against PSG this week and will be offered the chance of a fresh start at the Etihad.

City's initial plan will reportedly be to float a £500,000-per-week contract offer in a bid to persuade Messi to come to the Premier League.

Chelsea Emerge As Silva Suitors
A whole host of European giants have registered an interest in Monaco super talent Bernardo Silva, with Chelsea muscling their way to the front of the queue, according to the Times.
The Ligue 1 leaders will demand at least €80 million, just over £68m, for the Portuguese attacking midfielder, who has nine goals and seven assists this season.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City will all table offers for the 22-year-old, while Tottenham are also fans, though the fee will likely be too dear for them to be serious contenders.

United Eye Fresh Arsenal Raid
The tension subsided only a year or two ago after Manchester United signed Robin van Persie from Arsenal, but the Mirror believes they are ready to go back to the Emirates again.

This time it will be for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Jose Mourinho's team readying a £30m offer for the midfielder because his primary targets at Chelsea are likely to remain off limits.
The Man United boss would prefer Nemanja Matic and Willian from the Blues, but Oxlade-Chamberlain is a more realistic target and resembles the type of player that could suit his tactics.

The 23-year-old has only one year remaining on his deal, which could push Arsenal to sell to avoid losing the player for free six years after moving to the Emirates for £12m.

Liverpool Want Leicester Starlet
Jurgen Klopp has inspired a fleeting Liverpool title bid without an orthodox left-back, but the Express believes the Reds will move again for Leicester's Ben Chilwell.

James Milner has filled in this season and performed excellently, but Klopp evidently sees a new signing as the long-term solution.
A £10m offer will be tabled for the 20-year-old after a £7m bid was knocked back by the Foxes last summer.

Christian Fuchs' presence has limited the England under-21 international's involvement to just 12 appearances this term, but Klopp is eager to tempt the player and his club with a fresh offer this summer.

Bayern Rival Chelsea For Dembele
Moussa Dembele has popped up on Bayern Munich's radar and the Mirror believes the Bundesliga side ready to fork out £30m to land the Celtic prodigy.
Chelsea are also in the hunt but will now face a battle for the forward, who moved north of the border for just £500,000 from Fulham last summer.

The 20-year-old has hit 27 goals already this term to provide a glimpse of one of Europe's finest young talents.

Others
- AC Milan's injection of Chinese money will see them move for Borussia Dortmund hit man Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Rossoneri will also try to buy Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo in a major revamp, with Gianluigi Donnarumma's contract renewal also thought to be high on the agenda.

- Everton and Man City will attempt to wrestle goalkeeper Jordan Pickford away from Sunderland, with the Express also reporting that Arsenal and Chelsea are interested.

The 22-year-old has shone despite the Black Cats' battle against relegation and is seen as one of England's finest young shot stoppers.


The Toffees could also target Kasper Schmeichel from Leicester with Joel Robles' contract set to expire, claims the Mirror.


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