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Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, 33, is set to sign a new contract at Barcelona following the election of new president Joan Laporta, claims ex-Barca star Rivaldo. (The Sun)external-link

Arsenal have no chance of signing Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard, 22, on a permanent deal, with the Spanish giants still seeing the Norway attacking midfielder as a key part of their long-term plans. (Marca – in Spanish)external-link

Liverpool’s Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, will need to wait until Barcelona offload Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, before he can seal a move to the Nou Camp. (Sport via Mirror)external-link

Inter Milan and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, is also a target for Barca boss Ronald Koeman. (Calcio Mercato)external-link

Liverpool are considered the favourites to land PSV Eindhoven forward Donyell Malen, despite interest in the 22-year-old Dutchman from Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan. (Gazzetta Dello Sport via Goal)external-link

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 48, is in line for new contract even if Manchester United end the season without winning a trophy. (Telegraph – subscription only)external-link

Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah says he did not want to sack Chris Wilder and claims the former Blades boss asked for a £4m fee to resign. (Sky Sports)external-link

Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 24, is ready to sign a new contract with Leicester City this summer. (The Sun)external-link

Roma legend Francesco Totti, 44, can now operate as a sports agent after completing his registration in Italy. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)external-link

Barcelona are interested in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 25-year-old Portuguese striker Andre Silva. (Marca)external-link

Coach Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid beyond this season remains unclear, amid interest from the French Football Federation. The 48-year-old Frenchman is under contract until 2022. (AS)external-link

Egypt have declared they want Mohamed Salah to form part of their final squad for the Olympic Games this summer, which means he would miss Liverpool’s pre-season. (Daily Mail)external-link

Real Betis and Argentina midfielder Guido Rodriguez, 26, says he is aware of reported interest from Arsenal. (Evening Standard)external-link

Liverpool have reignited their interest in Real Betis and France forward Nabil Fekir, who was close to joining the Reds in 2018. However, Inter Milan and Rennes are also interested in the 27-year-old. (Estadio Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link

Southampton centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, 28, says it is “always a pat on the back” to be linked to other big clubs after reports Tottenham are interested in signing the Denmark international. (Tipsbladet via Daily Echo)external-link

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