Messi sparks rumor he wants to join Premier League club

Lionel Messi's time at Barcelona is becoming increasingly unsettled. 

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Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been fined £20,000 by manager Arsene Wenger after he was caught smoking in the shower after their 2-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.

West Ham defender Winston Reid appears set to leave Upton Park this summer.

Tottenham will test Aston Villa’s resolve to keep Fabian Delph by offering a cut-price £3million for the England midfielder, who is out of contract in the summer.

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has a £7million buyout clause in his contract and is keen to leave the Liberty Stadium in the current transfer window.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has sparked speculation that he wants to join Chelsea.

Stoke striker Peter Crouch is waiting for talks to begin on a new contract. He is understood to be after a two-year deal but the Potters would rather offer the 33-year-old a one-year contract.

Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric could join Leicester after turning down an £8m move to Chelsea.

Chelsea have beaten Arsenal and Liverpool in the race to sign Saint-Etienne’s 16-year-old midfielder Rayan Souici, who has been dubbed the "new Paul Pogba".

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is considering a £2.5m deal to sign Manchester City striker Scott Sinclair.

Southampton are interested in Porto’s Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi.

Sunderland are considering an £8m move for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.

Saint-Etienne captain Loic Perrin has admitted he has discussed a move to Arsenal.

Former England boss Steve McClaren and ex-Lyon coach Remi Garde are the leading contenders for the vacant manager’s job at Newcastle.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez appears unlikely to be offered a new contract at the end of the season, with loan club Real Madrid also unlikely to make him an offer.

Leeds United have offered 17-year-old midfielder Lewis Cook a new contract to fend off interest from Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham.

Javier Hernandez will be sold by Manchester United at the end of the season when the 26-year-old’s loan deal at Real Madrid ends.

Manchester City may be prepared to pay £50m in transfer fees and wages to sign Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, who has said he is keen to join a Champions League club this month.

The FA is in danger of going a whole season without finding a sponsor for the FA Cup after a deal fell through ahead of the third round.

Liverpool and Tottenham will compete for the services of £20m-rated West Brom striker Saido Berahino in the January transfer window.

Out of favour Manchester City defender Micah Richards, currently on loan with Fiorentina, could be offered a move to Chelsea at the end of the season.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed the club are interested in signing midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Galatasaray.

Arsenal are unlikely to make many moves in the January transfer window as their injury problems improve.

Former Wigan and Ipswich boss Paul Jewell looks set to join Tony Pulis’ backroom staff at West Brom.