Transfer gossip: Messi, Guardiola, Bailly, Bremer, Dzeko, Alaba

Manchester City remain interested in signing Barcelona’s Lionel Messi when his contract expires next summer – and a spell with New York City FC could be a temptation for the 33-year-old Argentine. (Mundo Deportivo)

But Messi wants assurances that City manager Pep Guardiola and striker Sergio Aguero will stay at the Etihad. (El Chiringuito via Mirror)

Guardiola, 49, is moving closer to signing a new deal to extend his five-year stay at the club. (Telegraph)

Chelsea and Liverpool are both considering moves for Barcelona’s highly-rated teenager Alejandro Balde, 17, with the left-back set to be fast-tracked by Ronald Koeman into the club’s first team. (Sport via Express)

Ajax director of football and former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars says he is ready for a new challenge alongside the Dutch club’s chief executive Edwin van der Sar, with the pair linked to a possible switch to Manchester United(Mirror)

Both Liverpool and Everton are keen to sign Torino’s Brazilian centre-back Gleison Bremer, 23. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United have been warned by Eric Bailly’s agent that the 26-year-old Ivory Coast defender may need to ‘assess’ his future if his current situation does not improve. (Calciomercato via the Sun)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says 21-year-old midfielder Gedson Fernandes’ loan spell from Benfica could end in January. (Sport TV via Sky Sports)

Manchester City fans believe a short-term move for their former forward Edin Dzeko, 34, who now plays with Roma, could be a wise decision when the transfer window re-opens in January. (Manchester Evening News)

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Juventus are leading the race for Bayern Munich’s Austrian defender David Alaba, 28, whose contract runs out next summer. (Tuttosport – in Italian)

Everton’s Ivorian midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, 25, could leave the club on loan in January after failing to make an impact at Goodison Park. (Football Insider via Teamtalk)

Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 24, says his club-mate, forward Patrick Bamford, 27, is close to joining him on the international stage. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish believes Reds manager Jurgen Klopp will find the perfect solution to his defensive crisis after injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. (Liverpool Echo)

Southampton may look to sell Mohamed Elyounoussi to Celtic with the 26-year-old Norwegian forward in his second spell on loan at the Scottish club. (Hampshire Live)

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