Wednesday’s transfer rumour roundup.
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Arsenal are pondering making a second offer for highly rated Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender after failing with a move for the Germany international last summer.
Full story: The Daily Mail
La Liga champions FC Barcelona are set to pay playmaker Lionel Messi a whopping £336,000 per week in order to keep the Argentinian at Camp Nou.
Full story: The Daily Telegraph
Southampton plan on replacing full-back Calum Chambers, who is being targeted by both Manchester United and Arsenal, with Leeds United youngster Sam Byram this summer.
Full story: The Daily Mirror
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is demanding an immediate impact from striker Connor Wickham after recalling the young Englishman from a loan spell at Leeds United in order to feature against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Full story: The Guardian
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew claims that the Magpies will replace recently departed midfielder Yohan Cabaye at St James’ Park this summer.
Full story: The Evening Chronicle