Thursday’s news and transfer rumour roundup.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has opened the door to a huge £480m move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 27 – (Daily Express)
Arsenal are ready to begin talks with Borussia Dortmund over a £63m deal to sign 24-year-old midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and centre-back Mats Hummels, 26 – (Daily Star)
Palermo say they have rejected interest from Manchester United in 21-year-old Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, whom they value at more than £30m – (Guardian)
Paris St-Germain, Porto and Juventus are all eying a loan deal for Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj, 19 – (Daily Mail)
Schalke and Borussia Dortmund are edging closer to meeting Swansea’s £8m valuation for striker Bafetimbi Gomis – (Daily Mail)