Tuesday’s news and transfer rumour roundup.
Eric Abidal believes former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, 27, may be tempted to leave the Nou Camp for a new challenge – with Paris St-Germain a possible destination – (TF1 – French)
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini hopes to scupper Chelsea and Manchester United’s plans to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, 23 – (Daily Star)
Arsenal are ready to make an £80m offer for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, as Barcelona watch Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, 25 – (Daily Express)
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was desperate to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Germany defender Mats Hummels, 26, last summer, according to fellow Dutchman Ruud Gullit – (Manchester Evening News)
Former Celtic, Hibernian and Scotland forward Derek Riordan, 32, is set to make a comeback with Scottish League two side East Stirlingshire – (The Scotsman)