Liverpool back for Alcantara, Bartomeu asks Messi to take pay cut

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Thiago Alcantara has agreed a deal to join Liverpool this summer
Thiago Alcantara has been linked to Liverpool this summer

Liverpool will wait until the final week of the transfer window to make an official move for Bayern Munich’s Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (Talksport)

Manchester United are ready to offer Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, 31, a short-term deal, with an initial season-long loan, after losing patience with efforts to sign Borussia Dortmund’s England winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Sun)

Turkish side Fenerbahce are in talks with Liverpool over signing Belgium striker Divock Origi, with Aston Villa, Newcastle, Brighton and Fulham also interested in the 25-year-old. (Mirror)

Arsenal could allow Lucas Torreira, 24, to leave on loan before the end of the transfer window, with Fiorentina and Torino both interested in signing the Uruguay midfielder. (Guardian)

If Manchester City or Paris St-Germain do not complete a deal for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly by the weekend, Napoli are expected to take the 29-year-old off the market. (Football Italia)

Udinese and Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, has said that a move to Leeds United is close – before deleting the update from Twitter. (Star)

Manchester United are in talks with Real Madrid for 23-year-old Spain international Sergio Reguilon. (Marca)

Sevilla, where Reguilon spent last season on loan, have signed Sporting’s Argentina left-back Marcos Acuna, 28. (Evening Standard)

West Ham are considering another bid for England international defender James Tarkowski, 27, after Burnley rejected the latest offer, which amounted to £30m after add-ons. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are offering Napoli’s Poland international striker Arkadiusz Milik a £90,000-a-week contract and £5m signing-on fee. (Football Insider)

Spurs are also lining up a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt and Dutch striker Bas Dost, 31, following Jose Mourinho’s complaints about the laziness of his squad. (Mail)

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez risks spending the season on the sidelines as he remains in a stand-off over his contract. The 33-year-old Uruguay international has been told to look for a new club but still has one year left on his deal. (ESPN)

Chelsea’s English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, will join West Bromwich Albion on loan for the season and is set to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge before the move is completed. (Football.London)

Arsenal’s Argentine goalkeeper Emi Martinez, 28, is finalising a £20m move to Aston Villa after opting to leave the Gunners in search of guaranteed first-team football. (Evening Standard)

Aston Villa are also close to signing 25-year-old Burkina Faso striker Bertrand Traore from Lyon. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Tottenham are interested in signing Norway striker Alexander Sorloth, 24, according to Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agoglu. Sorloth is currently on loan with the Turkish club from Crystal Palace. (Independent)

Werder Bremen officials have confirmed an approach has been made by Aston Villa for their Kosovo midfielder Milot Rashica, 24. (Deichstube, via Birmingham Mail)

Aston Villa have offered English striker Keinan Davis, 22, a new three-year contract. (Football Insider)

USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 25, is set to make his Manchester City debut in the Carabao Cup third round next week. (Manchester Evening News)