Burnley's Premier League rivals 'in position' to sign Lionel Messi plus gossip from Crystal Palace & Southampton

The new Premier League season is fast approaching - but still Burnley look to do work in the transfer window.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 8:35 am
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Sean Dyche has until October 5 to bolster his squad for the 2020/21 campaign, which begins on September 12.

As always, we’re sharing the latest rumours from around the top-flight – so scroll and click through the pages to see the latest news and gossip from around the web:

Brighton & Hove Albion have made a £16m plus adds-on bid for Almería striker Darwin Nunez but face competition from Southampton. (Diario de Almeria via Sports Witness)

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Arsenal have turned down an approach from Monaco for Emile Smith Rowe. Crystal Palace, Fulham and Leeds are also keen. (Daily Mail)
Newcastle United are interested in signing Arsenal defender Rob Holding on loan, but face competition from Leeds United. (Daily Mail)
Dimitris Giannoulis’ future at PAOK FC could be decided in the coming days amid interest from Steve Bruce’s Magpies. (Sportime via Sports Witness)
Leeds United have agreed a club-record £26m deal with Valencia striker Rodrigo, who will undergo his medical on Wednesday. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea are set to complete the signing of free agent defender Malang Sarr following his release from Nice on a five-year contract. (@FabrizioRomano)
Crystal Palace have agreed a fee which could rise to £20m for QPR forward Eberechi Eze. West Ham and Newcastle were interested. (Sky Sports)
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds have held talks with Freiburg defender Robin Koch, It is expected a firm bid will be lodged this week. (The Athletic)
Sheffield United (12/1) are second favourites behind Leeds United (7/2) to sign Lewis Cook from Bournemouth this summer. (Sky Bet)
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are in position to sign Lionel Messi after he told Barcelona he wants to leave this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)