Rumours: Will Burnley fans get the chance to see Lionel Messi in the Premier League next season?

With Burnley close to confirming a sixth-successive season in the Premier League, will Clarets fans get the chance to see arguably the best player of all time next term?
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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is out of contract at Barcelona, and available on a free transfer, with Manchester City again linked with the Argentina forward - although PSG are confident of landing the 33-year-old.

But Barcelona's former vice-president Jordi Mestre says Messi "will continue" at Camp Nou. (Sin Concesiones, via Talksport)

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Another Argentine out of contract is Sergio Aguero at Manchester City, and this morning he has been linked with Inter Milan. (Caciomercato)

One playyer who played at Turf Moor in March, in the 1-1 draw with Burnley was Real Madrid's Norway international midfielder Martin Odegaard,on loan with the Gunners.

However, Real reportedly have no interest in selling the 22-year-old. (AS)

Arsenal are still to speak with Brazil international centre back David Luiz, 34, over a new contract. (Evening Standard)

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And still at the Emirates, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is believed to be ready to back a potential takeover bid, alongside Spotify chief Daniel Ek and three former players, Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp. (BeIN Sports, via Mirror)

However, Arsenal owners Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke "are not selling any stake" in the club.

On Monday night, Burnley face West Ham at Turf Moor, with England forward Jesse Lingard in sparkling form. It is suggested he will look to leave Manchester United at the end of the season when his loan with the Hammers ends. (Eurosport)

Liverpool are understood to be keen on RB Leipzig's 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate for £40m this summer. (Mail)

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But former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is not interested in leaving Leicester to be the next Tottenham manager. (Sky Sports)

Lille and Canada striker Jonathan David, 21, is being linked with Manchester United and Arsenal. (

Tottenham are keeping tabs on Celtic's 22-year-old Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro. (Mail)

Brighton and Netherlands midfielder Davy Propper, 29, is being targeted by former club PSV Eindhoven. (The Argus)