Transfer rumours – Man City prepare eye-watering £250m Messi bid, Liverpool hopeful on Tello, Man United offered Rami

Can you imagine Lionel Messi in the Premier League? Photo: PA

Reports in Spain claim Man City are preparing an astonishing £250m bid for Lionel Messi, which would more than double the world record fee Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale (Manchester Evening News)

Man United can snap up Valencia centre back Adil Rami after his £10m transfer to AC Milan fell through (Daily Mail)

Spurs midfielder Paulinho is a target for Serie A side Roma, who want to loan him next season with a view to a permanent transfer (Metro)

Cristian Tello's proposed move to Liverpool will rest on whether Barcelona are successful in getting their transfer ban lifted (Mirror)

And finally, Man United will make another move for Cesc Fabregas after learning he could be allowed to leave in the summer (Metro)