Trending: Lionel Messi agrees new Barca deal, Rooney in Everton talks
Wednesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending...
BARCELONA: Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi has agreed a three-year contract extension, committing his future to the club until 2021.
- Pep Guardiola thinks Barcelona will remain "almost unbeatable" while they still have Messi, but says patience will be required when the Argentine star eventually hangs up his boots.
- A Spanish judge has denied former Barcelona club president Sandro Rosell the right to bail while he awaits trial on charges of money laundering.
- Olivier Giroud is close to leaving Arsenal for Everton, according to one of the Premier League club's scouts.
- Everton should be looking forward, not back, as they consider a move for Rooney, Iain Macintosh writes.
- Everton's spending this summer is giving supporters optimism ahead of the new season, Luke O'Farrell writes.
MAN UNITED: Antoine Griezmann has left the door open for a move to Manchester United next summer despite signing a new contract with Atletico Madrid, in an interview with FourFourTwo.
- Alvaro Morata would be just the latest Jose Mourinho player fuelled by rejection, John Brewin writes.
ARSENAL: Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has confirmed that he will return to the club to take up a coaching role.
- Arsenal are on the verge of signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for a club-record fee.
- WATCH: Gab Marcotti says Lacazette fits into Wenger's plans.
- Arsenal must start planning for life without Santi Cazorla, James McNicholas writes.
BESIKTAS: Besiktas have confirmed the signing of former Real Madrid defender Pepe.
BAYERN MUNICH: Tianjin Quanjian midfielder Axel Witsel has said Carlo Ancelotti was keen to sign him for Bayern this summer.
- Renato Sanches should be given another year to achieve a breakthrough at Bayern Munich, according to club president Uli Hoeness.
- Former Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld expects Jurgen Klopp to return to Germany and take the reins at the Allianz Arena after winning Liverpool's first Premier League title.
GERMANY: General manager Oliver Bierhoff has warned that Germany cannot "just sit back" after their recent successes, telling Die Welt that other nations are "at least catching up" in the younger age categories.
- Germany coach Joachim Low has handed fresh hope to players such as Marco Reus, Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan, who all were unable to take part in the Confederations Cup due to injury.
MAN CITY: City want to offload all their senior players who spent last season away from the Etihad Stadium rather than loan them out again, sources have told ESPN FC.
- Pep Guardiola says he does not need to win a trophy in his second season at Manchester City, even if he considers his first campaign to have been a "disaster."
- Guardiola says it could take a decade for Manchester City to catch up with Europe's biggest clubs.
- Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has joined Swansea City on a season-long loan deal. Abraham, who has also signed a five-year contract extension at Chelsea, had also been wanted on a loan basis by newly promoted Newcastle United.
AC MILAN: AC Milan general manager Marco Fassone has said it will just be a matter of days before Gianluigi Donnarumma commits to a new contract for the Serie A club.
- Vincenzo Montella says anything less than qualifying for the Champions League next season would be a failure as AC Milan began preseason training on Wednesday.
LA LIGA: Real Madrid and Barcelona target Dani Ceballos has reacted to fevered speculation over his future, with the young Real Betis midfielder saying it will be two weeks before he decides his future.
REAL MADRID: Freiburg have confirmed the signing of Philipp Lienhart from Real Madrid, with sporting director Klemens Hartenbach saying they had been attracted by the defender's potential to develop into a top player.
LEICESTER: Sevilla's Vicente Iborra says he could not turn down the chance to play in the Premier League and added that Leicester City is the right club for him.
PSG: Paris Saint-Germain youth academy graduate Odsonne Edouard has been handed a four-month suspended prison sentence and fines for his role in an air-gun incident while on loan at Toulouse back in February.
- Jefferson Savarino scored two of Real Salt Lake's five unanswered goals in a 6-2 victory over the LA Galaxy on Tuesday night.
- Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he is open to a move to Major League Soccer should the opportunity present itself.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Linfield have confirmed that Celtic will not take up their away ticket allocation for their Champions League qualifier at Windsor Park, which has been rescheduled to avoid security concerns.
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