The transfer rumour mill is working overtime as the new season draws ever closer.
One long-running saga that finally appears to have come to an end is the uncertainty surrounding Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
While the great man himself has yet to confirm the deal, reports suggest Messi has agreed to stay at Barca until 2026.
And with the LaLiga giants struggling financially, the fact the 34-year-old Argentinian’s salary will be slashed in half shows his commitment to the cause.
As Ronald Koeman prepares for 2021-22 with Messi as part of his plans, we turn the spotlight on the players the Dutchman may wave goodbye to before the big kick-off.
Serie A’s most wanted
Euro 2020 did more than just break English hearts — it thrust the spotlight on a number of players currently plying their trade in Serie A.
While Italy were busy maintaining their proud unbeaten run on the way to glory, the likes of Manuel Locatelli caught the eye of a host of clubs.
But it was not just Roberto Mancini’s troops who stood out during a tournament to remember.
And that is why we have picked out a handful of stars from the Italian top flight tipped to be on the move this summer.
The Hundred will bowl you over
The new kid on the block in the world of cricket is the The Hundred.
Swinging into action on Wednesday, a host of the best white-ball stars on the planet have signed up to take part in the tournament featuring both men’s and women’s teams.
And England Test legend James Anderson, who will be part of the BBC’s expert line-up this summer, took time out from preparing for his role to reveal all about the new format creating a buzz among fans and players alike.