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Friday's La Liga transfer talk news roundup: Thomas Partey, Nelson Semedo, Lucas Torreira

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for La Liga on Friday, September 25.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Friday, September 25.

Friday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:

Barcelona leading Bayern Munich in race for Sergino Dest?

Sergino Dest in action for Ajax in February 2020© Reuters

Barcelona have reportedly upped their efforts to sign Ajax defender Sergino Dest.

The Catalan giants are in the market for a new right-back after allowing Nelson Semedo to link up with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

While they hold an interest in Norwich City's Max Aarons, the La Liga outfit are said to be prioritising an approach for United States international Dest.

According to Marca, Barcelona want to capitalise on the 19-year-old preferring to make the switch to Camp Nou over Bayern Munich.

Barcelona are allegedly prepared to shell out a fee which could reach £22.5m when add-ons are taken into account.

With Dest having less than two years left on his contract, Ajax have taken the decision to cash in on the youngster.

Arsenal 'handed encouragement in Thomas Partey pursuit'

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey pictured in March 2020© Reuters

Arsenal's hopes of signing Thomas Partey this summer have reportedly been handed a boost with Atletico Madrid closing in on the signature of Lucas Torreira.

The Spanish outfit are unwilling to consider Torreira as part of a swap deal for Thomas, who is still thought to be one of Arsenal's top transfer targets in the current window.

However, Atletico are interested in completing a separate deal for Torreira, which Sky Sports News claims could pave the way for Thomas to move in the opposite direction.

Arsenal are hoping to get £22m for the Uruguayan midfielder, which they would then look to reinvest in bringing Thomas to the Emirates Stadium.

Atletico are holding out for the Ghanaian's full £45m release clause, while the signing of Torreira would provide an immediate replacement in the middle of the park.

In addition to the Thomas, Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Lyon's Houssem Aouar this summer.

More transfer news from La Liga:

Samuel Umtiti pictured ahead of Barcelona's La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano in March 2019
Manchester United 'considering late move for Samuel Umtiti'

Manchester United could sign Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti before the end of the summer window, according to a report. Read more.

Luis Suarez pictured for Barcelona in August 2020
Luis Suarez 'had anti-Manchester United clause in Barcelona contract'

Luis Suarez allegedly had a clause in his Barcelona contract which prevented him from leaving for Manchester United. Read more.

Arsenal to consider approach for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho?
Arsenal are reportedly prepared to consider an approach for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho if they miss out on Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar. Read more.

Arsenal 'willing to sell Alexandre Lacazette for Houssem Aouar funds'
Arsenal are reportedly prepared to sell Alexandre Lacazette if it boosts their chances of signing Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar. Read more.

Jurgen Klopp 'was convinced Liverpool would sign Ousmane Dembele'
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was reportedly "convinced" that his club would sign Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele this summer. Read more.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he considered Arsenal exit
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits that he considered leaving the club for Barcelona or Inter Milan before ultimately signing a new contract. Read more.

Liverpool, Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe 'could be available for £91m next summer'
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe, who is being strongly linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid, could reportedly be available for £91m next summer. Read more.

Atletico Madrid 'confident of securing deal for Lucas Torreira'
Atletico Madrid are expecting to sign Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira on loan, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester City 'deny bid for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez'
Manchester City reportedly deny that they have made an approach for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez during the current transfer window. Read more.

Atletico president claims Manchester City launched £78m Jose Gimenez bid
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo claims that Manchester City made a £78m bid for Jose Gimenez this summer. Read more.

Leeds confirm signing of Spain defender Diego Llorente
The 27-year-old arrives from Real Sociedad on a four-year-deal. Read more.

West Brom 'close to signing Filip Krovinovic from Benfica'
Filip Krovinovic has been a priority signing for West Brom boss Slaven Bilic. Read more.

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