Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Friday, August 14.
Friday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:
Philippe Coutinho has raised speculation that he could be set to join Arsenal this summer by following a number of the club's players on Twitter.
The Brazilian midfielder is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona but is available for transfer this summer after Bayern decided against triggering their option to buy.
Barcelona deem Coutinho surplus to requirements and need to trim their wage bill in the wake of coronavirus too, leading to speculation that the former Liverpool playmaker could be on course to return to the Premier League.
Arsenal are leading the race for his signature - most likely initially on loan - and keen-eyed fans have seemingly spotted a clue to his transfer plans in his social media activity.
The 28-year-old has reportedly recently followed Arsenal players Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, David Luiz, Gabriel Martinelli and Cedric Soares.
Philippe Coutinho just started following Cédric Soares, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Gabriel Martinelli👀 pic.twitter.com/s4yF4RWBhD— 𝓼𝓱𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓼𝓼 𝓯𝓬🎗🇱🇧 (@AFCMo__) August 13, 2020
Recent reports have claimed that Coutinho has put talks over his future on hold until after his involvement in the Champions League, where his loan side Bayern face his parent club Barcelona in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Arsenal are reportedly on the brink of confirming the signing of former Chelsea winger Willian.
Having formally announced his departure from Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, the 32-year-old is now free to sign for a new club.
Despite the rivalry between the two London outfits, there is every expectancy that the Brazilian will soon link up with Mikel Arteta's first-team squad.
According to Sky Sports News, the Gunners hope to be in a position to officially unveil Willian within the next 48 hours.
The player has always favoured remaining in England's capital on a three-year contract, two demands which were quickly met by Arsenal officials.
More transfer news from Premier League:
Liverpool 'open talks with Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara'
Liverpool reportedly make formal contact with Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara over a possible summer switch to Anfield. Read more.
Manchester United 'to rival Chelsea for £80m Ben Chilwell'
Manchester United are reportedly ready to rival Chelsea for the signature of Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell, whom the Foxes value at £80m. Read more.
Chelsea 'ahead of Arsenal in Sergio Reguilon race'
Chelsea are reportedly ahead of Arsenal in the race to secure a deal for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon. Read more.
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak refuses to rule out Chelsea move
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, an alleged target of Chelsea, suggests that he will take time to consider his future at the end of the season. Read more.
Bayer Leverkusen chief: 'Kai Havertz can only leave under certain conditions'
Sporting director Rudi Voller suggests that Kai Havertz can only leave Bayer Leverkusen if "certain conditions" are met by Chelsea or another interested club. Read more.
Manchester United, Spurs given chance to revive Paulo Dybala interest?
Juventus are reportedly ready to consider parting ways with Paulo Dybala, who has previously interested Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Read more.
Chelsea 'still £20m short of Kai Havertz valuation'
Chelsea are reportedly still £20m short of Bayer Leverkusen's asking price for Kai Havertz, with the German club demanding £90m but Chelsea hoping for a £70m deal. Read more.
Andros Townsend claims Gareth Bale wants Tottenham Hotspur return
Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend claims that his ex-teammate Gareth Bale wants to return to the club from Real Madrid. Read more.
Borussia Dortmund 'pressuring Jadon Sancho to rule out Manchester United move'
Borussia Dortmund are reportedly putting pressure on Jadon Sancho to publicly commit his immediate future to the club amid speculation of a move to Manchester United. Read more.
Manchester United 'put other transfer talks on hold to revive Sancho deal'
Manchester United reportedly put all of their other transfer business on hold as they focus their full attention on reviving a deal for Jadon Sancho this summer. Read more.
Manchester United 'enquire about Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior'
Manchester United are reportedly the latest club to enquire about the availability of Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior as they consider alternatives to Jadon Sancho. Read more.
Chelsea, Manchester City to rival Arsenal for Joelson Fernandes?
Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly join Premier League rivals Arsenal in the race to sign 17-year-old Sporting Lisbon winger Joelson Fernandes. Read more.
Manchester United 'demand £20m for Chris Smalling'
Manchester United reportedly have little intention of parting ways with Chris Smalling for less than their £20m valuation. Read more.
Real Madrid, Barcelona to rival Manchester United for Jadon Sancho next year?
Manchester United could reportedly face competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona if they fail to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho this summer. Read more.
Juventus to rival Arsenal for Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey?
Juventus are reportedly prepared to rival Arsenal in the race to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. Read more.
Newly-promoted trio Leeds, West Brom and Fulham 'join race to sign Ryan Fraser'
Newly-promoted trio Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham all reportedly join the race to sign free agent Ryan Fraser. Read more.
Liverpool 'not interested in Brazilian starlet Talles Magno'
Contrary to recent reports from Brazil, Liverpool are allegedly not interested in signing Vasco da Gama starlet Talles Magno, who has been dubbed 'the next Neymar'. Read more.
Napoli 'close in on Gabriel Magalhaes to pave way for Kalidou Koulibaly exit'
Napoli reportedly beat Manchester United and Arsenal to the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes in a deal which could pave the way for Kalidou Koulibaly to leave the club. Read more.
Arsenal, Manchester City 'handed boost in Houssem Aouar pursuit'
Lyon sporting director Juninho admits that Houssem Aouar could leave the club this summer amid reported interest from Arsenal, Manchester City and Juventus. Read more.
New Arsenal signing Willian claims Gunners "deserve to shine again"
The Brazilian signed a three-year deal with the Gunners. Read more.
Man United transfer news: Van de Beek back on radar, Dembele valued at £81m, Pogba open to stay
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Juventus 'want Paul Pogba and could offer Paulo Dybala in deal'
Juventus consider offering Paulo Dybala to Manchester United as part of a bid for Paul Pogba, according to a report. Read more.
Paris Saint-Germain chief: 'We will never sell Neymar or Kylian Mbappe'
French champions Paris Saint-Germain "are never going to sell" forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, according to club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Read more.
Arsenal complete signing of Willian on three-year deal
The Brazilian was a free agent after leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Read more.
Donny van de Beek responds to transfer speculation amid Manchester United talk
Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, who continues to be linked with Manchester United, admits that he is unsure whether he will be on the move this summer. Read more.
Celtic sign striker Albian Ajeti from West Ham United
The Swiss has reportedly cost the Hoops £5million. Read more.
Borussia Dortmund delighted over Jadon Sancho stay
The England winger was linked with a move to Old Trafford. Read more.
Chelsea transfer news: Blow in Alaba race, Palmieri bids invited, Bakayoko asking price lowered
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Liverpool transfer news: Sarr hints at switch, competition for Thiago, Wijnaldum's future in doubt
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Shirt numbers available to Philippe Coutinho at Arsenal
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Paris Saint-Germain 'interested in signing Odion Ighalo'
On-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo emerges as a target for Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report. Read more.