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Friday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Thomas Partey, Lucas Torreira, Houssem Aouar

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

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

Friday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


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.



Manchester United 'considering late move for Samuel Umtiti'

Samuel Umtiti pictured ahead of Barcelona's La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano in March 2019© Reuters

Manchester United could reportedly move for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti in the final stages of this summer's transfer window.

Chris Smalling is expected to leave the Red Devils before the October 5 deadline, while Marcos Rojo could also move on, which would leave the 20-time English champions short of experienced options at the back.

A new central defender could therefore arrive at Old Trafford in the coming weeks, and according to France Football, United are weighing up an approach for Umtiti.

The France international has a contract at Camp Nou until the summer of 2023 but could allegedly be allowed to leave for free as the Catalan giants attempt to reduce their wage bill.

The 2018 World Cup winner has made 116 appearances for Barca in all competitions, but a number of injury problems restricted him to just 13 La Liga outings in 2019-20.

Umtiti has not played for his current club since the end of June due to a knee issue.


More transfer news from Premier League:

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Lyon's Houssem Aouar pictured in August 2020
Lyon chief confirms Arsenal talks for Houssem Aouar

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas suggests that Arsenal may struggle to sign Houssem Aouar before the end of the summer transfer window. Read more.

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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.

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Jadon Sancho during Borussia Dortmund training on August 6, 2020
Manchester United 'to make final take-it-or-leave-it Jadon Sancho bid'

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to make a final take-it-or-leave-it bid for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. 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.

Tottenham Hotspur in talks over Haris Seferovic deal?
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly express an interest in signing Benfica forward Haris Seferovic as they look for experienced backup to Harry Kane. Read more.

Leeds United 'eye Ross Barkley as Rodrigo De Paul alternative'
Leeds United consider a loan move for Chelsea attacker Ross Barkley, according to a report. Read more.

Kepa Arrizabalaga to leave Chelsea on loan?
Chelsea are reportedly pushing to find a season-long loan deal for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after completing the signing of Edouard Mendy. Read more.

Alex Telles 'pushing for Manchester United move'
Porto defender Alex Telles is pushing for a move to Manchester United before the end of this summer's transfer window, according to a report. 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.

Declan Rice 'will push for Chelsea move if offer arrives'
Declan Rice will tell West Ham United that he wants to join Chelsea this summer if an offer arrives before the end of the window, according to a report. Read more.

Chelsea confirm signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy
The signing from Rennes will put pressure on Kepa Arrizabalaga. Read more.

Callum Hudson-Odoi 'pushing for Chelsea loan exit'
Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly looking to secure a loan exit away from Chelsea before the end of the summer transfer window. Read more.

Aston Villa interested in Chelsea duo?
Aston Villa reportedly hold an interest in signing Chelsea pair Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek before the end of the summer transfer window. 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.

Liverpool 'end Ismaila Sarr interest due to Diogo Jota move'
Liverpool end their interest in Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr following the arrival of Diogo Jota, according to a report. Read more.

Paris Saint-Germain 'open talks with Chelsea over Tiemoue Bakayoko'
Paris Saint-Germain reportedly make contact with Chelsea as they consider making a formal bid for midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. 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.

Everton eye Manchester United's Sergio Romero as Jordan Pickford competition?
Everton reportedly up their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero as they bid to find more competition for Jordan Pickford. 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.

Paris Saint-Germain ready to pull out of talks for Spurs midfielder Dele Alli?
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly prepared to end their interest in agreeing a loan deal for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli. 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.

Monaco join race for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli?
Monaco are reportedly contemplating whether to make a formal loan approach for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli. Read more.

Paris Saint-Germain 'interested in signing Antonio Rudiger'
Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Liverpool, Leeds 'battling to sign Motherwell teen Sam Campbell'
Defender Campbell could move to the Premier League from Scotland. Read more.

Dale Stephens completes Burnley switch from Brighton
The midfielder is the Clarets' second signing. Read more.

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