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Monday's La Liga transfer talk news roundup: Ousmane Dembele, Thomas Partey

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for La Liga on Monday, October 5.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Monday, October 5.

Monday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:

Chelsea eye Arsenal target Thomas Partey as Declan Rice alternative?

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey pictured in October 2019© Reuters

Chelsea have reportedly identified Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey as a possible alternative to Declan Rice.

The Blues are understood to be willing to do one more deal in their big-spending summer and regard West Ham United's Rice as their top target.

However, the Hammers are demanding more than £80m for the England international, forcing Chelsea to consider other options.

The Guardian reports that Thomas is one of the names on their shortlist, despite heavy speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners are keen to sign either Thomas or Houssem Aouar before Monday's deadline, but have so far been unable to agree a fee for either midfielder.

Thomas is available for £45m due to a release clause in his contract, making him a cheaper option for Chelsea than Rice.

Manchester United offered cut-price Ousmane Dembele deal?

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele pictured in September 2020© Reuters

Manchester United have reportedly been given the chance to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele for £60m.

The Premier League giants are assessing their options in the transfer market having so far refused to pay Borussia Dortmund's £108m valuation of Jadon Sancho.

While United would be open to signing Dembele on a season-long loan deal, Barcelona would prefer to cash in on the France international.

According to The Mirror, the Catalan giants would be willing to sell Dembele for £60m before Monday's transfer deadline.

The 23-year-old's development at Camp Nou has been hindered due to injuries, a factor which is likely to leave United against meeting Barcelona's demands.

Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani are also being heavily linked with a transfer to Old Trafford.

More transfer news from La Liga:

Ronald Koeman refuses to rule out Ousmane Dembele Man Utd move
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman refuses to rule out the possibility of Ousmane Dembele leaving the club this summer amid speculation linking him with Manchester United. Read more.

Juan Foyth signs new Spurs deal, moves to Villarreal on loan
Juan Foyth's new contract runs 2023. Read more.

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