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Saturday's La Liga transfer talk news roundup: Matthias Ginter, Hakim Ziyech, Raphael Varane

Saturday's La Liga transfer talk: Ginter, Ziyech, Varane
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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for La Liga on Saturday, August 1.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Saturday, August 1.

Saturday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:

Matthias Ginter pictured after scoring for Germany on November 16, 2019
Chelsea to move for Matthias Ginter?

Matthias Ginter pictured after scoring for Germany on November 16, 2019© Reuters

Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a move for Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back Matthias Ginter.

The Germany international played a key role in the heart of the Monchengladbach defence last season - making 31 top-flight appearances for the Bundesliga outfit.

Chelsea have already been busy in the transfer market with the acquisitions of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, and a recent report claimed that the Blues are nearing a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz.

Now, Kicker reports that Frank Lampard has set his sights on another Germany international, and the Chelsea manager is keen to bring Ginter to Stamford Bridge.

However, even though Ginter's contract with Monchengladbach has just under a year left to run, the report claims that the Bundesliga outfit will still demand a hefty fee for the 26-year-old.

Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are also believed to be monitoring the situation.

Monaco's Benoit Badiashile in action against Lyon in Ligue 1 in February 2019
Real Madrid 'lining up move for the new Raphael Varane'

Monaco's Benoit Badiashile in action against Lyon in Ligue 1 in February 2019© Reuters

Real Madrid are reportedly monitoring the development of Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile.

Given the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez has suggested that the club will not be active during the summer transfer window.

However, according to AS, that has not stopped the La Liga champions from identifying Badiashile as a future signing.

The 19-year-old, who has been dubbed 'the next Raphael Varane', has already made 43 appearances for Monaco in all competitions.

The centre-back is valued in the region of £35m, while the prospect still has four years remaining on his contract.

Nevertheless, Monaco may be willing to cash in on the youngster after failing to qualify for Europe.

More transfer news from La Liga:

Report: Arsenal offered Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho for £9m
Arsenal may reportedly be given the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho in a £9m deal that would see one of their players head the opposite way. Read more.

Arsenal 'willing to trigger Joelson Fernandes release clause'
Arsenal are reportedly willing to activate the release clause of Sporting Lisbon youngster Joelson Fernandes, who is represented by Kia Joorabchian. Read more.

Manchester City to rival Chelsea for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez?
Manchester City are reportedly prepared to rival Chelsea in the race to secure the signature of Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez. Read more.

Bayern Munich chief confirms Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara wants to leave
Thiago Alcantara wants to "try something new" and will be allowed to leave Bayern Munich if his valuation is met, the club's president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reveals. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'not willing to sell Tanguy Ndombele'
Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly not sanction a sale for out-of-favour midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer. Read more.

Chelsea, Manchester City 'keeping tabs on David Alaba'
Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly remain among a number of clubs who are monitoring David Alaba's contract situation at Bayern Munich. Read more.

Everton make bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon?
Everton have reportedly made an approach for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon, who may be allowed to leave the Bernabeu this summer. Read more.

How Barcelona could line up with Willian
Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up with Chelsea attacker Willian. Read more.

Shirt numbers available to Willian at Barcelona
Sports Mole looks at the shirt numbers available for Chelsea attacker Willian at Barcelona. Read more.

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