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Saturday's La Liga transfer talk news roundup: Facundo Pellistri, Marcos Alonso, Martin Odegaard

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for La Liga on Saturday, January 23.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Saturday, January 23.

Saturday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:


Agent: 'Facundo Pellistri set to join La Liga club on loan'

General view of Manchester United's Old Trafford taken August 2018© Reuters

Manchester United attacker Facundo Pellistri is likely to join a La Liga club on loan for the remainder of the season, according to the Uruguayan's agent Edgardo Lasalvia.

The 19-year-old is yet to make his first-team debut for the Red Devils since arriving from Penarol in October but has been involved on eight occasions for the club's Under-23s and Under-21s, scoring three times.

A recent report claimed that United were open to the idea of the summer arrival leaving on loan in order to continue his development away from the club.

Lasalvia, who represents Pellistri, has told Fichajes that the teenager is expected to spend the second half of the 2020-21 campaign in Spain.

The agent did not mention which club are at the head of the queue, but English journalist Jonathan Shrager posted on his official Twitter account on Friday afternoon that Celta Vigo were the favourites.

Pellistri, who has been training with United's first team this season, scored twice and registered four assists in 37 appearances for Penarol before moving to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.



Barcelona end interest in Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso?

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso pictured in November 2020© Reuters

Barcelona are reportedly unlikely to pursue a deal for Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso before the end of January.

Alonso has been frozen out by Blues manager Frank Lampard since September, leaving the Spaniard available for transfer at the midway point of the campaign.

According to Sempremilan, the left-back has allegedly emerged as a potential option for Barcelona, who are keen to offload Junior Firpo in the coming days.

However, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano says that AC Milan, the frontrunners for Firpo, have ended their interest in the player.

That has seemingly left Chelsea needing to find another interested club, although they may have to pay a significant portion of Alonso's wage to attract a bid for the 30-year-old.


More transfer news from La Liga:

Paul Pogba 'puts decision about Manchester United future on hold'
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is happy to wait until the summer before discussing his future with the Premier League leaders, according to a report. Read more.

Arsenal 'handed huge boost in Martin Odegaard pursuit'
Arsenal receive a boost in their reported attempts to sign Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid as Real Sociedad reveal their stance. Read more.

Report: Arsenal, Liverpool pushing to sign Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior is a reported target for Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as French champions Paris Saint-Germain. Read more.

Liverpool 'will prioritise Virgil van Dijk deal over Mohamed Salah'
Liverpool want to sign Virgil van Dijk to a new long-term contract before addressing the future of Mohamed Salah, according to a report. Read more.

Arsenal to win race for Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard?
Arsenal reportedly emerge as the favourites to secure a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard before the end of January. Read more.

Raphael Varane 'wants to leave Real Madrid'
Defender Raphael Varane is reportedly open to leaving Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. Read more.

Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers quoted £17.7m for Willian Jose
Real Sociedad reportedly want £17.7m for Wolverhampton Wanderers target Raul Jimenez. Read more.

Kylian Mbappe confirms talks over new Paris Saint-Germain contract
Kylian Mbappe reveals that he is in talks over a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain but is yet to make a decision on his future. Read more.

Willian Jose joins Wolves on loan from Real Sociedad
Wolves have the option to make the deal permanent this summer. Read more.

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