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Saturday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Shkodran Mustafi, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Saturday, August 22.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Saturday, August 22.

Saturday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Arsenal 'to offload four defenders if they sign Gabriel Magalhaes'

Lille's Gabriel in action in January 2020© Reuters

Arsenal could reportedly look to offload up to four defenders if they secure a deal for Lille's Gabriel Magahlaes.

The Brazilian centre-back has been linked with a host of top European sides over the past few months, but Arsenal appear to be inching closer towards a £27m deal with Lille for Gabriel.

Recent reports have suggested that Manchester United are making a late charge to land the 22-year-old, although Arsenal are understood to be leading the race for Gabriel's signature regardless.

However, the Gunners will have to find a way to balance the books in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and according to The Times, Mikel Arteta is open to parting ways with a number of defenders this summer.

The report claims that English duo Rob Holding and Calum Chambers are two players who could be heading for the Emirates exit door, while Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi are both facing uncertain futures in North London.

Arsenal could supposedly look to sell players further up the pitch as well, with midfielder Matteo Guendouzi expected to depart following a troublesome couple of months.



Napoli to move for Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi?

Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi celebrates scoring their first goal against Vitoria on November 6, 2019© Reuters

Napoli have reportedly identified Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi as a potential transfer target.

With Kalidou Koulibaly being tipped to leave Stadio San Paolo this summer, Napoli are in need of a replacement for their star player at the back.

Although Gabriel Magalhaes has been heavily linked with a switch to Naples, it appears that the Brazilian will ultimately link up with Arsenal.

However, journalist Ciro Venerato suggests that Gennaro Gattuso views Mustafi as an ideal alternative if they lose out for the Lille man.

Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, Venerato said: "Until September 5, the French want to wait for the Azzurri, the price of the card is around €25m (£22.5m), everything could jump if the boy accepts another team.

"If Gabriel fades? At that point Napoli will turn to a plan B, in addition to Sokratis [Papastathopoulos], there is also talk of Mustafi, also coming out of Arsenal.

"Another name, an old scouting obsession would be [Jean-Clair] Todibo of Barcelona."

Arsenal and Barcelona are both open to offers for Sokratis and Todibo, likely for a lower fee than Mustafi.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Chelsea 'close to agreeing Ben Chilwell deal'
Chelsea are reportedly confident of wrapping up a deal for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell as early as next week. Read more.

Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain 'also make late bid for Gabriel Magalhaes'
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain allegedly make a late approach to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, who has been heavily linked with Arsenal. Read more.

Leeds United to beat Tottenham Hotspur to Robin Koch?
Leeds United are reportedly determined to edge out Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Freiburg defender Robin Koch. Read more.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claims Arsenal have not offered him a new deal
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals that the Gunners are yet to offer him a new contract ahead of the new season. Read more.

Manchester United lining up Aaron Ramsey bid?
Manchester United could move for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Thiago Silva 'wants to join Chelsea this summer'
Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva is keen on a move to Chelsea ahead of the 2020-21 season, according to a report. Read more.

Arsenal, Manchester United 'both interested in James Rodriguez'
Arsenal and Manchester United are both reportedly interested in Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez. Read more.

Manchester City defender John Stones added to Barcelona shortlist?
Barcelona will reportedly contemplate an approach for Manchester City defender John Stones if they sell Gerard Pique this summer. Read more.

Chelsea 'learn asking price for Sergio Reguilon'
Chelsea could reportedly sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon for £22.4m this summer. Read more.

Moussa Dembele 'not ruling out Manchester United move'
Lyon forward Moussa Dembele is open to joining Manchester United this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Liverpool 'have dressing room concerns over Thiago Alcantara deal'
Liverpool reportedly have concerns that the arrival of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara could impact the togetherness in the dressing room. Read more.

Chris Smalling 'pushing for Manchester United exit'
Defender Chris Smalling is reportedly pushing to secure an exit from Manchester United this summer, despite the club's £20m valuation. Read more.

Bayer Leverkusen join race for Tottenham Hotspur's Serge Aurier?
Bayer Leverkusen are ready to do battle with AC Milan for the signature of Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier, according to a report. Read more.

Paris Saint-Germain considering bid for Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot?
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly contemplating whether to launch a bid for out-of-favour Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot. Read more.

Arsenal 'still lead Gabriel Magalhaes race despite growing interest'
Arsenal are still at the head of the queue for Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, according to Fabrizio Romano. Read more.

Inter Milan 'determined to sign Lionel Messi'
Inter Milan are determined to sign Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi, according to a report. Read more.

Wolverhampton Wanderers to rival Tottenham Hotspur for Ainsley Maitland-Niles?
Wolverhampton Wanderers could battle Tottenham Hotspur for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Leeds United showing interest in Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno?
Leeds United are reportedly in the running to sign Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno ahead of their return to the Premier League. Read more.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard: 'Ryan Kent is not for sale'
Ryan Kent joined the Gers from Liverpool last summer in a £7million deal. Read more.

Matty Longstaff signs new two-year Newcastle deal
The 20-year-old had been linked with Udinese, Leeds and Brighton. Read more.

Manchester City 'ready to beat Barcelona to Lautaro Martinez'
Manchester City are reportedly ready to meet the release clause of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, providing that they can make player sales this summer. Read more.

Matty Longstaff 'close to penning Newcastle contract'
The youngster scored the winner against Manchester United on his Premier League debut. Read more.

Alfie McCalmont pens contract extension at Leeds United until 2024
The 20-year-old is contracted to Elland Road until the summer of 2024. Read more.

Lewis Dunk signs new five-year deal with Brighton & Hove Albion
The 28-year-old England defender had been linked with a move away from the AMEX Stadium this summer. Read more.

Chelsea talks for Thiago Silva 'now advanced'
Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks with veteran centre-back Thiago Silva, who will depart Paris Saint-Germain after Sunday's Champions League final. Read more.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell pens contract extension with Burnley
The 23-year-old is still awaiting his Clarets debut. Read more.

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