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Sunday's La Liga transfer talk news roundup: Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi, N'Golo Kante

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for La Liga on Sunday, August 16.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Sunday, August 16.

Sunday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:

Arsenal 'make Philippe Coutinho proposal to Barcelona'

Philippe Coutinho in Bundesliga action for Bayern Munich on February 29, 2020© Reuters

Arsenal have allegedly upped their efforts in the race to sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

With Bayern Munich unwilling to take up their option to keep the Brazilian on a permanent deal, Barcelona have been left to wait for offers from elsewhere.

Given their need to raise funds for new players and to balance the books, the Catalan giants are eager to sell the former Liverpool man.

However, according to reports in Spain, Arsenal have made contact with the La Liga runners-up to propose a loan agreement with the option to buy.

Although agreeing to that compromise would get the 28-year-old off the wage bill, it is suggested that Barcelona officials are not prepared to accept such a bid at this time.

Coutinho netted a double on Friday evening as Bayern thrashed his parent club by an 8-2 scoreline in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Partizan confirm Filip Stevanovic talks with Manchester United

Partizan Belgrade's Filip Stevanovic pictured in November 2019© Reuters

Partizan vice president Vladimir Vuletic has confirmed that his club are in talks with Manchester United over teenage attacker Filip Stevanovic.

A report on Friday claimed that United had agreed a €12m (£10.8m) deal for the 17-year-old, who scored nine times and registered three assists in 35 appearances at club level during the 2019-20 campaign.

When questioned on the speculation, Vuletic told Buta Sport: "The negotiations are ongoing."

Stevanovic, who appeared twice against United in the group stages of this season's Europa League, has previously been linked with Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

The teenager would reportedly spend another 12 months on loan with Partizan before officially arriving next summer if the proposed deal were to go through.

Stevanovic has scored nine times and contributed four assists in 42 outings for his Serbian club.

More transfer news from La Liga:

Manchester City 'in pole position to sign Lionel Messi'
Manchester City feel that they are 'in pole position' to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona, according to a report. Read more.

Inter Milan 'want to sign N'Golo Kante this summer'
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante emerges as a summer transfer target for Inter Milan, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United 'in pole position for Benoit Badiashile'
Manchester United lead the race to sign Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile, according to a report. Read more.

Barcelona 'could delay Quique Setien sacking'
Barcelona could wait until next week before announcing the departure of Quique Setien, according to a report. Read more.

Atletico Madrid demanding £110m for Chelsea target Jan Oblak?
A report claims that Atletico Madrid are not budging on their £110m asking price for Chelsea target Jan Oblak. Read more.

Manchester United 'preparing to revive Saul Niguez interest'
Manchester United prepare to revive their interest in Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, according to a report. Read more.


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