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Sunday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Robin Koch, Lionel Messi, Donny van de Beek

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Sunday, August 30.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Sunday, August 30.

Sunday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:

Robin Koch 'agrees personal terms with Leeds United'

Freiburg defender Robin Koch pictured ahead of the 2019-20 Bundesliga campaign© Reuters

Leeds United have reportedly edged a step closer to winning the race to sign Freiburg defender Robin Koch.

Despite having signed Rodrigo Moreno from Valencia for a club-record fee, head coach Marcelo Bielsa is keen to make more high-profile additions before the beginning of the new Premier League campaign.

Having missed out on former loanee Ben White, attention has seemingly turned to centre-back Koch, who has less than a year remaining on his contract at Freiburg.

According to Football Insider, Leeds have agreed personal terms with the 24-year-old ahead of a potential switch to Elland Road.

The report adds that the Yorkshire outfit are hopeful over being able to sign the former Germany Under-21 international for £12m.

Koch made 32 appearances in the Bundesliga during the most recent campaign.

Chelsea 'in talks over £50m Gianluigi Donnarumma deal'

AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma pictured in July 2020© Reuters

Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with AC Milan over a potential deal for goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer.

The Blues have already been one of the most active clubs in the transfer market ahead of the 2020-21 season but are still eyeing further additions, with a new keeper now one of Frank Lampard's top priorities.

Kepa Arrizabalaga was heavily criticised last season and ended the campaign with the worst save percentage in the Premier League, prompting Lampard to consider replacements for the world's most expensive keeper.

Football Insider reports that Chelsea have now opened talks with Milan over a deal for Donnarumma, who has just one year remaining on his current contract at San Siro.

However, Milan are still holding out for a £50m offer for the 21-year-old, who has already made more than 200 first-team appearances for the club having broken into the senior set-up at the age of just 16.

Chelsea have also been linked with Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, but have been put off by the Ligue 1 outfit's £45m asking price.

More transfer news from Premier League:

Sadio Mane in action for Liverpool on June 21, 2020
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Chelsea 'to sell N'Golo Kante for Declan Rice funds'
Chelsea are reportedly open to selling £60m-rated World Cup winner N'Golo Kante in order to raise funds to sign Declan Rice from West Ham United this summer. Read more.

Manchester City 'close to securing Lionel Messi signing, new Pep Guardiola deal'
Manchester City are reportedly close to completing a blockbuster double deal which would see Lionel Messi join from Barcelona and Pep Guardiola sign a new contract. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'willing to meet Callum Wilson wage demands'
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly prepared to meet the wage demands of striker Callum Wilson, who will leave Bournemouth this summer. Read more.

Senior Barcelona figures 'expect Lionel Messi to join Manchester City'
Senior figures at Barcelona are reportedly expecting Lionel Messi to secure a switch to Manchester City before the end of the summer transfer window. Read more.

Donny van de Beek 'waiting on Barcelona offer'
Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is waiting to see whether Barcelona make a move for him before deciding his next club, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United 'considering Donny van de Beek move'
The highly-rated midfielder has also been linked with the likes of Barcelona. Read more.

Chelsea to increase Edouard Mendy bid?
Chelsea are reportedly set to increase their bid for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to €20m (£17.8m) after seeing their opening offer rejected by the Ligue 1 side. Read more.

How Liverpool could line up with Thiago Alcantara
Amid speculation linking Thiago Alcantara with a summer move to Liverpool, Sports Mole looks at how the Premier League champions could line up with the midfielder. Read more.

Lionel Messi release clause at Barcelona 'has expired'
The release clause of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, said to be £632m, is reportedly no longer active, boosting Manchester City's hopes of signing the Argentine. Read more.

Aston Villa enquire about reunion with Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham?
Aston Villa reportedly enquire about the availability of Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, who faces more competition for his place at Stamford Bridge. Read more.

Manchester United 'keeping tabs on Donny van de Beek'
Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is firmly on Manchester United's radar ahead of the new campaign, according to a report. Read more.

Leeds complete the signing of Robin Koch from Freiburg
The pair have both signed four-year deals. Read more.

Liverpool 'ready to pay Ismaila Sarr asking price'
Liverpool are reportedly preparing to meet Watford's £40m asking price for winger Ismaila Sarr ahead of the new season. Read more.

Manchester United, Liverpool to battle for RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka?
Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly considering a bid for Red Bull Salzburg's 21-year-old striker Patson Daka, who is valued at around £20m. Read more.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi 'willing to take pay cut at next club'
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi reportedly accepts that he may have to take a wage cut at his next club if he is to secure a move away from the Spanish giants this summer. Read more.

Leicester City 'to beat Manchester United in Fode Ballo-Toure race'
Leicester City are reportedly leading the race to sign Monaco defender Fode Ballo-Toure, who has also been linked with Manchester United. Read more.

Huddersfield Town sign Manchester United's Joel Pereira on loan
The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Hearts. Read more.

Mikel Arteta provides update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future
The striker scored in normal time and in the penalty shoot-out as Arsenal beat Liverpool to win the Community Shield. Read more.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola 'in Barcelona amid Lionel Messi speculation'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly in Barcelona amid speculation regarding a move for Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi. Read more.

Aston Villa 'preparing £10m bid for Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez'
Aston Villa reportedly become the latest club to show an interest in signing Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who may leave the Gunners this summer. Read more.

Lionel Messi 'has wanted Barcelona exit since March'
Wantaway Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi reportedly first signalled a desire to leave the club in March, five months before handing in a formal transfer request. Read more.

Angel Di Maria joins Neymar in wanting Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain?
Argentine compatriot Angel Di Maria reportedly contacts Lionel Messi in a bid to convince the Barcelona forward to join Paris Saint-Germain. Read more.

Newcastle United 'unwilling to meet Ainsley Maitland-Niles asking price'
Newcastle United will not meet Arsenal's £25m asking price for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to a report. Read more.

Newcastle United to beat Leeds United to Rob Holding deal?
Newcastle United are the favourites to sign Arsenal defender Rob Holding on loan this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Leeds United confirm club-record Rodrigo Moreno signing
Leeds United confirm the club-record signing of striker Rodrigo Moreno on a four-year deal from Valencia. Read more.

Everton, Leeds United want Manchester United's Sergio Romero?
Everton are reportedly considering a move for Manchester United's Sergio Romero to provide competition for Jordan Pickford, but could face competition from Leeds United. Read more.

Lionel Messi to boycott Barcelona's first day back?
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi will reportedly boycott the club's first training session back as he attempts to force a move to Manchester City. Read more.

Leeds United 'keeping tabs on Arsenal's Emiliano Martinez'
Leeds United could move for Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Shirt numbers available to Thiago Alcantara at Liverpool
Amid speculation linking Thiago Alcantara with a move to Liverpool, Sports Mole looks at which shirt numbers would be available to the Spain international at Anfield. Read more.

Serge Aurier 'rejects Wolverhampton Wanderers move as part of Matt Doherty deal'
Tottenham Hotspur full-back Serge Aurier reportedly rejects the chance to join Wolverhampton Wanderers as part of the deal taking Matt Doherty in the opposite direction. Read more.

Gareth Southgate pays tribute to Jadon Sancho's 'maturity'
Borussia Dortmund's England international is in demand. Read more.

Inter Milan close to agreeing Aleksandar Kolarov deal?
Inter Milan are reportedly on the brink of announcing the signing of Roma defender Aleksandar Kolarov. Read more.

Tottenham complete £15m Matt Doherty signing from Wolves
The Republic of Ireland international has signed a four-year deal. Read more.

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