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Thursday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Thiago Alcantara, Kai Havertz, Jan Oblak

Thursday's Premier League transfer talk: Alcantara, Havertz, Oblak
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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Thursday, July 16.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Thursday, July 16.

Thursday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:

Paul Pogba 'close to new five-year Manchester United deal'

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba pictured in December 2019© Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly close to extending Paul Pogba's contract until the end of the 2024-25 campaign.

Since revealing more than a year ago that he wished to take on a new challenge, Pogba has been frequently linked with a switch to Real Madrid or Juventus.

However, since fully recovering from injury during the enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Cup winner has impressed alongside Bruno Fernandes.

With United seemingly having a more promising future with the pair present in the starting lineup, The Sun claims that Pogba has performed a U-turn.

The report says that the Frenchman is on the brink of penning a five-year deal, tying him to United until after his 32nd birthday.

The Premier League giants allegedly hope to announce the agreement at the end of the season.

Divock Origi set for Liverpool stay?

Divock Origi celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Everton in the Premier League on December 4, 2019.© Reuters

Liverpool forward Divock Origi reportedly has little intention of departing Anfield during the next transfer window.

While the versatile attacker made pivotal contributions during Liverpool's Champions-League-winning campaign, the Belgium international has remained as backup to Jurgen Klopp's front three.

Origi has made just seven starts and 26 substitute outings in the Premier League and Europe this season, contributing three goals and one assist.

However, despite his bit-part role, Het Laatste Nieuws says that the 25-year-old is happy with life at his current club.

At a time when he still has four years left on his contract, the report says that Origi is not actively seeking "an adventure" at another club.

More transfer news from Premier League:

Borussia Dortmund 'expecting £109m bid from Manchester United for Jadon Sancho'
Borussia Dortmund are reportedly expecting Manchester United to pay £109m for winger Jadon Sancho during the next transfer window. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur learn asking price for Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson?
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly discover the asking price of Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson ahead of the summer transfer window. Read more.

Manchester City 'quoted cut-price deal for Kalidou Koulibaly'
Manchester City are reportedly told that Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly could be available for £65m this summer. Read more.

Mikel Arteta has "big concerns" over Arsenal's transfer funds
The Gunners claimed a 2-1 win against new champions Liverpool on Wednesday. Read more.

Ralph Hasenhuttl fears star players could leave this summer
Ryan Bertrand and Danny Ings have impressed this season. Read more.

Manchester United 'close to beating Liverpool for Thiago Alcantara'
Manchester United allegedly put themselves in a position to edge out Liverpool in the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur planning move for Middlesbrough youngster Djed Spence?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly planning to make an approach for Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence during the next transfer window. Read more.

Bayern Munich 'pull out of Kai Havertz race'
Bayern Munich are reportedly prepared to end their interest in signing Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz, who is a target for Chelsea. Read more.

Manchester City open to re-signing Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz?
Manchester City are reportedly contemplating whether to exercise their option to re-sign Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz during the summer transfer window. Read more.

Atletico Madrid 'do not want Kepa Arrizabalaga in Jan Oblak deal'
Atletico Madrid reportedly have no interest in signing Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in part-exchange for Jan Oblak. Read more.

Bayern Munich 'want Liverpool to double Thiago Alcantara bid'
Bayern Munich and Liverpool are some way apart in their valuations of Thiago Alcantara, according to a report. Read more.

Arsenal 'cannot afford to sign Philippe Coutinho'
Arsenal will not be able to afford to sign Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Diego Simeone responds to Chelsea's alleged Jan Oblak interest
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is "not surprised" that Chelsea allegedly want to sign Jan Oblak this summer. Read more.

Jadon Sancho's Manchester United move 'hinges on Champions League qualification'
Manchester United must qualify for next season's Champions League in order to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Alexis Sanchez 'refusing to take pay cut as part of Manchester United exit'
Alexis Sanchez is not prepared to take a pay cut in order to secure a move away from Manchester United this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Brighton & Hove Albion sign 15-year-old Zak Emmerson from Oldham Athletic
The forward became the second-youngest player in EFL history last season. Read more.

Kilmarnock sign Zeno Rossi on loan from Bournemouth
The Bournemouth defender will spend the 2020-21 campaign at Rugby Park. Read more.

Ralph Hasenhuttl coy on potential Kyle Walker-Peters, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg swap
Tottenham's Kyle Walker-Peters has impressed during a loan stint at Southampton. Read more.

Real Madrid value Arsenal target Dani Ceballos at £23m?
Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to accept offers of £23m for Dani Ceballos, who has spent this campaign on loan at Arsenal. Read more.

Chelsea 'readying £62m Kai Havertz bid'
Chelsea are reportedly preparing to make a £62m approach for Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz. Read more.

Manchester United 'submit proposal for Sochaux wonderkid'
Manchester United reportedly make contact with Sochaux regarding a potential deal for teenager Willy Kambwala. Read more.

Arsenal to miss out on Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey?
Atletico Madrid are reportedly prepared to double the wages of Thomas Partey, who is said to be a long-term transfer target of Arsenal. Read more.

Jude Bellingham 'agrees £22.5m Borussia Dortmund deal'
Borussia Dortmund win the race to sign Birmingham City teenager Jude Bellingham in a £22.5m deal, according to a report. Read more.

Arsenal leading the race for Marc Roca?
Arsenal are at the head of the queue to sign sign Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'wants to strengthen in three positions this summer'
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly wants to sign a right-sided forward, a centre-forward and a centre-back this summer. Read more.

Manchester United 'ready to sell six first-team players this summer'
Manchester United could sell as many as six first-team players this summer to generate transfer funds, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United, Manchester City to battle for Mikel Oyarzabal?
Manchester United and Manchester City are both interested in signing Real Sociedad attacker Mikel Oyarzabal, according to a report. Read more.


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