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Thursday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Alex Telles, Houssem Aouar, Chris Smalling

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Thursday, September 24.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Thursday, September 24.

Thursday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Manchester United 'will have to pay £25m for Alex Telles'

Porto's Alex Telles in action against Benfica in August 2020© Reuters

Manchester United will reportedly have to come up with an offer of €27m (£25m) in order to sign Porto defender Alex Telles before the end of this summer's transfer window.

The Red Devils continue to be linked with a move for the Brazil international, and Porto boss Sergio Conceicao recently conceded that the left-back could leave the club before the deadline.

United are said to be reluctant to pay over the odds for Telles considering that the 27-year-old's existing contract in Portugal is due to expire next summer.

However, according to Correio da Manha, the 20-time English champions will need to make an offer of €27m (£25m) in order for Porto to sanction a sale.

The report claims that both the defender's agent Pini Zahavi and Jorge Mendes, who is involved in the deal as an intermediary, will share 15% of any deal.

Meanwhile, it is alleged that Telles's former club Galatasaray are entitled to 10% of a transfer fee, meaning that Porto are facing missing out on a quarter of what United pay if the deal goes through.

The South American has reportedly already agreed terms on a five-year contract at Old Trafford.



Manchester United 'considering late move for Samuel Umtiti'

Samuel Umtiti pictured ahead of Barcelona's La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano in March 2019© Reuters

Manchester United could reportedly move for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti in the final stages of this summer's transfer window.

Chris Smalling is expected to leave the Red Devils before the October 5 deadline, while Marcos Rojo could also move on, which would leave the 20-time English champions short of experienced options at the back.

A new central defender could therefore arrive at Old Trafford in the coming weeks, and according to France Football, United are weighing up an approach for Umtiti.

The France international has a contract at Camp Nou until the summer of 2023 but could allegedly be allowed to leave for free as the Catalan giants attempt to reduce their wage bill.

The 2018 World Cup winner has made 116 appearances for Barca in all competitions, but a number of injury problems restricted him to just 13 La Liga outings in 2019-20.

Umtiti has not played for his current club since the end of June due to a knee issue.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Frank Lampard addresses Antonio Rudiger's absence against Barnsley
The Germany defender, who missed the cup tie, is reportedly open to leaving Stamford Bridge on loan. Read more.

Arsenal 'prioritise move for Thomas Partey over Houssem Aouar'
Arsenal are reportedly ready to prioritise a move for Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey over Lyon's Houssem Aouar this summer. Read more.

Arsenal 'not giving up on Philippe Coutinho'
Arsenal are reportedly not prepared to end their efforts to sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho before the end of the summer transfer window. Read more.

Bayern Munich players 'confident of Callum Hudson-Odoi arrival'
A number of Bayern Munich players are reportedly confident that Callum Hudson-Odoi will leave Chelsea for the Allianz Arena in the coming weeks. Read more.

Arsenal 'suffer blow in Houssem Aouar pursuit'
Arsenal's hopes of signing Houssem Aouar from Lyon this summer reportedly suffer a blow as an unnamed Champions League club enter the race for his signature. Read more.

Manchester United 'struggling to offload players'
Manchester United are allegedly struggling to part ways with a number of players who have been made available for transfer. Read more.

Liverpool ready to sell Harry Wilson to Burnley?
Burnley are reportedly on the brink of finalising a deal for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson. Read more.

Ansu Fati pens new Barcelona deal with £367m release clause
Ansu Fati signs a new contract with Barcelona until 2024, with the attacker's release clause rising to £367m. Read more.

Antonio Rudiger 'set to leave Chelsea before transfer deadline'
Chelsea will sell German defender Antonio Rudiger before the end of this summer's transfer window, according to a report. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'learn asking price for Milan Skriniar'
Tottenham Hotspur will have to come up with an offer of £55m in order to sign Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Roma 'preparing second bid for Chris Smalling'
Roma prepare to make a second offer for Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling, according to a report. Read more.

Serge Aurier 'turns down chance to leave Tottenham Hotspur'
Ivorian defender Serge Aurier rejects the chance to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Spartak Moscow, according to a report. Read more.

Barcelona 'weighing up summer move for Willian Jose'
Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose emerges as a transfer target for Barcelona, according to a report. Read more.

Newcastle United to beat Tottenham Hotspur to Arkadiusz Milik?
Newcastle United are in the race to sign Napoli centre-forward Arkadiusz Milik, according to a report. Read more.

Liverpool 'want Sadio Mane to convince Kalidou Koulibaly to move to Anfield'
Liverpool hope that Sadio Mane can help convince Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly to move to Anfield, according to a report. Read more.

Leeds United 'eye Ross Barkley as Rodrigo De Paul alternative'
Leeds United consider a loan move for Chelsea attacker Ross Barkley, according to a report. Read more.

Arsenal 'identify Amadou Diawara as Thomas Partey, Houssem Aouar alternative'
Arsenal reportedly identify Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara as a possible summer signing. Read more.

Liverpool 'not planning any more summer signings'
Liverpool have reportedly concluded their incoming summer transfer business and will now switch their attention to outings. Read more.

Nelson Semedo joins Wolverhampton Wanderers from Barcelona
The Portugal international has agreed a three-year deal. Read more.

Chelsea confirm signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy
The signing from Rennes will put pressure on Kepa Arrizabalaga. Read more.

Everton 'keen on loan move for Jean-Clair Todibo'
Everton are weighing up a loan move for Barcelona centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, according to a report. Read more.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho provides Dele Alli update amid transfer speculation
The England midfielder has been linked with a move to Paris St Germain Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'to meet with Arkadiusz Milik's agent on Wednesday to discuss deal'
Tottenham Hotspur will meet with the agent of Arkadiusz Milik on Wednesday in the hope of agreeing a deal for the Napoli striker, according to a report. Read more.

Paris Saint-Germain 'keen on summer deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko'
Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Liverpool 'end Ismaila Sarr interest due to Diogo Jota move'
Liverpool end their interest in Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr following the arrival of Diogo Jota, according to a report. Read more.

Sean Dyche: 'Burnley closing in on Dale Stephens deal'
Burnley progressed into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup for the first time since 2014. Read more.

Burnley 'in talks over move for Liverpool's Harry Wilson'
Harry Wilson is likely to end his stay at Anfield with a permanent move to Burnley. Read more.

Jose Mourinho plays down transfer speculation surrounding Dele Alli
Dele Alli will travel to North Macedonia for the Europa League third-round qualifying clash against Shkendija. Read more.

Antonio Rudiger future in doubt after latest Chelsea omission
The Germany defender did not feature in the Carabao Cup clash with Championship side Barnsley. Read more.

Declan Rice 'will push for Chelsea move if offer arrives'
Declan Rice will tell West Ham United that he wants to join Chelsea this summer if an offer arrives before the end of the window, according to a report. Read more.

David Sullivan admits West Ham have "limited funds" as he addresses James Tarkowski rumours
'I cannot say for sure we are going to sign anybody,' the Hammers co-owner said. Read more.

Paris Saint-Germain 'interested in signing Antonio Rudiger'
Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger this summer, according to a report. Read more.

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