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Tuesday's La Liga transfer talk news roundup: Philippe Coutinho, David Alaba, Martin Braithwaite

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for La Liga on Tuesday, December 1.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Tuesday, December 1.

Tuesday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:


Manchester United 'want Eric Bailly, Pau Torres swap'

Manchester United's Eric Bailly in action with Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli in the Premier League on October 4, 2020© Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly open to agreeing a part-exchange deal involving Eric Bailly and Villarreal defender Pau Torres.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been increasingly reliant on Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire over the past 12 months, partly due to injury issues further down the pecking order.

Bailly has made just four appearances during 2020-21, taking the Ivory Coast international to 15 outings for the calendar year.

In a bid to solve their problems in the middle of defence, TEAMtalk claims that United want to swap Bailly with Villarreal's Torres.

The 26-year-old earned his move to Old Trafford in 2016 through his performances for the Yellow Submarine, a route which Torres has taken to become a target for a number of top European clubs.

Unwilling to pay in excess of £60m for the Spaniard, United are hoping that they can lower any fee with the inclusion of Bailly in any proposal.



Four players 'fighting for Barcelona future'

Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite in action on February 22, 2020© Reuters

Four players are reportedly fighting for their Barcelona future ahead of the January transfer window.

While Ronald Koeman was restricted in the summer market, a first-team pay cut could give the Dutchman more room for manoeuvre at the start of 2021.

According to Marca, Martin Braithwaite, Carles Alena, Junior Firpo and Riqui Puig could all be heading towards the exit door.

Braithwaite has made a positive impression in recent matches, contributing three goals and one assist during 4-0 wins over Dynamo Kiev and Osasuna.

Alena and Firpo were also provided with substitute outings during the latter, with Puig remaining as an unused substitute.

Nevertheless, it is claimed that the quartet must all perform to a higher level during the club's fixtures in December if they wish to spend the second half of the campaign at Camp Nou.


More transfer news from La Liga:

Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho refuses to rule out Liverpool return
Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho says it is impossible to rule out a return to Liverpool and the Premier League in the future. Read more.

Barcelona, Real Madrid 'to battle for Hoffenheim starlet'
Barcelona and Real Madrid are reportedly ready to battle it out to sign in-demand Hoffenheim youngster Melayro Bogarde. Read more.

Chelsea 'leading race for David Alaba'
Chelsea reportedly emerge as the new frontrunners to secure a deal for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba in 2021. Read more.

Everton line up move for Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti?
Everton are reportedly ready to launch a bid for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti during the January transfer window. Read more.

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