Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Tuesday, December 1.
Tuesday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:
RB Leipzig defender Matthew Bondswell has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Chelsea.
The Blues have impressed defensively in recent weeks, with their latest clean sheet coming against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday evening.
However, Frank Lampard wants to develop his squad at Stamford Bridge, particularly at left-back where Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso have been linked with exits.
According to The Telegraph, Chelsea are keeping an eye on 18-year-old Bondswell, who is currently out on loan at Dordrecht.
While the England Under-18 international is yet to make a first-team outing for Leizpig, the teenager has made an impression in the Dutch second tier this season.
Bondswell has seven months remaining on his contract at his parent club, giving him the opportunity to discuss a move elsewhere at the beginning of 2021.
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.
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Joe Cole urges Chelsea to keep Olivier Giroud
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John Barnes talks up Kalidou Koulibaly to Liverpool deal
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Barcelona, Real Madrid 'to battle for Hoffenheim starlet'
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Everton line up move for Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti?
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Inter Milan 'want Olivier Giroud on six-month loan deal'
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Wolves, Fulham battling for Peterborough's Siriki Dembele?
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Tottenham Hotspur 'monitoring Sassuolo centre-back Gian Marco Ferrari'
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Juventus join race for Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud?
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