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Tuesday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Kalidou Koulibaly, Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Tuesday, August 18.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Tuesday, August 18.

Tuesday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Arsenal agree deal in principle for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes?

Lille's Gabriel in action in January 2020© Reuters

Arsenal reportedly have an agreement in place with Lille for in-demand central defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

The 22-year-old has been given the green light to depart the Stade Pierre Mauroy this summer if the right offer is made.

A number of clubs have showed an interest in the Brazilian defender, with Napoli rumoured to have been on the brink of signing him as a direct replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly.

Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Everton are also believed to be weighing up bids, but The Telegraph claims that Arsenal are now closing in on the signing of Gabriel in a deal worth around £27m.

The same report indicates that skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also on the verge of penning fresh terms at the Emirates Stadium in a huge double boost for the Gunners.



Report: Chelsea's Kai Havertz talks with Bayer Leverkusen grind to a halt

Kai Havertz during Leverkusen training on August 5, 2020© Reuters

Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen remain far apart on their valuation of Kai Havertz, according to a report.

The Blues are looking to bring in the Germany international as their third addition ahead of next season, having already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

However, the clubs have been unable to reach an agreement over a fee for Havertz, who has scored and assisted a combined 38 goals in the last two Bundesliga seasons.

Sky Sports News reports that Leverkusen rate the 21-year-old at €100m (£90m) and will not budge on that valuation, regardless of the financial impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bundesliga side are also said to be confident that they can ask for even more for their prized asset in 12 months' time given his current trajectory.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Barcelona 'make contact with free agent Malang Sarr'
Barcelona reportedly make contact with the representatives of defender Malang Sarr, who is a free agent after his exit from Nice. Read more.

Ethan Ampadu pushing to remain at Chelsea?
Ethan Ampadu would reportedly prefer to remain at Chelsea next season rather than spend another campaign out on loan. Read more.

Borussia Dortmund 'still waiting for Jadon Sancho bid from Manchester United'
A report claims that Manchester United have yet to table an offer of any sort for top target Jadon Sancho, who looks set to stay at Borussia Dortmund. Read more.

Manchester United 'planning summer sale to fund further signings'
Manchester United is reportedly told that he must fund further summer signings through player sales, with the bulk of the club's budget to be spent on Jadon Sancho. Read more.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calls for Man Utd signings after more semi-final heartbreak
Manchester United became the first Premier League side to lose three semi-finals in one season with their defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League. Read more.

Philippe Coutinho 'could still have Barcelona future after Setien sacking'
Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho could stay at Camp Nou provided he is given the chance to prove himself under La Blaugrana's new manager, according to a report. Read more.

Liverpool 'refusing to meet Thiago Alcantara asking price'
Liverpool reportedly tell Bayern Munich that they are not prepared to meet the £27m asking price of Thiago Alcantara. Read more.

Chelsea goalkeeper Jamie Cumming joins Stevenage on season-long loan
The 20-year-old has featured in the EFL Trophy for the Blues and is excited by the opportunity to test himself in Sky Bet League Two. Read more.

Manchester City to trigger £25m Douglas Luiz buyback option?
Manchester City will look to trigger their £25m buyback option for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz during the summer transfer window, according to a report. Read more.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 'reject Gonzalo Higuain, Raul Jimenez swap offer'
Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly have no interest in agreeing to a swap deal involving Raul Jimenez and Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain. Read more.

Manchester United 'keeping tabs on Douglas Costa'
Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on Juventus winger Douglas Costa as the Red Devils seek out alternatives to Jadon Sancho. Read more.

How Arsenal could line up with Gabriel Magalhaes
Sports Mole looks at how Arsenal could line up next season if they are able to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. Read more.

Stoke sign former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel
The former Nigeria international spent 11 years at Stamford Bridge. Read more.

David Silva joins Real Sociedad after Manchester City exit
David Silva made the last of his 436 appearances for City in Saturday's Champions League quarter-final defeat to Lyon in Lisbon. Read more.

Chelsea place £20m price-tag on Leeds United target Michy Batshuayi?
Chelsea will reportedly demand £20m for Michy Batshuayi should any interested clubs move for the Belgium international this summer. Read more.

Arsenal 'drawing up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang paperwork'
Arsenal are reportedly going through the process of finalising the paperwork for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's new three-year contract. Read more.

Luke Amos joins QPR on permanent deal from Tottenham
The 23-year-old made his solitary appearance for Spurs off the bench at Newcastle in 2018. Read more.

Former England number one Joe Hart undergoing medical with Tottenham Hotspur
The former England number one is undergoing a medical. Read more.

Norwich sign Oliver Skipp on season-long loan from Tottenham
Skipp made 11 appearances for Spurs last season. Read more.

Borussia Dortmund chief insists there is no need to sell Jadon Sancho
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insists that the Bundesliga side do not need to sell Jadon Sancho, despite losing £45m during the 2019-20 campaign. Read more.

James Ward-Prowse signs new five-year contract at Southampton
The midfielder made his Saints debut in October 2011 and has gone on to make 278 appearances. Read more.

Shirt numbers available to Gabriel Magalhaes at Arsenal
Amid reports linking Gabriel Magalhaes with a move to Arsenal, Sports Mole looks at the shirt numbers that could be available to the defender. Read more.

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