Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Wednesday, August 12.
Wednesday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:
Arsenal are reportedly willing to use Alexandre Lacazette as a makeweight in any swap deal with Juventus this summer.
The Italian champions are understood to have identified the French striker as a possible transfer target, with new manager Andrea Pirlo keen to revamp his squad ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Lacazette has been in and out of the Arsenal team since Mikel Arteta took over as manager, often finding himself behind Eddie Nketiah in the pecking order, and his future has therefore come into question.
The Gunners are expected to open contract talks with the 29-year-old this summer, with his current deal due to expire in 2022, but The Athletic claims that they would also be willing to consider offers for him.
Arsenal are thought to want at least £30m for Lacazette and would be open to a swap deal should Juventus offer either Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa or centre-back Cristian Romero in return.
Lacazette has also been mentioned as a possible inclusion in a swap deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, who remains Arsenal's top transfer target this summer.
The France international scored 12 goals and created seven more in 39 appearances for Arsenal during the 2019-20 campaign.
Manchester United could reportedly attempt to hijack Chelsea's proposed move for Kai Havertz.
The 21-year-old has been widely tipped to make the switch to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, and Chelsea are allegedly hopeful of completing a deal within the coming days following Bayer Leverkusen's exit from the Europa League.
Man United had been linked with Havertz in the past but were thought to be focusing their efforts on signing Jadon Sancho, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pursuit of the Englishman has been dealt a huge blow after Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc announced that Sancho would continue to represent the Bundesliga club next season.
As a result, the Manchester Evening News claims that the Red Devils could reignite their interest in Havertz as they look to thwart Chelsea's attempts of signing the highly-rated attacker.
With a deal for Sancho said to be off the cards for now, Solskjaer is reportedly considering other options as he looks to strengthen the United attack, with Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele rumoured to be on the radar of the Red Devils.
Havertz amassed 18 goals and nine assists across all competitions for Leverkusen during the most recent campaign.
More transfer news from Premier League:
Barcelona 'unwilling to meet Eric Garcia asking price'
Barcelona are reportedly unwilling to meet Manchester City's valuation for defender Eric Garcia, who has less than a year remaining on his contract. Read more.
Real Madrid 'perform U-turn on Dani Ceballos future in blow to Arsenal'
Real Madrid are reportedly now interested in keeping Dani Ceballos at the club this summer, despite speculation linking him with a move back to Arsenal. Read more.
Chelsea enquire about Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior?
Chelsea allegedly expressed an interest in signing Real Madrid youngster Vinicius Junior earlier in the season. Read more.
Manchester United 'sound out Ousmane Dembele as Jadon Sancho alternative'
Manchester United reportedly sound out Ousmane Dembele as a possible alternative to Jadon Sancho this summer after being told that their top target will not be sold. Read more.
AC Milan to rival Chelsea for Brentford's Said Benrahma?
AC Milan will reportedly look to rival Chelsea for the signature of highly-rated Brentford winger Said Benrahma this summer. Read more.
Thomas Partey 'demanding £200,000-per-week at Arsenal'
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey reportedly tells Arsenal that he wants £200,000 per week in order to move to the Emirates Stadium. Read more.
Arsenal learn asking price of Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira?
Arsenal will reportedly need to pay in the region of £27m if they wish to sign Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira. Read more.
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Manchester United 'ready to reignite interest in Kalidou Koulibaly'
Manchester United are reportedly ready to reignite their interest in Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, but are only willing to pay up to £63m for the defender. Read more.
Chelsea receive blow in chase for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge talks up the chances of David Alaba penning a new contract, handing a blow to the likes of Chelsea. Read more.
West Ham United 'dismiss reports of £50m Chelsea bid for Declan Rice'
West Ham United allegedly dismiss reports of a £50m bid from Chelsea for Declan Rice, who has a contract at the London Stadium until 2024. Read more.
Newcastle United to move for Tottenham Hotspur youngster Ryan Sessegnon?
Newcastle United are reportedly ready to make contact with Tottenham Hotspur regarding the potential loan signing of Ryan Sessegnon. Read more.
Championship clubs keen on Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter?
Derby County and Birmingham City are reportedly interested in securing a loan deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter. Read more.
Jadon Sancho 'may have to hand in transfer request to force Man United move'
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho may reportedly have to hand in a transfer request to improve his chances of a switch to Manchester United. Read more.
Napoli to rival Chelsea for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon?
Napoli are allegedly considering whether to launch a bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon, who has also been linked with Chelsea. Read more.
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko sees asking price 'slashed to £20m'
Chelsea are reportedly prepared to reduce Tiemoue Bakayoko's asking price to £20m in order to force through a sale this summer. Read more.
Liverpool-linked Thiago Alcantara 'wants to play for Jurgen Klopp'
Liverpool-linked Thiago Alcantara is reportedly keen to play for Jurgen Klopp, but the Reds are not looking to add to their midfield at the minute. Read more.
Liverpool transfer news: First signing confirmed, Wilson price set, White blow
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Leeds beat top clubs in race to sign 16-year-old Charlie Allen
The teenager has been signed up by the Whites as a scholar. Read more.
Chelsea transfer news: Havertz on brink of move, competition for Tagliafico, White to stay put
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Tottenham complete Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg signing from Southampton
A separate £12million deal for Spurs right-back Kyle Walker-Peters to join Southampton is also completed. Read more.
Man United transfer news: Sancho to stay, move planned for Costa, City hopeful over Koulibaly
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Georginio Wijnaldum 'still waiting for Liverpool talks'
Liverpool are reportedly still yet to hold contract discussions with midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who has just one year left on his deal. Read more.
Manchester City transfer news: Garcia update, Aouar a key target, Koulibaly movement
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Jason Tindall assured Bournemouth will not conduct fire sale after relegation
Long-serving Cherries manager Howe left by mutual consent on Saturday, August 1. Read more.
Arsenal transfer news: Possible Lacazette swap, Promes being considered, Real to keep Ceballos
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Man United transfer news: Havertz bid considered, Dembele still an option, cut-price Koulibaly bid
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Chelsea transfer news: Havertz competition, Vinicius Junior interest, no Rice bid
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