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Wednesday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Donyell Malen, Memphis Depay, Dayot Upamecano

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Wednesday, October 28.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Wednesday, October 28.

Wednesday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Barcelona eye Donyell Malen as Memphis Depay alternative?

Donyell Malen celebrates scoring for the Netherlands on September 6, 2019© Reuters

Barcelona have reportedly identified PSV Eindhoven forward Donyell Malen as a potential January signing.

The Catalan giants missed out on adding Lyon attacker Memphis Depay to their ranks during the closing days of the summer window, effectively leaving Ronald Koeman a player short in the final third.

With Depay having less than a year remaining on his contract, Barcelona are expected to return for the Netherlands international at the start of 2021.

However, according to reports in Spain, the La Liga side are willing to switch their attention to Malen if Lyon are still not prepared to sell his Dutch compatriot.

While PSV may have little interest in parting ways with their star man, a lack of Champions League football this season may eventually force their hand.

Arsenal are also monitoring the situation ahead of a potential big-money bid next summer.



Manchester United handed Dayot Upamecano boost?

RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano pictured on August 13, 2020© Reuters

RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano could reportedly be available for a cut-price figure £38m during next summer's transfer window.

The Frenchman was linked with a move to one of Europe's biggest clubs all throughout the summer, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich all believed to have been in the race to sign Upamecano.

However, the 22-year-old opted to stay at Leipzig and pen a new deal until 2023, but Upamecano's low release clause could supposedly spark an intense battle for the centre-back's signature next summer.

According to The Times, Upamecano's £38m buyout clause will become active in 2021, and United will look to strike a deal for the highly-rated defender ahead of the 2021-22 season.

The Leipzig man is expected to line up against the Red Devils when Julian Nagelsmann's side travel to Old Trafford for their Champions League showdown with United on Wednesday evening.

Upamecano has started all five of Leipzig's Bundesliga games this term and already has one goal to his name in the top flight.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard 'to re-integrate Antonio Rudiger into first team'
Frank Lampard is reportedly prepared to re-integrate defender Antonio Rudiger back into the Chelsea squad over the coming weeks. Read more.

Leeds United to part ways with Conor Shaughnessy?
Leeds United are reportedly considering whether to offer Conor Shaughnessy the chance to leave Elland Road on a free transfer. Read more.

Sergio Romero 'holds talks over Manchester United future'
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero reportedly holds talks with Manchester United officials after failing to secure a transfer away from Old Trafford. Read more.

Liverpool scouting Icelandic youngster Isak Bergmann Johannesson?
Liverpool are reportedly showing an interest in IFK Norrkoping youngster Isak Bergmann Johannesson. Read more.

Liverpool 'given green light to move for David Alaba'
Liverpool prepare a move for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United 'to offer Hakan Calhanoglu five-year contract'
Manchester United want to sign AC Milan attacker Hakan Calhanoglu on a free transfer, according to a report. Read more.

Henri Lansbury 'rejects offer to leave Aston Villa'
Midfielder Henri Lansbury reportedly rejected the opportunity to leave Aston Villa on a free transfer earlier this month. Read more.

Lucien Favre: 'Manchester United speculation could have harmed Jadon Sancho form'
Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre admits that the transfer speculation surrounding Jadon Sancho over the summer could have played a role in the attacker's slow start to the season. Read more.

Juventus 'tried to sign Ansu Fati over the summer'
Juventus attempted to sign Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati over the summer, according to a report. Read more.

Crystal Palace 'open talks over new Andros Townsend deal'
Crystal Palace are reportedly keen to agree a new long-term contract with winger Andros Townsend. Read more.

Lionel Messi to extend stay at Barcelona?
Lionel Messi could reportedly extend his stay at Barcelona beyond next summer after Josep Bartomeu stands down as president. Read more.

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