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Saturday's Transfer Talk Update: Juan Mata, Thomas Partey

Saturday's Transfer Talk Update: Mata, Partey
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Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.

All transfer business is done and dusted for this season, but that doesn't stop clubs from preparing ahead for next season.

Saturday morning's headlines:

Paul Merson casts doubt over a proposed move for Jadon Sancho from Manchester United amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
Roma and Inter Milan join the race to sign highly-rated midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid, according to a report. Read more.
West Ham United will reportedly consider offers of £42m for winger Felipe Anderson, who is said to be attracting interest from Napoli. Read more.
Chelsea are reportedly confident of pushing through a deal for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes during the next transfer window. Read more.
The agent of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez insists that there has been no official interest in the Argentina international. Read more.
The agent of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez admits that the Argentina international would be interested in discussing a move to Barcelona. Read more.
The 23-year-old, brother of Celtic star James Alan Forrest, has scored 55 goals in 244 appearances for the Somerset Park club. Read more.
Kieran Trippier says that Burnley winger Dwight McNeil should remain at Turf Moor for the foreseeable future, rather than "rush" into a move to a bigger club. Read more.
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman suggests that he will give thought to moving to another top European club in the future. Read more.
Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves admits that he would like to return to former club Porto later in his career. Read more.
Lazio defender Luiz Felipe admits that he is "proud" to be linked with a summer transfer to Manchester City. Read more.
Junior Firpo vows to prove his worth for Barcelona after a tough first season at the club. Read more.
Chelsea attacker Willian "could play for Manchester City tomorrow", according to former Arsenal forward Paul Merson. Read more.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly been 'unimpressed' by Eder Militao's form since arriving at the Bernabeu. Read more.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants his club to sign RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, according to a report. Read more.
Chris Smalling will return to Manchester United this summer as Roma cannot afford to sign him on a permanent deal, according to a report. Read more.
The forward will join the Canaries on a free transfer. Read more.
Manchester United are yet to decide whether to offer Odion Ighalo a long-term deal as they are weighing up other options, according to a report. Read more.
Liverpool will not be moving for Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze this summer, according to a report. Read more.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not be returning to Real Madrid this summer, according to a report. Read more.
Everton could battle Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to a report. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur are unwilling to meet Benfica's £30.7m asking price for Spanish defender Alex Grimaldo, according to a report. Read more.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to sell N'Golo Kante this summer if Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germian offer the right price for the defensive midfielder. Read more.
Manchester United loanee Odion Ighalo claims that the club are yet to offer him a contract extension, despite impressing since joining the Red Devils. Read more.
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata discusses his side's rumoured interest in Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, who he describes as a "great player". Read more.
Paul Merson expects "great player" Alexis Sanchez to kickstart his career if he returns to Manchester United next season. Read more.
Timo Werner has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Bayern Munich, but RB Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff is not concerned about losing the German striker. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane remains a transfer target for Real Madrid ahead of the summer window, according to a report. Read more.
A report claims that Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is wanted by Tottenham Hotspur for €40m, which is half of his €80m release clause. Read more.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly keen on striking a deal with Rangers for striker Alfredo Morelos. Read more.
Agent Kia Joorabchian reveals that he has not held transfer talks with soon-to-be free agent Willian, amid rumoured interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Read more.
Former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho would be interested in returning to the Premier League, according to representative Kia Joorabchian. Read more.
A report claims that Manchester United are after a new playmaker and players in two other positions ahead of next season. Read more.
Aston Villa starlet Carney Chukwuemeka is reportedly being monitored by Premier League giants Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. Read more.
A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a move for French goalkeeper Mike Maignan, who has been in impressive form for Ligue 1 side Lille this season. Read more.
La Liga sides Atletico Madrid and Sevilla have joined Inter Milan in the race to sign Hector Bellerin from Arsenal, according to a report. Read more.
Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell emerges as a rumoured £50m summer target for Premier League rivals Chelsea. Read more.
A report claims that Jesse Lingard is one of five Manchester United players facing an uncertain future ahead of the next transfer window. Read more.
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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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