Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Friday, August 14.
Friday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:
Philippe Coutinho has raised speculation that he could be set to join Arsenal this summer by following a number of the club's players on Twitter.
The Brazilian midfielder is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona but is available for transfer this summer after Bayern decided against triggering their option to buy.
Barcelona deem Coutinho surplus to requirements and need to trim their wage bill in the wake of coronavirus too, leading to speculation that the former Liverpool playmaker could be on course to return to the Premier League.
Arsenal are leading the race for his signature - most likely initially on loan - and keen-eyed fans have seemingly spotted a clue to his transfer plans in his social media activity.
The 28-year-old has reportedly recently followed Arsenal players Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, David Luiz, Gabriel Martinelli and Cedric Soares.
Recent reports have claimed that Coutinho has put talks over his future on hold until after his involvement in the Champions League, where his loan side Bayern face his parent club Barcelona in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Ronaldo and Messi have vied for the title of the world's best player for more than a decade now, winning 11 of the last 12 Ballons d'Or between them and frequently coming up against each other during Ronaldo's time in La Liga with Madrid.
The Portuguese talisman has since joined Juventus, helping the Old Lady to back-to-back Serie A titles, but Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed that the Italian champions are looking to free themselves of his mammoth £28m-a-year wages in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.
The report claims that Juve have offered Ronaldo out to Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona, but that any interested parties would also be unable to meet his wage demands.
Balague told 5 Live Sport: "He's been offered everywhere, including Barcelona. I'm not sure if they can get rid of him easily with the kind of money he earns. Who is going to pay that kind of money?
"The reason why Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with PSG, it's not so much because PSG are thinking of getting him, but because Jorge Mendes has been given instructions to actually find a team for Ronaldo.
"We have seen this over the last months, we have seen links with Real Madrid, Madrid said 'no chance! He's not coming back.' There have been talks about MLS etcetera, because Juventus wants to get rid of that wage. It's as drastic as that."
Ronaldo is Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer, having netted 450 goals in just 438 games for the club.
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Manchester United 'enquire about Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior'
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