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Friday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Willian, Philippe Coutinho, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Friday, August 7.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Friday, August 7.

Friday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Willian 'agrees three-year contract at Arsenal'

Chelsea attacker Willian has reportedly agreed a three-year contract with Arsenal worth £100,000 a week.

The speculation surrounding the Brazil international's future continues to gather pace with his contract at Stamford Bridge due to expire later this month.

A recent leaked clip from video game PES 21 appeared to confirm that the 31-year-old was heading for the Emirates Stadium ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

According to ESPN, the experienced attacker has now agreed a three-year deal with the Gunners, and a move is expected to be announced before the end of August.

Willian had allegedly been keen to remain with Chelsea, but the Blues were not prepared to grant a three-year extension due to their policy on over 30s.

The South American has been in strong form for Frank Lampard's side this season, scoring 11 times and contributing nine assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.



Arsenal transfer news: Willian 'seen in Gunners kit', Aubameyang latest, Coutinho talks

Arsenal are expected to be busy during this summer's transfer window despite suggestions that the Gunners will be unable to make any big-money signings due to the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

A number new defenders continue to be linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium, while head coach Mikel Arteta is also said to be keen to improve his attack ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the Emirates Stadium.

Thursday morning's Arsenal transfer talk news roundup:


Leaked clip shows Chelsea forward Willian in Arsenal kit

Chelsea attacker Willian is seemingly heading for Arsenal ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Indeed, a leaked clip from video game PES 21 has given Arsenal supporters further hope that their side have won the race to sign the Brazil international, who is expected to leave the Blues later this month.

The seven-second trailer for the next Pro Evolution Soccer game was posted by The Sun and shows Willian in Arsenal's new adidas shirt, accompanied by the message "new signing".

The experienced attacker has been in impressive form for Frank Lampard's side during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring 11 times and contributing nine assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.


Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'waiting for Barcelona offer'

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is allegedly waiting to see whether Barcelona make a move for him before deciding whether to sign a new contract with Arsenal.

The Gabon international will see his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium expire next summer, and the Gunners are determined to tie him down to an extension.

However, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the 31-year-old wants to see if Barca will make an offer for his services.

Speaking to The Beautiful Game podcast, Romano said: "Aubameyang is waiting to see if other top clubs offer him a contract, like Barcelona. At the moment, no-one has made a bid.

"Yes they are talking and it's up to Aubameyang because the contract has been offered to Auba many months ago, they did what they can, they offered him an important contract and he's going to decide soon."


Report: Arsenal in advanced talks over Philippe Coutinho loan

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the loan signing of Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho.

The 28-year-old has spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan with Bayern Munich but is due to return to Camp Nou later this month.

Barca were thought to be keen to offload him on a permanent basis this summer, although the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak means that a big-money switch away from Camp Nou is unlikely.

According to Sport, though, the Catalan giants are open to a loan exit, and Arsenal are now at an advanced stage in talks with Barca over the former Liverpool playmaker.


More transfer news from Arsenal:

Arsenal 'leading Manchester United in race for Gabriel Magalhaes'
A report claims that Arsenal are in pole position to sign Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille. Read more.

Arsenal 'must offload Henrikh Mkhitaryan before signing Willian'
Arsenal must offload Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Roma before they can formally sign soon-to-be free agent Willian, according to a report. Read more.

Villarreal boss Unai Emery keen for reunion with Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi?
Villarreal is reportedly looking to secure a deal for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, who he worked with during his time at the Emirates Stadium. Read more.

Chelsea 'handed boost in pursuit of Brentford's £25m-rated Said Benrahma'
Brentford's failure to win promotion to the Premier League has reportedly handed Chelsea a significant boost in their hopes of signing Said Benrahma this summer. Read more.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Barcelona transfer news: Aubameyang waiting for bid, Coutinho close to exit, Martinez move in doubt

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Barcelona on Thursday, August 6. Read more.

Manchester United's Eric Bailly 'offered to AC Milan'

AC Milan are offered the chance to sign Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly, according to a report. Read more.

Chelsea 'line up Jonathan Ikone as Kai Havertz alternative'

Versatile Lille attacker Jonathan Ikone emerges as a rumoured summer transfer target for Chelsea should the Blues fail to sign Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz. Read more.

Real Madrid transfer news: Rodriguez likely to leave, Reguilon in Chelsea talks, Kubo wanted by Bayern
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Real Madrid on Thursday, August 6. Read more.

Chelsea 'to prioritise Jose Gimenez over Declan Rice'
Chelsea are reportedly ready to prioritise a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez over moving for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice. Read more.

Manchester United transfer news: Bailly could leave, Sancho update, Dalot exit
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Friday, August 7. Read more.

Leeds United 'weighing up £15m offer for Harry Wilson'
Leeds United consider launching a £15m offer for Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson, according to a report. Read more.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'close to new Arsenal deal'
Forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is allegedly close to penning a new long-term contract at Arsenal. Read more.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen 'snubs Chelsea to sign Barcelona deal'
Chelsea target Marc-Andre ter Stegen is reportedly ready to pen a contract extension at Barcelona. Read more.

Arsenal told to pay full release clause for Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey?
A report claims that Arsenal have been told to pay up the full £45.5m that Atletico Madrid are after for midfielder Thomas Partey. Read more.

Borussia Dortmund chief plays down Jadon Sancho, Manchester United rumours
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke dismisses suggestions that Manchester United have been in contact regarding a deal for Jadon Sancho. Read more.

Manchester City 'want £30m for Barcelona-linked Eric Garcia'
Manchester City will only sell teenage defender Eric Garcia to Barcelona this summer for £30m, according to a report. Read more.

Alexis Sanchez completes permanent move to Inter Milan
Striker had been on loan in Italy. Read more.

Jorginho agent hints at Chelsea exit
The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho suggests that there is a possibility of the Italy international leaving Stamford Bridge this summer. Read more.

Everton 'keen on summer deal for Diogo Dalot'
Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot emerges as a transfer target for Everton, according to a report. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur to battle Chelsea for Said Benrahma?
Brentford attacker Said Benrahma emerges as a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to a report. Read more.

Chelsea transfer news: Willian 'agrees contract' elsewhere, Gimenez decision, Reguilon boost
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Friday, August 7. Read more.

Report: Roma revive Chris Smalling interest after successful takeover
Roma have reportedly made signing Chris Smalling from Manchester United one of their priorities following a £533m takeover of the Serie A side. Read more.

Chelsea make progress in race to sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon?
Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks with Real Madrid regarding the signing of Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon. Read more.

Manchester United 'were interested in Nathan Ake'
Manchester United were interested in Nathan Ake before the defender joined Manchester City from Bournemouth, according to a report. Read more.

Liverpool transfer news: White emerges as a target, Lewis price tag set, competition for Sarr
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Thursday, August 6. Read more.

Paul Scholes: 'Manchester United should target Harry Kane over Jadon Sancho'
Paul Scholes claims that Manchester United should be targeting Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane over Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho this summer. Read more.

Manchester United 'paid £9m to rip up Alexis Sanchez contract'
Alexis Sanchez was paid £9m by Manchester United to force through a move to Inter Milan, according to a report. Read more.

Chelsea transfer news: Havertz boost, Willian heading for exit, Blues eye 'next Van Dijk'
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Thursday, August 6. Read more.

Barcelona 'want Pau Torres if Eric Garcia bid fails'
Barcelona identify Villarreal's Pau Torres as an alternative to Manchester City's Eric Garcia, according to a report. Read more.

Hansi Flick hints at Thiago Alcantara move to Liverpool
Hansi Flick says that it "would be a pity" if Thiago Alcantara leaves Bayern Munich this summer amid strong links with a move to Liverpool. Read more.

Manchester United transfer news: Gueye targeted, battle for Telles, Sanchez exit confirmed
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Thursday, August 6. Read more.

Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers join race for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha?
Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly make contact with Barcelona regarding the potential signing of out-of-favour midfielder Rafinha. Read more.

Alvaro Montero: 'Gareth Bale wants Premier League return'
Spanish football expert Alvaro Montero claims that Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale wants to return to the Premier League this summer. Read more.

Liverpool 'abandon Lloyd Kelly pursuit'
Liverpool reportedly shelve any plans that they had to reignite their interest in Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly. Read more.

Norwich 'willing to sell Emiliano Buendia this summer'
Leeds are interested in signing the Argentine after Norwich's relegation. Read more.

A look at Alexis Sanchez's career at Arsenal and Manchester United
The Chilean has joined Inter Milan. Read more.

Eric Garcia turns down new contract at Manchester City
The highly-rated 19-year-old centre-back has been linked with a return to his boyhood club Barcelona. Read more.

Brentford 'will not let Ollie Watkins, Said Benrahma leave on the cheap'
The Bees are braced to lose a number of top stars after their bid for Premier League promotion ended in play-off final defeat. Read more.

Liverpool transfer news: Flick comments on Thiago interest, Kelly pursuit abandoned
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Friday, August 7. Read more.

Arsenal transfer news: Willian on verge of Emirates switch, Aubameyang boost
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Arsenal on Friday, August 7. Read more.

Jermain Defoe urges Alfredo Morelos to ignore transfer speculation
The striker is interesting Lille. Read more.

Real Madrid transfer news: Zidane explains Bale omission, Premier League return most likely
Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Real Madrid on Friday, August 7. Read more.

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