Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Saturday, August 8.
Saturday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:
Atletico Madrid have reportedly reiterated that they will not sell Thomas Partey unless Arsenal trigger his €50million (£45.5m) release clause.
The Ghana international is believed to be one of three attacking players Mikel Arteta is targeting this summer, along with Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho and soon-to-be free agent Willian.
Arsenal opened talks with Thomas earlier this year, as confirmed by his father, but any hopes of signing the 27-year-old on a cut-price transfer have been dashed by Atletico.
Football journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Thomas will not be going anywhere this summer unless his valuation is met in full.
Atleti are supposedly also unwilling to listen to any sort of alternative offers, including a possible player-plus-cash deal involving Matteo Guendouzi.
Should they fail to reach an agreement with the Spanish side, Arsenal could instead turn to Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara.
The 2019-20 campaign may still be ongoing for Barcelona, who take on Napoli in a huge Champions League last-16 tie on Saturday, but preparations for next season already appear to be underway.
Barca finished second in La Liga and suffered an earlier-than-expected exit from the Copa del Rey, meaning that plenty of changes can be expected at Camp Nou in the coming weeks regardless of their Champions League fate.
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer news from the Camp Nou.
Friday morning's Barcelona transfer talk news roundup:
The Catalan club have received a major boost in that regard as Ter Stegen, touted as a target for Chelsea, has reportedly indicated that he intends to pen fresh terms.
Chelsea were supposedly prepared to pay big for Ter Stegen as they seek a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga, whose future at Stamford Bridge is in major doubt.
However, The Express claims that the Germany international now intends to stay put at Camp Nou for another five years.
That has put a number of clubs on red alert, none more so than Garcia's former club Barcelona, who are said to be keen to bring him back this summer.
The 19-year-old's contract is due to expire at the end of next season, but BBC Sport suggests that City are still holding out for a fee of £30m.
Garcia came through the Spanish club's La Masia academy before moving to England in 2017.
Should a move for Garcia fail to materialise, Spanish outlet Marca reports that Villarreal's Pau Torres is next on Barcelona's list of defensive targets.
The Spain international enjoyed an impressive 2019-20 campaign for the Yellow Submarine, contributing two goals and two assists in 36 appearances in all competitions.
Torres is believed to have a €50m (£45.6m) release clause in his current deal, which is due to run until the summer of 2023.
However, Barca could face competition from Chelsea and, ironically enough, Man City for the 23-year-old's signature.
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