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Sunday's La Liga transfer talk news roundup: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Shkodran Mustafi

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for La Liga on Sunday, August 23.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in La Liga on Sunday, August 23.

Sunday morning's La Liga transfer talk news roundup:

Chelsea hold talks with Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy?

General view of Chelsea's Stamford Bridge taken April 2018© Reuters

Chelsea are allegedly contemplating a bid for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

With Kepa Arrizabalaga having failed to impress at Stamford Bridge, the Blues are looking for a replacement for the Spaniard, either on a short or long-term basis.

While Burnley's Nick Pope and Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak have been linked with a switch to West London, it appears that Frank Lampard is considering other options.

According to highly-regarded Twitter account @ExWHUemployee, discussions have recently been held with Rennes stopper Mendy.

In his first season at the French outfit, the Senegalese made 28 appearances in all competitions, helping his new club qualify for the Champions League through their Ligue 1 position.

Although the 28-year-old has a contract until 2023, the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic may lead to Rennes cashing in on Mendy for the right price.

Napoli to move for Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi?

Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi celebrates scoring their first goal against Vitoria on November 6, 2019© Reuters

Napoli have reportedly identified Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi as a potential transfer target.

With Kalidou Koulibaly being tipped to leave Stadio San Paolo this summer, Napoli are in need of a replacement for their star player at the back.

Although Gabriel Magalhaes has been heavily linked with a switch to Naples, it appears that the Brazilian will ultimately link up with Arsenal.

However, journalist Ciro Venerato suggests that Gennaro Gattuso views Mustafi as an ideal alternative if they lose out for the Lille man.

Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, Venerato said: "Until September 5, the French want to wait for the Azzurri, the price of the card is around €25m (£22.5m), everything could jump if the boy accepts another team.

"If Gabriel fades? At that point Napoli will turn to a plan B, in addition to Sokratis [Papastathopoulos], there is also talk of Mustafi, also coming out of Arsenal.

"Another name, an old scouting obsession would be [Jean-Clair] Todibo of Barcelona."

Arsenal and Barcelona are both open to offers for Sokratis and Todibo, likely for a lower fee than Mustafi.

More transfer news from La Liga:

Ilkay Gundogan in action for Man City on October 26, 2019
Manchester City offer Ilkay Gundogan in part-exchange for Saul Niguez?

Manchester City are allegedly prepared to include Ilkay Gundogan in any proposal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'keen on summer deal for Ivan Rakitic'
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is a summer transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to a report. Read more.

Luis Suarez blasts Barcelona over sale claims
Luis Suarez hits out at Barcelona amid suggestions that he has been placed on the transfer list this summer. Read more.

Bayer Leverkusen chief reiterates Kai Havertz asking price
Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller denies that Chelsea are on the verge of signing Kai Havertz. Read more.

Ronald Koeman 'makes decision over Gerard Pique future'
New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman reportedly wants to keep hold of Gerard Pique for the 2020-21 campaign. Read more.

PSG, Inter Milan, Juventus 'all ready to make Lionel Messi move'
Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Juventus are all reportedly prepared to make a bid for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi this summer. Read more.

Barcelona 'refusing to give up on Lautaro Martinez'
Barcelona still view Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez as their number one summer transfer target, according to a report. Read more.

Arsenal 'remain in talks with Real Madrid over Dani Ceballos'
Arsenal remain in talks with Real Madrid over another loan move for Dani Ceballos, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester City defender John Stones added to Barcelona shortlist?
Barcelona will reportedly contemplate an approach for Manchester City defender John Stones if they sell Gerard Pique this summer. Read more.

Barcelona 'ready to demand £631m for Lionel Messi'
Barcelona are allegedly prepared to demand that Lionel Messi's £631m release clause is paid in full if they are to sell the forward this summer. Read more.

Barcelona interested in £26.5m deal for Manchester City's Angelino
City value the 23-year-old Spaniard at €30million (£26.5million). Read more.

Manchester United 'ready to delay Jadon Sancho move until 2021'
Manchester United could abandon their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho until next summer, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester City 'ready to beat Barcelona to Lautaro Martinez'
Manchester City are reportedly ready to meet the release clause of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, providing that they can make player sales this summer. Read more.


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