Football transfer rumours: Liverpool eye £102m midfielder; Man Utd & Man City battle for Frimpong

  • Why Xabi Alonso turned down interest from Liverpool and Bayern Munich
  • Barcelona look to hijack Chelsea's bid for 'Messinho'
  • Plus updates on Lucas Paqueta, Kalvin Phillips, Mauricio Pochettino and more

Neves & Frimpong headline the gossip
Neves & Frimpong headline the gossip / Jonathan Moscrop | ANP via Getty Images

90min rounds up the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip circulating around the world...

Liverpool will rival Manchester United and Chelsea for the signature of 19-year-old Benfica midfielder Joao Neves, whose contract includes a release clause worth £102m. (O Jogo - Portugal)

Real Madrid have told Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso that he is being lined up to replace Carlo Ancelotti in 2026, and the former midfielder's desire to make the move saw him reject interest from Bayern Munich and Liverpool. (Matteo Moretto - Spain)

It will cost Newcastle United or Tottenham Hotspur over £50m to lure Morgan Gibbs-White away from Nottingham Forest this summer. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are prepared to reignite their pursuit of West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paqueta at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are looking to hijack Chelsea's pursuit of 16-year-old Palmeiras winger Estevao, nicknamed 'Messinho', who could be available for his £52m release clause. (Mirror)

In another blow to Chelsea, Arsenal are plotting a rival bid for Leeds United winger Crysencio Summerville. (Ekrem Konur - Turkey)

Lucas Paqueta
Paqueta is being lined up for a big move / George Wood/GettyImages

Man Utd and Man City will go head-to-head for the signature of Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong, whose £35m release clause is only active this summer. (Sun)

If Leeds are promoted back to the Premier League, they will pursue a £30m deal to re-sign midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Man City. (Sun)

There could be space in the Leeds squad as Tottenham have joined Liverpool in the hunt for 18-year-old Archie Gray. (Football Insider)

Some Chelsea players have made it clear to the club's owners that they want Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked at the end of the season. (HITC)