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Transfer rumours: Man Utd in De Jong talks; Man City push for Phillips

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Frenkie de Jong and Kalvin Phillips, both on international duty, top the transfer headlines
Frenkie de Jong and Kalvin Phillips, both on international duty, top the transfer headlines / ANP | Visionhaus/Getty Images
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Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona over a move for midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The Catalan giants are set to demand €100m for the Dutchman but United are keen to get a deal done for less than that.

Liverpool and Manchester City are continuing to monitor Gavi's situation at Barcelona, but his current release clause has now risen to €100m. A new contract at Camp Nou is expected to bump that figure up to €1bn.

City's interest in Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips has not waned either and the 26-year-old is now the club's preferred target following confirmation of Erling Haaland's arrival.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has rejected a move to Paris Saint-Germain and has instead agreed a long-anticipated move to Barcelona.

AC Milan are keeping tabs on Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, who has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal.

Liverpool have tabled a £60m offer for Leeds winger Raphinha as Jurgen Klopp looks to build on the imminent arrival of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

Manchester City's pursuit of Marc Cucurella may be boosted by Brighton's interest in left-back Zaidu Sanusi, who currently plies his trade for FC Porto.

The Cityzens are also close to agreeing a deal for teenage Le Havre defender Isaak Toure, fending off interest from Marseille and Lyon in the process. He is then expected to join Troyes on loan, who are part of the City Football Group.

RB Leipzig are set to demand £100m for standout forward Christopher Nkunku. Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with a summer move.


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Newcastle may walk away from their long-term pursuit of Sven Botman after Lille raised their asking price from £30m to £36m. The Magpies remain confident of signing Reims striker Hugo Ekitike though, who they have been chasing since the January transfer window.

Fulham have turned their attention to Arsenal's backup goalkeeper Bernd Leno after struggling to agree terms with Lazio stopper Thomas Strakosha.

A deal for Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Manor Solomon is also back on after Fulham previously failed to agree terms, and there's hope of signing Neco Williams on a permanent basis ahead of Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest.

Aston Villa have no intention of letting Danny Ings leave the club after just one season, despite the frontman being linked with Leeds, Manchester United and a return to Southampton.

Rangers are preparing for life without long-serving striker Alfredo Morelos with Sunderland's Ross Stewart being identified as a potential replacement.

Tottenham and Republic of Ireland prospect Troy Parrott is attracting interest with Swansea City, Middlesbrough, QPR and Preston North End all willing to take him on loan this season.



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