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Manchester City target Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips as Fernandinho replacement

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The summer transfer window is approaching and there is a lot of gossip about who is moving where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumours, comings and goings and of course closed deals!

TOP STORY: Man City willing to offer £60m to sign Phillips from Leeds

Manchester City are prepared to part with £60m in an effort to land the central midfielder Calvin Phillipsaccording to Sun.

The Leeds United midfielder’s contract with his current agent expired last week, and Europe’s top clubs, including Man City, are waiting to see who will negotiate his next deal.

The 26-year-old is believed to be ready to leave Elland Road despite Leeds being ready to offer him a new contract. Phillips has spent 12 years at the Yorkshire club and has made 234 appearances, but City boss Pep Guardiola sees Phillips as the perfect replacement for him to leave. fernandinho.

Guardiola likes Phillips for his dynamic ability to fill the roles of No. 6 and No. 8, and because he counts as a local player for City’s Champions League team record.

Phillips has also become a key player for England manager Gareth Southgate in the last two years.

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08:00 BST: Some great news to start the week: Benfica have announced that an agreement has been reached with Liverpool for the striker Darwin Nunez for an initial fee of 75 million euros.

ESPN’s Adriana Garcia reported on Sunday that Liverpool have agreed to break their transfer record to sign the 22-year-old striker in a deal that could be worth up to €100m, if the extra €25m is met.

A statement from Benfica said: “The agreement provides for the payment of a variable remuneration, so that the global amount of the sale could reach the amount of 100 million euros.

“The aforementioned agreement is conditional on the signing of the player’s sports employment contract with Liverpool FC.”

Liverpool have beaten competition from Manchester United and Arsenal to sign Nunez, who moves to Anfield on a five-year deal.

The transfer could have an impact on the future of sadio manewhich has attracted the interest of Bayern Munich, with Liverpool turning down two offers from the Bundesliga champions for the striker.

PAPER GOSSIP

– Manchester United and Liverpool lead a number of clubs, including Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Leicester City and Everton, in the search for Udinese’s 16-year-old rising star. simone pafundi, according to the Sun. Pafundi made his Udinese first-team debut last month, becoming the first player born in 2006 to do so, and was called up by Italy coach Roberto Mancini to attend a training camp. However, his age gives Spanish teams an advantage: English clubs cannot sign youngsters from Europe until they are 18 due to Brexit.

– Chelsea is close to bringing in the talented American goalkeeper gabriel slonina to London from the Chicago Fire, according to Fabricius Romano. The Blues came close to capturing Real Madrid’s goal in January but were unable to get a deal over the line. Now, however, having re-entered the race to sign him, Chelsea have overtaken the Spanish and European champions as favorites to win the 18-year-old. Madrid saw an offer for Slonina rejected last week, and it is believed that Chelsea may offer more for the highly-rated youngster.

– Marseille have inquired about the possibility of signing Arsenal’s left-back nuno tavares on loan, according to the Sun. Tavares joined the north London club for £7.2m from Benfica last summer but has been inconsistent, with the French side now believing they have a chance of signing the 22-year-old for the entirety of the 2022 season. -2. 3. Meanwhile, Arsenal have contacted Bologna over the signing of the highly-rated Scotland international. Aaron Hickey.

– Juventus is rebuilding for the 2022-23 season and is targeting the Argentine international Angel of Mary and the Shakhtar Donetsk star david neres, according to Calciomercato and A Bola. juve has lost paulo dybala Y Federico Bernardeschi, and Di Maria is considered a prime target. The 34-year-old could be introduced this week, although Barcelona are also on the hunt. Neres, 25, is another target, but the ongoing war in Ukraine makes signing the Shakhtar Donetsk star a bit more difficult. The winger joined the Ukrainian side in January for €15m from Ajax.

– LAFC is about to reveal the arrival of the 37-year-old defender Giorgio Chielliniaccording to Fabricius Romano. The former Juventus legend is believed to have completed her signing for the MLS team, with an official announcement due on Monday. Chiellini opted out of his contract with Juve and opted to play in the United States rather than retire, joining a team currently leading the Western Conference after 14 games.

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