Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Phillips, Raphinha, Bellingham, Overmars, Ronaldo, Salah

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Phillips, Raphinha, Bellingham, Overmars, Ronaldo, Salah

  • Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the battle to sign Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 25, in a £60m deal. (Star)


  • Manchester United are prepared for France midfielder Paul Pogba to leave when his contract ends next summer, and believe it is more beneficial keeping the 28-year-old until the end of the season than selling him in January. (ESPN)


  • Mo Salah has been added to Egyptian schools’ curriculum in a move designed to inspire the nation’s children.(The sun)


  • Paris St-Germain have joined the race to sign Leeds winger Raphinha, 24, after receiving glowing references from his Brazil team-mate Neymar. (Teamtalk)


  • Liverpool are one of the clubs expressing an interest in signing England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, from Borussia Dortmund(Sport1, via Sun)


  • Barcelona have offered former midfielder Xavi, who is coach of Al Sadd in Qatar, the role of manager after the Nou Camp club sacked Ronald Koeman(Goal) 


  • Marc Overmars will leave Ajax to become Newcastle’s director of football in January or February. (De Telegraaf via Voetbal Primeur – in Dutch)


  • The Premier League will come under increased pressure to allow five substitutes per team, per game after football’s law-making body backed a proposal for the temporary rule to become permanent.(Daily mail)


  • Beleaguered Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the support of his highest-profile player in Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese superstar encouraging his team-mates to get behind the Norwegian.(The mail)


  • Manchester United will be forced to pay manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a £7.5m severance package if they sack him now. (Sun)


  • Manchester United players turned on Solskjaer during a dressing room inquest. (Times – subscription required)


  • Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, has attempted to rally the Manchester United dressing room and encouraged team-mates to support Solskjaer. (Manchester Evening News)


  • Super agent Mino Raiola is reportedly set to travel to Juventus for a meeting with the Serie A club’s management in November, with the future of Paul Pogba among the topics up for discussion.(Daily express)


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  • Liverpool director Michael Edwards could be forced to do battle with Bayern Munich for the services of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans next summer, according to reports.(Daily express)


  • Newcastle United have reportedly stepped up their interest in German wonderkid Florian Wirtz by sending a scout to watch him in a recent game for Bayer Leverkusen. (Daily express)


  • Newcastle had a scout watching Bayer Leverkusen’s attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz, 18, as the Germany international played against Cologne on Sunday. (Bild – in German)


  • Borussia Dortmund are in contact with Chelsea over the future of Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, English winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, and USA winger Christian Pulisic, 23. (Teamtalk)


  • Chelsea are looking at making moves for Sevilla’s French defender Jules Kounde as well as Juventus and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, both 22, as they fear Germany’s Antonio Rudiger, 28, and Denmark’s Andreas Christensen could leave the club. (Eurosport, via Metro)


  • Liverpool plan to use a signing-on fee to help Mohamed Salah, 29, become their highest earner but reports the Egypt forward is asking for £500,000 per week in a new contract are inaccurate. (Teamtalk)


  • Michael Edwards is planning to leave his role as Liverpool’s sporting director at the end of the season and the 41-year-old Englishman does not have a new job lined up. (Football Insider)


  • Fiorentina director Joe Barone has not ruled out selling Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic in January, with the 21-year-old unwilling to extend his deal with the Serie A club beyond June 2023. (Football Italia) 


  • Barcelona have made an initial enquiry about Monaco’s Brazilian full-back Caio Henrique, 24. (AS – in Spanish)


  • Manchester United have received a rare boost with Raphael Varane expected to return early from injury.(The sun)


  • Former Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov believes Antonio Conte could ‘handle’ replacing under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (The sun)


  • Chelsea could lose Thiago Silva next summer after the defender was offered an emotional return to his first club Fluminense, according to reports. (The sun)

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