September 25, 2022

The summer transfer window is approaching, and there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumors, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

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

Manchester City ready to part ways with £60m to land Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillipsaccording The sun.

Phillips, 26, spent 12 years at the Yorkshire club and made 234 appearances, but City boss Pep Guardiola sees him as the perfect starting replacement. Fernandinho.

The England midfielder, who has become a key player for Gareth Southgate over the past two years, is reportedly ready to leave Elland Road despite Leeds being ready to offer him a new contract.

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

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09:23 BST: Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler says he was not given an ultimatum to decide his future.

Soler, who scored in Spain’s 2-0 win over the Czech Republic in Sunday’s UEFA Nations League game, is expected to leave Valencia this summer.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid target Soler becomes a free agent next summer and hasn’t signed a contract extension with Los Che.

“When the time comes to speak, I will,” Soler said. “At the moment I just want to go on vacation and disconnect after the season. I’m not aware that they (Valencia) will give me a deadline to decide. I don’t like to rush.”

Soler, 25, scored 12 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions last season.

08:41 BST: Barcelona president Joan Laporta hopes to extend young midfielder’s contract Gaviwhose deal was due to expire next summer.

“We are optimistic,” Laporta said. “Obviously we want Gavi to continue at Barca.”

Gavi, 17, made 34 league appearances for Barca last season and became Spain’s youngest goalscorer after scoring against the Czech Republic in a 2-2 Nations League draw last weekend .

“We are close to reaching an agreement,” Laporta said. “It’s more special for us because it [Gavi] comes from our youth ranks. We want Gavi to stay. The player and his agent want it too.”

Meanwhile, the winger Ousmane Dembelewho is a target for Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, has failed to respond to a contract offer from Barca, with his contract expiring this month.

“Ousmane received a renewal offer from us and we don’t know that he accepted it,” Laporta said.

08:00 BST: Some big news to kick off the week – Benfica have announced a deal has been reached with Liverpool for the striker Darwin Nunez for an initial amount of 75 million euros.

ESPN’s Adriana Garcia reported on Sunday that Liverpool have agreed to break their transfer record to land the 22-year-old striker in a deal that could be worth up to €100m, if €25m in add-ons are made. reached.

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

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

Liverpool saw competition from Manchester United and Arsenal to sign Nunez, who is moving to Anfield on a five-year deal.

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

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Herculez Gomez talks about the potential transfer of Gabriel Slonina from the Chicago Fire to Real Madrid.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Nick Judd)

– Chelsea are set to bring in the talented USA U20 goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina in London since the Chicago fire, according to fabrice romano. The Blues were close to capturing Real Madrid’s target in January but failed to secure a deal down the line. Now, however, having returned to the race to sign him, Chelsea have overtaken the Spanish and European champions as favorites to land the 18-year-old. Madrid saw a bid for Slonina turned down last week, and Chelsea are believed to be able to offer more for the highly-rated youngster.

– Manchester United and Liverpool lead a number of clubs – including Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Leicester City and Everton – in pursuit of 16-year-old Udinese 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 has been called up by Italian boss Roberto Mancini for a training camp. However, his age gives Spanish teams an advantage: English clubs cannot sign young Europeans before the age of 18 because of Brexit.

– Marseille have inquired about the possibility of taking the left-back from Arsenal Nuno Tavares on loan, according to The Sun. Tavares joined the north London club for €9million from Benfica last summer but has been inconsistent, and now the French side believe they have a chance to land the 22-year-old for full of the 2022-23 season. Arsenal, meanwhile, have contacted Bologna over the €25m signing of a highly-rated Scotland international Aaron Hickey.

– Juventus rebuild for 2022-23 season and target Argentina international Angel Di Maria and Shakhtar Donetsk star David Neres, according to Calciomercato and A Bola. Juve lost Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi, and Di Maria is considered a primary target. The 34-year-old could be revealed this week after leaving PSG on a free transfer in the summer, 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 little trickier. The winger joined the Ukrainian side in January for €15m from Ajax.

– LAFC is about to reveal the arrival of a 37-year-old defender Giorgio Chielliniaccording fabrice romano. The Juventus legend is believed to have completed his move to MLS, with an official announcement looming on Monday. Chiellini has terminated his contract with Juve and opted to play in America rather than retire, and he joins a side currently top of the Western Conference after 14 games.