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Saturday’s gossip: Phillips, Toney, Minteh, Guirassy, Vlahovic, Edouard, Thuram

Juventus are lining up a move for Manchester City’s out-of-favour England midfielder, Kalvin Phillips, 27. (Mail)external-link

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has said he expects 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney to remain at the club past the January transfer window. (Standard) external-link

Frank’s claim deals a blow to Arsenal and Chelseawho have been touted as admirers of Toney. (Mirror)external-link

Newcastle are thinking about recalling Gambian winger Yankuba Minteh, 19, from his loan spell with Feyenoord to help ease their injury problems. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Manchester United and Newcastle want to sign Stuttgart’s 27-year-old Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy in a £15m move. (Guardian)external-link

Ange Postecoglou says Tottenham may have to go into the transfer market to buy a midfielder in January with several players injured or competing in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). (Sky Sports)external-link

Juventus’ 23-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic has started contract talks with the club, dealing a blow to Manchester United and Arsenal’s hopes of signing him. (Gazzetta, in Italian – subscription required)external-link

West Ham are exploring the possibility of a January move for Crystal Palace’s 25-year-old French striker Odsonne Edouard, while Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals, 27, could leave the Irons. (Football Transfers)external-link

Liverpool are keen on bringing Nice’s 22-year-old France midfielder Khephren Thuram to Anfield. (Fichajes – in Spanish)external-link

Meanwhile, the Reds are not pushing to sign 24-year-old Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe next summer. (Florian Plettenberg via X)external-link

Real Madrid are preparing to send Mbappe a final take-it-or-leave-it offer in January in an attempt to sign the Frenchman in 2024. (Relevo – in Spanish) external-link

Tottenham and Brentford will compete to sign PSV’s 20-year-old Belgium winger Johan Bakayoko in January. (Football Insider)external-link

An injury to Manchester United’s 24-year-old Netherlands full-back Tyrell Malacia means Spain defender Sergio Reguilon, 26, who is on loan from Tottenhamcould stay at Old Trafford longer than expected. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester City are close to agreeing a new contract with 20-year-old Norway striker Oscar Bobb. (90 Min)external-link

Barcelona will not pay the 50m euros (£43m) release clause in Athletic Bilbao forward Nico Williams’ new contract, opening the door for the 21-year-old to join other clubs next summer. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link

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2023-12-02 07:28:45
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