Thursday's Football Gossip

Football Gossip


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Newcastle United is sure they can consent to a contract to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City but might go through a challenge from Juventus, Everton and Crystal Palace for the 28-year-old. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Glazer family might pay Sir Jim Ratcliffe up to $66m (£52m) if they cancel the contract for his
Ineos Group to purchase a 25% stake in Manchester United. (Independent)

As part of the contract,Ineos also have to be talked to about any moves by Manchester United in the January transfer window and manager Erik ten Hag cannot be dismissed without Ratcliffe's participation. (Standard)

Ratcliffe has sketched an eight-year plan to advance the club's Old Trafford home. (Football Insider) 

Portugal midfielderJoao Neves, 19, who has been connected with a transfer to Manchester United, is in discussions over a new contract at Benfica that could see his release clause enlarged from 120m euros (£104m) to 150m euros (£130m). (O Jogo - in Portuguese)

United are also being connected with 25-year-old Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres from Benfica's opponents Sporting Lisbon. (Correio da Manha, via Express)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the club is free to strengthening his squad in January because we want to be stronger. (Guardian)

The Gunners have a high regard for Bayern Munich central defender Matthijs de Ligt but a move for the Dutch24-year-old is doubtful in January. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool have inquired Fulham about the accessibility of United States international Antonee Robinson, 26, as they try to sign a left-back in the January transfer window. (90 Min)

Tottenham have informed 29-year-old England defender Eric Dier, Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, and French keeper Hugo Lloris, 37, they can depart the club in January. (Football Insider)

A bid for Hojbjerg is a main concern for Juventus as the Italian giants aim to strengthen their midfield.(Calciomercato - in Italian)

Sevilla and Tottenham Hotspur are both ready to move for Ajax's Belgian midfielder Stanis Idumbo Muzambo, 18, who has rejected a new bid from the Dutch club.(Fabrizio Romano)

France forward Antoine Griezmann, 32, says Atletico Madrid will be his last club in Europe and he would be like to finish his career in the United States. (AS - in Spanish)

AC Milan is ready to bring back 24-year-old Italian centre-back Matteo Gabbia from his loan with Villarreal next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Roma are making effort to agree a contract to sign ex Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, with German side Union Berlin ready to let the 36-year-old Italy international depart for free. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)
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