Newcastle confident about Phillips deal - Thursday's gossip

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England midfielder Kalvin Phillips

Newcastle United are confident they can agree a deal to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City but face competition from Juventus, Everton and Crystal Palace for the 28-year-old. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

The Glazer family will have to pay Sir Jim Ratcliffe up to $66m (£52m) if they terminate the deal for his Ineos Group to buy a 25% stake in Manchester United. (Independent)external-link

As part of the deal, Ineos also have to be consulted about any moves by Manchester United in the January transfer window and manager Erik ten Hag cannot be sacked without Ratcliffe's involvement. (Standard)external-link

Ratcliffe has outlined an eight-year plan to improve the club's Old Trafford home. (Football Insider)external-link

Portugal midfielder Joao Neves, 19, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, is in talks over a new contract at Benfica that could see his release clause increased from 120m euros (£104m) to 150m euros (£130m). (O Jogo - in Portuguese)external-link

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

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the club are open to bolstering his squad in January "because we want to be stronger". (Guardian)external-link

The Gunners admire Bayern Munich central defender Matthijs de Ligt but a move for the Dutch 24-year-old is unlikely in January. (Athletic - subscription required) external-link

Liverpool have asked Fulham about the availability of United States international Antonee Robinson, 26, as they look to sign a left-back in the January transfer window. (90 Min)external-link

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

A move for Hojbjerg is a priority for Juventus as the Italian giants aim to strengthen their midfield.(Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

Sevilla and Tottenham Hotspur are both set to bid for Ajax's Belgian midfielder Stanis Idumbo Muzambo, 18, who has turned down a new offer from the Dutch club.(Fabrizio Romano)external-link

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

AC Milan are set to recall 24-year-old Italian centre-back Matteo Gabbia from his loan with Villarreal next week. (Fabrizio Romano)external-link

Roma are trying to agree a deal to sign former Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, with German side Union Berlin prepared to let the 36-year-old Italy international leave for free. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)external-link

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