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Transfer rumours: Phillips, De Jong, Richarlison, Nkunku, Botman, Leno, Heaton, Choudhury

Manchester City will push to sign a midfielder, with Leeds United and England international Kalvin Phillips, 26, the preferred target. (Times, subscription required)external-link

Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona for Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, but will not pay over the odds with the Spanish club wanting 100m euros (£85.7m). (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Tottenham want to sign Everton and Brazil forward Richarlison, with the Toffees wanting £50m for the 25-year-old. (Telegraph, subscription required)external-link

Liverpool and Manchester City are tracking Barcelona and Spain midfielder Gavi, although the 17-year-old’s release clause in his contract has now risen to 100m euros (£85.7m). (Marca)external-link

RB Leipzig have set a price of £100m for France attacker Christopher Nkunku, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain interested in the 24-year-old. (Independent)external-link

Newcastle United are prepared to move to another target after Lille raised their asking price for 22-year-old Netherlands defender Sven Botman from £30m to £36m. (Telegraph, subscription required)external-link

However, the Magpies are still confident of signing 19-year-old Reims striker Hugo Ekitike with a £25.6m offer on the table. (Mail) external-link

Fulham are interested in a deal for Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 30, as they prepare for life in the Premier League. (Evening Standard)external-link

Brighton are targeting Porto and Nigeria left-back Zaidu Sanusi, 25, in a move which could pave the way for the Seagulls’ Spain international Marc Cucurella, 23, to join Manchester City.(Star)external-link

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of 19-year-old French central defender Isaak Toure from Le Havre. (Mail)external-link

Middlesbrough have made loan enquiries for Manchester United and England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 36, and Leicester City’s English midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 24. (Northern Echo)external-link

Aston Villa have no intention of selling striker Danny Ings, 29, despite the Englishman being linked with Leeds United and Manchester United. (Sky Sports)external-link

Leeds United are close to finalising a deal with Bayern Munich for Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, 25. (90min)external-link

Fulham are leading Nottingham Forest in the race to sign 21-year-old Wales right-back Neco Williams from Liverpool.(Football League World)external-link

Rangers have lined up Sunderland and Scotland striker Ross Stewart, 25, as their preferred replacement for Alfredo Morelos if the 25-year-old Colombia striker rejects a new deal at Ibrox. (Northern Echo)external-link

Preston North End are in advanced talks to sign Watford striker Andre Gray, with the 30-year-old Jamaica international available on a free transfer. (Football Insider)external-link

Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Preston and QPR are all interested in taking Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker Troy Parrott, 20, on loan during the 2022-23 season. (Football.London)external-link

Coventry City have rejected an enquiry from Middlesbrough for Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, while Fulham are also keen on the 24-year-old. (Football Insider)external-link

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