TBEN: Two reasons given as Kalvin Phillips “picks next club” with Man Utd sidelined; Chelsea’s January two-player wishlist revealed | TEAM talk

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Kalvin Phillips has already picked his next club amid reports Leeds could be forced to cash in, speculation is mounting that Paul Pogba’s next club has already been decided, while Thursday transfer gossip claims that Chelsea have a two-man transfer wishlist in January.

LEEDS STAR PHILLIPS “PREFERS LIVERPOOL TRANSFER”

Kalvin Phillips will end up with the pick of two of the Premier League’s biggest names in 2022, according to numerous reports.

Phillips’ Leeds deal is currently set to expire in the summer of 2024 and talks on an extension are underway. However, with nothing finalized yet, the UK tabloid press is strongly pushing claims that Phillips will be heading for the Elland Road exit door.

Naturally, there is no shortage of admirers for England’s 2021 player of the year. As such, Manchester United are a long-time contender for the Red Devils player looking to bolster his midfield options.

However, according to a plethora of reports on Thursday morning, the player is also heavily courted by Liverpool. With The sun and the Daily Mirror both pushing the ‘Phillips at Anfield’ program, this is the Star of the day which take the story a little further.

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Indeed, their reporter Jeremy Cross claims Liverpool are ready to prioritize Phillips next summer.

Any deal will likely cost them £ 60million – a fee they are willing to pay as they consider Jordan Henderson’s long-term replacement.

And they claim that Phillips’ preference is to move to Liverpool for two reasons if he were to leave Leeds. That’s because the newspaper claims Phillips fears repercussions for his family if he moves to Old Trafford.

Bielsa’s exit “could see Phillips follow”

However, the newspaper openly admits that Leeds will fight tooth and nail to keep Phillips, who has become a club icon.

But if he fails to sign his new deal, speculation will only increase that an exit is on the cards.

Second, the star claims that Phillips’ future could be directly linked to that of Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road. Should the Argentine leave when his contract ends, they say Phillips could also choose to leave and a move to Anfield could be on the way.

CHELSEA TO CHOOSE FROM LIGT OR KOUNDE

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Chelsea are considering a move for Sevilla center-back Jules Kounde or Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt in the January window. (Daily mail)

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Manchester United have “accepted” that Paul Pogba will not accept a new contract and are preparing to lose him on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to a report. (Daily mail)

The Premier League will likely inform clubs that strict Covid restrictions will be relaxed once vaccine levels reach 85%. (Daily mail)

The Premier League is under increased pressure to allow five substitutes per team for a permanent rule change. (Daily mail)


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RONALDO ALWAYS SUPPORTS SOLSKJAER

Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in 2021

Besieged Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the backing of his most prominent player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Indeed, the Portuguese superstar encourages his teammates to line up behind the Norwegian. (Daily mail)

Manchester United will have to pay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £ 7.5million if they sack him now. (The sun)

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Manchester United have received a rare boost with Raphael Varane expected to return early from injury. (The sun)

Dimitar Berbatov believes Antonio Conte could “handle” the replacement of the boss under the late Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. (The sun)

Chelsea will likely lose Thiago Silva next summer, with the defender making a moving return to his first club Fluminense. (The sun)

AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool are cooling interest in Jude Bellingham due to the huge fees Borussia Dortmund impose on him. (The sun)

Mo Salah is likely to be added to the curriculum of Egyptian schools as the country seeks to inspire the nation’s children. (The sun)

Mino Raiola is set to meet with Juventus in November on a possible free transfer for Paul Pogba. (Daily Express)

Liverpool manager Michael Edwards will likely face competition from Bayern Munich for the services of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans next summer.. (Daily Express)

Newcastle United are stepping up their interest in German prodigy Florian Wirtz and sending a scout to monitor him regularly for Bayer Leverkusen. (Daily Express)

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