TRANSFER GOSSIP COLUMN: Newcastle are set to battle Juventus for Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, while Brentford hold firm on Ivan Toney amid strong interest from Arsenal and Chelsea

  • Newcastle face a busy period in January, hampered by injuries
  • Arsenal could be left disappointed if Brentford reject Toney’s claims
  • No one will be fooled by the nature of Man United’s performances this season IAKO

The January transfer window is approaching and clubs are looking at which players can solve their problems in the second half of the season.

It also happens to be a year with a major tournament, so there will be plenty of stars wanting to make sure they get regular football.

With an injury list as long as any of their Premier League rivals, Newcastle have been linked with out-of-favour Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, but he faces competition from Serie A giants Juventus.

Brentford, meanwhile, have a job to do to keep their star striker Ivan Toney, who is attracting interest from top clubs as he nears the end of his suspension.

Below, Mailsport looks at all the latest news and gossip on Saturday.

Fallen-favour Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips may have to move in January to ensure he keeps his place in the England squad ahead of the European Championships next summer

Newcastle look set for a busy January transfer window after struggling with an extensive injury list so far this season

The Magpies are reportedly set to make an approach for Man City’s Kalvin Phillips but face competition from Serie A giants Juventus, who identified the England international as a target in January. (Team conversation)

Erling Haaland’s agent has responded to rumors linking her client with a move to Real Madrid, amid reports of a £200million release clause in his Etihad contract. (Football Spain)

Newcastle will be busy in January with the squad also reportedly interested in 27-year-old Stuttgart and Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy and Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. (Team conversation)

Ange Postecoglou reveals Tottenham have no intention of selling Giovani Lo Celso, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona, ​​with the club looking for a replacement for the stricken Gavi. (Evening standard)

Brentford are unwilling to sell Ivan Toney in January despite interest from Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea. (Mirror)

Former Man City captain Ilkay Gundogan completed a move to Barcelona last summer

Leeds are in talks with rising star Archie Gray over a new contract following interest in the 17-year-old from Liverpool, Everton and Crystal Palace. The Championship side are prepared to reject any bid for the youngster in January. (Football insider)

AC Milan could replace Man City right-back Yan Couto, who is currently on loan at LaLiga top side Girona. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid are set to thwart the Brazilian national team’s plans and offer Carlo Ancelotti a new contract to stay at the Bernabeu. (90min)

Barcelona boss Xavi has dismissed claims that former Man City skipper Ilkay Gundogan could be heading to Saudi Arabia in January. The 33-year-old has also been linked with a move to Turkey in recent days. (Football Spain)


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