Monday’s transfer gossip: Lukaku, Phillips, Palhinha, McTominay, and De Gea

5Times brings you the latest gossip on football transfers today from around the globe…

  • As Fabinho nears a departure to Saudi Arabia, Liverpool is considering a deal for 27-year-old midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City.
  • Joao Palhinha, a 27-year-old midfielder from Portugal playing for Fulham, is of huge interest to West Ham United.
  • To be able to afford more summer signings, Erik ten Hag is prepared to trade 25-year-old midfielder Scott McTominay of Scotland and Manchester United.
  • After withdrawing from the run for Chelsea and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan has their sights set on Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid and Folarin Balogun from Arsenal.
  • Xavi Simons, a 20-year-old Netherlands midfielder who cost Paris St-Germain £5 million when he left for PSV Eindhoven, is close to signing a loan deal with RB Leipzig.
  • Leon Goretzka, a 28-year-old German international, might be sold by Bayern Munich if they are offered more than £34 million for him.
  • Due to speculation that they might be sold, Brazilian left-back Alex Telles, 30, and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 29, did not show up for Manchester United’s first day of preseason practice.

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