TRANSFER GOSSIP COLUMN: Man United make City rival Kalvin Phillips top transfer target, Newcastle identify Nick Pope replacement and League One wonderkid eyed up by Real Madrid

Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips is closing in on a possible move away from the Treble winners
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  • Man United have reportedly named Kalvin Phillips as a January transfer target
  • Meanwhile, Newcastle have found a replacement for the injured Nick Pope
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Kalvin Phillips’ future remains one of the key talking points as the January transfer window approaches.

On Friday afternoon, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admitted he is ‘struggling to see’ the former Leeds midfielder in his vision at the club.

It has put a number of clubs on red alert ahead of the upcoming winter transfer window as they monitor a potential move for the England international.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are still dealing with Nick Pope’s shoulder injury and appear to have found a potential Premier League replacement.

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Here, Mailsport takes you through all the biggest transfer rumors on Sunday.

Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips is closing in on a possible move away from the Treble winners

Erik ten Hag's Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer move for Phillips

Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer move for Phillips

Meanwhile, Newcastle have found a replacement for the injured Nick Pope

Meanwhile, Newcastle have found a replacement for the injured Nick Pope

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Manchester United are making City rival Kalvin Phillips their top transfer target, but the Red Devils are set to launch a move earlier in the summer. (The sun)

Newcastle are keeping tabs on Crystal Palace shot-shooter Sam Johnstone as they step up their search for a replacement for the injured Nick Pope. (Daily star)

Arsenal have been given a boost in their search for Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, with Barcelona now pursuing a different type of midfielder. (Football London)

Reading star Caylan Vickers is set to join Jude Bellingham at Spanish giants Real Madrid. The 18-year-old is valued at £1 million. (The sun)

Bayern Munich have made Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo their top transfer target, while Thomas Tuchel has already held a phone call with the Uruguayan. (Heaven Germany)

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Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Gary O’Neil is a big admirer of Burnley captain Josh Brownhill, who is in the middle of a contract impasse at Turf Moor. (The mirror)

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Gary O'Neil is a big admirer of Burnley captain Josh Brownhill

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Gary O’Neil is a big admirer of Burnley captain Josh Brownhill

Everton have rejected an offer from Tottenham to change the terms of a £10million deal for former England midfielder Dele Alli, 27, to Goodison Park in January 2022.The Times – subscription required)

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey could be put on the market in January (Daily star)

Manchester City want Club Brugge winger Tajon Buchanan in January, but Pep Guardiola’s side will have to fork out £50million for the youngster. (Daily star)

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