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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Liverpool in 5-way battle for ‘next De Bruyne’

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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Liverpool enter 5-way battle for the ‘next De Bruyne’

The Reds have joined Bayer Leverkusen, AC Milan, Leipzig, and Salzburg in the transfer race for Kacper Kozlowski.

The Polish midfielder, who turns 18 this month, has shined for Pogon Szczecin in the PKO Ekstraklasa. His performances have led to comparisons with Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne.

Kozlowski has already won five caps for Poland and became the youngest player ever to play at a European Championship finals in the national team’s 1-1 draw against Spain at Euro 2020. [Mirror]

Manchester City confident in race for Benfica star

The Premier League champions believe they hold an edge over their rivals in the race to sign Darwin Nunez from Benfica.

The 22-year-old striker, who scored twice in Benfica’s 3-0 Champions League win over Barcelona last week, has Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich on his tail.

But thanks to a superb relationship with Benfica in the transfer market, City are confident they’ll get their man. [Star]

Gnabry set for new Bayern Munich contract

Cavani to join Real Madrid?

Edinson Cavani could reportedly end up at Real Madrid during the January transfer window.

The Uruguay international has seen his game time diminish at Manchester United following Cristiano Ronaldo’s return. He could leave Old Trafford if his circumstances don’t improve soon. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Phillips keen to sign Leeds contract

Kalvin Phillips is keen to sign a new improved contract at Leeds United.

The 25-year-old midfielder has thrived under Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road. His performances in the Premier League haven’t gone unnoticed either. They’ve won him a role in the England national team and made him a subject of transfer interest for several clubs, including Manchester United.

But Phillips, who has another two years left on his current deal, hopes to agree on improved terms with Leeds. [Athletic – subscription required]