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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Man United eye £50m move for ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’

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Man United eye £50m move for ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’

Manchester United are considering a £50 million (€60m) transfer bid for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips this summer.

The 26-year-old, dubbed as the ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’, is under contract at Leeds until 2024. As things stand, Manchester United have not approached Leeds nor the player’s inner circle. [The Athletic – subscription required]

Barcelona table first offer to Lewandowski

The Blaugrana would pay around €30-35 million for the transfer of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

Barcelona have offered the 33-year-old Pole a two-year contract, with an option for a third season included.

On Wednesday night, Barca’s director of football, Mateu Alemany, met with Lewandowski’s agent, Pini Zahavi, in a restaurant in Barcelona. [Gerard Romero]

Thomas Tuchel ‘committed’ to Chelsea

Pepe set for Arsenal talks

The Gunners will hold talks with club-record signing Nicolas Pepe about his future at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old winger hasn’t met expectations since an €80 million transfer from Lille in 2019. This season, he has struggled for minutes and hasn’t started a Premier League game since October. [Standard]

Dennis emerges as a summer target for Villarreal

Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis has emerged as a potential transfer target for Villarreal.

Unai Emery is a fan of the 24-year-old Nigerian. The Villarreal manager likes the fact he can play in multiple positions in the attack.

Dennis, who joined Watford from Club Brugge last summer for £3 million (€4m), may cost Villarreal around £20 million (€24m). [Standard]

Talks between Ousmane Dembele & Barcelona continue

Barcelona eye a second Bayern Munich star

Aside from Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona also have eyes on Bayern Munich full-back Lucas Hernandez. A transfer deal, however, could prove difficult because of the club’s financial situation.

Hernandez, who joined Bayern from Atletico Madrid for €80 million in 2019, is under contract at the Allianz Arena until 2024. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]