What the papers say
Leeds reportedly remain hopeful of retaining midfielder Kalvin Phillips, in the face of strong interest from Manchester City. According to The Sun, Pep Guardiola has prioritised finding the Premier League champions a replacement for Fernandinho, with Phillips a leading contender to fill the vacancy. However, Leeds bosses are considered to be quietly optimistic of hanging on to the 26-year-old after the side managed to avoid relegation on the final day of the season.
The same paper also says Wolves are nearing a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha. The 26-year-old has reportedly agreed to terms on a long-term contract worth around £20 million (€23 million), with Wolves boss Bruno Lage believed to be a huge admirer of the Portugal international.
Aston Villa, Everton, West Ham, Newcastle and Fulham are all lining up moves for relegated Burnley’s out-of-contract 29-year-old defender James Tarkowski, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Manchester Evening News reports Manchester United are targeting Ajax defender Jurrien Timber. Braga’s David Carmo has also been identified as a potential fall-back option.
Social media round-up
Sadio Mané has not changed plans. He really wants to leave Liverpool this summer and negotiations are now set to take place in order to find the best solution for all parties. 🔴 #LFC
Bayern are serious contenders, they want to be fast as there are other clubs now interested.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 1, 2022
Chelsea blow with Marina Granovskaia set to quit at end of transfer window and Andrea Berta favourite to replace her https://t.co/pgf6FRttDO
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) June 1, 2022
Players to watch
Jude Bellingham: Bild reports Real Madrid will wait until 2023 to make a move for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder.
Jules Kounde: Spanish outlet Sport says Chelsea have opened talks with Sevilla about a potential transfer for the 23-year-old defender.