Wolves and Aston Villa were heaviliy linked with a move for the 23-year-old during the summer transfer window, but reports suggest a new long-term deal with a significant pay rise will be enough to keep Phillips at his hometown club.
Liverpool resisted the urge to spend over the summer because there is nobody “out there who can come into the first team”, says club legend John Barnes.
A lack of movement at Anfield in the most recent window came as a surprise to some. Jurgen Klopp made only minor tweaks to his squad, with youngsters Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg acquired with one eye on the future.
Was there any player on the market who could have improved Liverpool? 🤔https://t.co/y5a8DfU4dg
— Goal News (@GoalNews) August 16, 2019
Now 29 and in the final year of his Magpies contract, Colback is not entertaining the possibility of a move overseas, while his alleged £35,000-per-week wages would scupper any chance of a move to Scotland.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister believes Romelu Lukaku was ‘too heavy’ to succeed at Old Trafford this season.
And according to Pallister, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s intended style of play this season meant Lukaku’s size would have worked against him this term.
However, the Serie A champions have not ruled out selling the former Palermo man in the immediate future, with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici saying: “The market is open and there is interest, but there are no names closer to a sale.”
The 31-year-old stopper currently finds himself behind Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy in the pecking order at St Mary’s, and Hoops boss Neil Lennon could make an approach after Scott Bain was ruled out for up to two months following a hand injury in Tuesday’s Champions League defeat to Cluj.
Forster became a mainstay under Lennon at Celtic Park during his previous stay, making over 100 appearances before a £10million move to the Premier League in 2014.
Los Angeles FC has sent three players out on loan to the second tier of U.S. Soccer.
— LAFC (@LAFC) August 15, 2019
El Salvador international Rodolfo Zelaya was among the players sent out on loan and will join the Las Vegas Lights.
Kei Kamara is of the opinion that he may have switched around MLS as much as he had because he’s not a U.S. national team star.
The forward, who has scored over 100 goals in MLS and has put up 10 goal seasons for a record five different clubs, has spent time with seven MLS outfits over the course of his career and sits fifth all-time in the MLS scoring charts.
“I don’t know, it’s kind of weird. Maybe if I was a US international striker, anytime I score double-digit goals, a team would try to keep me,” Kamara told MLSsoccer.com. “I’m an easy guy, easy-going. I’ve been traded over the years a few times so maybe teams don’t mind … A striker that scores goals for the team, you don’t expect him to move.”
Cristian Pavon won’t be in MLS for long, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“I think MLS will not have him for a long time,” Ibrahimovic told ESPN. “We should enjoy him while he is here.”
Manuel Pellegrini says he wanted to keep goalkeeper Adrian at West Ham instead of let him join Liverpool.
Adrian left the Hammers for free at the end of last season before joining Liverpool, where he has already won the UEFA Super Cup.
Although Pellegrini is happy to see him succeed, he says he tried to get him to stay at the London side.
The centre-back became the most expensive defender ever when he joined the Red Devils from Leicester City.
But he could have earned around £100,000 more each week had he joined their fiercest rivals, as City had offered him around a £278,000 wage.
Bayern are willing to offer €25m for Werner, who is in the last year of his contract, but Leipzig are holding out for much more.
Rangers have signed midfielder Andy King on loan from Leicester for the season.
The 30-year-old joined Leicester in 2004 and made 379 appearances for the club and spent the last 18 months on loan at Swansea and Derby before becoming Rangers’ 10th signing of the summer.
Spanish giants to offer €120m plus one or two players
Los Blancos are in a race with Barcelona to buy the Brazil star from Paris Saint-Germain and are now ready to start talks with the French giants. Madrid will offer around €120 million (£110m/$133m), plus one or two players in exchange for the 27-year-old.
Madrid have also already been in talks with Neymar’s agent and he is ready to move to the Santiago Bernabeu if they can agree terms with PSG.
Jack Butland is considering a move abroad before the summer transfer window closes, Daily Mail reports
The goalkeeper had been linked to a switch to Bournemouth, but the Premier League side would not match Stoke’s £30 million ($36m) asking price.