Man City lead Man Utd in Phillips race - FootballTransfers recap

James Shearman Updated: 20 May 2022 00:17 CEST 3 min read
Kalvin Phillips, Leeds, 2021/22

It was another eventful day for Football Transfer news as Europe’s biggest clubs continue their plans ahead of the summer window.

Manchester United, Barcelona and the clubs that could sign Lisandro Martinez

Lisandro Martinez, Ajax, 2021/22

Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez, like many of his team-mates, is of interest to some of Europe’s top clubs this summer after two seasons of impressive displays for the Dutch champions.

The Argentine – named Ajax’s Player of the Season for the 2021-22 campaign – can play in both defence and midfield, and could make a move this year.

Messi deal means PSG’s wage bill DOUBLE Manchester City’s

Lionel messi, PSG, 2021/22

In a report produced by Gazzetta dello Sport, it was shown the French champions pay their players €470 million, as they host some of the game’s great names including Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

That number is likely to go up should Mbappe accept PSG’s increased contract offer, and the opposite will happen should he make his move to Spain to join Real Madrid.

Why Barcelona are ready to sacrifice Arsenal target Memphis to sign Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, 2021/22

Barcelona have lined up many targets for the summer transfer window as they look to build on their positive end to the season, and that could lead to a series of departures for many existing players at the club.

To fund such a move, Barcelona could sell players and Memphis Depay is one name widely tipped to go, despite only being at the club for a season and contributing 13 goals in this campaign.

Why Man City have advantage over Man Utd in Kalvin Phillips race

Kalvin Phillips, Leeds, 2021/22

Kalvin Phillips is of interest to both Manchester United and Manchester City, and a move to either club is possible in the coming months.

Both Manchester clubs are eager to bring in a defensive midfielder like Phillips, as they look to bolster their options in the transfer window and make up for lost players.