Liverpool's defender bid rejected, Simons a wanted man: Monday's top transfer rumours


Liverpool see a bid rejected for their top centre-back target while Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal are considering a Dutch youngster. Here, we run through today's top transfer rumours. 


Liverpool see bid for defender rejected 


Liverpool have had a €50m bid for Leny Yoro rejected by French side Leny Yoro, reports Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo. 


Yoro is a player in demand this summer with Manchester United and Real Madrid also linked with a move for the teenager. 


However it's the Reds who have made a first move for Yoro, though the youngster is believed to be holding out for a switch to Real Madrid. 


Man Utd, Arsenal and Man City want Dutch youngster 


Premier League trio Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City have all been linked with a move for Xavi Simons, reports French publication L'Equipe. 


Simons spent last season on loan at RB Leipzig from PSG and shone in the Bundesliga, and his form has attracted interest from Europe's elite sides. 



The Dutch forward, who is currently with the Netherlands national team for Euro 2024, has confirmed he won't return to PSG this summer but will wait until after the tournament before deciding his future. 


Tottenham monitoring Italian defender 


Tottenham are one of a number of clubs to have held talks over the signing of Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori, reports CaughtOffside. 


Calafiori shone as Italy beat Albania 2-1 on Saturday night and his reputation has soared in recent months having played a key role in Bologna's top-four finish. 


Juventus have been heavily linked with a move for the young centre-back with former Bologna boss Thiago Motta keen on bringing Calafiori with him to Turin. 


Everton identify Branthwaite replacement 


Everton are set to move for Hull centre-back Jacob Greaves as a replacement for Jarrad Branthwaite, according to Hull Daily Mail. 


Branthwaite is wanted by Manchester United, and both player and club are believed to have agreed personal terms over a summer switch. 


United still need to agree a fee with Everton for Branthwaite, but the Toffees are making contingencies for the youngster's exit with Greaves on their shortlist. 


Bayern to miss out on Chelsea man 


Bayern have cooled their interest in Chelsea defender Levi Colwill with the German side unwilling to meet the Blues' asking price for the centre-back, reports Sky Sports Germany. 


Bayern are looking to bring in a new centre-back this summer with the Bundesliga outfit prepared to listen to offers for Matthijs de Ligt. 


And Colwill had been identified as a target for Bayern but they won't be firming up their interest in the 21-year-old.

Liverpool's defender bid rejected, Simons a wanted man: Monday's top transfer rumours