Report: City to demand £15million transfer fee for star, Leeds United keen

Report: City to demand £15million transfer fee for star, Leeds United keen – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to The Sun, Manchester City want to cash in on England international Fabian Delph this summer as he has just a year left on his current contract.
The 29-year-old featured in 20 games across all competitions as Pep Guardiola’s side completed a swoop on the domestic treble, but he is down the pecking order, with Oleksandr Zinchenko now permanently ahead of him in the left-back role.
City are looking to sign another left-back and midfielder this summer, and that will limit Delph’s chances next season.
The Premier League champions are ready to sanction a £15million sale for the versatile veteran this summer, and a couple of top-flight sides have shown interest.
Championship side Leeds United have also shown initial interest in having Delph back at Elland Road, a decade after he left for Aston Villa, but his £80,000-a-week wages will be too much for them to afford.
Failure to earn promotion to the EPL means Leeds don’t have enough to secure such high-profile signings, but he definitely would be a huge influence in Marcelo Bielsa’s team were a move possible.
Delph wants to play more in order to make the Three Lions’ Euros 2020 squad, and City won’t hesitate to let him go if their demands are met.
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Report: United want to set up Liverpool-like transfer committee consisting of legendary trio

Report: United want to set up Liverpool-like transfer committee consisting of legendary trio – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to The Sun, Manchester United have plans to set up a transfer committee consisting of three of their former players Rio Ferdinand, Darren Fletcher and Nicky Butt.
Having largely failed to get it right in the transfer market despite spending a lot on deals and contracts since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils want to change their approach, and they have tasked the aforementioned trio with finding players with the club DNA during a recent meeting at Carrington.
A similar structure works perfectly at Liverpool, and manager Jurgen Klopp continues to work with sporting director Michael Edwards, head of scouting and recruitment Dave Fallows and goalkeeping coach John Achteberg to identify the exact type of players that fit his style of play to a tee.
Butt, who currently heads United’s Academy is set to be given a bigger budget that will enable him scout young footballers capable of becoming world beaters.
The Red Devils want to start signing youngsters who have the passion and talent to truly play for the club jersey.
The club continue to rue the signing of Alexis Sanchez and want to prevent such reoccurrences going forward.
Fletcher, who like Ferdinand and Butt spent 12 years at Old Trafford was recently released by Stoke City, and is now expected to head the transfer committee.
The trio knows all about United and are Red Devils through and through, so it will be exciting to see how they fare should the committee get formed.
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Wolves looking to battle it out for 24-year-old West Ham target this summer

Wolves looking to battle it out for 24-year-old West Ham target this summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Wolves and West Ham are interested in signing the Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa this summer.
According to Daily Mail, the player is up for grabs this summer after his loan spell at Cardiff City this past season.
The 24-year-old managed to impress in the Premier League despite Cardiff’s relegation. It will be interesting to see where he ends up next season.
Wolves and West Ham could both use some midfield depth and Camarasa would be a good signing for the right price.
Both teams have the resources to make the move happen.
The Real Betis player can play in the central midfield as well a wide playmaker. Camarasa picked up 5 goals and 4 assists in all competitions last season.
Camarasa needs to play every week and he is clearly not a starter at Real Betis. A permanent move away from the club would be ideal for him this summer.
Wolves and West Ham are both ambitious clubs who can help him progress.
However, the Molineux outfit can offer him European football next season and that could be a game changer if it comes down to the player in the end.
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Newcastle looking to sign 18-goal attacker, PL giants value him at £25m

Newcastle looking to sign 18-goal attacker, PL giants value him at £25m – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Newcastle are interested in signing Harry Wilson this summer.
According to Sky Sports, the Welshman is valued at £25 million by the Reds.
Wilson is currently on loan at Derby County and he has been in very good form for the Rams.
Frank Lampard’s men are in the Championship playoff finals and they could be in the Premier League next season.
If that happens, Derby will try to sign Wilson permanently.
Sky Sports add that Southampton, Crystal Palace and Brighton and keen on the player as well. Several German and Spanish clubs are keeping tabs on the winger as well.
Wilson will add flair and goals to Newcastle’s attack next season. The youngster could prove to be a quality addition for the future.
He is yet to prove himself in the Premier League but the Liverpool winger has shown that he has the talent. Wilson was outstanding against Manchester United in a cup game this past season.
The Liverpool youngster is very good with set pieces and long-range efforts. Newcastle could certainly use a match-winner like him next season.
The 22-year-old has scored 18 goals for Derby County in all competitions. He also has 4 assists to his name.
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Report: Player's father's death delays completion of £20m United move

Report: Player's father's death delays completion of £20m United move – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to The Sun, Manchester United have told Swansea City winger Daniel James to take as much time as he needs to come in terms with his father’s sudden demise, putting his proposed £20million transfer to Old Trafford on hold.
The Wales international was set to complete the move this week and become manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first summer signing, but the tragedy means a deal will be rightly delayed.
James caught the attention of the Red Devils after an impressive campaign during the second-half of the Championship season, and the club are convinced he has what it takes to improve their attack.
The father of the 21-year-old had been ill, but nobody in the family expected him to pass away so suddenly, and the youngster has been dealt a huge psychological blow as a result.
James’ late dad watched him make his Wales debut on TV in Albania in last November’s 1-0 loss, and both of them would have been looking forward to him watching his son make his United debut.
The Red Devils are looking to boost their squad after a disappointing 2018-19 campaign, and after failing to get their hands on Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, largely due to their failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the Welsh youngster was identified as an option.
The Hull City Academy Graduate finished the campaign with five goals and 10 assists in 38 appearances, and United will hope he develops into one of best wingers in the top-flight as he has the potential to be.
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Tottenham leading the chase for 13-goal star, talks underway for 22-year-old

Tottenham leading the chase for 13-goal star, talks underway for 22-year-old – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham are looking to bring in the La Liga striker Maxi Gomez this summer.
According to Daily Star, the Londoners are currently leading the race to sign the Uruguayan and they have already held talks for the player.
Gomez has been impressive for Celta Vigo since joining them and he certainly has the talent to make it at the top level.
The player has a £43 million release clause and it will be interesting to see if Tottenham are willing to pay it.
The striker has scored 13 goals in La Liga this season and he could be the ideal partner for Harry Kane.
The Celta ace is only 22 and he will only get better with time. Pochettino could help him develop as well.
Tottenham need to improve their attacking options this summer and Gomez would be an upgrade on Janssen and Llorente.
Pochettino must add more goals to his side in order to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title next season.
The report from Daily Star claims that Liverpool were keeping tabs on the player as well but they have cooled their interest. Meanwhile, West Ham have given up on the chase after coming close to signing him earlier this year.
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Report reveals that Celtic could snap up midfield target on a bargain this summer

Report reveals that Celtic could snap up midfield target on a bargain this summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Celtic have joined the race to sign Rekeem Harper this summer.
The youngster is out of contract soon and Celtic could snap up him on a massive bargain.
According to Express and Star, the Scottish Champions will have to pay FIFA’s standard international compensation package of £235,000 for the player.
West Brom want to hold on to the 19-year-old but the player has not signed an extension yet.
Harper is highly rated in the Championship and he could be a good investment for the future.
As per the report, Celtic have been interested in the player for a while now. Apparently, the former Celtic head of recruitment Lee Congerton was tracking the player before leaving for Leicester City.
The player recently had a VIP tour of Parkhead when he went to Scotland to watch Celtic’s final league game of the season.
The WBA player can operate as a midfielder as well as a forward. He has already established himself as a first team player for the Baggies and he should be able to cope in the Scottish League as well.
It will be interesting to see if the Scottish giants manage to get the deal over the line now.
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Tottenham begin negotiations for £35m target, some of their fans aren't too keen

Tottenham begin negotiations for £35m target, some of their fans aren't too keen – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham are looking to sign the Barcelona winger Malcom this summer.
According to Sport, the Londoners have already contacted the Spanish club regarding the transfer.
Malcom is available for a fee of around £35 million this summer.
The Brazilian has struggled to adapt to Barcelona’s style of play and he has made just 23 appearances for the La Liga outfit this past season.
The Catalan giants are willing to move him on and Sport believe that Tottenham are currently leading the chase for the former Ligue 1 winger.
Malcom is certainly a good player and he could be a useful addition to Pochettino’s side.
Despite his problems at Barcelona, the Brazilian has the talent to make it at the top level. It will be interesting to see if Spurs can agree on a deal for the player now.
They could use a pacy winger like him and Malcom would add a new dimension to Tottenham’s attack.
The report adds that the likes of Dortmund and Arsenal are keen on the player as well.
However, Arsenal might not have Champions League football next season and Dortmund might not be able to match Spurs’ offer after the signings of Hazard and Brandt.
Here are some of the fan reactions to the report from earlier.

Please no!
— Glenn Sears 🇬🇧🇳🇴 (@GlennSearsTHFC) May 21, 2019

£15m.
— The Last Goy Scout (@Lift_Angry_) May 21, 2019

I’d only want Bale for the wing personally .. otherwise I’d be happy with Lucas and Son .. Ndombele, keep Toby and replace Eriksen who seems gone.
— Myke. (@Myke_88) May 21, 2019

Everyone is complaining about this, if we could actually sign him, he would be a good addition. He was fantastic before Barca, he scores goals which is never a bad thing. Especially now we could get him at about 30-35m I imagine. Not a priority, but he’d be a good signing.
— Harvey (@Harvey_1612) May 21, 2019

Hear this rumour every last two windows, could this be the one?
— D1V1D3D (@D1V1D3DxFLASH1) May 21, 2019

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Wolves hoping Jorge Mendes can help them sign former Premier League winner

Wolves hoping Jorge Mendes can help them sign former Premier League winner – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Wolves are interested in signing the Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis.
According to Goal, the 33-year-old’s contract is up this summer and he could be on his way out.
Luis is keen on extending his stay at Atletico Madrid but an extension hasn’t been offered yet.
The report adds that Wolves are hoping Jorge Mendes can convince the player to join them. The former Chelsea player is a Mendes client and Wolves share a good relationship with the Portuguese super-agent.
It will be interesting to see if they can pull off the signing in the coming weeks.
Luis is a quality defender and he could be a shrewd acquisition on a free transfer. Despite his age, he can make a valuable contribution to Nuno’s side next year. He has already played in the Premier League with Chelsea before and therefore he should be able to adapt easily and make an immediate impact.
The likes of Flamengo and PSG are keen on the player as well and Wolves must move quickly if they want to secure his services for the next season.
Wolves need more depth and experience to cope with European football next season and signing the former Premier League winner would be a step in the right direction.
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Report claims that West Ham are set to complete £35m summer signing soon

Report claims that West Ham are set to complete £35m summer signing soon – originally posted on Sportslens.com

West Ham are expected to complete the signing of Moussa Marega this summer.
According to report from A Bola (translated by SportWitness), the player will leave Porto after the Portuguese Cup final against Sporting and his destination is West Ham.
The report adds that the striker will be leaving for a fee of around €40m (£35m).
West Ham certainly need to sign a striker this summer and Marega could prove to be a quality addition.
He has certainly proven himself in Portugal. Although the Premier League is quite the step up, Marega has the physicality to thrive in English football.
He did well against the likes of Liverpool in the Champions League earlier this season.
It will be interesting to see if the Hammers can get the deal over the line now.
Manuel Pellegrini will be keen on bringing in a quality target man and Marega’s signing makes a lot of sense.
His style of play will help the likes of Yarmolenko, Arnautovic and Anderson. The Porto ace is good at bringing others into play.
The powerful forward has scored 17 goals in 33 games for Porto this season.
The Hammers are expected to get rid of Carroll and Hernandez this summer and they have been linked with the likes of Salomon Rondon as well.
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