Newcastle open talks with highly rated midfielder regarding a summer move


Newcastle open talks with highly rated midfielder regarding a summer move – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Newcastle could sign the Monaco midfielder Mehdi Zerkane this summer.
According to L’Equipe (report translated by SportWitness), the player has already opened talks with the Premier League club regarding a summer move.
However, Newcastle have not made an offer yet. Apparently, they are looking to resolve the managerial situation at the club first.
Rafa Benitez is yet to commit his long term future to the club and if the Magpies do not share his ambitions going forward, the Spaniard will decide to move on.
It will be interesting to see if Mike Ashley can convince Benitez to continue at the club.
Meanwhile, Zerkane is highly rated in France and he could be a good long term investment for Newcastle. Some of the French clubs are keen on the player as well.
The 19-year-old might join up with the Newcastle youth teams if the move goes through this summer.
The midfielder is out of contract at Monaco next month and he could be snapped up on a free transfer. Therefore, Newcastle can invest in the other areas of their squad.
The Magpies might have to pay a development fee but that is likely to be a nominal amount.
Newcastle have done well to develop young talents like Longstaff recently and they could help Zerkane fulfill his potential as well.
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'Cracking player', 'Very good' – Some Wolves fans are excited about their midfield target


'Cracking player', 'Very good' – Some Wolves fans are excited about their midfield target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Wolves have been linked with a move for the Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa.
The 24-year-old was on loan at Cardiff City this past season and he made quite the impression with them.
Camarasa picked up 5 goals and 4 assists in all competitions last season.
Apparently, Nuno is looking to bring him to Molineux now. It will be interesting to see if they can get the deal over the line.
Camarasa is not a starter for Betis and therefore the Spanish club will be looking to sell for the right price.
Wolves need depth in central midfield next season and Camarasa would be a useful option for Nuno.
He will add goals and creativity to the side as well. The likes of Joao Moutinho cannot play every week now and Nuno will have to rotate.
Furthermore, Wolves will play European football next season and they will have to play a lot more games.
Someone like Camarasa could make a positive difference for them.
Here is how the Wolves fans reacted to the links with the former Cardiff City player.

Cracking player tbf
— SassySaïss (@WWFCJoel) May 22, 2019

Huge fan of us being interested in camarasa
— cal (@Cal_757) May 21, 2019

Don’t know how I feel about this one, was definitely Cardiff’s best player though in my opinion. 🤔 #WWFC https://t.co/DMUZAXfdAT
— Jake 🐺 (@JakeEXE09) May 21, 2019

@jamesfreeth90 I said a few months ago we should go for him!
— Billy (@FMSTightWadBill) May 21, 2019

About their only good player tbf. Scored a couple of cracking goals too.
— Anthony Benton 🐺🇪🇺 (@SomeBritishDud1) May 22, 2019

Very good player
— Owen Cowton (@CowtonOwen) May 22, 2019

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'Yes please', 'Quality' – Some Everton fans react to links with experienced midfielder


'Yes please', 'Quality' – Some Everton fans react to links with experienced midfielder – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Everton have been offered the chance to sign Kevin Strootman on loan.
The Dutchman had a good season with Marseille but the French club are looking to cut costs this summer.
Sky Sports believe the player has been offered to West Ham as well.
It will be interesting to see if Everton take up the chance to sign Strootman on loan.
The 29-year-old could be a useful squad player for Marco Silva next season. Also, the transfer would be a massive bargain as well.
It would allow the Toffees to invest in the other areas of their squad.
Strootman was very highly rated during his time at Roma and if he can recapture that form, he could make a big difference for Everton.
He picked up 1 goal and 5 assists in 20 starts for Marseille in Ligue 1 this past season.
Silva could be the man to bring out the best in him.
Everton could use some depth in midfield next year and the 29-year-old’s signing seems like a no brainer right now.
Some of the Toffees fans have already taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the player’s potential signing and here are some of the reactions.

On loan I wouldn’t mind it. He could help on cup games & for depth
— George Casillas © (@URaverageOrange) May 22, 2019

I’d take that 👍🏻
— David Hall (@mersysideblue) May 22, 2019

go for him,quality
— Bjørnen (@Evertoningen) May 22, 2019

Yes please!
— Jacob Sampsell (@JacobSamp17) May 22, 2019

Wouldn’t be bad if he’s on loan
— Phil (@PhilipeJeanP) May 22, 2019

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Wolves in pole position to land 20-goal ace, £30m star is a priority target for Nuno


Wolves in pole position to land 20-goal ace, £30m star is a priority target for Nuno – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Wolves are leading the chase for the Porto striker Moussa Marega.
According to Daily Mirror, the Molineux outfit have stolen a march on the rivals and are in pole position to land the powerful forward.
The report adds that West Ham are keen on the player as well.
Marega has a £30 million release clause in his contract and Nuno wants to bring him to the Premier League.
The Porto ace has scored 20 goals in all competitions this past season and he would be a superb addition to the Wolves attack.
The likes of Jimenez and Jota have had very good seasons but the other attackers have been very underwhelming.
It seems like Nuno is looking to get rid of the deadwood and bring in better players.
Wolves will play European football next season and they will need that additional quality to succeed in the Europa League.
Marega has a lot of Champions League experience and he could form a lethal partnership with Raul Jimenez.
It will be interesting to see if Wolves can get the deal over the line now. They certainly have the resources to trigger the player’s release clause this summer.
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Smith wants versatile 21-yr-old on a bargain, Aston Villa willing to submit bid


Smith wants versatile 21-yr-old on a bargain, Aston Villa willing to submit bid – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Aston Villa are interested in signing the Luton Town defender James Justin.
According to Daily Mail, the Championship side are looking to bring him in on a bargain deal.
The player is available for a fee of around £5million and Villa are willing to submit a bid.
He has impressed with Luton Town and the likes of Stoke City and Leicester are keen on him as well.
Justin James is a versatile full back who can play on either side and he could prove to be a good addition to Dean Smith’s side.
He could provide competition for the starters now and then develop into a first-team player with time.
The Luton Town ace is only 21 and he might be tempted to make the step up to the Championship this summer.
It will be interesting to see if Aston Villa submit an offer for the player in the coming weeks.
The Championship outfit are in the playoff finals and if they win, they will be in the Premier League next year. That would be a massive boost to them in terms of transfers.
They will have more resources and they will be able to attract better players as well.
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8 goals & 7 assists this season: Celtic interested in signing goalscoring midfielder


8 goals & 7 assists this season: Celtic interested in signing goalscoring midfielder – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Celtic are interested in signing the Dutch midfielder Mark Diemers.
According to Voetbal International, the Scottish champions have expressed their interest in the midfielder already.
It will be interesting to see if they can agree on a deal with his club Fortuna Sittard now.
The 25-year-old midfielder has had a good season with Fortuna Sittard and he managed to score 8 goals and pick up 7 assists in all competitions.
Diemers will add goals and creativity to Celtic’s midfield next season if they can pull off the transfer.
The Hoops could certainly use a player like him and if they can negotiate a reasonable fee, it could prove to be an intelligent addition.
Celtic do not have a player like him at their disposal right now and Diemers could develop into a key player for them next season.
The Scottish giants have had a very good season but they know that a good summer window could be key to their long term dominance.
Rangers came close in the league this past season and Steven Gerrard’s men will push them again next year.
Celtic must look to strengthen their squad and plug their weaknesses. Signing someone a goalscoring midfielder would be a step in the right direction.
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West Ham offered the chance to sign 29-yr-old midfielder on a bargain


West Ham offered the chance to sign 29-yr-old midfielder on a bargain – originally posted on Sportslens.com

West Ham have been offered the chance to sign the Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman this summer.
According to Sky Sports, the player is available on a loan deal.
Strootman had a good season with Marseille but the French side are looking to cut costs right now.
He would prove to be a good signing for the Hammers if they can pull it off.
Strootman would be the ideal alternative to Mark Noble. He would be an upgrade on the West Ham ace.
Apparently, the likes of Manchester United and Everton have been offered the chance to sign him as well.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.
The 29-year-old could be a useful option for most teams in the Premier League and if he is up for grabs, the Premier League trio won’t be the only ones after him.
West Ham should take up the option to sign him on a loan deal if it’s possible. It would be a bargain and if he manages to adapt to English football, the move can be made permanent in future.
The Hammers certainly need to add depth in central midfield and the Dutchman would be ideal.
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'Hopefully', 'Yes please' – Some Spurs fans react to their reported interest in £30m man


'Hopefully', 'Yes please' – Some Spurs fans react to their reported interest in £30m man – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham are interested in signing the Barcelona full back Nelson Semedo this summer.
According to Daily Mirror, the defender is available for £30million.
Tottenham have had issues with their right back position all season and Semedo could prove to be a good signing.
The likes of Aurier and Trippier haven’t been at their best this season and Pochettino must look to bring in an upgrade.
Semedo hasn’t been a regular starter for the Catalan giants and he might be tempted to move on if the right opportunity comes his way. He has started just 20 La Liga games for Barcelona this past season.
Spurs can offer him regular football and Champions League action next year.
Mauricio Pochettino is an excellent manager and he will be able to bring out the best in the Portuguese international as well.
In theory, the move makes a lot of sense for all parties involved. It will be interesting to see if the Londoners make their move for Semedo in the coming weeks now.
Some of the Tottenham fans have already taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the links. Here are some of the reactions.

This would be good but can’t see it.
— Lilywhite (@lillywhite10) May 23, 2019

tbh not really worth the upgrade over Aurier imo
— gang sign Wall . (@gangsignJW2) May 22, 2019

We’d have to really splash the cash for him
— Wickedld (@Wickedld) May 22, 2019

Hopefully best full back I’ve seen recently
— Tom Blowfield (@Tomblowfield) May 23, 2019

he was good when he came on against the pool
— ZougaTheFist (@ZougaTheFist) May 22, 2019

Yes please
— TrickTrick (@TrickTrick85) May 23, 2019

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West Ham make enquiries for 21-yr-old, could be a long term replacement for key star


West Ham make enquiries for 21-yr-old, could be a long term replacement for key star – originally posted on Sportslens.com

West Ham are keeping tabs on the highly rated Fiorentina keeper Bartlomiej Dragowski.
According to Tuttomercatoweb (report translated by SportWitness), the likes of Huddersfield and Southampton are keen on the player as well. The report adds that all three clubs have made enquiries to find out about the player’s price and conditions of a potential transfer.
Dragowski was loaned out to Empoli this past season and he managed to impress with his performances.
Considering the fact that, Lafont is the number one keeper at Fiorentina, it will be interesting to see what happens to Dragowski next season.
A player of his potential won’t be willing to sit on the bench. The 21-year-old needs to play regularly and a move might just be on the cards.
Fiorentina won’t be willing to sell their prized asset just yet and they might look to send him out on loan again.
A move to West Ham might not be ideal for the player either. He will be a back up to Fabianski next year. The West Ham ace had a fantastic season this year and he is certain to start the next season as the first choice keeper.
However, Dragowski could be the ideal replacement for Fabianski in the long term. The West Ham star is 34-years-old and he won’t have too much time left at the top level.
It will be interesting to see what happens if the Hammers make a move for the player anytime soon.
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8 goals & 10 assists: Tottenham considering summer move for versatile playmaker


8 goals & 10 assists: Tottenham considering summer move for versatile playmaker – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham are apparently considering a move for the AC Milan midfielder Suso.
According to Tuttomercatoweb (report translated by SportWitness), Arsenal and Spurs are both thinking about the player this summer.
The Spaniard has done well in Italy since moving there and he could prove to be a good addition for the Gunners as well as Tottenham.
The former Liverpool youth talent will add creativity and goals to Pochettino’s side. However, the likes of Eriksen and Alli are already playing that role for the Londoners.
Unless one of them leaves the club this summer, a move for Suso would be quite surprising.
The Spaniard can play as a wide midfielder on the right as well. His style of play suggests that the AC Milan ace would thrive in Pochettino’s system.
The 25-year-old has 8 goals and 10 assists for AC Milan this season.
It will be interesting to see if Levy manages to agree on a deal with the Serie A outfit.
Suso has a €38 million release clause but Spurs are highly unlikely to pay that much for a player who is still relatively unproven at the top level.
Milan will have to put out a reasonable demand in order for Spurs to get the deal over the line.
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