Report: Newcastle want to sign Frenchman, set to submit offer in the coming days

Report: Newcastle want to sign Frenchman, set to submit offer in the coming days – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Newcastle are interested in signing the French midfielder Maxime Gonalons this summer.
According to reports from Italy, the Magpies are keen on the experienced defensive midfielder who is available on a bargain.
Calciomercato claims that Newcastle are set to submit an offer in the coming days.
The 30-year-old is unwanted at Roma and the Italians are likely to accept a reasonable offer for him. He cost them £4.5m and Newcastle could sign him for a similar or lower price.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.
Gonalons was a good player before his move to Rome and if he can rediscover his Ligue 1 form, he could prove to be a quality addition to Steve Bruce’s side.
Newcastle need some depth in central midfield and Gonalons could partner Longstaff at the heart of Bruce’s midfield next season.
The Magpies need additions all across the pitch and signing someone like Gonalons would improve their midfield without spending too much. It would allow them to invest most of their resources on the other areas of the squad.
The signing looks like a no brainer and Newcastle should look to wrap it up if they are truly interested.
Gonalons needs a fresh start as well and he is unlikely to object to a move to the Premier League.
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Leeds want to sign 22-yr-old after a personal scouting mission from Bielsa

Leeds want to sign 22-yr-old after a personal scouting mission from Bielsa – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Leeds are interested in signing the Liverpool winger Ryan Kent this summer.
According to Daily Record, Rangers are keen on the player as well.
Kent was on loan at Rangers last season and he made quite the impression. He was one of their best players.
It is no surprise that Steven Gerrard wants to bring him back.
The 22-year-old scored 6 goals from the wide areas last season.
The report from Daily Record claims that Marcelo Bielsa has made a personal scouting mission to check on the player and he is keen on bringing him to Elland Road.
Kent has the talent to make an impact in the Championship and it will be interesting to see if they make an offer for the player now.
Liverpool do not have the player in their first team plans and they are likely to let go of him for the right price. A loan deal might be on the cards as well.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.
Both Rangers and Leeds could use someone like Kent. He would add pace, flair and goals to their side.
Leeds will be chasing promotion next season and they are in need of additions in the attack. A good attacking unit could have helped Leeds secure promotion this summer.
It seems that Bielsa is looking to fix those issues before the start of the next season.
A good striker and a winger would be ideal for Leeds.
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Report: Tottenham complete £20m sale, Pochettino wants 29-yr-old as replacement

Report: Tottenham complete £20m sale, Pochettino wants 29-yr-old as replacement – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham have sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid for £20m earlier today.
Sky Sports believe that they want someone like Hiroki Sakai to replace the England international this summer.
Sakai has done well in Ligue 1 with Marseille and he could prove to be a solid addition to Pochettino’s defence.
The 29-year-old is a reliable defender and he would certainly be an upgrade on Trippier when it comes to defending.
Spurs have missed someone like him at the back for a while now and they should look to secure his services now.
The Londoners certainly have the financial muscle to pull this off and the player might be tempted to join a Premier League club as well.
Also, Spurs are a step up from Marseille and they will be able to offer him Champions League football.
Sakai is at the peak of his powers and a move to Spurs could allow him to win trophies.
The move makes sense for both parties and it will be interesting to see if Spurs make their move in the coming weeks.
Aurier is thought to be unwanted as well and Pochettino must seriously look to bring in a quality right back like Sakai as soon as possible.
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25-yr-old Aston Villa target's camp believe the move could be sealed quickly

25-yr-old Aston Villa target's camp believe the move could be sealed quickly – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Aston Villa have been linked with a move for the Club Brugge midfielder Marvelous Nakamba this summer.
According to a report from Het Belang van Limburg (translated by Sportwitness), the Premier League club have submitted a €10m offer for the player but his club are holding out for €2m more.
Dean Smith’s side will have to come up with an improved offer if they want to sign the player this summer.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming days. Aston Villa could certainly use some depth in their midfield and Nakamba should prove to be a handy option.
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old player’s camp believes that the transfer to Aston Villa can be done quickly.
However, the player has decided to go on a strike after Villa’s offer was turned down and that has complicated matters.
Brugge are apparently considering legal action against the player.
Aston Villa should look to step in and agree to the club’s demands now or it could get messy. The asking price is €12m and Aston Villa can certainly afford to pay that.
The newly-promoted side have been very active in the market all summer and they have improved their defence and attack immensely. It seems that they are keen on adding to their midfield now.
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Super agent claims Everton target is on the same level as that of £67.5m star

Super agent claims Everton target is on the same level as that of £67.5m star – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Moise Kean has been linked with a move to Everton all summer.
The highly talented forward is a £40m target for the Toffees and it will be interesting to see if they can sign him.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Dortmund are keen on the player as well.
Kean’s agent Mino Raiola has now claimed that the Juventus striker is ‘on the same level’ as De Ligt.
The highly talented Dutch defender joined Juventus yesterday for a fee of around £67.5m.
Kean is a quality talent and Raiola’s high praise will certainly excite the Everton fans. De Ligt is already one of the best centre backs around Europe and saying that Kean is on the same level is a big claim.
There is no doubt that the Juventus man has what it takes to be a world-class player.
Whoever gets him will have landed a world-class talent for the future.
It will be interesting to see if Juventus agree to sell the player this summer. They are under no pressure to sell.
However, Kean needs to play regularly at this stage of his career and that is not possible at Juventus.
A move would be ideal for him as well.
Everton must do everything they can to sign him.
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'Would be a very good signing': Some Newcastle fans react after knowing who Bruce wants

'Would be a very good signing': Some Newcastle fans react after knowing who Bruce wants – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to reports from Football Insider, Newcastle United are plotting to make a bid for Southampton striker Charlie Austin this summer.
The Magpies today have appointed Steve Bruce as their next boss, and they are now looking to make a few signings ahead of the new season.
Signing a striker is a priority for Bruce following the departure of Ayoze Perez. The Magpies are reportedly close to signing Joelinton, and are looking to secure a deal for Austin as well.
The 30-year-old has been transfer-listed by Southampton, and the Saints are willing to cash in on the forward this summer.
He has a year remaining on his contract with the Saints and is valued at around the £8million mark.
Aston Villa are also reportedly interested in signing the striker who has stunned his Southampton teammate with an astonishing rant against his manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Some Newcastle United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their reaction about a potential move for Austin. Here are some of the selected tweets:

Would be a very good signing austin..
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) July 17, 2019

The deal for Joelinton is pretty much done if we get Charlie Austin he will most likely be the replacement for Joselu
— 🇬🇧 NUFC_Fɪᴇʀᴄᴇ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@FierceBassBoost) July 17, 2019

It would be a great deal if nufc allowed it but if they said no to rondon they will say no to Austin as well. Sturridge would also be a great deal if they allowed it.
— steven jones (@towlawstev) July 17, 2019

Joselu and Perez replaced by Austin and Joelinton isn’t actually that bad, so long as theres a rondon replacement too…
— Ben Goodwin (@BGinge8) July 17, 2019

This would be a good signing for the squad not a starter but at least a proven goal scorer in the prem. Shame Ashley didn’t fork out the tuppence 3 years back might have got a bit of sell on value
— Southern Magpie (@southern_magpie) July 17, 2019

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'The Albanian Trippier', 'No please' – Some Spurs fans react to links with Serie A right-back

'The Albanian Trippier', 'No please' – Some Spurs fans react to links with Serie A right-back – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in SSC Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj as they seek a replacement for Kieran Trippier.

Dopo il mancato accordo con il #Napoli per Elseid #Hysaj l’#AtleticoMadrid ha virato su Kieran #Trippier. Pronti €22M per il #Tottenham, che potrebbe ora farsi avanti proprio per l’albanese, richiesto anche da #Sarri per il dopo #Cancelo alla #Juventus. #calciomercato
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 16, 2019

The England international has left North London for Atletico Madrid, and a move for the £13.5 million-rated Serie A star could be on the cards.
Hysaj has been a mainstay in Carlo Ancelotti’s side since the arrival of the Italian as he can operate on both sides of the pitch.
However, Napoli appear open to letting him go after he made 27 league appearances last term – the least he has made in a season since arriving from Empoli in the summer of 2015.
Ancelotti wanted Trippier as his replacement before the former Spurs star moved to Madrid.
Tottenham fans aren’t particularly convinced that the Albanian international can be an upgrade on the Englishman if snapped up, and here is how some of them reacted to the reports linking him with the club on Twitter:

So from bad to worse, perfect…
— Tøm (@NdombeleStats) July 16, 2019

Yep quite a lot. He was decent in Serie A but nothing special, we’re a top 4 PL club who’s got to the CL final we have to aim higher
— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) July 16, 2019

Prefer alves
— Mark Lucas (@Mark_lucasSkem) July 16, 2019

No please
— Luigi (@Kanser00) July 16, 2019

The Albanian Trippier
— SNAKEY (@MAR_ON_) July 16, 2019

Looks cool especially with passes , we can work on penetration and crossing only the name difficult to pronounce especially if he hits the scene 😂😂
— Dickson Kalumba (@Dickson72004800) July 16, 2019

This guy is no were near trippier and not wanted by napoli . He would fit in teams like man city who do a lot of passing in defence areas but for spurs we need some one young with potential to be the best we can get. In short we need someone with similar qualities and better.
— Dickson Kalumba (@Dickson72004800) July 16, 2019

He is mate, he can’t cross, all Napoli fans wants him out… He is just an Albanian Trippier
— 🌹 Heung Min Dad 🌹 (@KingOfNWHL) July 16, 2019

If Elseid Hysaj can play RB AND LB then (if we get him) he might be replacing both Trippier and Rose 😯
— He’s A Yiddo (@_TTID) July 17, 2019

Hysaj assisted twice all-campaign last term, and while he is clearly not the best option available for the Tottenham, his versatility could tempt manager Mauricio Pochettino, as the Argentine needs another left-back with Danny Rose linked with an exit.
The Napoli doesn’t look like the type of signing Spurs should be going after, though, as he is clearly not in any way an upgrade on Trippier.
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'It's a real shame': Some Spurs fans react as club make transfer decision on exciting winger

'It's a real shame': Some Spurs fans react as club make transfer decision on exciting winger – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to reports from Football London, Marcus Edwards could be on his way out of Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.
The highly-rated winger struggled during his loan spell at Norwich City during the 2017/18 campaign.
However, he enjoyed a more successful loan spell at Dutch Eredivisie side Excelsior last year.
Mauricio Pochettino dubbed him “mini Messi” after a League Cup outing for Spurs in 2016, but after that things haven’t gone well for him.
The youngster was not named in the Tottenham squad for the pre-season tour of Singapore and China on Wednesday, and it seems he is on his way out of the north London club.
The report claims that Edwards is in training with another club, trying to earn a move away for the club. The forward is currently doing his pre-season training with Brentford as he attempts to earn a move to the Championship club.
Some Spurs fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their reactions. Here are some of the selected tweets:

It’s all about his attitude, Poch was not impressed by it. It’s a real shame, but there you go. He is still young enough to have a wonderful career
— lee Adler (@AdlerSussudio) July 17, 2019

Shocking waste all round. Lovely footballer but that’s not enough these days.
— Pete Domican 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇵🇹🇪🇺⚽️📸 (@PeteDomican) July 17, 2019

Very talented but terrible attitude. Seemed better last season out on loan in Holland, but probably has burnt bridges with us, is behind on his development because of his previous arseing around, and it wouldn’t be a good example to other youngsters if he made it regardless.
— Niall (@niall_lilywhite) July 17, 2019

I’m pretty sure you can allow someone to go on trial with another club before you sell them… Brentford will be a great move though
— Ben Spanton-Walker (@benswalker) July 17, 2019

I like Marcus. Bundles of talent. Sadly application & desire is questionable. Would love it if he matures & succeeds. Many players over the years such as Taarabt Bentley Dos Santos etc with terrific ability but it doesn’t work out. Sad…
— pat bohan (@patbohan1) July 17, 2019

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32 goals in 51 games: Aston Villa in the hunt to sign 45-cap int'l, club likely to sell

32 goals in 51 games: Aston Villa in the hunt to sign 45-cap int'l, club likely to sell – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to reports from Fanatik (h/t Sport Witness), Turkish club Galatasaray have joined the race to sign Genk striker Mbwana Samatta. However, they face strong competition from Aston Villa.
This has been a massive summer transfer window for Villa, with Dean Smith bringing in as many as eight new players to Villa Park already, spending £100 million in the process.
However, Villa are still looking to bring in more new faces as they prepare for life in the Premier League. And they have earmarked Samatta as a potential option.
The 26-year-old is being chased by a host of Premier League clubs including Southampton, Crystal Palace and Brighton. And now Gala have joined the race too.
The report claims that Gala are working hard to sign the striker who scored 32 goals in 51 games last season.
The 45 times capped Tanzanian international would cost around £9 million, and Villa are one of the leading candidates for his signature. Genk are ready to offload him this summer if they get a good value.
While Gala can offer him Champions League football, Samatta may find a move to the Premier League hard to refuse should Villa make a formal approach.
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Report: PL club close to agreeing deal for £36m defender, Spurs are also in talks

Report: PL club close to agreeing deal for £36m defender, Spurs are also in talks – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to reports from Sky Sports (transfer live blog, 10:08 am), Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal with Saint-Etienne for defender William Saliba. 
The 18-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a move to both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs are also in talks with Saint-Etienne, but Sky Sports claim that they are yet to make any formal offer.
The French club are waiting for Spurs to make a bid before deciding on Saliba’s next destination. However, the youngster is thought to prefer a move to the Emirates.
According to reports from The Metro, the Gunners have revised their offer and they are leading the race for his signature.
The north London club are now expected to pay an initial €33m (£29.8m) fee plus a further €7m (£6.3m) in add-ons.
Furthermore, the Gunners have agreed to a 20 per cent sell-on clause with Saint-Etienne. The player will remain in France on a season-long loan for the rest of the season.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reportedly been given a £40m transfer budget for the summer transfer window.
Saliba is a talented player, no doubt, but spending a chunk of money on him now doesn’t make sense, given he won’t be playing for the Gunners this season.
It remains to be seen whether Spurs make any formal move for him in the coming weeks.
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