What price a set piece maestro? Southampton are doing their utmost to deter applicants James Ward-ProwseWith west ham Apparently he joined Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham to see the midfielder. Saints’ response is to slap a £75million price tag on Ward-Prowse and see if anyone else wants to bite.
Richardson will certainly keep the mill turning this summer and the Daily Star reports that a host of Chelsea Stars want Thomas Tuchel to pursue the Everton playmaker as he reshapes his squad under their shiny new company ownership. His “playing art and never-say-the-attitude” are exactly what his potential teammates need, it says here. In other blues news, Nice are keen on a loan deal for their goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
ajax are interested in bringing Tottenhams Steven Bergwijn Back to the Eredivisie. Spurs want at least £25m for the winger but the Dutch champions have a bit of cash in their pockets after flogging Sébastien Haller to Borussia Dortmund so he can stay put. For his part, Bergwijn wants to play football regularly in the run-up to the World Cup, so he might be tempted.
Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio has been associated with Liverpool and Milan, with the Daily Mail suggesting the attacking midfielder would prefer a move to the Serie A champions. Jurgen Klopp is keen on Asensio entering the final year of his contract at the Bernabéu but the player is unsure how much regular action he would get at Anfield.
The promising teenager Malcolm Ebiowei always looked like he was being plucked from Derby County’s battered carcass, and crystal palace seem to have emerged as his most likely target. The 18-year-old winger, who scored eight goals in 29 league games for the relegated team last season, has attracted interest from a host of Premier League clubs including Manchester United, but the latest reports suggest Patrick Vieira has signed him to Selhurst Park.
At the other end of football’s obscene financial scale, Goal reports that Paris Saint-Germain have indicated their willingness to sell neymar if they get what they think is a decent deal, whatever that may be, how much they paid for it. But the Brazilian is lucky enough to be winning national titles at a gallop and wants to stay.
Next to another Brazilian, Raphina, who leeds trying desperately to stay out of the clutches of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham. But if they lose him PSV’s Cody Gakpo could be a substitute. Foot Mercato report that Jesse Marsch is considering an offer for the 23-year-old Netherlands international.
Alfredo MorelosThe five-year tenure at Rangers could be coming to an end Seville a £7million bid for the striker, who is entering the final year of his contract at Ibrox. El Chiringuito reckons the Colombian will be tempted by the idea but Rangers are likely to up the asking price.
and Brighton are snooping around the Reims and Zimbabwe midfielder Marshal Munetsi as they try to replace Yves Bissouma.