English Championship

Report: Player close to leaving Tottenham Hotspur to replace £40m Dutchman

Bournemouth are interested in signing Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window, according to TEAMtalk. It has been reported that Bournemouth, who are playing in the Championship this season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, are close to finalising a deal with North London club Tottenham over the transfer of Carter-Vickers on a permanent contract. It has been claimed that the Cherries have identified the 22-year-old central defender as a potential replacement for Nathan Ake. The 25-year-old Netherlands international central defender recently left Bournemouth for Manchester City in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £40 million. A number of clubs made contact with Tottenha...

Report: Spurs want striker on Everton radar, he was close to Old Trafford move in January

According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are now looking into a move for Bournemouth striker Josh King after missing out on Ollie Watkins to Aston Villa. The Cherries are open to selling the Norwegian international after getting relegated last term and with only nine months left on his deal, and he isn’t short of suitors in the Premier League, with Aston Villa, Fulham and Everton all keen. The trio are shortlisting King should he be available in the £15 million range, and Spurs will be looking to pip them to his signature. Boss Jose Mourinho wants another striker, and the 28-year-old can provide quality back-up for Harry Kane and even play out wide. Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti wants another striker and has been linked with Valencia’s Maxi Gomez, but he could prefer to land King who has muc...

Michael Vaughan reacts as Sheffield Wednesday beat Cardiff City

Michael Vaughan has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to Sheffield Wednesday’s win against Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon. Wednesday kicked off their 2020-21 Championship campaign with a 2-0 victory over Cardiff away from home at the Cardiff City Stadium. Josh Windass put the Owls in the lead after just four minutes, and Jordan Rhodes made it 2-0 on 44 minutes. Former England international cricketer Vaughan is a Wednesday fan, and he has given his take on the win for Garry Monk’s side. Now -9 … The promotion charge has started … #WAWAW — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 12, 2020 Stats Over the course of the 90 minutes at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hosts Cardiff had 62% of the possession, took seven shots of which two were on target, and earned four c...

‘Athletic, pacey player’ reportedly wants to join West Bromwich Albion this summer

Huddersfield Town striker Karlan Grant wants to join West Bromwich Albion in the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Mail. It has been reported that West Brom manager Slaven Bilic wants to sign the the 22-year-old and has identified him as his ‘top target to improve his attack’. The Baggies, who will play in the Premier League this season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship, are willing to pay a transfer fee worth up to £15 million, but Huddersfield want £17 million, according to the report. The former England Under-19 international himself wants to make the switch to The Hawthorns this summer, it has been claimed. Huddersfield Town spell Grant joined Huddersfield from Charlton Athletic in January 2019. Jan Siewert was in charge of the Terriers at the time, a...

Agbonlahor sends 3-word message to player, wants him to join Aston Villa

Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged Brentford star Ollie Watkins on Instagram to sign for his former club Aston Villa. According to BBC Sport, Vila have agreed on a transfer fee with Brentford over the signing of Watkins. It has been reported that the Villans will pay the Bees an initial transfer fee of £28 million to secure the services of the 24-year-old, who can play as a forward or as an attacking midfielder. Former Villa striker Agbonlahor has urged the ex-Exeter City star to sign the contract with the Villans. Would Ollie Watkins be a good signing for Aston Villa? Watkins is a brilliant player at Championship level and was a key figure in the team that reached the playoff final last season. Villa manager Dean Smith cannot just bank on Wesley scoring all the goals next season (who is in...

Report: After Ollie Watkins signing, Aston Villa could still move for another striker

Aston Villa could still make a move for Bournemouth striker Joshua King in the summer transfer window, according to The Times. It has been reported that Villa are on the verge of signing Ollie Watkins from Brentford. The Villans will pay Championship club Brentford an initial transfer fee of £28 million for the 24-year-old, who will begin a medical today, according to the report. The report has added that although Bournemouth striker King is not an immediate target for Villa, Dean Smith’s side could return for the 28-year-old Norway international striker later in the summer transfer window. Stats King made 24 starts and two substitute appearances in the Premier League for Bournemouth last season, scoring six goals and providing four assists in the process, according to WhoScored. During th...

‘Clinical finisher’ will reportedly begin Aston Villa medical today

According to The Times, Brentford star Ollie Watkins will undergo a medical with Aston Villa today. It has been reported that the Villans have agreed a £28 million transfer fee with Championship club Brentford for Watkins, who can play as a forward or as an attacking midfielder and was described as “a clinical finisher” by former Villa striker Kevin Phillips on Quest (9pm, February 8, 2020). The fee could reach as much as £33 million, according to the report, which has added that the 24-year-old will undergo a medical today. Aston Villa need to sign a striker Wesley had injury problems last season and, according to The Times, the Brazilian may not be fit until next year due to a serious knee injury. The 23-year-old actually did not have a great time when he was fit and available, as he sco...

Report: Player is leaving West Bromwich Albion for Sheffield United

West Bromwich Albion winger Oliver Burke is set to join Sheffield United, according to The Telegraph. The report has added that Callum Robinson will head to West Brom as part of a swap deal. The Blades will also sign Derby County duo Jayden Bogle and Max Lowe for more than £10 million, according to the report. Disappointing spell at West Bromwich Albion Burke joined West Brom from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2017, and much was expected of the former Nottingham Forest winger. The Scotland international winger did well during his time at Forest in the Championship, and although he failed to make a huge impact at Leipzig in Germany, no one could question his talent and ability. However, the winger failed to make a huge impact at The Hawthorns and struggled for playing time in the Premier Leag...

Report: £15m player to join Norwich City despite holding Nottingham Forest talks

Ben Gibson is set to join Norwich City from Burnley despite holding talks with Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, according to The Sun. It has been reported that Middlesbrough and Forest want to sign Gibson from Burnley in the summer transfer window. Boro and the Reds want to sign the 27-year-old defender on a loan deal, while Norwich have made a permanent move for the former Middlesbrough star, according to the report in the British tabloid. The report has added that Gibson spoke to Forest and his former club Middlesbrough, but he is going to Norwich instead. Disappointing Burnley spell Gibson joined Burnley from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £15 million. Much was expected of the 27-year-old when he arrived a Turf Moor, bu...

Sky Sport: NUFC & Leicester plotting move for £20m defender, Klopp is a big admirer

According to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, Newcastle United and Leicester City are both keen on signing Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis this summer, but they must be willing to part with around £20 million to have a chance of landing him. Leicester City and Newcastle United are two of the clubs looking at signing Norwich City left back Jamal Lewis. Liverpool made a £10m bid which was rejected last month. Norwich value him at £20m. He is under contract until 2023. — Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) September 2, 2020 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the 22-year-old and was keen to bring him to Anfield ahead of the new season as a cover for Andrew Robertson, but the Reds’ £10 million bid was knocked by the relegated side. Lewis has two more years left on his contract, and Norwich...

Report: Club have accepted Everton’s bid for star player, medical tomorrow

According to Telefoot Chaine (via GFFN), English Championship side Watford have accepted Everton’s £20 million bid for Abdoulaye Doucoure and the Frenchman is set to have his medical tomorrow. The midfielder has agreed a four-year contract with the Toffees, and is set to finally join the Merseyside giants after former boss Marco Silva attempted to sign him last summer. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham were also keen on Doucoure, but the box-to-box midfielder always wanted to link up with manager Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park, and it appears that it will finally happen in the coming days. Everton saw a £30 million bid for the 27-year-old knocked back last summer as Watford stood firm and refused to let him go, believing he was key to their top-flight survival given his importance at bo...

Report: Villa set to beat Fulham to signature of £22m hitman after development

According to The Sun, Aston Villa are set to sign £22 million-rated Brentford striker Ollie Watkins after the London side brought in Ivan Toney from League One side Peterborough as a replacement, beating Fulham and Sheffield United to his signature. The Bees failed to secure Premier League promotion after losing the final of the Championship play-offs to Scott Parker’s side, but they are aware that Watkins wants to play in the top-flight and are now ready to cash in on him. The 24-year-old ended last term with 26 league goals and will now look to prove himself in the big time. The Brentford star isn’t short of suitors in the EPL, but Villa have blown Fulham out of the water in the race for his signature by offering him a mouthwatering £70,000-a-week deal. Dean Smith’s side want to have Wat...