Manchester United are in pole position to land talented Derby County winger Malcolm Ebiowe, while Friday’s Transfer Gossip claim Brighton have named their price for Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham target Marc Cucurella.
MAN UTD IN POLE POSITION TO LAND DERBY PROSPECT
Manchester United are reportedly paying close attention to Derby County prospect Malcolm Ebiowei.
United are joined by three other Premier League clubs in tracking the right-winger, with Tottenham Newcastle and Crystal Palace also keen on the player.
But the Daily mail states that United have two major advantages over their rivals.
Firstly, the fact that Red Devils manager Wayne Rooney has decided to stay at Derby and could greenlight the move.
Second, new United Assistant manager Steve McClaren still has strong ties to Derby, where he worked twice as manager, and most recently as technical director and then ‘senior adviser’ until his departure in 2021.
Ebiowei18, has made 16 appearances for Derby in the Championship this season, scoring once and providing two assists.
Summer race for the talented Derby winger
The player will soon be a free agent, which should trigger a rush for his services.
Although the Rams are keen to keep him, they are fully aware that the Premier League interest is likely to be too good to turn down.
Ebiowei plays as a right-winger, a position where United already have two prospects in Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri waiting in the wings.
However, that shouldn’t deter them from landing the Derby starlet.
PREM TRIO LEARN HEAVY CUCURELLA FEES
Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have reportedly been told they will have to shell out £45million if they want to sign Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella this summer.
Thomas Tuchel is expected to act quickly once the Blues are made aware they can re-enter the transfer market. And Cucurella, 23, is one of the top names on his list.
Chelsea are already set to lose Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen when their contracts expire. Cesar Azpilicueta is also a target for Barcelona, while Marcos Alonso could also return to his native country.
That leaves the Stamford Bridge outfit terribly short of defensive options. And Tuchel considers Cucurella to have an ideal, given his ability to play at left-back and as a winger, as shown in The sun.
City’s interest stems from Arsenal chasing full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko. Tottenham, meanwhile, are looking to replace Sergio Reguilon, who could be on his way back to La Liga.
TOTTENHAM NAME AT A GLANCE PRIZE
Spurs have reportedly placed a £25million valuation on midfielder Harry Winks, with the England international due to leave this summer.
A report in the Daily mail say Newcastle and Southampton like the player.
Winks was largely limited to cameo roles under Antonio Conte during the second half of the season. And with the Spurs boss actively in the market for another central midfielder, Winks will move on.
The report states that Daniel Levy will listen to offers of between £20m and £25m for the 26-year-old. That number may be a bit high, though, given how much Winks’ stock has plummeted this season.
But if Tottenham can offload the player, they are expected to try and bring in Yves Bissouma to replace him.
The Brighton man has enjoyed another outstanding campaign and is valued at £30million.