Transfer Rumours - May 16th

By Luke Hatfield | Football | Published: brings you all the latest transfer talk from Wolves, West Brom, Aston Villa and Walsall.

Could Ahmed Musa head to the Midlands?

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Wolves are reportedly keen on Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa.

Reports in Turkey claim that Galatasaray are keen on the Nigerian, but claim they'll need to do battle with Wolves for his services, as Nuno looks to add to his attacking ranks.

Musa failed to make a big impact in the Premier League with the Foxes, and is currently on-loan with CSKA Moscow.

Newcastle will look to sell striker Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer, with Rafa Benitez eyeing a £20m price tag.

Fulham are thought to be keen to make his loan move permanent this summer, but Wolves, Brighton, Anderlecht, Bordeaux and Marseille are also though to be interested.

The Serbian has been in inspired form since joining the Cottagers on a temporary basis.


West Brom

One man likely to depart The Hawthorns this summer is Jonny Evans, with the defender reportedly holding out for a move to Manchester City.

Evans was subject to bids from the Premier League champions in previous windows, and he's still keen on the move.

The skipper will be able to leave Albion for just £3m following their relegation to the Championship.


Meanwhile, Cardiff have been placed as the bookies' joint-favourites to sign Salomon Rondon this summer.

Rondon has scored 10 goals this season for Albion, but is another potential target for opposing clubs as they look to work deals for the club's players having suffered relegation.

The Venezuelan has a relegation release clause of £16.5m in his Baggies contract.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa are 6/1 to sign West Brom defender Craig Dawson this summer.

West Brom have suffered relegation to the Championship following a disappointing season, and Dawson could be set to leave the club.

Should Villa secure promotion through the play-offs, Dawson could prove a viable target, although Burnley, Newcastle and Celtic are also favoured by the bookmakers.

Meanwhile, The bookies believe Villa could also be a destination for defender Robert Huth this summer.

Listed at 7/1 for his signature, Cardiff are favourites for the veteran centre-back, whilst Stoke and Middlesbrough are also listed as potential landing spots for the 33-year-old.

Huth has left Leicester City as this season came to an end and is available as a free agent.


Dean Keates will call on the support of a number of former Walsall stars as he works to implement a scouting network this summer.

Keates is keen to mould his squad during his first transfer window and is set to devise a network to help spot talent.

While a host of professional football teams use a video-based system called Wyscout to watch players, Keates would rather have his targets watched in person.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield

Digital Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.


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