Sunderland want £30million for Everton target Jordan Pickford.
The England U21 international has been the outstanding performer for Sunderland this season after being entrusted as David Moyes’ No 1 goalkeeper.
Everton held a board meeting in London on Wednesday and have intimated they will make an offer. Though a bid has yet to be received by Sunderland, they expect an opening gambit closer to £15m.
Sunderland are planning to put a £30million price-tag on goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Pickford was in superb form as Sunderland took on Arsenal at the Emirates on Tuesday
The relegated North East club will maintain they want the best possible price for the 23-year-old as the funds could prove crucial to the club’s rebuild.
Moyes had just three players in his starting eleven against Swansea City last weekend that were under binding contract for beyond this summer, with the rest either on loan or players who are out of contract or have release clauses.
He will see owner Ellis Short early next week for talks regarding budgets, which could determine whether he stays.
David Moyes’ stay at Sunderland could end depending on the budgets offered to him
Moyes is facing the prospect of having to sign around ten players and early indications have been that he will receive a limited budget and instead be asked to re-invest transfer fees are brought in via sales.
Pickford, Lamine Kone, Papy Djilibodji, Fabio Borini and Bryan Oviedo are among those most likely to attract bids.
Sunderland are aware that Newcastle spent £50m to help fund Rafa Benitez’s promotion push last year while Aston Villa spent £60.5m but laboured to finish 13th.
Tottenham have no intention of selling Eric Dier this summer.
The England international is admired by Manchester United but the Old Trafford club do not hold much hope of prising him away, with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino underlining they will only sell who they want to.
Spurs have not been made aware of Dier wishing to leave, though it is widely known thay they pay substantially less wages than their Old Trafford counterparts.
Tottenham Hotspur have no intention of selling Eric Dier to Manchester United
They will, however, consider selling Kyle Walker for a fee of around £45m, should that arrive from Manchester City or other suitors.
Tottenham have expressed interest in adding new midfielders, though Everton have renewed hope that Ross Barkley may sign an extension while Ajax captain Davy Klaassen has also been discussed.
However, the idea is to increase competition and improve the quality of their strength in depth, which has been sorely exposed at times this season.
Monaco’s Almamy Traore and Djibril Sidibe have come under scrutiny as has Sampdoria’s Patrick Schick and Ajax defender Joel Veltman but they face strong competition from clubs willing to pay more.
But they may be willing to let Kyle Walker leave if they receive an offer of £45m for him
Chelsea are already fielding enquiries for England U17 international Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The 16-year-old scored for England in their European Championship win over Turkey on Tuesday and in the group stage against Holland.
The London-born youngster, who can play on either wing or behind the striker, has been a regular in Chelsea’s youth sides and is wanted by several Championship sides on loan for next season. He turns 17 in November.
Chelsea’s 16-year-old forward Callum Hudson-Odoi is the subject of interest from clubs
Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace were all represented on Wednesday night as Henry Onyekuru scored again for Eupen against Royal Excel Mouscron.
The 19-year-old has now scored 23 goals and provided 14 assists this season which has already prompted offers from Anderlecht and Club Brugge.
Plenty of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Everton, have made enquiries and been to watch him in recent months following Celtic’s failed bid to sign him in January.
He is keen to come to England but clubs here will have to pay just over £6.2m plus offer wages of around £32,000 a week for the young Nigerian to gain a work permit on the totting up points system.
Southampton have shown the keenest interest and club scouts watched him on Wednesday night in the Belgian League’s Europa League play-offs as Onyekuru went on a mazy run across half of the pitch before scoring in the 72nd minute.
Huddersfield Town hero Danny Ward is expected to be recalled by parent club Liverpool following his role in the Championship side’s promotion push.
The 23-year-old has impressed once again this season after a successful spell on loan at Aberdeen last year. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has faced criticism for his loyalty towards Simon Mignolet but it has paid off with the Belgian international’s improved performances.
Klopp had been pushed to sign a new keeper to challenge Mignolet with Loris Karius failing to have the desired impact but Ward is expected to be thrown into the mix come pre-season to increase competition.
Promotion for Huddersfield could yet prompt a request from Klopp’s friend David Wagner to keep Ward for another season but Liverpool have high hopes for the young Wales international.
Liverpool will hand a role to Danny Ward after his heroics for Huddersfield in the second-tier
Newcastle United defender Grant Hanley is a summer target for Derby County.
Manager Rafa Benitez is prepared to sell the Scotland international to help boost his transfer funds with Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross, Manchester City’s Eliquim Mangala and Wes Morgan at Leicester among his extensive list of defensive targets.
Striker Daryl Murphy is also likely to go.
Newcastle United defender Grant Hanley is a transfer target for Derby County in the summer