Aston Villa not done in transfer market yet

Dean Smith’s side have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, and are on a high after smacking seven past Liverpool in their last outing.

But the Villans are expected to use the remaining time in the domestic transfer window to wheel and deal some more, having seen their new arrivals hit the ground running so far this season.

A move for Bournemouth striker Josh King is rumoured, although they face competition from Everton for the Norwegian international’s signature. King has hit 69 Premier League goals in his career, but suffered relegation with the Cherries last season.

As for outgoings, right-back Frederic Guilbert could be on his way, having become frustrated with his lack of opportunities since Villa signed Matty Cash this summer.

A move to FC Nantes and former club Caen fell through recently, but a switch to a Championship side on loan could be an option for the 25-year-old.

Brighton outsiders to land Bournemouth’s Josh King

King was relegated with the Cherries last season as their 5-year Premier League stay came to an end.

A return to the Championship for the South Coast side has brought about a host of changes at the Vitality Stadium, with the departure of long-standing manager Eddie Howe as well as key players Callum Wilson and Nathan Ake.

Now Josh King could join the list of Bournemouth players heading to a new Premier League home, with Brighton and Hove Albion said to be among a number of clubs chasing his signature.

West Ham United have been at the forefront of any deal for King, but their limp offer of £13m for the Norway international was swiftly rebuffed by the Cherries.

That has left the door open for other top flight sides to pursue a deal, with claims that Brighton are interested in bringing King 100 miles along the coast to the Amex Stadium.

With £20m the reported asking price for the forward’s services, it does seem unlikely that the Seagulls will strike up a deal, particularly with Connolly, Maupay and new-boy Zeqiri amongst the ranks.

This is reflected in the bookmakers odds too, with Graham Potter’s men rated as outsiders to complete a move.

Leicester chasing Wales winger David Brooks

The Manchester Evening News suggest that Brendan Rodgers is close to landing the Wales international, who was relegated from the Premier League with the Cherries last season.

Brooks’ departure would be the second Dean Court exit this week after striker Callum Wilson put pen to paper on a deal at Newcastle United.

Bournemouth are asking for a reported £35m for Brooks, which seems steep in the current climate – but the Foxes do have money to play with following the sale of Ben Chilwell to Chelsea earlier on in the transfer window.

Leicester are said to face competition from Manchester United for the 23-year-old, but those at the King Power Stadium are growing increasingly confident that Brooks will be a Foxes player sooner rather than later.

Leicester chasing Wales winger David Brooks

The Manchester Evening News suggest that Brendan Rodgers is close to landing the Wales international, who was relegated from the Premier League with the Cherries last season.

Brooks’ departure would be the second Dean Court exit this week after striker Callum Wilson put pen to paper on a deal at Newcastle United.

Bournemouth are asking for a reported £35m for Brooks, which seems steep in the current climate – but the Foxes do have money to play with following the sale of Ben Chilwell to Chelsea earlier on in the transfer window.

Leicester are said to face competition from Manchester United for the 23-year-old, but those at the King Power Stadium are growing increasingly confident that Brooks will be a Foxes player sooner rather than later.

Leicester chasing Wales winger David Brooks

The Manchester Evening News suggest that Brendan Rodgers is close to landing the Wales international, who was relegated from the Premier League with the Cherries last season.

Brooks’ departure would be the second Dean Court exit this week after striker Callum Wilson put pen to paper on a deal at Newcastle United.

Bournemouth are asking for a reported £35m for Brooks, which seems steep in the current climate – but the Foxes do have money to play with following the sale of Ben Chilwell to Chelsea earlier on in the transfer window.

Leicester are said to face competition from Manchester United for the 23-year-old, but those at the King Power Stadium are growing increasingly confident that Brooks will be a Foxes player sooner rather than later.

David Brooks is now being heavily linked to Manchester United

David Brooks is tipped to be the next star to leave the Vitality after relegation and would cost around £40million but would be a good alternative should United fail to get the signature of Jadon Sancho.

Elsewhere Italian paper Gazzetta claims Antonio Conte is interested in Manchester United defender Smalling, who had a successful loan spell at Roma last term, has the ‘experience’ to improve his side.

Uniteds defence answers could lie in East London, as West Ham have lowered their asking price for central defender Issa Diop to around £45 million according to Sky Sports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees the 6ft4 Frenchman as a potential central defensive partner for Harry Maguire.

United expressed an interest last year, and the opportunity to play in the champions league is said to appeal to the 23 year old.

Bournemouth release Simon Francis and Andrew Surman

Francis has made of 300 appearances for the Cherries, and he is one of the few remaining players that was at the club in their League One days.

Experienced midfielder Andrew Surman is also on his way out, after over 200 games, as part of huge cost cutting measure from new boss Jason Tindall.

The club thanked them for their service, but their departures are set to be just the start in the coming weeks, with Charlie Daniels also set to move on.

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Blades press on with Ramsdale pursuit

Chris Wilder is focusing on who will be in goal next season, with Sheffield United keen to sign Aaron Ramsdale from AFC Bournemouth, despite Jason Tindall’s claim that there will be no exodus of talent at the Vitality Stadium.

That could be the reason why Marco Bizot is being linked to the Blades. He plays in Holland for AZ Alkmaar where he had an outstanding last season keeping 24 clean sheets in 38 games.

Sky Sports are report that Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, United, Crystal Palace and Fulham are all interested, so it might come down to who has the biggest chequebook.

After the success of this season back in the top flight, the Blades may have the resources to compete. Even allowing for a rebate back to TV companies to cover issues arising around Covid, they are estimated to have finished the season with a cool £132.6million from the premier league. Just to put that in context, they received just £7million in the season they came up from the Championship in 2018/19.