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Transfer Rumours - May 16

By Luke Hatfield | Football | Published:

Expressandstar.com brings you all the latest transfer talk from Wolves, West Brom, Aston Villa and Walsall.

Salomon Rondon

The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not reflect the views of the Express and Star.

Wolves

Wolves' links with Portuguese forward Andre Silva have got started once again with the transfer window opening.

The perennially linked striker, who has spent some time on-loan at Sevilla this season is reportedly a target for Wolves and Leicester City according to publications on the continent.

The 23-year-old has struggled for form over recent years, but that hasn't stopped reports suggesting Nuno's side could part with up to £30m for his services this summer.

Reports in Portugal claim that Wolves are set to do battle with West Ham for the signing of Andreas Samaris this summer.

The Benfica midfielder was close to a move to Newcastle in January, but that deal was never completed.

However the midfielder has recently signed a new deal at the club, decreasing the chances of any move going ahead. He's also reported to have offers from Russia, but supposedly prefers a move elsewhere.

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West Brom

Albion are being linked with a move for ex-Arsenal starlet, Chris Willock.

The 21-year-old plays primarily as a winger, but can also play as a central attacking midfielder - and is currently on the books for Benfica's B team.

Reports claim that Albion were keen on a move in January, along with Hull, QPR, Ipswich and Norwich.

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The future of Salomon Rondon seems to lie away from The Hawthorns, with Albion's play-off exit meaning his £16.5m release clause will remain in place this summer.

The Venezuelan striker has been a hit at Newcastle United on-loan this season, with a permanent move to St James' Park reportedly wanted by Rafa Benitez and the player.

Wolves, West Ham and Everton are also being credited with an interest in the 29-year-old.

Aston Villa

Lincoln City forward Bruno Andrade is reportedly of interest to Aston Villa this summer.

The Portuguese 25-year-old has just a year remaining on his current deal at the recently promoted side.

Portsmouth are also said to be interested, as they continue their push for promotion to the Championship - they take on Sunderland in their second leg semi-final clash this evening, and are 1-0 down on aggregate.

The future of Tammy Abraham reportedly rests on Aston Villa's play-off final result.

The on-loan striker has been phenomenal since signing up at B6 this season, scoring 26 goals as Villa have booked their place at Wembley for the second successive season.

German side RB Leipzig are reportedly set to offer Chelsea £25m for the 21-year-old, although Dean Smith's side have made Abraham one of their top targets should they seal promotion - according to reports in the national press.

Chelsea's transfer status could also have a huge say on whether they allow the striker to leave.

Walsall

According to reports, new Walsall boss Darrell Clarke made a late bid to bring Chris Lines to the Banks's Stadium following his appointment as boss.

The 33-year-old was a key player under Clarke at Bristol Rovers, but has now signed for Northampton Town.

The midfielder made more than 150 appearances under Clarke at the Memorial Stadium.

Meanwhile, Clarke will talk to Andy Cook about his future, but has said there are no guarantees the striker will be a Walsall player next season.

Cook was a star performer for the Saddlers in spite of their relegation to League Two this season, netting 18 goals in all competitions.

That prolific form is set to have other clubs interested in the powerful front man.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
@LHatfield_Star

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

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