Transfer Rumours - May 23

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

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Wolves are reportedly leading the race to sign Porto striker Moussa Marega.

The Porto striker has scored 21 goals in 46 appearances this season for the Portuguese club, earning him plenty of suitors across Europe.

It's reported that the 28-year-old is being chased by fellow Premier League sides Leicester and West Ham, with a fee of around £30m expected for his signature.

Liverpool have emerged as the bookies favourites to sign Wolves star Ruben Neves this summer.

Listed at 5/1 by the bookmakers, Liverpool are followed by Manchester City and Manchester United in their estimations, with both Manchester clubs priced at 10/1.

The Portuguese midfielder has had a mixed season in the top flight, scoring five times and notching four assists in 40 appearances.


West Brom

Burnley are reportedly set to bid £15m for West Brom defender Craig Dawson.

Sean Dyche is reported to be a big fan of the centre-back, who looks likely to be one of the players set to leave The Hawthorns with Albion facing another season in the Championship.

Burnley have long been linked with Dawson, and the offer of top flight football could be enough to sway the 29-year-old into moving to Turf Moor.


Meanwhile, Fulham have emerged as favourites to sign former Albion loanee Dwight Gayle.

West Brom will not be bringing the striker back into the club either permanently or on loan next season, leaving his future up in the air.

Fulham are 3/1 favourites to sign the forward, with Brighton second in the running at 5/1, alongside Leeds.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa are reportedly battling Stoke for the signing of Luton Town defender Justin James.

The full-back was linked with Villa over the winter transfer window, and those links have quickly emerged once again as the summer window begins to rev up.

Leicester are also thought to be keen, with Luton reportedly holding out for £5m.

Elsewhere, Villa winger Anwar El-Ghazi has been linked with a move to Olympiacos in continental reports.

El-Ghazi is on-loan at Villa from Lille, with the French club seemingly unlikely to bring him back into their first-team plans.

The Dutchman has done well at Villa, with reports also suggesting that Dean Smith's side could pursue a permanent deal should they secure promotion to the top flight.


No fresh Walsall rumours today.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
Digital Sports Journalist - @LHatfield_Star

Digital Sports Journalist based in Wolverhampton working on the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.


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