Transfer Rumours - June 11

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

Jack Butland.

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Wolves are reportedly interested in signing Brentford's Yoann Barbet this summer.

The Frenchman is set to leave the Bees following the expiry of his contract, and is reportedly being chased by Aston Villa and Besiktas as well as Nuno's side.

The 26-year-old is mainly a central defender, but is also capable of playing left-back if needed.

Meanwhile, reports elsewhere claim that Wolves have offered striker Leo Bonatini to Fenerbahce.

The striker is unlikely to battle his way back into Nuno's plans having been shipped out on-loan to Nottingham Forest, where he failed to find the form which saw him play a huge role for Wolves in their promotion from the Championship.

Reports on the continent claim that he could be set for a move to Turkey having seen his career stall.


West Brom

West Brom are being linked with a move for midfielder Tolgay Arslan this summer.

The 28-year-old currently plays for Fenerbahce, making 28 appearances last season, scoring once.

Reports in Turkey claim that a move is possible should Slaven Bilic take up the head coach role at The Hawthorns, as he had worked with the German midfielder during his time at Besiktas.


Albion are being listed as a potential destination for Stewart Downing this summer by the bookies.

The former Villa man is set to leave Middlesbrough with his contract coming to its conclusion, and is 18/1 to join the Baggies.

Blackburn are the hot favourite at 7/4, with Sunderland behind them at 9/4. Rangers, Leeds and Derby are all being listed by the bookmakers too as potential landing spots.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa are reportedly readying a bid for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Dean Smith is thought to be keen on signing another goalkeeper following promotion, and with Stoke staying in the Championship, Butland is likely to depart.

Some reports suggest that the Potters value the England international at around £23m.

Meanwhile, reports linking Aston Villa with an audacious move for Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals are reportedly wide of the mark.

The Spanish starlet was linked with a move to Villa this week, with the club preparing for their return to the top flight.

The 23-year-old is highly rated in Spain, and it's rumoured that his value is upward of £26m.


Coventry City are amongst clubs in League One reportedly interested in a move for Walsall midfielder Liam Kinsella.

The 23-year-old made 39 appearances for the Saddlers last season, scoring once.

However, following the club's relegation it's thought that clubs could pry Kinsella away as he decides his future.

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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