Everton have turned their attentions to Arsenal's Alex Iwobi as they look to add more options to their squad before the transfer window closes.
Sky Sports News reporter Jim White has tweeted that the Blues have lodged a £30m bid for the Gunners winger as they try and fill what Marco Silva has deemed a vital need in his team in the form of a right-sided winger.
That bid, reported by Adrian Kajumba of the Daily Mail, to be £25m plus add-ons, has apparently been rejected by Arsenal.
David Ornstein of the BBC says that Everton would likely need to up their offer to £40m and that while Iwobi isn't agitating for a move, he would accept the switch to Goodison Park if a deal is struck between the two clubs by tomorrow's transfer deadline.
While the interest in Iwobi would appear to be as a result of Everton's frustration with Crystal Palace's sky-high demands for Wilfried Zaha, there some reports suggesting that Marcel Brands and Marco Silva want the Arsenal man in addition to Zaha, perhaps instead of Abdoulaye Doucouré for whom a £30m offer was apparently rejected this week.
Meanwhile, another reported target of Everton's among Unai Emery's squad, Danny Welbeck, has joined Watford on a free transfer.
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1 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:36:36
2 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:41:23
This transfer window lunacy is making us all go crazy
3 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:43:23
Got it on time. I will deny everything.
4 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:45:07
5 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:45:07
6 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:47:32
7 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:07:43
With the strikers they already have, Arsenal will more than likely look to offload so better to play a waiting game or find another target.
Getting exciting though. COYB
8 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:34:40
The reason I speculate is because the report from Ornstein seems to be specific and in addition to Zaha so I'm presuming either nothing is true or everything is.
9 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:38:03
Is it significant that both he and Zaha would presumably qualify as ‘home-produced?
10 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:11:43
11 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:13:37
12 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:35:42
13 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:46:06
14 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:51:20
15 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:12:44
16 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:16:02
17 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:24:38
18 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:11:31
19 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:23:12
20 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:41:35
21 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:54:22
22 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:55:47
23 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:06:22
We already have one golden player who doesn't score enough in Bernard.
No to this! No! No! No!
24 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:17:59
25 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:23:58
26 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:25:47
In a world of marginal gains and slight advantages being the difference between success and failure, why are we leaving it so late to bring in players.
Anybody we bring in now will not be ready to start on Saturday, regardless of whether they are even eligible to play.
Why not sign these players in July, get your squad ready early and then go into the season prepared. It makes absolutely no sense to me.
27 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:26:33
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30 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:03:22
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33 Posted 08/08/2019 at 01:21:02
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