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Transfer Talk: Assombalonga, Dubravka, Williams, Maupay, Walton, Grimmer, Judge, Higuain, Tafazoli, Darikwa


Check out the transfer talk for the Football League…

Bolton Wanderers, Blackpool and Exeter City are among a number of clubs eyeing former Coventry City defender Jack Grimmer on a free transfer.

Peterborough United are in talks to sign Rochdale central midfielder Callum Camps, Football Insider understands.

According to The Daily Mail, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton are interested in signing Billy Crellin from Fleetwood Town in the summer transfer window. The Toffees have already had a £200,000 bid rejected.

Other stories reported:

Portsmouth have rejected two bids from Wigan Athletic for Jamal Lowe. (Neil Allen)

Leeds United and Middlesbrough linked Michael Frey is in talks to leave Fenerbahce, with interest from Switzerland.

Brentford winger Ollie Watkins wants to join Besiktas in order to take the next step in his career, say Turkish newspaper Posta.

West Ham are set to offer Brentford striker Neal Maupay a massive pay hike to join them ahead of rival Premier League clubs this summer, Football Insider understands.

– “VILLA. Leading Maupay race at BRENTFORD. SHEFF U first choice is young McBurnie at SWANSEA. Neither price agreed yet. VILLA also would not go higher for Phillips before went off with LEEDS on tour.” (Alan Nixon)

Bristol City are in the running with Celtic and Cardiff City to land Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga this summer according to reports.

– “ARSENAL. Will let young Nketiah out on loan. BRISTOL CITY at head of queue. Also met Malcom agents last week but looks too expensive for them.” (Alan Nixon)

Luton Town manager Graeme Jones has confirmed the club are interested in signing 26 year old Belgian goalkeeper Hendrik Van Crombrugge. The KAS Eupen player was recently called up to the national team.

Burnley are setting up a £7million swoop for Denmark Under-21 ace Joakim Maehle. Clarets are also interested in his Genk team-mate and midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi along with Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich.

– Lee Bowyer says that Jonny Williams is no nearer to signing a contract at Charlton after fans had hoped some social media activity had hinted at a deal being close. Leeds, Derby, Swansea, Brentford, Luton also been linked with him this summer.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer is keen to bring in “one or two” new signings next week. He said: “We’ll look to bring in one or two [new signings] next week. We know we need to bring in seven or eight, so there’s no getting away from that fact, but we’re working hard every single day. No doubt I’ll go home from here and then I’ll be watching players, and I’ll speak to Steve Gallen [Charlton’s head of recruitment] and see if there have been any developments on things that we’re inquiring about. But we’ll get there. We know what we need to strengthen the squad and I’m not taking anything away from the lads that we have here because they’re great as well. We have to improve the squad, it’s as simple as that. We’ll get there.”

PLYMOUTH. Party time with Sam Gallagher move to BLACKBURN. SOUTHAMPTON due to give them about 350K from slice of profit.” (Alan Nixon)

– “BLACKPOOL. Keen on centre half Tafazoli. But wants Championship. HULL may give him it instead.” (Alan Nixon)

– “BRENTFORD. In for stunning windfall if Tarkowski leaves BURNLEY. Poss close to 10m if fee hits 40m. OLDHAM do not get any of that as have already done a deal to buy it out. Previous regime …” (Alan Nixon)

– “QPR. Made bid of 250k or so for Alan Judge. IPSWICH have turned down. Player not yet fully fit but Championship move may appeal.” (Alan Nixon)

– “BRIGHTON. Want 3m plus for keeper Walton. Put off WIGAN. Main reason for value is to keep value high as DERBY keen and asking loads for Bogle who is a BRIGHTON target. Poss swap still on.” (Alan Nixon)

– “WIGAN. Inquiry for Darikwa at FOREST. Offer not accepted yet. Cook may go back for Hutton to fill right back slot instead. Also live bids for Lowe at PORTSMOUTH and Robinson at EVERTON.” (Alan Nixon)

– “PRESTON. Keen to do loan for Brandon Barker at MAN CITY. Been before. And would be ideal to replace Callum Robinson.” (Alan Nixon)

– “SWANSEA. Problems getting a permit for Montero. May now move abroad. Blow for BIRMINGHAM who fancied him.” (Alan Nixon)

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