TURKISH SIDE INTERESTED IN LEEDS MAN
Turkish side Besiktas are reportedly interested in Leeds United man Chris Wood.
The Whites striker has caught the eye of CoachSenolGunes. Daily Express claims the manager sent scouts to watch the player in action and report back before they can proceed with the deal.
Gunes wants Wood to serve as the replacement for Vincent Aboubakar. The 27-year old is valued £20 million by United so the Turkish side would need to break the bank to land him.
In other transfer news, Derby County want Foxes player Tom Lawrence. They submitted a bid of £7 million but Leicester City value the midfielder more than that. The player in question was on loan to Ipswich Town last season where he scored 11 times and won the club’s Player of the Year award.
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare says he wants to keep the player. He said there was “a bid a while ago” but that it was turned down “because it wasn’t enough.” Derby County’s bid was rejected but if they can cross the £10 million mark, which is unlikely, then the Foxes coach might sanction the deal for Lawrence.
Elsewhere, Aston Villa FC chief Tony Xia has shut down links to Hull City striker Abel Hernandez this summer. The club chair ended speculations that Villa might still make a move for the forward after failing to land him last summer. The club could not complete the £20 million deal for Hernandez last year so Xia is wary of such rumours.
“Never will happen after last summer. Good for us,” he posted online about the deal.