Today’s Rumour Mill features reports of Everton dropping the asking price for Ross Barkley and Manchester City’s move to sign Middlesbrough’s star defender.
Manchester City prepared to make a move for Boro defender
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City are weighing up a move for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson, as Pep Guardiola continues his search for cover in defence.
West Brom have had numerous offers in the range of £20 million rejected with Boro manager Garry Monk stating they will not sell unless they receive an exceptional offer for the English international, something Manchester City are very capable of offering having already spent £200 million on their defence.
Everton drop Ross Barkley asking price to £35 million
Everton have dropped the asking price for Ross Barkley to £35 million but that’s still too much for Spurs, reports The Mirror. The report adds David Levy is willing to go to the last day if necessary to land the 23-year-old.
Everton have gone onto spend almost £100 million on players but that doesn’t seem to have convinced Barkley, who is looking for a fresh challenge.
Manchester City send Swansea clear indication
Manchester City have told Swansea they want £13 million for Wilfried Bony after rejecting the opening bid of £10 million for the striker, reports The Mirror. The player is also attracting interest from Turkish side Fenerbahce and Beskitas, which is making City hopeful they will receive their asking price for the 28-year-old.
Liverpool defender wanted by Watford
According to The Express, Watford are ready to offer Liverpool £15 million for defender Alberto Moreno. Moreno has fallen down the pecking order at the club with the arrival of Andrew Robertson and the ever presence of James Milner.
Liverpool refused to sell the Spaniard to Napoli for £11 million at the end of last season, however now with plenty of cover, Jurgen Klopp may be tempted to let the player leave, having bought him from Sevilla for £12 million in 2014.