Southampton boss slams ‘ridiculous’ Liverpool saga as Wolves must raise over £83m for Bristol City star

Wolves have sold three big names this summer, with one more on the verge of an exit, but the £83 million raised may not be enough to move for Alex Scott.
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Premier League sides continue to snoop for deals in the Championship ahead of the return of league football in the UK next month.

Already, Leicester City's Harvey Barnes has completed a £38 million move to Newcastle United and James Maddison moved to Spurs for £40 million.

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Bristol City and Southampton are two sides currently embroiled in transfer tangles with top flight sides. Here's your Wednesday evening Championship transfer round up.

FFP impacting Wolves move for Bristol City star

Wolves must sell more of their Premier League stars in order to make a move for Bristol City star Alex Scott financially possible.

The club have already cashed in on Ruben Neves, Conor Coady and Nathan Collins this summer and are set to see more money roll in when striker Raul Jiminez completes an expected move to Fulham.

The Express & Star reports that those transfers have added £83 million to Wolves' revenue, but the club was already in financial trouble and more than that figure is needed to balance the books before the cash can be spent.

Alex Scott is a transfer target for Wolves (Image: Getty Images)Alex Scott is a transfer target for Wolves (Image: Getty Images)
Alex Scott is a transfer target for Wolves (Image: Getty Images)
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Scott is believed to be a key target for Julen Lopetegui with Nigel Peason's side already rejecting bids of £18 million and £20 million. The Robins are expected to demand £25 million for the midfielder, leaving Wolves fighting to abide by Financial Fair Play rules.

Southampton manager slams ‘ridiculous’ Liverpool transfer saga

Southampton manager Russell Martin has slammed the 'ridiculous' ongoing transfer saga involving the club, Liverpool and midfielder Romeo Lavia.

The Saints are believed to have rejected a huge £37 million big from Jurgen Klopp's side to keep the 19-year-old on the South Coast, telling the Reds that no deal would be done.

Southampton value Lavia at £50 million having only signed the player from Manchester City for £10.5 million last summer.

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Despite the Championship side making their stance on Lavia's future clear, rumours linking Liverpool with another move continue to be rife and have riled up Martin.

The manager said: "The transfer window should close before the start of the season - it's ridiculous in my opinion and certainly not helpful.

"We're a club that has been relegated and has a lot of talent that people are attracted to, but we'll prepare as if they will be here because we have to. There's no guarantee that anyone will leave, it's a lot of work with 27 players or whatever but we'll give everyone a chance to get on the pitch.

"I thought Romeo, considering what's going on, to play tonight and do all that stuff, it was good for him to get on the pitch as he has not had the minutes other people have had.

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"You can ask for an update, but I can't give you one because I don't know. I'm going to speak to Jason [Wilcox, director of football] now but I've been preparing for this game. I'll only ever be honest with you guys but I’m yet to find out."

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