Wolves eye transfer alternative to Bristol City star Alex Scott as Leeds Utd agree £7m deal
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Wolves are said to have had three offers rejected for Scott in the last month, with their most recent offer of £22m plus add-ons rejected, according to the DailyMail. The Midlands club made a starting offer of £18m and then £20m, but the Robins are so far not budging on the £25m valuation they made aware to everyone back in April.
Now, according to BirminghamWorld, Wolves are looking to sign Manchester City starlet Tommy Doyle, who could be considered as an alternative to Scott. Doyle has been on loan at Cardiff City and Sheffield United in the last 18 months and fits the bill of what Julen Lopetegui is looking for in a player, as they scour the Championship for gems. Doyle is under contract at the Etihad until the summer of 2025 and was recently part of the England Under-21 team that won the European Championships.
Wolves are also said to be rivalled by Sheffield United, as well as other teams for Doyle, meanwhile, they are also looking to move on Jose Sa, which could see former City skipper Daniel Bentley become their first-choice goalkeeper, though Alphonse Areola could be his replacement.
AFC Bournemouth are also in the race, and Football League World report that the Cherries are plotting a second bid after a derisory £15m offer was lodged earlier this month. Bournemouth have already seen three offers from Wolves turned down, and they should be aware of the situation now, with City not budging on their £25m valuation. It was hoped that a bidding war would drive up the price but so far, clubs have yielded offers below their valuation, and now it could be a case at who gets there the closest on City’s valuation, which is currently Wolves.
Meanwhile, Han-Noah Massengo may have to cross off Leeds United as his next destination, as they close in on the signing of Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea. The 22-year-old is set to make a £7m move to Elland Road, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, becoming Daniel Farke’s first signing of the summer. Marc Roca’s exit was confirmed from the Yorkshire club, and now they’re replacing him with Ampadu, but is there enough space for Massengo too?
It was reported earlier this month that Massengo was considered a potential transfer target, but that they were aware that they needed to pay compensation to Bristol City, who had him on their books for four years. He is subject of interest of Leeds, as well as Burnley and should he remain on the English Isles, then there would be more compensation than if he chose a move abroad, with only £270,000 expected to come their way if he leaves England.