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Sport West Brom contemplating fresh swoop for Josef de Souza

22:15  12 june  2018
22:15  12 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Watford reportedly make bid for West Brom target Josef de Souza

  Watford reportedly make bid for West Brom target Josef de Souza Watford have reportedly joined the race to sign West Brom target Josef de Souza this summer. The Baggies have long been linked with a move for the Brazilian midfielder and it’s believed that they remain keen to sign the player despite their relegation down to the Championship. Newly-promoted Wolves have also been linked with a swoop for De Souza, whose future at Fenerbahce appears to be unlikely at this stage. West Brom may be keen to add a new central midfielder to the ranks this summer, with Jake Livermore’s future at the club uncertain, but it seems they will be forced to fend off competition from Watford for De Souza’s signature. It’s claimed by Turkish reports, as cited by talkSPORT, that the Hornets have already made the first move for the player by submitting a bid worth just under £8 million. This initial proposal is unlikely to tempt Fenerbahce into a sale, however, with their valuation reportedly set at £10.5m.

It is speculated that De Souza would cost around £10m. On Sunday, West Brom boss Tony Pulis said he was looking to add another 4 players to his squad, and speculation continues over the future of centre-back Jonny Evans.

West Brom bid £10.6million for Josef de Souza in the summer but deal stalled. The Baggies moved for PSG midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak on loan instead. Tony Pulis is under pressure after West Brom 's disappointing start to the season.

Fenerbahce v Shakhtar Donetsk - UEFA Champions League: Third Qualifying Round 1st Leg © Burak Kara/Getty Images Sport Fenerbahce v Shakhtar Donetsk - UEFA Champions League: Third Qualifying Round 1st Leg

West Brom are reportedly contemplating a fresh summer swoop to sign Fenerbahce midfielder Josef de Souza.

The Brazilian was a top target for West Brom throughout the course of last season and according to reports, the Baggies had a bid turned down by Fenerbahce last August.

Despite West Brom’s relegation since their last offer, it seems that their interest in recruiting De Souza has not yet deteriorated, with Turkish news outlet A Spor claiming that Darren Moore’s side are considering a new pursuit of the player.

West Brom could be set to lose Kieran Gibbs

  West Brom could be set to lose Kieran Gibbs West Brom could be set to lose Kieran Gibbs this summer, according to a report from the Mirror. The left-back has only been at the Hawthorns for one season but it seems he could be set to seek pastures new, with the Baggies having been consigned to relegation last season. Gibbs was recruited from Arsenal and was one of West Brom’s better performers in what was a catastrophic season as the club succumbed to the drop. However, it seems his form hasn’t gone unnoticed, with the Mirror claiming that a host of Premier League clubs are contemplating a swoop for the England international. The Baggies are likely to lose several first-team players this summer with the likes of Salomon Rondon, James McClean and Jake Livermore having already been linked with exits. Gibbs’ Premier League experience is sure to be an attractive quality to potential suitors and it seems West Brom will struggle to retain the left-back’s services beyond this summer.

West Brom failed with an approach to sign Brazilian in the summer. West Bromwich Albion are set to make a fresh approach for Fenerbahce midfielder Josef De Souza in the January transfer window.

West Brom failed in their pursuit to sign Josef de Souza from Fenerbahce last summer, but have reportedly revived their interest in the Brazilian. According to the Daily Mail, the Baggies remain admirers of the powerful midfielder

It seems as though the Baggies are out to add to their already strong pool of midfield options this summer, with reports today claiming that they are keen to recruit Ryan Woods from Brentford.

De Souza appears to be a genuine target, though, and it seems that the club are giving some serious thought to another offer for the player.

Damien Comolli, who was recently appointed as Fenerbahce’s new sporting director, is stated by A Sport to be willing to listen to offers for De Souza, with the player’s future in Turkey currently uncertain.

Burnley lining up raid on West Brom .
Burnley are eyeing up move for West Brom duo Jay Rodriguez and Craig Dawson. According to The Mirror, Burnley have made a £25m offer to secure the services of Rodriguez and Dawson this summer. The report claims that Rodriguez and Dawson are both keen to stay in the Premier League and would be interested in joining Burnley. It would be a homecoming for Rodriguez, who started his career at Burnley – making over 100 appearances for the club. Rodriguez scored 11 goals in all competitions for West Brom last season, with seven of them coming in the Premier League as the club were relegated to the Championship. West Brom have already sold Jonny Evans to Leicester this week and will be eager to replace him before they let anyone else leave the club. The report claims that Newcastle are also willing to match the £16.5m release clause of Salomon Rondon in the coming weeks.

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