Bloxwich Owl

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  1. Fulham have been given a huge boost in their chase for Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo as he has revealed he wants to move to London over anyway else according to a report from journalist Alan Nixon. The 20-year-old winger is highly rated at Liverpool and has already made a few appearances for the club but he won’t be making his massive breakthrough into the first team there this year. His head coach Jurgen Klopp believes he will be unable to get much time on the pitch and so has decided to loan him out again to make sure he continues his development as a player.
  2. Wolves are bidding to sign Southampton striker Sam Gallagher on loan as their summer transfer business continues. The 21-year-old has been on Wolves' radar for some time and it's understood they're hopeful of pipping several Championship rivals to bring him to Molineux. Gallagher, 6ft 4in, spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers and scored 12 times in 46 appearances – including one against Wolves – in a team that was relegated to League One.
  3. Birmingham City defender Ryan Shotton is reportedly attracting interest from Championship duo Hull City and Middlesbrough. It was reported yesterday by the Birmingham Mail that the Tigers had had their initial bid rebuffed for Shotton and now it looks as though Garry Monk's side are set to up their efforts to sign the former Derby County defender. The 28-year-old is settled at Blues but with Marc Roberts already arriving at the club this season and with Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick rumoured to be joining as well, Shotton may find his chances limited this season.
  4. I realise that it's only a friendly but Hanley is starting for Newcastle at Preston today......
  5. Read West Ham understands that the Hammers are set to sign Brentford midfielder Jota.
  6. Another day, another player linked with big-spending Wolverhampton Wanderers. Yesterday we reported that Wolves are on the verge of announcing Atlético Madrid winger Diogo Jota as their latest signing after a deal has been agreed for the winger to join the club on a season long loan. Nuno Espírito Santo signed the tactical winger to Porto on loan last season, scoring eight goals in 27 games for Santo's former side and now looks to replicate those efforts with Wolves. Today, Wolves have been linked with a move for Erdin Demir, a Swedish International left-back currently plying his trade for Waasland Beveren in the Jupiler League. The link comes from Swedish website, 24 Malmo who claim that Wolves are one of a number of European clubs interested in the defender.
  7. Middlesbrough have turned down an offer in the region of £21m for defender Ben Gibson, according to the Daily Mail. The 24-year-old defender has become one of the best players in the Boro squad following his impressive campaign in the Premier League last season, and interest in him is high following Boro’s relegation back to the Championship.
  8. Burton Albion are set to sign experienced striker Matty Fryatt, according to the Mirror. The 31-year-old has become somewhat of a forgotten man in the Championship, and was released by Nottingham Forest this summer. Fryatt though does have an excellent pedigree, and has scored goals at this level for both Leicester City and Hull, something which Burton manager Nigel Clough has clearly taken note of.
  9. Aston Villa are among a cluster of clubs in the Championship believed to be keeping an eye on Burton Albion midfielder Jackson Irvine. The Australian made the move to the Pirelli Stadium only last summer after impressing in the SPL with Ross County. And his maiden season with the Brewers has only led to more interest after a series of positive displays aided the club in avoiding the drop, against the odds. Irvine, who had a spell at Celtic as a teenager, scored ten times in 44 matches for Nigel Clough’s side and could have a number of suitors this window. Clough last month admitted they could have a fight on their hands to hold onto him. “We’re realistic. If an offer comes in - and it’s the right offer - and Jackson feels that it’s a step up in progress for him, then it’s very difficult for us to stand in his way. It should all become clearer in the next month.” Premier League pair Brighton and Swansea, as well as Nottingham Forest, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Wolves and Fulham are all said to be keen on Irvine, who reportedly has a release clause of a figure in the region of £1.5m.
  10. Sorry - chopped the end off........ Jota, who has an estimated worth of around £8 million pounds, will be the first attacking player Wolves have signed since Santo took over as Wolves boss earlier this summer.
  11. Wolverhampton Wanderers are on the verge of announcing Atlético Madrid winger Diogo Jota as their latest signing after a deal has been agreed for the winger to join the club on a season long loan. Nuno Espírito Santo signed the tactical winger to Porto on loan last season, scoring eight goals in 27 games for Santo's former side and now looks to replicate those efforts with Wolves. The attacking midfielder is expected to be announced officially within the next few hours, reports freelance journalist Tim Nash. Jota, who has an estimated worth of around
  12. Reading have made a bid worth £4m for Brighton and Hove Albion’s Tomer Hemed according to a report from The Sun.
  13. Nottingham Forest are among several clubs with a growing interest in highly rated Burton Albion midfielder Jackson Irvine. Irvine scored ten goals in 44 appearances for the Brewers in the second-tier last season, following his arrival from Ross County – proving himself to be one of the most astute signings of last summer in the Championship. His immediate impact for Nigel Clough’s side has put him in the spotlight with numerous clubs, with newly promoted Brighton heavily linked with the player earlier in the month. Greek midfielder Andreas Bouchalakis likely to secure Nottingham Forest loan move if he impresses against Mansfield While fellow Premier League side Swansea City, and Championship outfits Derby County, Fulham, Aston Villa, Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday are also believed to be monitoring his position.
  14. Wolves rumoured to be making a move for Atletico Madrid winger Diogo Jota. A potential deal for the Portugal U23 international would be an initial season-long loan. Jota made 27 appearances on loan for Porto last season and is a player Nuno Espirito Santo knows well.
  15. Albion boss Chris Hughton has left the door ajar for a loan move for Oliver Norwood. But it is unlikely to happen until later in the transfer window, once all the midfield options are in place. The Argus revealed last month that Albion are willing to listen to interest in Northern Ireland international Norwood. Fulham have been linked with a loan swoop.