Sport Bright Osayi-Samuel transfer update as Celtic linked winger assesses QPR option
Derby County Eye Move for Palace Striking Outcast
Crystal Palace outcast Connor Wickham could make a deadline day exit from the club as Championship side Derby County turn their attention towards signing the striker. According to Football Insider, the Rams are ‘desperately’ trying to recruit a new striker before Friday’s transfer deadline and have identified the 27-year-old as a potential option. An unfortunate run of injuries has limited the former Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday striker to just 39 appearances since the start of the 2016/17 campaign. Wickham is now entering the final year of his current deal with the Eagles, and Hodgson’s side may be tempted to cash in.
Celtic linked QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel is edging towards a new deal at Loftus Road, according to his boss.
The tricky wideman is out of contract at the end of the season and the £5m-rated 22-year-old could sign a Hoops pre-contract in January that would see him sign for just a nominal fee.
It's the same cross-border loophole thatused to snare Joe Aribo away from Charlton for a fraction of his true value and the Ibrox club have also been mentioned as retaining an interest in some reports.
The winger was left out of the squad for his teams 3-0 defeat to Barnsley on Tuesday night after reports claimed he rejected the London club's latest offer.
Bournemouth plot late move for Aston Villa defender Guilbert
Bournemouth are plotting a last-minute loan move for Aston Villa defender Frederic Guilbert, according to Football Insider. The 25-year-old has fallen out of favour at Villa at the start of this season, failing to make an appearance in the Premier League in the first four matches. With the EFL transfer deadline looming on Friday at 5pm (BST), Bournemouth appear keen to get a deal over the line, as they search the market for a new right-back. Guilbert joined Villa from Caen in the summer of 2019, starting 22 league games last season and registering two assists.
But Warburton has moved to quell such notions and claimed that talks are going in the right direction.
He told: “The contract talks are moving the right way.
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“I just want Brighty to be nice and clear about his football.
“He trained very well today and we’ll see how he is for the weekend.”
“With any player, you just want them to concentrate on their football.
“So it’s about making sure their head’s in the right place and I very much hope that’s the case at the weekend.
“The talks are going on and Brighty’s a very valuable player for us.
“As a manager you’ve got to pick your best squad, especially when you have one or two injuries and a very tight squad.”
's head of recruitment Gary Penrice is a former QPR scout and reportedly the driving force behind the outfit's interest.
Osayi-Samuel has a goal and an assist in seven games this season so far in the English Championship.
Toffees Could Battle with Rival Premier League Clubs for Djed Spence .
Everton are among among a host of Premier League sides that are interested in pursuing a deal for Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence. According to reports by TEAMtalk, ‘Boro are anticipating an uphill battle to retain their attacking full-back during the upcoming winter transfer window. It is understood that Everton, Wolves, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are among the clubs who have been ‘doing regular checks’ on Spence, with the defender also being reportedly lined up for a call-up to England under-21 squad. The 20-year-old joined from London side Fulham in 2018 and has since integrated himself strongly into Neil Warnock’s plans.