Transfer notebook: Hull's Keane Lewis-Potter wanted by four Premier League clubs

·3-min read
Keane Lewis-Potter is a highly rated forward for Hull - GETTY IMAGES
Keane Lewis-Potter is a highly rated forward for Hull - GETTY IMAGES

West Ham, Southampton, Brentford and Bournemouth are in a four-way fight for Hull winger Keane Lewis-Potter after expressing interest in the England Under-21 winger.

Acun Ilicali, the Hull owner, has insisted he will reject £30 million offers for Lewis-Potter, who he describes as “God’s gift” to him after taking charge at the MKM Stadium last season.

The 21-year-old, who has one season left on his contract, scored goals and Ilicali wants him to help mount a promotion charge to the Premier League next season.

“Keane is like God’s gift to us,” said Ilicali. “He has extreme potential. He is going to be one of the biggest stars of the future.

“Of course, we have big offers for him. If I had any interest in making any money, there cannot be a better deal than that. You buy a football club and you sell the left winger and you make enough money to make all the transfers.

“But I reject all of these. Even if they offer £30 million to me, I will not sell him because I think his presence is much more important than anything for this club at the moment. He will be so useful for our team and our fans that I will not lose him.”

Ilicali is on the brink of announcing Adama Traore’s arrival from Hatayspor and there is interest in bringing Nathan Baxter back to the club on loan from Chelsea.

AC Milan eyeing Liverpool's Divock Origi

AC Milan will complete their Serie A campaign at the weekend before turning their attention to summer signings and completing a deal for Liverpool striker Divock Origi.

Origi is set to leave Anfield as a free agent after not meeting the number of appearances to trigger an extension, with the Italians leading the race for him. Personal terms will not be an issue between player and club but Milan will look to seal the title against Sassuolo before completing a deal.

Yves Bissouma set to leave Brighton but south-coast club hopeful of keeping Marc Cucurella

Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma is expected to leave the Amex Stadium this summer as he approaches the final year of his contract, but there are hopes that Marc Cucurella could stay for another season amid interest from Manchester City.

Cucurella, 23, is wanted at City to compete for a left-back role after his excellent first season in the Premier League following his arrival from Getafe. His market value is around £30 million but that could increase if he goes to the World Cup with Spain later this year.

James Tarkowski attracting interest from Aston Villa

Aston Villa have looked at James Tarkowski as a free-agent option for the summer to bolster Steven Gerrard’s backline.

The Burnley centre-back is set to leave Turf Moor when his contract expires at the end of the campaign and will move on a free transfer.

Manchester United speak to Premier League head of elite performance about role at Old Trafford

Manchester United have spoken to Andy O'Boyle, head of elite performance at the Premier League, about their deputy director of football role. But with no agreement in place, O'Boyle is now on the radar of head-hunting recruiters working for rival clubs.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting