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According to reports, Wolves are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Burnley and Republic of Ireland defender Nathan Collins for a fee of around £20.5m.
The centre-back progressed through the ranks at Championship outfit Stoke City. He featured 27 times for them during the 2020/21 season.
Burnley paid around £12m to sign Collins ahead of the 2021/22 campaign. They suffered relegated down to the Championship on the final day of the season.
The 21-year-old was one of their shining lights last term and he is now a regular for the Republic of Ireland.
The Telegraph’s John Percy is now reporting that Wolves are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign the international defender for £20.5m.
He notes that ‘negotiations are progressing well’ and that a full agreement is ‘close’.
Collins will likely be Wolves’ first summer signing if Collins’ move to Molineux is completed.
Meanwhile, Everton have reportedly submitted an ‘opening bid of over £20m’ for Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White and this has been rejected.
Gibbs-White progressed through the ranks at Wolves. He has been unable to establish himself as a regular in the Premier League in recent seasons.
The England U21 international joined Championship side Sheffield United on a season-long loan deal ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
The 22-year-old performed brilliantly last term as he won the club’s Player of the Year award. He grabbed twelve goals and ten assists in the Championship.
Newly-promoted Nottm Forest have been linked with him of late. The Telegraph have now revealed that he is a ‘priority signing’ for Everton.
The Toffees have now had an ‘opening bid’ for Gibbs-White rejected by Wolves. The fee offered is understood to be ‘over £20m’.
The centre-midfielder is out of contract in 2024 though Wolves have offered him a new deal. The report notes that Bruno Lage’s side are ‘relaxed about the situation’.
Should Gibbs-White make it clear that he wants to go, ‘Wolves are expected to seek a deal closer to £30m including add-ons’.
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