Here, Fussball Server rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Championship on Monday, August 31.
Fussball Server rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Championship on Monday, August 31.
Monday morning’s Championship transfer talk news roundup:
Arsenal ‘to rival Chelsea for £25m Said Benrahma’
Arsenal are reportedly preparing to battle Chelsea for the signature of Brentford’s Said Benrahma.
The 25-year-old was in impressive form for his Championship club during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring 17 times and contributing 10 assists in 46 appearances in all competitions.
The Algeria international is expected to be on the move during this summer’s transfer window, and Chelsea, alongside a number of Premier League clubs, have been credited with an interest.
However, according to 90min, Arsenal are also firmly in the hunt for a player who has netted 28 goals and provided 27 assists in 91 outings for Brentford since arriving from Nice in 2018.
The report claims that the Gunners are prepared to meet the £25m asking price for the attacker as Mikel Arteta looks to boost his options in the final third for the 2020-21 campaign.
Benrahma largely operates as a left winger but also featured on the right for the Bees last term.
Tottenham Hotspur ‘in talks over deal for Joshua King’
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in talks a potential deal for Bournemouth forward Joshua King.
The 28-year-old’s contract at the Vitality Stadium is due to expire next June, and he is widely expected to leave the Cherries in the current transfer window following their relegation to the Championship.
Manchester United were linked with the Norway international in January as they looked to boost their attack, but the Red Devils ultimately brought Odion Ighalo to Old Trafford on loan.
According to talkSPORT, Tottenham are currently in talks over a possible deal for the versatile attacker, who scored six times and registered four assists in 27 appearances for Bournemouth last term.
The report claims that King’s agent has held discussions with Spurs as Jose Mourinho’s side look to bring in a back-up option for Harry Kane ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
The Norwegian has struck 50 times in 170 appearances for the Cherries in all competitions.
More transfer news from Championship:
Liverpool ‘ready to pay Ismaila Sarr asking price’
Liverpool are reportedly preparing to meet Watford’s £40m asking price for winger Ismaila Sarr ahead of the new season. Read more.
Brentford bring in Celtic target Ivan Toney from Peterborough
Ivan Toney was named League One Player of the Year on Thursday. Read more.