Euro 2020 Transfer Talk: Three Lions on the move as clubs eye Scottish bargains
The group stages of Euro 2020 are almost over, with only one more day of fixtures after today’s final round of action in Group D.
England and the Czech Republic are already assured of progress after results on Monday went in their favour, while victory for either Scotland or Croatia at Hampden Park will see them through too.
At club level, transfer talk continues to dominate the agenda, so we’ve rounded up the best rumours involving players in action this evening.
The future of England captain Harry Kane looks to be the summer’s biggest story with Manchester City leading the chase.
Kane, 27, is believed to have told Tottenham he wants to leave the North Londoners this summer.
According to reports, City are prepared to offer Three Lions team-mate Raheem Sterling, 26, and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 24, in part-exchange for Kane.
The England No9 hit 23 goals last season against an expected goals total of 20.5 to win his third Premier League Golden Boot. He also weighed in with 14 assists – more than anyone else.
Spurs are thought to want at least £150million for their talismanic striker.
The summer’s other big transfer saga involves another England player in Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
Sancho is still yet to see a minute of Euro 2020 action after matchday two but that hasn’t dampened Manchester United’s interest in the 21-year-old.
Indeed, United were reportedly in for the former Manchester City youngster last season but could not agree a price with BVB.
Off the back of a campaign in which he scored 16 times in all competitions and provided 19 assists, Dortmund have given United a take-it-or-leave-it price of £77m for Sancho.
Leicester head the queue to sign Scotland’s Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie, 26.
Christie worked under current Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers during his time at Parkhead and is the latest Bhoys player linked with Leicester.
The Celtic star can operate in a number of advanced roles and has played up front for Scotland at Euro 2020, after netting four times and assisting a further 10 goals in the Scottish Premiership last season.
Out of contract in January, Christie can strike a pre-contract agreement and leave on a free transfer next year. But Celtic hope to recoup a small fee for a player who is also attracting interest from Monaco and Nice.
New Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly planning to raid former club Everton for England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The forward, 24, enjoyed the best season of his career to date under the Italian, bagging 21 in all competitions for the Toffees.
His form earned a first England call-up last term and Calvert-Lewin was subsequently included in Gareth Southgate’s squad this summer.
Los Blancos need a forward to offer Karim Benzema, 33, some competition and, according to reports, will offer Everton £50m for Calvert-Lewin.
Scotland right-back Stephen O'Donnell is a target for several Championship clubs after it emerged he has an exit clause in his Motherwell contract.
O’Donnell, 29, has started both of Scotland’s Group D games at the European Championship and almost scored in the goalless draw with England at Wembley last Friday.
Scottish Premiership side Motherwell are vulnerable as the full-back has a modest release clause in his deal.
Birmingham, Derby, Blackpool, Blackburn and Barnsley are all thought to be keen on the 21-cap Scottish international.