Marshall to Southampton?
New Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is hoping to prize goalkeeper David Marshall away from recently relegated Cardiff City. The Saints are interested in bringing in a ‘keeper to rival Artur Boruc and, according to the Daily Mail, they see Marshall as the excellent candidate following a string of eye-catching performances last season despite not being able to stop the Bluebirds going down. Koeman is set to be handed a bumper transfer budget to help strengthen the Southampton squad but, with rumours of Cardiff putting an asking price of £15million on Marshall’s head, it unlikely that this saga will be completed swiftly.
Bolton dismiss Davies reports
Bolton have rejected speculation linking midfielder Mark Davies with a potential move to recently promoted Queens Park Rangers. Reports in recent days have suggested that Harry Redknapp was prepared to table a £3million bid for the 26-year-old but the Bolton News are reporting that sources close to the club have rubbished these reports claiming that no contact has been made. Davies has been linked with moves away from Bolton in recent months, with Swansea and Leicester apparently interested in the midfielder, but Dougie Freedman is keen to keep Davies at the club.
Sheffield United interested in Freeman
Nigel Clough is interested in bringing Derby defender Kieron Freeman back to Bramall Lane for a second spell, according to the Derby Telegraph. The full-back impressed during his time on loan at Sheffield United last season, making 12 appearances and the League 1 club want him to return next season, either on loan or permanently. Sheffield United are also interested in John Brayford who spent time on loan at the South Yorkshire club last season as Clough steps up his search for a right-back.
Toney set to stay at Northampton
Northampton Town assistant manager Alan Knill has shrugged off reports that highly-rated Ivan Toney is set to leave League 2 side Northampton Town. Reports have been circulating in the national media that Toney is set to be the subject of an £850,000 bid from Championship side AFC Bournemouth but the Northampton Chronicle & Echo have today reported that no offer has been made for the 18-year-old wonderkid. The Cobblers are under no pressure to sell the youngster after he signed a new contract with the club last month and Knill has said that Toney is a player that Northampton want to keep.