Derby County have reportedly had two bids rejected by Bournemouth for defender Simon Francis according to SkySports. The 29 year old who is a centre-back was an ever present last campaign for Bournemouth and was a strong defender. The Rams seem to be looking to strengthen after their play-off disappointment and to increase solidity and stability in the back line. Whether the Rams will come back and make a third bid is unknown as of yet.
Manchester United are reportedly preparing to hijack Liverpool’s bid for Dele Alli of MK Dons. Alli who earlier in the month looked “poised for Liverpool switch” according to the Daily Mail for £3.5 Million. Manchester United however have supposedly been looking at the young midfielder and are ready to steal the youngster away from Merseyside. Alli has been closely eyed up by a range of clubs however United is beginning to look one of his more likely destination or still potentially a move to Liverpool could happen.
Southend United are hoping to land Sunderland youngster John Egan in the coming days however Phil Brown is aware that other clubs are eyeing up the youngster. The youthful centre-back experienced a promotion charge with Southend which saw them come up short in the Play-off semi finals, however he grabbed a terrific goal for the club and got a plethora of game time under his belt. His experience this season has been key to his success and if Southend were to sign him it would be a fantastic capture.