Wolves right-back Dominic Iorfa appears to be a wanted man.
Reports claim the West Midlands club have received offers from both West Ham United and Crystal Palace for the 20-year-old.
Iorfa played a key part in England Under 21s’ recent Toulon tournament win.
He came through the Wolves academy after starting out in the youth system of his hometown club Southend United.
Iorfa has played 68 times for Wolves.
The takeover of Aston Villa has taken a key step forward after the proposed new owners formed a holding company.
Tony Xia, Chris Samuelson and Keith Wyness are the directors of Recon Sports, set up on Companies House.
While the move does not rubber-stamp the takeover – with the club still awaiting the green light from the Football League and Premier League – the limited company on Companies House brings it closer.
The document also shines a light on the likely make-up of the Villa board in the future – with Xia, Samuelson and Wyness set to be the key decision-makers.
New Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo, who has brought in ex-Reading manager Steve Clarke as his assistant, plans to make Norwich City’s Graham Dorrans his first signing.
Dorrans played under Di Matteo when the Italian was in charge at West Bromwich Albion.
The vast majority of the Scottish international’s 27 games for the Canaries this season came from the bench.
It’s thought he would jump at the chance to be reunited with Di Matteo and to start more regularly.
Newcastle United could loan out teenage striker Adam Armstrong to Kilmarnock, managed by former Huddersfield Town boss and St James’ Park player Lee Clark.
The 19-year-old spent last season on loan at Coventry City and netted 20 goals in League I.
It’s believed Newcastle want him to gain further experience at another club, but don’t want to loan him to a Championship rival.
And Clark is reportedly keen as he plans for the new Scottish top-flight season.
New Derby County boss Nigel Pearson says it’s crucial Rams player return for pre-season “in a positive mindset”.
The former Leicester City manager will inherit a squad beaten in the play-off semi-finals by Hull City.
“You have to factor in whether we get over any potential hangover of being involved in the play-offs,” he said.
“The physical side of it (the Championship) we know is very demanding.
“But the psychological impact cannot be underplayed, which is why it’s important our players come back refreshed and also in a positive mindset.”