Everton retain an interest in signing Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White despite having a £25m bid REJECTED… and they face competition from Crystal Palace, Southampton and Nottingham Forest
- Everton remain interested in signing Morgan Gibbs-White despite rejected bid
- The Toffees have already had a £25million bid turned down by rivals Wolves
- The England youth star impressed last season while on loan at Sheffield United
- Crystal Palace, Southampton and Nottingham Forest are also interested
Everton remain interested in signing Wolves’ England Under-21 International Morgan Gibbs-White, despite already having had a £25million bid rejected.
But the Toffees will face competition from several Premier League sides if they are to land their man, with the likes of Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Southampton monitoring the situation closely.
Having impressed on loan at Championship side Sheffield United last term Gibbs-White looks set for a more important role at Molineux this season after Wolves rejected Everton’s opening bid.
Everton already had a bid of £25million for Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White rejected
Having made only one signing this window in a bid to improve on last season’s disappointment, Everton are keen to bolster their midfield with a player with Gibbs-White’s dynamism and creativity.
The England U21 international played an influential role as the Blades reached the Championship play-offs, scoring 12 goals and assisting 10 more in 37 games, drawing the eye of Forest boss Steve Cooper as well as Frank Lampard.
Whilst Palace boss Patrick Vieira has already set about strengthening his midfield after the departure of Conor Gallagher, Gibbs-White could be an ideal replacement for the former Chelsea loanee.
Frank Lampard remains keen on bringing the England youth international to Goodison Park
But with his contract expiring in 2024, Wolves are believed to want to tie the England U21 international down to a longer-term deal amid interest from a number of clubs.
However, talks over a new deal have stalled of late, and if an agreement cannot be reached soon, Wolves may look to sell the player whilst they can still command a decent fee for his services.
Having graduated from the club’s academy in 2017, Gibbs-White has made 86 senior appearances but only 20 Premier League appearances in three seasons.
Wolves manager Bruno Lage let Gibbs-White go out on loan to Sheffield United last season
But last season he was given the opportunity to showcase his abilities by Blades manager Paul Heckingbottom, in a more attacking role than he was used to at Wolves, and he could be set to force his way back into Lage’s plans.
The Portuguese manager has already made his first signing of the window, bringing in Nathan Collins from relegated Burnley for £20.5m, making him the most expensive Irish player in history.
Wolves also remain open to offers for Adama Traore, who is back at the club after a loan stint at Barcelona and is entering the final year of his contract.
Republic of Ireland defender joins Wolves for £20.5 million on a six-year deal at the Molineux