Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Mohamed-Ali Cho will be on the move this summer – but Marseille are now trying to beat them to the transfer, it has been claimed.
Mohamed-Ali Cho came through the youth ranks at Everton before embarking on a senior career with Angers in 2020. His return to his country of birth has been beneficial for his development. To date, the attacker has played in 48 matches for the club at senior level.
Although he has only scored twice, Cho has been showing plenty of promise. As such, a number of clubs have been looking into him as a transfer target.
Back in January, Tottenham Hotspur were one of them. They may be in the market for another striker to support Harry Kane – who himself continues to be linked with a transfer away amid his return to peak form.
Whether Kane stays or goes, it would be beneficial either way for Tottenham to plan for the future up front.
Now, though, they face competition from Marseille, who could offer Cho an alternative platform in Ligue 1.
That’s according to Le10 Sport, who suggest Marseille may make their move in the summer. It could be the perfect time to target Cho.
The 18-year-old will only have a year left on his contract at that point. What’s more, information from AS has been relayed, claiming that Angers “will absolutely have to sell” Cho.
Affordable asking price for Mohamed-Ali Cho
In the process, their asking price has also emerged. If Marseille – or Tottenham – want to get their hands on Cho, they will have to part with €10m. That equates to around £8.35m.
It is the kind of figure that should be well within reach for clubs the stature of Tottenham. Whether they will be able to beat Marseille to it remains to be seen.
Other clubs to have been linked with Cho in recent months include Leicester City and Chelsea. It seems there could be the chance for him to return to English football if he desires; if not, moving to Marseille may be an interesting option over in France.
Marseille are currently third in Ligue 1, a position that would put them in contention for Champions League football if they can stay there.
It is the same territory that Tottenham are aspiring to after climbing into the top four of the Premier League recently. Cho has never played at European level before, but the signs suggest he has the potential to do so.
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West Ham have made ‘enquiries’ for Everton man – ‘Certainly like’ his profile
West Ham United could be interested in Everton’s Moise Kean this summer if Juventus put him up for sale as expected.
That’s according to Tuttosport, who say West Ham have made ‘enquiries’ about the Italian striker ahead of the summer transfer window.
The newspaper explains that Juventus are ‘trying to figure out’ whether Kean can be sold on for a ‘sufficient’ price should they redeem him a year early from Everton.
He’s currently on a two-year loan from Goodison Park, which the Italian giants will have to make permanent for €28m next summer if certain conditions are met.
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Juventus, though, are toying with the idea of buying the player a year early and then moving him on, having decided he is not a firm part of their plans moving forwards.
They’ve tried to renegotiate the deal with Everton to no success, so instead need to see if there are any suitors willing to pay what they’d want and thus make buying Kean a year early ‘convenient’.’
They need a ‘particularly generous’ club to stump up the cash to make a deal worthwhile, and West Ham could be it.
They’re on the hunt for a striker this summer to ease the burden on Michail Antonio, and they ‘certainly like’ Kean’s profile, even after his struggles during his sole year at Everton.
Whether they’re willing to pay Juve’s asking price isn’t mentioned, but they have ‘conducted’ enquiries about a possible move. They are, though, not the only club that like the forward.
Tottenham could ‘offer up to €40m’ for summer signing – Paratici key, official arrives in London
Tottenham Hotspur are in the picture to sign Juventus’ Weston McKennie, as per multiple reports coming out of Italy.
The Serie A side’s director, Federico Cherubini, has ‘landed in the English capital’ to discuss several transfers.
Gazzetta dello Sport explain Tottenham Hotspur chief Fabio Paratici has a good feeling with the 23-year-old. The Italian was in charge of the Turin club when they signed the player from Schalke.
The newspaper states: ‘The meetings scheduled between yesterday and today will allow Cherubini to have clearer ideas, in order to frame well the economic contours of the purchase-sale campaign, which has already started at great speed. The future of the American also plays an important role in this.’
That’s because Spurs ‘like’ the USMNT midfielder and the report states he could fit well in Antonio Conte’s system. However, they are not the only club to keep an eye on McKennie.
This ‘facilitates’ Juventus’ plan in the eventual sale of the ‘much appreciated midfielder’ and to do that, they are demanding €40m.
Over at Tutto Juve, they explain Tottenham Hotspur like the player. They further add the first substantial proposal for him could have come from England, where Spurs, Arsenal and Newcastle United are tagged.
These three sides ‘could offer up to €40m’ for McKennie and his salary is ‘considered sustainable’.