Wilfried Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville could both leave Leeds Utd this summer, with Everton and Crystal Palace circling and one deal termed ‘inevitable’.
Leeds boss Daniel Farke will fancy his chances of securing promotion back to the top flight if able to retain the cream of the crop at Elland Road.
Losing Max Wober who is the subject of talks regarding a loan move to Borussia Monchengladbach would be a blow. However, keeping a grip on the likes of Tyler Adams, Jack Harrison, Gnonto and Summerville would put the Championship on notice.
As such, the latest double update regarding Gnonto and Summerville will make painful reading for Leeds fans.
Firstly, the Telegraph’s Mike McGrath put Crystal Palace in the frame to snatch Summerville.
The Dutchman enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season when notching four goals in 28 Premier League appearances.
Summerville was arguably the EPL’s form winger prior to the World Cup break when scoring in four consecutive matches that included a memorable winner at Anfield.
But per McGrath, Palace are sizing the 21-year-old up and could soon enquire as to whether Leeds are open for business.
McGrath didn’t mention how much Summerville might cost, though a separate report from FootballLeagueWorld did. They claimed the tricky winger could fetch around £15m.
Gnonto exit ‘inevitable’ – report
Elsewhere, Football Insider once again go hard on the idea of Everton signing Wilfried Gnonto.
The outlet have repeatedly touted Goodison Park as Gnonto’s next destination. Per their latest update, a Leeds exit is ‘now inevitable’ and Everton are his likeliest next club.
The Toffees are labelled as ‘leading the race’ for the Italy international who does not have a loan-related relegation clause in his contract.
That particular type of clause is what has allowed the likes of Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca and Brenden Aaronson to leave the club on a temporary basis.
As such, a permanent exit is expected and Everton boss Sean Dyche is reportedly a big fan of Gnonto’s versatility.
The 19-year-old can play on either flank and was even deployed centrally on occasion last term.
Talks between Everton and Leeds, as well as between Everton and Gnonto’s camp are said to be taking place right now.
How much Gnonto could cost wasn’t stated, though reports in Italy claimed £20m could seal a deal.
£35m combined would represent decent business for Leeds, though their fans will no doubt prefer to see the electric attackers light up the Championship next season and fire them to promotion instead.