Leeds United fend off interest in Liverpool, Aston Villa change sides for the Portuguese playmaker, while Celtic and Chelsea fight for the rise of the stars

16-05-2019 04:05

Here are the latest transfer rumors from the second series.

Leeds faces the Battle of Clarke

According to the Daily Star, Leeds United wants to keep winger Jack Clarke.

The youngster has had an outstanding season on Elland Road, but with big guns this could be a big challenge.

Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham are all interested in him – and this summer could be the time the star leaves Yorkshire to rise into the top leagues of the top division.

Hoops and blues go head to head

Celtic is eager to beat Chelsea with Ronan Darcy, one of Bolton Wanderers' best strikers.

Football insiders report that the blues, after attracting the attention of their scouts, had researched Darcy, but given the Scottish giants the opportunity to obtain the youngster's signature due to the impending transfer ban.

The current SPL champion will pay a nominal equalization fee to the 18-year-old, as the Scottish clubs may, under the cross-border rules, oblige players from England for a fraction of the amount the clubs south of the border must pay.

Rams want Edmundson

George Edmundson of Oldham Athletic

Derby County is one of several clubs that are interested in Oldham Athletic center-back George Edmundson.

But according to DerbyshireLive Rangers, Stoke City, Millwall, Preston North End and Wigan Athletic are also looking at the 21-year-old.

Edmundson, who has another year under contract at Boundary Park, was named in the season's EFL League Two squad.

Villa like winger

Aston Villa was joined by a change for Lincoln City winger Bruno Andrade.

According to LincolnshireLive, Portsmouth is also very interested in Andrade, one of the outstanding players of the Imps in their championship season.

The Portuguese winger has scored ten goals and scored six assists this season.

Tractor Boys watches over striker Norwood

Striker James Norwood of Tranmere Rovers.

Ipswich Town is reported to be nearing the signing of Tranmere striker James Norwood.

According to the Daily Mirror, Town will win a number of clubs for Norwood's signature, including Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town. The change is to be confirmed after the play-off final of League Two on May 25th.

The 28-year-old scored 32 goals this season and won the League One Player of the Year award.