Reported Sunderland and Ipswich Town target on Portsmouth's radar plus Dion Sanderson latest at Wolves: Transfer gossip

Portsmouth have reportedly joined the race to sign in-demand Crewe winger Owen Dale.

Sunday, 27th June 2021, 11:09 am
Updated Sunday, 27th June 2021, 11:09 am

The 22-year-old has previously been linked with Sunderland, Ipswich and Wycombe, as well as Championship clubs Preston and Blackburn.

According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, Portsmouth are keen on a move for Dale if Ronan Curtis leaves Fratton Park this summer.

Nixon also says that Dale, who scored 12 goals in 48 appearances for Crewe last season, is too expensive for Ipswich and Wycombe at this point.

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Owen Dale playing for Crewe.
Owen Dale playing for Crewe.

Winger signs for Luton

Sunderland were also credited with interest in winger Carlos Mendes Gomes, yet the 22-year-old has completed a move to Championship side Luton instead.

Speaking to the Hatters’ website after putting pen to paper, Mendes Gomes said: “It is an incredible moment for me and my family. Obviously signing for Luton Town is a big step moving forward, I like the project and I think it is a club going only in one direction. I want to be part of it.

"They have shown in the past years how well they have been doing and I want to improve as a player, I want to learn, and I think this is the right place to do that.”

Finally, Wolves will be in no rush to sanction a permanent exit for Sunderland target Dion Sanderson this summer.

That’s the verdict of Express & Star writer Joe Edwards, who has given us an insight into where the 21-year-old currently stands at Molineux.

“Sanderson has always been highly thought of at Compton and when I saw him play for the under-23s, he was clearly one of the best prospects and a cut above,” said Edwards.

"With Bruno Lage coming in now, everything is a bit up in the air, but you would imagine that he would like to have a look at Sanderson in pre-season and take things from there.

"It doesn't seem like they are in a rush to get rid of him at the minute."

Sunderland have reportedly seen a £1million offer for Sanderson rejected by Wolves, while Sheffield United are one of several clubs who have also been credited with interest.

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