Sport Number of Premier League clubs keen on Roberts

14:32  17 april  2018
14:32  17 april  2018 Source:   Read Sport

John Hartson thinks James Forrest should starting against Rangers

  John Hartson thinks James Forrest should starting against Rangers Former Celtic striker John Hartson has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Brendan Rodgers should select James Forrest to start in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers, with Patrick Roberts dropping to the bench to make room for the 26-year-old in the starting XI. Rodgers chose to start Roberts for last weekend’s 2-1 win over Hamilton but Hartson thinks he should chance his mind and go with Forrest for the Glasgow derby. He said: “I would be looking to play James Forrest ahead of Patrick Roberts. Roberts did well against Hamilton and was a bit of a bright spark, but Forrest is the man who has been consistently in great form this season.” Indeed, Forrest has been in good form this season. He’s scored 16 goals in all competitions, including a hat-trick in win over Partick Thistle in the cup. Celtic are aiming to complete a double-treble and local rivals Rangers will be doing all they can to prevent Rodgers’ men from reaching the cup final. Hartson believes that it picking Forrest, not Roberts, will give the Hoops the better chance of winning the game.

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Celtic winger Patrick Roberts is the subject of interest to a number of Premier League clubs.

According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, several Premier League sides have enquired as to his availability in the summer.

Roberts is on loan to Celtic until the end of the season from Premier League champions Manchester City, and looks set for another loan next season.

However, it does not appear as though he will be at Celtic again after this season.

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The Englishman has been on loan to Celtic since last season, but could now look for experience playing in the Premier League – over the Scottish division.

Fellaini favouring Roma switch

  Fellaini favouring Roma switch Marouane Fellaini is reportedly keen to move to Roma when his contract at Manchester United expires. The Belgian international is all but set to depart Old Trafford at the end of the season as his deals nears its expiry date. Fellaini has been linked with a number of clubs but it seems he has his sights firmly set on a move to Italy. Roma have been strongly linked with a move for the ex-Everton man and according to Corriere dello Sport, as cited by the Daily Mail, the midfielder would be keen to play for the Serie A side. Fellaini has been heavily touted with a move to Turkey, as all of Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas have been linked. However, a switch to Italy seems likely for the midfielder now. Jose Mourinho remains keen to keep Fellaini at the club but the powerful Belgian is seemingly looking for a new challenge elsewhere. AS Monaco have also been linked with a swoop for the 30-year-old.

Tottenham are known to be keen on the former Southampton defender and Shaw has been offered to a number of Premier League clubs , according to the Daily Record. The defender has remained tight-lipped over his future at the club and he is keen on fighting for his place.

A number of sides are keen , but the former England international striker’s dodgy knees make him a big gamble. 1. Yossi Benayoun With experience at clubs like West Ham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, Benayoun has a wealth of Premier League knowledge and could still play a major role for a

Roberts’ contract with Manchester City runs till 2020, and the report claims that he is yet to make a decision over his long-tern future.

Celtic could yet convince him to join the club on a permanent deal, with the promise of regular league, and Champions League, football.

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Southampton continue to track James Maddison .
Southampton are reportedly still keeping tabs on Norwich City playmaker James Maddison. According to claims from the Mirror, six Premier League clubs are eyeing a summer swoop for the England Under-21 international who has been in impressive form for Norwich this term. Maddison has found the net on 15 occasions this season and has been Norwich’s standout performer. The young midfielder is said to be keen to test himself in the top flight of English football after enjoying such a strong season with the Canaries. This therefore could come as a blow to Southampton, with relegation looming this season. Saints were linked with Maddison some months ago and it seems their interest hasn’t yet deteriorated, with the ex-Coventry star still being tracked if the Mirror are to be believed. Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham are being cited with interest, whilst Liverpool are also keen. Everton and Brighton are also named as two interested clubs ahead of the summer transfer window as Norwich prepare to demand £30m for their star man.

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