Wolves reject a '£25m bid for Morgan Gibbs-White from Everton'

Wolves reject a ‘£25m bid for Morgan Gibbs-White’ from Premier League rivals Everton as the England U21 International looks set for a key role at Bruno Lage’s side next season

  • Everton have had a £25million bid for Morgan Gibbs-White by rivals Wolves 
  • The Wolves midfielder impressed last season while on loan at Sheffield United
  • He has played 35 games for England at youth level including seven for the U21s
  • The Toffees are one of several Premier League sides interested in his services

Wolves have rejected a bid for English midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White from Everton, thought to be around £25million. 

With his contract expiring in 2024, Wolves are believed to be keen to tie the England U21 international down to a longer-term deal amid interest from a number of clubs. 

Having impressed on loan at Championship side Sheffield United last term Gibbs-White looks set for a more important role at Molineux this season as Bruno Lage looks to improve on a tenth place finish. 

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has been the subject of a £25million bid from Everton 

However, talks over a new deal have stalled of late, and if an agreement cannot be reached soon, Wolves may look to sell the player whilst they can still command a decent fee for his services. 

Gibbs-White has seven England U21 caps

Having graduated from the club’s academy in 2017, Gibbs-White has made 86 senior appearances but only 20 Premier League appearances in three seasons. 

But last season he was given the opportunity to showcase his abilities by Blades manager Paul Heckingbottom, in a more attacking role than he was used to at Wolves.

The England U21 international played an influential role as the Blades reached the Championship play-offs, scoring 12 goals and assisting 12 more in 37 games, drawing the eye of Forest boss Steve Cooper as well as Frank Lampard. 

Gibbs-White is admired by Cooper, who worked with him at Swansea and with England Under-17s, while Everton sporting director Kevin Thelwell held a similar role at Wolves when academy product Gibbs-White made his breakthrough. 

Wolves also remain open to offers for Adama Traore, who is back at the club after a loan stint at Barcelona and is entering the final year of his contract.

Wolves manager Bruno Lage let the midfielder go out on loan to Sheffield United last season

Gibbs-White would have been Everton’s second signing of the window, had they been successful in their pursuit. 

Lampard’s side have so far only brought in centre-half James Tarkowski following the end of his deal at relegated Burnley, and will be keen to revamp a side that suffered  a bitterly disappointing season. 

They have also already parted with former star player Richarlison, although they will now have an additional £60m to reinvest in a potential replacement, with Armando Broja a potential option. 

James Tarkowski is so far the only arrival at Everton since the start of the transfer window 

To add insult to injury, Everton have also been charged over the pitch invasions which marred their Premier League match against Crystal Palace on May 19.

Supporters came on to the field at Goodison Park after the 3-2 victory over the Eagles guaranteed the Toffees’ top-flight survival, and one became involved in an altercation with Palace manager Patrick Vieira.

The Football Association said on Monday that the Merseyside club had been charged with two breaches of its rules.

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