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Chelsea, Liverpool & Tottenham Face Battle To Sign £30m Premier League Star
Managers are now making plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham face fresh competition for Ben Gibson…
Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham will face fresh competition from Leicester City over the signing of Middlesbrough’s £30m-rated centre-back Ben Gibson this summer, according to the Mirror.
Gibson has developed in to one of the most promising young defenders in British football since breaking in to the Middlesbrough first team squad having progressed through their youth ranks.
The 24-year-old has now firmly established himself as a first team regular at the Riverside and has been virtually ever-present this season as the north east club battle to stay in the Premier League.
Gibson has also seen his talent recognised at international level after being called-up to Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad for the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania last month.
Understandably, the centre-back has been attracting plenty of interest and the Mirror claim that Leicester have now joined Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham in the chase for his signature this summer.
Gibson only signed a new long-term contract last summer but Boro know they’ll have no chance of keeping hold of him if they go down while a move could still be on the cards even if the Teeside club manage to avoid the drop.
The Mirror claim that Middlesbrough want around £30m for the defender but that sort of money shouldn’t be too much of a problem for the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool or Spurs given the resources available at those clubs.
Blues boss Antonio Conte is in the market for a long-term replacement for John Terry and Gibson is certainly in the same mold as the long-serving Chelsea skipper so he’d be an excellent addition as the west Londoners prepare for their return to the Champions League.
However, Liverpool and Tottenham are also needing to strengthen their squads ahead of their return to Europe’s top competition and it looks like Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino have their eye on Gibson.
Leicester will be able to offer him more regular first team football but I’m not sure Gibson would be able to resist if the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool or Spurs come calling this summer.