After much speculation the R’s have agreed to sell the 18-year-old midfielder to Everton for £1.5m rising to £4.25m. In May Les Ferdinand sat down with Josh and his father in an attempt to convince him to stay, although it was made clear that his preferred destination was Goodison Park.
It is thought that the R’s are edging closer to making Hoban their second signing of the summer. He made 16 appearances last season at relegated club Blackburn Rovers. A number of clubs are supposedly interested in the 23-year-old, including Sheffield United and Bolton. However, the R’s look to be leading the race to sign the Watford centre-half on a one-year loan deal.
20-year-old Coventry City starlet is in high demand after an impressive tournament for Wales in Toulon. Last season was Thomas’ breakthrough season at the Ricoh Arena. He made 36 appearances, of note was his winning goal in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley, in which Coventry beat Oxford United 2-1, in front of a record breaking 74,434 fans.
After Coventry were relegated to League Two, Thomas’ contract ran out. However, if Rangers are serious about going for the youngster they can expect competition from Swansea, Leicester, Rangers, Newcastle, Derby, Burnley and Brighton.
It is reported that QPR have been monitoring the 25-year-old Aberdeen midfielder who made 53 appearances in all competitions last season, notching 5 goals himself and assisting 5. It is thought that £750,000 would be enough to secure McLean, however, Birmingham, Glasgow Rangers and Sunderland are all interested parties alongside the R’s.
The R’s are thought to be interested in West ham’s young midfielder Josh Cullen after being deemed surplus to requirements at the London stadium. The 21-year-old spent two seasons on loan at League one side Bradford City, making 59 appearances, scoring one goal.
It is reported that the R’s and Nottingham Forest are weighing up a move for Wolves front man Joe Mason. The 26-year-old joined Wolves from Cardiff in early 2016 but has not been able to force his way into the side and be a regular at Molineux. Since joining Wolves he has had some injuries issues, making 39 appearances and scoring 7 goals.
In his career he has made 179 appearances in the Championship, scoring 41 goals so he has vast experience, although, the R’s need a goalscorer so whether we go for this move remains speculation at this point.
It is reported that the R’s and Bristol City are interested in 16-year-old Hudson-Odoi. The 16-year-old is thought to be one of the best players coming through the system in recent years, having attracted attention from some top European clubs such as Juventus and Benfica.
The youngster was a key player in the England under-17s squad that reached the Euro final as well as playing a key role in Chelsea winning the FA Youth Cup. Chelsea recently tied him down to a three-year contract, therefore whatever club Hudson-Odoi ends up at, it will be a long deal rather than any chance of a permanent contract.
It is thought that Chelsea are thinking about sending him on loan to a Championship club. Although it is reported that the final decision will be made by the clubs technical director Michael Emenalo. The R’s could potentially be beaten to this deal as the progress of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham at Bristol last year could be enough of an incentive to send Hudson-Odoi to Ashton Gate.